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what is a motor glider?

Discussion in 'Giant Motor-Gliders' started by dhal22, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Just had to ask.
  2. bigblueswope

    bigblueswope 100cc

    A Radian.

    BJ Swope
  3. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    Here is an example of a motor glider in manned aircraft:


    For models we consider any normal type sailplane with a motor on it a motor glider. We fly them in Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) of F5J events.

    The attached photo is my 4 meter ALES/F5J plane. 4 meter wing span with a Neu 1105/2.5 Y and a 6.7:1 gearbox with a 16 x 10 folding prop. Runs on 3S lipos and weight 56 ounces all up weight ready to fly. 6-servos airplane, aileron x 2, flaps x 2, rudder, elevator.

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  4. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    all perfectly good answers but when it comes to RC a motor glider can mean one battery pack, a really beautiful day, a beach chair, sunglasses, and the most relaxing hour of RC flying you might ever enjoy in one flight. at least, that's what it means to me. :)
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  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Excellent. A previously unused forum department now has a conversation.
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  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    well done!
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  7. Bhughes

    Bhughes 70cc twin V2

    I just bought a multiplex glider the other day. Wow talk about quality verses the junky parkzone radian.
  8. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    Here is a model of a very cool manned motor glider. Called the Windex. A frind of mine has a big scale model of this, 4 or 5 meters IIRC,

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  9. At present I"m assembling a Roke 1/4 scale Grob 109. It will be powered by a onboard starting Z26 engine.

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