Construction / tuning:
This plane is a conversion of a 20 Euro kids throw glider. As it has 100 cm wing span it was ideal to set us as a training RC plane for my smallest kids (the 5 year
old is already keen to dog fight with daddy). Actually I named it after my youngest son (Maximilian) because originally it had a very strange name.
Dunring a few hours I made the holes for the servos (at the tail) the cable channel for the extension cables (which was covered by a CFK tube (square 2 x 5 mm)
and then taped, as well as the cutting of the canopy and space for battery, motor & receiver. Ok, I know that most of these changes are rough and not elegant, but
the plane flies well!
The wing and tail rudder were steadied by a 1 mm dia CFK rod and super glue.
Note: the motor cover was cut from a chewing gum box! ... and fits well with the spinner!
Slow, very slow. Enough power to ascend (slowly) but for the kids just great to learn how to fly and control the plane. Wings are only fixed by rubber. Loops, well
you may try them but once we lost the wing.... nothing happened after a straight decent of the fuselage into the ground from approx. 20 meters. Get a new rubber
and of we go again.
If you hook up a 3-cell lipo (with 1100 mA) the plane changes its mind and gets quite agile, but for that the entire foam is far too weak and would need additional
CFK rods for support. So, we keep the 2 cell LiFe version!
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