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Som glider thingy..

Fallegon

Active member
#22
Ha.. yeah I hope its worth the effort... I hope mine is worth the effort.. I just coated it and tomorrow Im going to trim the tail and balance it
 

Fallegon

Active member
#24
I feel this thread needs a conclusion. When I was building the glider I was living in California and had plenty of opportunities for slope gliding. I was able to test the plane and to my surprise its worked amazingly. Unfortunate I now live in a very flat part of the US and gliding isn't really and option here. The glider didn't survive the move but the proof of concept was there and I was satisfied with the results. I'm glad I could at least maiden it before its demise.

Now the glider certainly had its downfalls. The attachment for the wings was flimsy at best and is a huge failure point for crashing. If I were to do it again I would keep the foamboard wings, maybe proliferate it and apply a skin, but the carbon fiber strips were not strong enough. The wiring inside was getting messy. The gimbal for the camera was also a hot mess. The 2.5g servo's I found were just not powerful enough or reliable enough to handle the movement and weight of moving the camera. They were easy to break and annoying to replace. I was never able to glide in FPV since I had no clear canopy and had printed a solid cover over the camera for a line of site maiden.