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« on: December 10, 2020, 11:05:16 PM »

Hello guys, the lines of the Bird of Time glider have always caught my attention. So, I thought, why not make a HLG version for fun? So I started to make some doodles and ended up creating the project I'm sending.
The built model has 44cm wingspan, 27cm fuselage and 7 grams total (with ballast). Very light construction, with wings created with hand-sanded profiles, dihedrals and gull wing structure with folds in the balsa plate.
A light and very attractive model, for flights on windless days.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 12:01:18 AM »

Looks very attractive! A little unique piece of art.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 01:52:47 AM »

Very nice. Wings from a single sheet of balsa turned out excellent.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 02:30:38 AM »


Does it work as CLG?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 08:34:10 AM »


Does it work as CLG?  Grin

what to say? the original glider is already an excellent flyer, so this miniature behaves the same way! I went to test the glide and trim the flight ... with just a little ballast the glide was perfect, so I adjusted the rudder and started for higher launches ... in 10 min I was already surrounded by childrens who wanted to launch HLG. I went back to my 10 years old ... Smiley
This beauty flies very well.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 06:53:41 PM »

What a pretty little glider! Nice work.


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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 09:11:27 AM »

That is genius, im liking your miniaturisation of the classic gliders (lepgrachun, bird of time - looking forward to finished invader) - how do you manage the wing bending?
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 07:20:12 PM »

That is genius, im liking your miniaturisation of the classic gliders (lepgrachun, bird of time - looking forward to finished invader) - how do you manage the wing bending?

Hot water and thanks for following
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 05:59:31 AM »

How exactly Id like to have a crack at it. Do you soak the entire piece in the water, or just the bend area? How do you then set it and make sure both wings are identical?
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2021, 08:22:43 PM »

How exactly Id like to have a crack at it. Do you soak the entire piece in the water, or just the bend area? How do you then set it and make sure both wings are identical?

I make a light mark and sometimes pass a credit card over the mark .... then I pass hot water only the area I want to fold. I use a very heavy box at the root of the wing and use any object to support the fold. I use a ruler to make sure the folds are the same height
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