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Soarer XXL

Arcfyre

Elite member
#3
As soon as the weather is a little better I will maiden it. Rain yesterday and very strong winds today. Hopefully this weekend. I'm eager too lol.
 

Grifflyer

WWII fanatic
#7
Nice job, I would suggest adding additional reinforcement if you haven't already, because I think the original soarer only had a foam spar.
 
#9
dude the galaxy is awsome! I'm thinking about making one it's such an amazing plane.
I know. I'm pretty excited about it. My fuse is mostly built, and I'm gonna order the electronics for it today. I've always wanted a nice glider to have in my collection, and I can do this one for not a lot of money.
 

Arcfyre

Elite member
#13
OK folks, here it is! Maiden flight video, with many thanks to my lovely wife/camerawoman/video editor. There was a storm rolling in, and it was much windier than I would have liked for a maiden, but she flew! Very floaty, as expected. Very slow to answer the rudder, also expected. Looking forward to flying again when the weather is more cooperative.

 

SlingShot

Maneuvering With Purpose
#15
OK folks, here it is! Maiden flight video, with many thanks to my lovely wife/camerawoman/video editor. There was a storm rolling in, and it was much windier than I would have liked for a maiden, but she flew! Very floaty, as expected. Very slow to answer the rudder, also expected. Looking forward to flying again when the weather is more cooperative.

Pretty cool. You're on to something! That would be nice for an FPV trip. I place my battery on top of the fuselage so that it doesn't take unnecessary hits.
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#18
Great pictures! and super flight.
Are you considering increasing the rudder size or increasing the length of the fuselage? are you worried about a Thermal-away (like a fly away, but through a thermal)?
I imagine when this catches one, watchout!
 

Arcfyre

Elite member
#19
Great pictures! and super flight.
Are you considering increasing the rudder size or increasing the length of the fuselage? are you worried about a Thermal-away (like a fly away, but through a thermal)?
I imagine when this catches one, watchout!
Hasn't been a problem as of yet, but I fly over water a lot so there aren't too many thermals. I need to find a place to fly that has some good updrafts, that's for sure!

As for the control surfaces, I have not increased the size, but I did increase the rudder throw to 150%. Increasing the size of the control surfaces might be a better solution though: less aerodynamic drag for the same control input.