- Jan 27, 2009
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I think I got my mojo back... I haven't wanted to design a new RC rocket glider for about 3 months, but some postings of the North Coast free flight kit piqued my interest again. Based on some plans for a 1/20 scale model I have, It's a 6 mm depron airframe and I'm going substitute 3 mm for the fuselage cover/shell to save weight. Current weight as shown with upper covers is only 4 oz, ready to fly should be about 11 and a half painted with E6 installed. This version won't eject anything but it's fairly large with a 39 in long and a 25 and a half inch wingspan and a pretty scale outline, it should glide pretty slowly. I've got only about two and a half hours into it so far, mostly thinking about how I was going to modify the plans and changing slot dimensions for the different foam thicknesses. My daughter holding the 6mm airframe, and a photo showing test fitting the 3mm upper shell plates as a dry fit. Wing loading will be about 4.25 oz/sq foot which is pretty light even for my builds. I'll have to install the radio and rail button mounts before a glue everything in place and put a battery hatch near the front.