Yay! I finally made the glider at my gliding club!
I started building this before I built my Road King, but I kinda whent off it for a wee while, but then after I built Draco, I decided I would finish it.
Realistic glide ratio, realistic performance, THE FIRST PROPERLY WORKING WINCH, full cockpit (Only a tiny bit simplified), fun to fly, 1:1 scale.
The winch is 2km long, which means you can only start at Wright, Yeagar, Avalanche, and Maywar.
Throttle: Rheel in the winch.
Act 1: Release from the winch. (Sadly no back release. :( )
Brake: air brakes
How to take off realistically:
- Slowly power up to 75% on the winch
- Pull up to about 45 degrees
- try and keep your speed between 70 and 80 mph.
increase the power of the winch a bit if you are struggling to keep your nose high enough and maintain airspeed.
Speed controll on the winch is opposite to normal flight because your being pulled up by a rigid piston. Pull up further to go faster, lower your nose to go slower. This is not how it works in real life, but it works I guess.
Pics and vids!
-Note that this is a training variant, and it has shorter wingtips than the one in the blueprint and it has fixed landing gear.
Personally, I'm really pleased with how this turned out. Particularly the winch, which actually works better than aerotows! I'm suprised nobody has done it before...
- Predecessor Flugzeugbau DG-1000S
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 59.2ft (18.0m)
- Length 6636.0ft (2022.6m)
- Height 12.8ft (3.9m)
- Empty Weight 44,499lbs (20,184kg)
- Loaded Weight 46,759lbs (21,209kg)
- Wing Loading 104.8lbs/ft2 (511.5kg/m2)
- Wing Area 446.4ft2 (41.5m2)
- Drag Points 6057
- Number of Parts 412
- Control Surfaces 5