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Lidl Gliders
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:03:28 AM »

Has anyone seen these ?

8 for a 85cm glider. Free throw only but easily modified to act as a slope soarer. My friend fitted aeleron, elevator and a rudder and it's surprisingly good!

I made mine into a mini strix goblin easily enough and it was great!

They love a mini quad motor and a 1300-2200 3s. If they were available all year round I could see a race series being built around them.
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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 06:17:20 PM »

No not seen them, any links ?
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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 06:26:34 PM »

There's about 201398102 videos on various "rc royalty" channels at the moment about these gliders ... to be honest I think they look a bit shit and don't understand the attraction aside from the cheap cost.

But then you've got to spend cash on carbon strip to stiffen then up, servos for the control surfaces, you've got to spend time modifying the wings for ailerons etc, buying a motor etc. And even shaving the back of the wings so that they taper properly because they're 1cm thick at the back.

Or, you could drop ~45 on an AXN and get it all done for you with a proven platform that a) flies great b) comes with everything you need already done.

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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »



There's about 201398102 videos on various "rc royalty" channels at the moment about these gliders ... to be honest I think they look a bit shit and don't understand the attraction aside from the cheap cost.

But then you've got to spend cash on carbon strip to stiffen then up, servos for the control surfaces, you've got to spend time modifying the wings for ailerons etc, buying a motor etc. And even shaving the back of the wings so that they taper properly because they're 1cm thick at the back.

Or, you could drop ~45 on an AXN and get it all done for you with a proven platform that a) flies great b) comes with everything you need already done.

Guess you've never been interested in scratch building then :) To get these sloping all you need is 2 cheap servos a battery and a receiver. So for perhaps 20 you can have a great little sloper that will be a lot more acrobatic than the AXN is ever likely to be. The AXN PNF is 65 so adding a battery and receiver to that you're probably talking 85 to get in the air.

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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 08:28:09 PM »

No not seen them, any links ?
They were in stores at Lidl from last Thursday. Only had two in my local one so I bought them both lol.

They glide surprisingly well even without adding anything to them

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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 08:41:29 PM »


I made mine into a mini strix goblin easily enough and it was great!




You got any pics of this mod mate?
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 10:51:50 PM »

There is a handy Facebook group with examples.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/303874000069865/
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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 12:21:24 AM »


You got any pics of this mod mate?

Here you go pal https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Dzk7FoWz-PU

conversion instructions from his homepage www.wing-tips.at

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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 12:35:49 AM »


You got any pics of this mod mate?

Not on me but it's super simple

straighten wings to remove dihedral. Add spar if you want to keep super stiff and eliminate dihedral.

Add elevons

cut the tail section off. Hot glue mini quad motor.

Remove vertical stabilised from tail sectiom- glue to top of fuse

Off you go. Easy.

My next one I'm doing the above again but clipping the wings. Going to try at get her under 250g. Stall speed will be higher but she won't need a spar. will make elevons from the airframe too this time and use a lion
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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 02:42:51 AM »


Guess you've never been interested in scratch building then :) To get these sloping all you need is 2 cheap servos a battery and a receiver. So for perhaps 20 you can have a great little sloper that will be a lot more acrobatic than the AXN is ever likely to be. The AXN PNF is 65 so adding a battery and receiver to that you're probably talking 85 to get in the air.

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Perhaps if your time is worth nothing per hour. Where are you getting 2 servos, a battery and a receiver plus this airframe for 20? You also forgot the carbon strips for literally everything, unless you plan on wobbling around the sky.

I think a more realistic final figure is 30-40 plus modding time. Is it really that much better in the end than an AXN?

I remain unconvinced.. I think this is probably one of those situations where people see something that looks cheap but ultimately is just a bit of a dog unless it's modified to the standards that "normal" RC planes are already made to.... in which case you might as well have saved yourself the bother lol.

But hey! Don't let that stop you, only my opinion after all.
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Re: Lidl Gliders
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 09:14:12 AM »

Perhaps if your time is worth nothing per hour. Where are you getting 2 servos, a battery and a receiver plus this airframe for 20? You also forgot the carbon strips for literally everything, unless you plan on wobbling around the sky.

I think a more realistic final figure is 30-40 plus modding time. Is it really that much better in the end than an AXN?

I remain unconvinced.. I think this is probably one of those situations where people see something that looks cheap but ultimately is just a bit of a dog unless it's modified to the standards that "normal" RC planes are already made to.... in which case you might as well have saved yourself the bother lol.

But hey! Don't let that stop you, only my opinion after all.

If you were to view this hobby as a time building:setting up:flying ratio- it wouldn't be worth anyone's time. God knows what the ratio for planes is- but everyone in the UK earns more than the ratio would produce.

What's the the price of the bare airframe of the axn? Whatever it is- it's a lot more than the 8 Lidl airframe + 1 of corex for control surfaces. Maybe an extra 2 *2 for a spar in the wing and 1 in the tail although it's not necessary for a gentle floater or slope soarer.

If you don't enjoy the building- this hobby isn't really for anyone IMO.

And mine would spank the axn in all performance areas.
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