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Offline GuyOReilly

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Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« on: February 10, 2022, 08:51:58 AM »
The beginning of something fun - one evening's worth of work.
This kit was given to me by a buddy who lives near Ottawa.
It is a 2-meter glider with flaps.
Servos and receiver were sourced.
No power in the nose, a motor mounted on a removable pylon may be fitted later; plans will need to be researched.



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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2022, 08:56:01 AM »
This is the plan, other than the full flying tail, it is very similar.

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=8066

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2022, 04:15:52 PM »
No flimsy transparent plastic triangle to assure a 90degree setting.
These are solid machined angle iron bars that were cut and faced for a perfect right angle on 4 sides.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2022, 04:37:22 PM by GuyOReilly »

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2022, 05:43:34 PM »
Guy,

r e: "No flimsy transparent plastic triangle to assure a 90degree setting"

I always thought 90 degrees was 90 degrees as determined by the angle.... independent of the material used or the weight. 
I did not know that a heavier object makes it more 90 degrees. ;)

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« Last Edit: February 10, 2022, 05:47:48 PM by Frank v B »
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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2022, 04:10:58 PM »
Pylon designed; construction lines are shown.
Up thrust 3 degrees or so.  More could be added with washers.
Uses the existing bolts holding the wing in place. The CG of the glider is at the front screw.
A slightly forward CG would result with the motor mounted.
Bottom will be 1/16 ply epoxyed to the pylon with triangular braces.
Lightening holes will be added for obvious reasons.
The pylon itself should be 1/16 ply sandwiched with 1/8 balsa - or the reverse to have 1/16 ply on the outside and 1/8 balsa in the middle  ???.
Any suggestion welcomed, also on how to route the 3 wires from the motor to the ESC to be hidden in the fuselage.  Or should it be mounted onto the pylon too ???.
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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2022, 08:45:07 AM »
Between work and other things, managed to start the wing.

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2022, 09:43:41 PM »
More progress on the wing.
Photo #36 - Sub-component of the trailing edge.  Metal ruler ensures all is straight.
Photo #37 - Middle section held in place with angle iron to ensure square one all sides: against the bottom spar and the trailing edge and vertical.

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2022, 09:31:27 AM »
Progress on wing.
Long one-piece wing, flaps to be added.

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2022, 11:18:19 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2022, 06:09:37 PM »
Flap action.
Only held with masking tape, proper hinges will be added later.


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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2022, 06:01:42 PM »
Some progress.
Photo #72 - Initial set-up with only one servo, lacks flexibility.
Photo #73 - Could not resist a temporary assembly.
Photo #74 - Dual servo allows more flexibility.

Video showing how it will work:
BTW, yes @Andy Hoffer the green tape will be replaced by an appropriate hinge.
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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2022, 11:43:45 AM »
This is why one should ALWAYS use a sanding block.   ::)


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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2022, 10:39:03 AM »
Great advice. I have come to understand the value of this through many personal attempts to sand an area using my sandingfinger(s) method multiple times.  It is one of those lessons where you wish that all sandpaper came with a BOLD warning sign each sheet (both sides) encouraging such a practice.   (It happens with foam too.)  Good thing there is always glue, more foam, or more balsa and sanding blocks. 

When I tell myself I can do it this time without the block, I am usually wrong... Why do I keep telling myself I can do this this time?

I have sandpaper sanding blocks, popsicle sticks, dowels, etc. to help with my sanding chores.  But the question is, will I always use them? 

Great job Guy.  I enjoy your builds...

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2022, 08:09:13 PM »
Under the heading of "Been there.  Done that" when it comes to sanding. 

A sanding block sure helps but I now protect the areas at the edges that should not be touched with masking tape.  At least there is some protection from the sandpaper and it gives you a warning that you got too close.

Keep going Guy.  Nice project.

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Re: Ace R/C Easy Eagle Glider
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2022, 06:55:37 PM »
Some progress.
Photo #72 - Initial set-up with only one servo, lacks flexibility.
Photo #73 - Could not resist a temporary assembly.
Photo #74 - Dual servo allows more flexibility.

Video showing how it will work:
BTW, yes @Andy Hoffer the green tape will be replaced by an appropriate hinge.
Guy

Thank goodness @GuyOReilly .  For sure it would be confused with one of @Frank v B 's planes if you left the Painter's tape hinge in place! ;D

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