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Some sailplane model specs
To the Build Here
Build in the works, will start with two short Kits and Plans, there is lots of lumber needed, well source a couple belcranks thru Europe. Apparently they are the same as what was included in Aquila Kits . Lets see
This is a dual wingrod design, I believe 7/32 rods, so will need some ejector pins to cut down, main spars are beefy 1/2 x 1/8 sitka.
I like the string set up for spoilers, similar to the Legionairs, though the string exits out of the wing root feeding forwards. Retaining the wings will be a bit tougher with eyes that are well back of the canopy opening in the fuselage. Somewhat hard to reach into there to hook on a spring or rubber band
Other option would be tape, though not my preferred method.
1/16″ SS cables would work for rudder and horizontal stab control, running in nylon tubes
Power could be via a 4 cell AA eneloop pack, 5 cell may fit, will need to check that though
Back to the wing mounting, the fillets are built up of 1/8 ply , 1/2 balsa and the fuse side is 1/4 inch ,
this means a rather lengthy eye on the wing root , perhaps with a 1 Inch extension
Follow Up Aug 2023
Exploring lighter 7075 -T5 wing rods
Like to retain the wings with eyes, and spring just not sure how to access the space to secure the spring
wing Bottom, black with orange stripe as pictured , top ,,red forward at LE and white aft towards TE all tail surfaces ultracote lite transparent