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Reply #20 - May 10th, 2020 at 4:12pm
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Its a great nice slow flyer!! Nice and relaxed flying, perfect. It can do continuous loops without losing altitude, which is a lot of fun too!
  
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Reply #19 - May 10th, 2020 at 11:59am
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She looks like a nice slow flyer.  A good way to spend an afternoon.
  

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Reply #18 - May 10th, 2020 at 4:05am
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There is still some balsa left, not just a flying tube of glue!!
  

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Reply #17 - May 10th, 2020 at 3:58am
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I can't believe it has been 6 years since I last posted about the round2it glider!
Well it has seen a good few crashes and repairs since then.
It got stuck high in a tree and broke its back on retrieval. I repaired it and it flew again.
Then a while ago it lost radio link on landing and broke the firewall and a lot of the nose damaged.
I left it in the sorry state for far too long Roll Eyes

So just yesterday I took it down and had a look at the damage. In the end I used cyano to tack the firewall in place then some 1mm ply and epoxy to repair. I also added 1 layer of very light fibreglass cloth to repair the nose.

Repairs feel peetty solid, even though now it has a good few degrees extra of right thrust Grin

It was a great sunny and calm evening, so went to the park where I first maidened the glider 6 years ago!

Well it flew amazingly well, especially considering that it contains mostly glue and not much balsa! Cheesy
Climbed up into the blue sky and cut back the throttle to float around in the small thermals....just very relaxing and therapeutic. Also a good cure for the guilt of seeing it broken for the last year and more!

I learnt to fly with this model, it is amazing how much punnishment it takes and just keeps on flying!
As yoy can see I really need to cover the wing with the original yellow.....it deserves some TLC!

Even the same set of 2S lipos are soldiering on and giving plenty of flying time on 3 of these small models, P51 and Corsair also.

I have bigger models now but its hard to beat the enjoyment of seeing these small ones doing their thing in the air on a sunny day!

  

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Reply #16 - Jun 12th, 2014 at 5:48pm
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Great evening here, flying was great, totally addicted to it like a big kid!

Here's a few stills from the video camera. This field is great, the long grass catches the glider like arrestor wires on an aircraft carrier....without the whiplash!

  

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Reply #15 - Jun 5th, 2014 at 5:29pm
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Cheers Tom, lovely stuff! Ha, I had the camera pointing to the tail, trying to avoid the prop distortion. But I've another short video of it up now, with a bit of gliding in it.

Had a good week so far, weather is good and addicted to flying it now!!

Made the mistake of letting it get a little too far away, could only see it as a an outline, against the setting sun, crashed it, but  happily no problem, it survived in one piece!
Will keep it out of the sun in future!

Anyhoo, here's a little video of it,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4STJVgNT8OA&feature=youtu.be
  
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Reply #14 - Jun 4th, 2014 at 12:04am
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Alan...looks like you're having great fun!!!  Brings back fond memories.  Interesting that your camera only sees where you've been.  At first I didn't realize it was on the plane.  Great fun.  Thanks for the link and keep up the great work!
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Reply #13 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 5:21pm
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Well thanks to everyone here, have the dihedral sorted and elevator is not causing it to bank to the right anymore. All is good with it so far! Plenty of long grass to keep it in one piece!

It flies great, as slow as you like with barely any power applied, or full power it'll climb nearly vertical. Loving climbing out and cutting the engine for a glide back low and then power on again for another climb!

Here's a video of it today, managed a loop or two somewhere!
You'll notice me keeping it in a left turn nearly all the time....it's a novelty, as it refused to do this before!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yo5xXgTo10
  
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Reply #12 - May 15th, 2014 at 1:20am
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Hi Tom!

Ah cheers for that, you're right, it will do damage. i took it out last night and am waiting on model weights to arrive tomorrow, for the time being I put the little keychain camera on the nose to balance it out.

Had the first few very short flights yesterday, it kept steep turning to the right for some reason.....it turned out that it was just the elastic bands not tight enough holding the wing down, now it goes straight..........the motor mount plywood came away on the last nose in from a right turn, a bit of glue and it's perfect again to hopefully fly this evening...hope to get a proper flight today.

Thanks for the reply, hope the flying and building are going well!

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Reply #11 - May 14th, 2014 at 6:40pm
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that musket ball might do some damage "over" the components.  Especially just taped to the hatch cover.  If you go to a tire store they might give you some old wheel weights.  Most recycle now, but you could try.    another option if you don't mind messing up the musket ball is smash it with a hammer and flatten it out to better fit the hatch and them glue it to the hatch with epoxy. 

Just a thought...would be easier than having to replace broken or damaged component of the radio/battery etc.

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Reply #10 - May 13th, 2014 at 11:18am
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Everything is ready to go now, I've got the Transmitter just today, so hoping to fly it for first time tomorrow. Think weather is meant to be ok.
  
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Reply #9 - May 12th, 2014 at 11:51am
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Here's the ballast, fit's in perfectly, I'll pack some foam on top of ESC and battery to cushion it if it falls!

  

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Reply #8 - May 12th, 2014 at 9:56am
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Well, have it ready to fly now. I'm waiting on a radio for the 2.4 Ghz receiver, should get it in the next few days.  HobbyKing let me down, so waiting on a refund from them.

But took it out as it is without any power and just did 2 test throws in long grass to check out if my balancing was right, it flew great!!! Straight and true, nice glide from a short throw, even caught a tiny bit of lift for a second!

So I'm hoping this is a good omen for it flying nicely.

I had to add nearly an ounce to get the C of G on the spar as the plans recommend.....the only thing I had that worked is an old musket ball that my grandfather found years ago!! It fits perfectly to the battery hatch, so that's what I'll use!

Itching to get flying it now, hopefully in a few days I'll have some results!

Flew the foam glider all morning, 3 batteries flat and then out for 1 last shot, was great. It got some nice altitude, just holding like a kite in a windy enough day, diving down, doing a few loops with the speed, it must've been a few hundred feet up, I couldn't hear the motor at full throttle so it was away a bit, but responded to controls perfectly, happy days!

Ah it's all good, sure I'll put up a photo or two in a few minutes!

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Reply #7 - May 6th, 2014 at 7:29pm
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Here's a short video of me flying it today. Nice bit of sun, but also a nice wind to go with it!! Was just fighting the wind most of the time, as you might notice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgMCOSGhtAM&feature=youtu.be
  
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Reply #6 - May 6th, 2014 at 5:37pm
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Here's one of the 808 key fob cameras, they are amazing and very very cheap. I bought mine here in Ireland for just 10 euro, 14 dollars in US. The sound and picture are great, especially since it's in such a small and lightweight package. I'm addicted to it now, have some great footage flying around here!
  

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