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Old 08-15-2020, 03:13 PM
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Default R/C Vulcan Bomber rocket glider

I designed this on Thurs evening, flew Friday, video from today, based on some 2.6" tubing I had and a pnc-80BB nose cone that was pretty close to profile for a vulcan, wing is 32" span, 9mm depron, tail is 6mm depron as is the cockpit and motor details. I trimmed the rear of the tube to represent the stinger on the Vulcan, of course you can't really get the shape right without doing a builtup fuse and wing with the massive thick root, but I think it looks the part close enough. Length is 28", weight ready to fly wtih 24mm composite rocket motor is 10.2 oz, wing loading on glide is 5 oz/sq foot, so it's a floater. It's my new favorite.

https://youtu.be/lvvp5_C2w-w
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:08 PM
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Always a favorite of mine. It used to come to the CNE Airshow in Toronto. IIRC it saw action in the Falklands. That was a nice glide at over a minute. Was it ever painted in the scheme you're showing with yours?


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Old 08-16-2020, 09:43 AM
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Yes early versions were white with the black radome...

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Always a favorite of mine. It used to come to the CNE Airshow in Toronto. IIRC it saw action in the Falklands. That was a nice glide at over a minute. Was it ever painted in the scheme you're showing with yours?


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Old 08-16-2020, 10:59 AM
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Long beautiful glide on that one!
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No surprise that one glides well.
Looks a LOT like a larger-wingspan Astron Skydart.
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Always a favorite of mine. It used to come to the CNE Airshow in Toronto. IIRC it saw action in the Falklands. That was a nice glide at over a minute. Was it ever painted in the scheme you're showing with yours?


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Yeah there's a nice documentary about the Vulcan mission to the Falklands on YouTube... OL J R
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I designed this on Thurs evening, flew Friday, video from today, based on some 2.6" tubing I had and a pnc-80BB nose cone that was pretty close to profile for a vulcan, wing is 32" span, 9mm depron, tail is 6mm depron as is the cockpit and motor details. I trimmed the rear of the tube to represent the stinger on the Vulcan, of course you can't really get the shape right without doing a builtup fuse and wing with the massive thick root, but I think it looks the part close enough. Length is 28", weight ready to fly wtih 24mm composite rocket motor is 10.2 oz, wing loading on glide is 5 oz/sq foot, so it's a floater. It's my new favorite.

https://youtu.be/lvvp5_C2w-w

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