since that thing is so big, have you ever considered placeing a small camera in its belly such that when it is gliding down, it is taking a video? that would be awesome.... I'm gonna do that someday, place a small video cam in a rocket powered glider...
Well, It is made from 3" mailing tubes that have been peeled down to 1/2 thickness and lightly epoxied (No glass). The wing is 1/4" balsa and has a single layer of 2 oz glass. The NC is balsa (that was an interesting project, as it is 14.25" long and I don't have a lathe!) . The pop-pod is made from a 1.5" mailing tube with a 29mm MMT offset slightly to compensate for wing lift during boost (ala Estes F-14 Tomcat). The finish is gloss white spraypaint (cheapo stuff) with a mixture of waterslide decals and red Scotchcal vinyl. Overcoated with Krylon semi-gloss clear.
The motor I have decided upon, if I ever get the guts and if I ever have a place to launch an unguided glider of this size safely, is a G35-4. I am pushing the MLOW a bit, but a higher thrust motor would really increase the likelyhood of a shread.
I kinda doubt it will ever fly
It'll Never Fly!!! OMG what a waste!!! Swing-Wing YOU JUST GOTTA FLY IT!!!
It's Awesome, Like VJP a Bt-80 3X upscale of the SWT is on the "round tu-it" list after the clustered Bt-80 interceptor, sitting idle waiting for a spirit to move me in the meantime I'm settling for working on a 3x +/- downscale .375" body SWT for Micro-Maxx power May have it done sometime this month...
Get some friends together, take that beauty out and let er rip.. should be a wonderful sight Pictures don't forget the Pics
Great work! wonderful looking finish!