ASW 28 2,6 m ws glider from Lanyu

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  1. Lgel

    Lgel Ace Pilot

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    I am currently building it to fly at the club, as a thermal soarer.

    Seems better designed and built than the ST Fox, but they are still some glitches, as can be seen from build logs posted on Youtube.

    I have a problem I can't solve for the moment, the wing spar which is aluminium doesn't want to fit in the metal square tube in one wing, in the other it goes smoothly in.

    I have checked that the square tube is not obstructed, a 6mm rod goes in easily. I have trying lubing the aluminium rod, to smooth it with tooth paste, to round it's tip, to no avail, it goes in for a little more than half of what it should, and then gets struck.

    Do you have an idea on how to solve this problem?

    Thanks, and cheers.
     
  2. Lgel

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    Sorry, after an unsuccessful fight yesterday, this morning, with more filing of the tip of the rod, it went in.

    Cheers.
     
  3. FlyteTime

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    2.6 meter, awesome! Good luck with her and post up a video if you can.
     
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  4. bogusbandit56

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    So glad you sorted the problem.
    I would have said buy some bags of ice from the supermarket and pack it round the spar to shrink it down and leave the other part in the hot sun to expand it.
     
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  5. Lgel

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    Thought of something like you suggest, what stopped me is how to remove afterwards the wing spar for the wing.

    The glider is beautiful, seems to fly well as seen on Youtube (not an easy glider to fly), but has many stupid flaws that require fixing. Sure that designers never tried to build one from their kit.

    A bad landing with such a leverage of wings will wreck the fuselage with a very difficult repair, assembling wings and servos in the field will be tedious.

    The Phoenix 1600 mounting of wings is better thought, and can be improved easily.

    Cheers.
     
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  6. bogusbandit56

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    Although not pretty there is still a lot to be said for elastic bands to hold the wings on.
    Cartwheel landings on sail planes are really destructive.
     
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  7. bogusbandit56

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    It is very disappointing when you have to do so many upgrades and modifications on a supposed ARF plane.
     
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  8. Lgel

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    Yes, but a correctly built kit of an ASW 28 glider doesn't cost around 100 €.

    My Vagabond XL from Hacker, for instance was a pleasure to assemble and later fly, but the airframe only was half more expensive than that, without servos, nor motor.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. Lgel

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    You are right, that is the main mod I made on my Phoenix to slope soar (copied from Newton Airlines blog).

    Cheers.
     
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