Sounds boring? But it is not! Just play with and sometimes against nature, with the authorities, has its very own charm, which also and especially veterans and experts appreciate. In fact, it is so that even real jet pilots like to step in their spare time in a glider. By the way: Every plane sailing. One better, the other worse. But also an A380 does not fall like a stone from the sky when fail all engines. She glides about 18km far, if it has a height km Airport! This is called “slip angle” as far slides a plane from 1m height? 18m far means it has a glide ratio of 1:18.
Starting Methods: High Start, Piggyback or Aerotow.
On the required initial amount you have to somehow get in the plane, on a slope one has it easier. There are various methods:. High Start, piggyback or aerotow
When high starting the glider is accelerated with a rope so that it rises.Similarly for flying kites. Just something different. The cable can be produced by a winch through a coordinated in length and tensile strength of rubber, or letting his honest friend pull the rope. These friends are, after all there! Of weight, there are hardly any restrictions, it’s all just a matter of strength. The strength of the winds (man carrying gliders also be started with winds. The then have more than 200 or 300 hp!), The strength of the rubber (also man-carrying glider in those days was actually at the slope started) or the strength of your friend. If the forces are too modest, then efforts are made more friends for help, then pull together in the same direction, or a pulley. This is a kind of pulley system, which doubles the force, but also the required way. Then you need a rather fast because powerful friend.
With the help of a motor engine gliders can be promoted in several ways in the higher layers. Rarely seen piggyback tow, in which the sailor is strapped to the motor machine.Both then start just piggyback. Above the sailor is thrown off or disengaged by remote control. Now that’s something that is not available at the Great! Widely used today but the aero tow shortly aerotow. Engine and glider are connected to a cable, this cable can be notched at least at glider remotely needs. For security reasons, better also to the motor machine. The engine pilot accelerates and “drags” up the sailors. Depending on the engine that goes more or less rapidly and spectacularly. A real pleasure here is cooperation. It does not fly alone to himself, but only comes together through honest work to your destination.
The trend is Toward Electric Drive Motor Glider
Widely used is the so-called motor glider. The is brought to level with an auxiliary motor and sailing after stopping the drive on. Earlier there were small internal combustion engines that simply acknowledged their service if the tank zuneige went. Today, there are but mostly electric motors, which have the advantage, as often to be started again, at least as long until the battery is empty. Thus, the trend is clearly towards electric drive motor glider. Check WholeVehicles for other toys.
Fairly new and very interesting are the retractable plants. Those fold out of the fuselage, perform diligently their work and disappear (fold) then modestly again in the hull so as not to increase the resistance of the aircraft. The more resistance, the less air time. And-hard to believe-some people build jet engines to their gliders!
Materials for RC Gliders
Earlier RC gliders were built only of wood, today there are more and more RC gliders made of fiberglass or carbon fiber, ie fiber glass reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced plastic. These are the high-tech materials such, we say “all-composite”. This surface quality and strength can be realized with minimum weight that can not be reached with the good old wood. Particularly accurate and glassy wing surface to achieve at RC gliders very important (except for the very small), very good flight performance.
A trend in recent years are RC Gliders EPP, Elapor or Arcel. Each manufacturer has since taken his own brand names for basically the same: foam. This RC gliders come accompanied mostly almost finished ( “ARF”) and require little time until they are ready to fly. Although they are often somewhat heavier and less aerodynamic than their colleagues from wood or fiberglass, but much more robust. Take a thump at a botched landings not so deadly serious and do not go in half as fast. This counterbalances the poorer aerodynamics more than on. Especially for newcomers to this great hobby is something the ideal RC glider for starters.