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RESsource. Radio control thermal glider model. F3L class. Wingspan 2m.
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Quote: "Hi Mary, I present to you the plan of my F3L RESsource glider. The objective was to create a model that could be built by an inexperienced modeler, but which offered good performance, for a budget that remained reasonable. It can be laser cut using the attached DXF files, and freely edited using SVG files and Inkscape, which is free 2D software. The PDFs of the overall plan and the different parts allow 'old-fashioned' construction, without laser cutting.
Ecirtech, a French craftsman whose kits are renowned for their quality, cut mine, and can provide a short kit containing all the parts listed in the cutting file. For more details see https://www.ecirtech.fr/contact/
A .text format file [see: read_me.pdf] includes the translation into English, German, Spanish, and the French text of most of the plan indications.
RESsource flies very well, healthily thanks to its AG 35 to AG 38 profiles and its slight twisting of the exterior panel. Not being a film director, I cannot guarantee the high quality of my video, but it exists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qTJxdob4vY and the good weather will probably allow me to do better...
The carbon tube can be purchased from a specialist supplier, or collected as I did from a fishing store. When a fisherman breaks a carbon rod element that is under warranty, the store orders a repair set, replaces the broken element, and doesn't always know what to do with the rest. Maintaining a good relationship with the seller, explaining to him what we are doing, and whispering in his ear that this beautiful piece of carbon that he is going to throw away could well bring him around ten euros in cash, can provide a source irregular but cheap supply.
I hope that this plan will allow many modelers to discover the RES formula, with or without a competitive spirit. Sincerely"
Update 16/2/2024: Replaced this plan (and all files) with minor revision, thanks to GillesGaridel.
Supplementary file notes
Parts zipfile (DXF).
Parts zipfile (PDF).
Parts zipfile (SVG).
Read_me.pdf (en, fr, de, es).
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- RESsource (oz15106)
- Plan File Filesize: 2284KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 3774KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106_build_photos.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 245KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106_parts_DXF.zip
- Supplement Filesize: 147KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106_parts_PDF.zip
- Supplement Filesize: 98KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106_parts_SVG.zip
- Supplement Filesize: 56KB Filename: RESsource_oz15106_read_me.pdf
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