Dynasoar Rocketry RC Rocket glider kits

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #541

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    George Scavella sent me this excellent photo he took of his RC X-15 rocket glider he built from one of my kits, just beautiful work!

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    I flew my Dyna-Soar Aurora Clipper for the first time at the UROC launch on Saturday. I had two good flights using single-use AT E6's. I used some nose-down control on the way up to keep the Clipper going vertical and got a fair amount of altitude. I tried to bring the Clipper back to the launch area, but couldn't do it. Either my R/C skills are wanting or the prairie winds are too variable.



     

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  3. Apr 16, 2019 #543

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    looks good you just need to never turn down wind just always fly the model up wind and then do shallow s curves left and right always facing into the wind when you turn so that the wind will blow you back a little bit over the flightline but you're never turning fully down wind, otherwise you just get too far and you can't penetrate back again
     
  4. Apr 29, 2019 #544

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    I had two nice flights at dayton washington of the Iron Cross.



     
  5. May 7, 2019 #545

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    Another of my customers sent a nice pic of his Mig 10 kit that I make, he did it in desert camo, looks pretty good in stickershock vinyl of course.
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    Also a pic of my Lifting body kit that I re-introduced using 9mm depron, slightly heavier but very robust. Based on the Dyna-Soar which was more a small winged boosted glider than a lifting body, but I don't want to get sued by Boeing...

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    I've updated my Lifting body to have a choice of 3 different body/wingtip styles, Dynasoar, X-24 or HL-10 construction and specs are identical, except the unpainted versions are about a 3/4 ounce lighter..less paint weight and less nose weight to compensate for the paint in the back end.

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    Ryan Winslow(flyfalcons) put together a great video of all my RC rocket glider flights at the tri-cities washington launch a few weeks ago, kudos to him.

     
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    Just mailed out two custom kits of my scratch built colonial viper rc rocket glider....I did this model for myself, but I got convinced to kit it, which meant making templates and instructions. Now that I have the templates I can continue to make them, listed on my site if interested. Oversized wing for glide but when you paint most of it black you don't really see it and it really looks like a viper, flies great. 26.5" long, 25" wingspan, 11 oz rtf. There is a lot of tube in the kit, and a lot of tube slotting(all cut by hand), modifying the nose cone and plugging it etc so it's a bit more expensive than some of my others.

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    Love it Frank!
     
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    Looks amazing! Do you happen to have a flight video that you can post?
     
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    very cool, and clever to enlarge wing surface area in black to keep "the look" but make it glide-able.

    Could the same thing be done with an X-Wing? It would end up being kind of a biplane, with non-parallel wings.
     
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    Im sure something could be made to work . I've only ever seen two decent flying rc models, one had vertical stabs that really impacted the look, the other was a profile. The issue with a rocket glider is the cg shift, on a straight wing like an x-wing, you are less tolerant of cg shift forward and run out of pitch control in glide, you could add a canard, if you don't do a profile you need vertical stabs for lateral stability, i havent done one because i can't convince myself i could build one that flew well and didn't look stupid and didnt require heavy clear surfaces...even if i did, i dont think i could kit at a reasonable price.

     
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    Frank I just ordered one of your kits. Please whatever you do don't make it registered. I ordered the Aurora Clipper. It's safe to leave it at my front door as it is off the street and I won't have to case it down in this backward California town. ;) I didn't order motors because I questioned using the motors you have on that darn Hobby Labs SR-71 I found in my stash. I plan to fly this at Lucerne Dry Lake bed for the Roctober event on the 12-13 of October.
     
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    It all depends on how much the SR-71 weighs, if you use modern servos and a light rx and 1s battery, and you can keep it under 14 oz rtf, it should do fine.

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    Frank thanks for your help. I'll weight the SR tomorrow once i get back to my shop. It bed time for me. All the best,
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