Radio controlled high wing electric powered thermal glider by Kyosho, V-tail version.
Wingspan: 1600mm, Length: 1010mm, Wing Area: 28dm², Weight: 700g with electric drive.
Drive: Graupner Speed Gear 400 7.2V 4:1 with 11 × 8" folding propeller, Battery: LiPoly 11.1V, 1500mAh.
Airfoil: RG14 (semi-symmetrical), Wing Loading: 25g/dm², Flight Time (in dead air): approx. 30 minutes.
I invented a special mechanism such that on hard landings the wings can detach easily, to avoid damage.
Instruction manual by Kyosho
Video clip by Model Flight Pty Ltd., Australia
interior with the original, inefficient Mabuchi 380
direct drive and tiny 6.5 × 3" folding propeller
cell finished - for easy transport
in the original shipping box,
I kept the wings tripartite
and made the tail pluggable
|at home in|
actually ready to fly
maiden flight in Gröbenzell
ready for 3rd flight near Dachau
the first dent hurts most
Lea gracefully presenting the new gear drive, which
is much more efficient than the original direct drive.
|5th flight in|
the happy pilot
|pilot at work|
|in the air|