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Simple Soarer Build

moke

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#1
scratch building a simple soarer from plans. not finding the wing spars. not that I can't figure it out, but are they there and I'm just not seeing them
 

moke

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#4
Found the wing spars. They aren't labeled on the plans and look like part of wing. Got that figured out. This is my second scratch build and I used dollar tree foam instead of 'colored' foam board that I used on my last one. Still best, if I continue to scratch build to use FT redi board, but they were out of stock. So...have less than $5 into this build so far. Simple Soarer more challenging than the mini sporster I did last time. The wing is huge...and the body a challenge given how skinny it is.

Only two days of work though. One more to load electronics etc., and should be ready to maiden. I have always enjoyed gliders so hope this one will fly well. Opted for motor so that I can fly it in no winds.
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moke

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#5
Got er done. I did a few mods. I did the modified power pod thanks to synjin's plans. That worked out great. I was able to push motor back inside the pod and it balances nicely with a 3s 800 battery just slightly forward of the wing. I found the wing kind of 'rocky' and difficult to seat well so I added a couple of small foam rails on top of wing compartment. That seems like it is going to work out well. Out to maiden in the morning.
 

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moke

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#6
Got er done. I did a few mods. I did the modified power pod thanks to synjin's plans. That worked out great. I was able to push motor back inside the pod and it balances nicely with a 3s 800 battery just slightly forward of the wing. I found the wing kind of 'rocky' and difficult to seat well so I added a couple of small foam rails on top of wing compartment. That seems like it is going to work out well. Out to maiden in the morning.
actually I can't see how everything would have fit into the standard power pod. All a tight fit even with my 4" extension
 

moke

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#7
Maiden successful. Using 2815 motor and 3s 800 battery. Maybe a little too much power for a glider. But worked out just fine. No wind but feels like it is ready to soar