60 Stick Electric Aerotow Tug

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Dick C
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Re: 60 Stick Electric Aerotow Tug

Post by Dick C » Wed May 11, 2011 8:05 pm

I have a 1/5 Scale Rhonbuzzard which needs to have servos, receiver and battery installed. If I have all the bits available then we can be ready fairly soon.
It would be a good test for t'ugly.

Ted M
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The TUGly Stick is ready. Are you?

Post by Ted M » Tue May 10, 2011 10:03 am

It has a new name, in the spirit of tasteless puns, the TUGly Stick.

I've just completed 5 pretend tow ups to 460-780 feet. Winds about 20km/h not a problem. It looks good to me, but then with a glider behind it, what could possibly go wrong?

Beyond about 600' it looks really small and since there is no hands off stability to this plane this makes me nervous...

The glide ratio has got to be about 4:1, and with the wind, it hardly rolls after landing.

Any old, bold pilots willing to give it a try?

Ted M
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60 Stick Electric Aerotow Tug

Post by Ted M » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:07 pm

Just about to take this beast for a maiden flight but a bit too windy today. Tomorrow am probably.
VMAR 60 V-Stick (isn't she ugly beautiful?)
TURNIGY 50-55A 400kv
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/stor ... oduct=2102
weight 2600 g approx with 4S 1800mah.
W 1.75m 68.5"
L 1.41m 55.5"
16x6 light electric wooden prop data:
4S 1800 40C 5670 RPM 14.3V 25.4A 363W 80 dBA@1m
6S 1800 40C 7560 RPM 20.4V 43.5A 887W 91 dBA@1m
this site didn't have a 16x6 prop so graph is an approximation
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