The Stormbird by Aeroic

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The latest high performance glider by designer Dr James Hammond.

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  • Armed with a completely new planform, new airfoils, and a new roomier, stronger fuselage, the Stormbird is the latest installment in James' prolific line of high performance gliders. Like all of the Aeroic thoroughbreds, the Stormbird is easy to fly, tracks like it's on rails, is highly aerobatic, and lands like a gentle lady.

    Here's why....

    The new wing planform has been highly optimized and the airfoils have been wind tunnel tested. One major advance came from the use of thinner wing sections, only possible due to the recent improvements in wing servo technologies. Despite the thinner sections, there was still plenty of room to add wing ballast tubes, bringing the total ballast capacity to 1.8kg using brass slugs! Carrying all of this is Aeroics sine wave spar. Used in several military aircraft, the sine wave spar has proven itself with its low weight and ultra high strength. Unlike conventional spars, the sine wave adds considerable torsional strength while being lighter than traditional spars. 

    The curvy, sleek fuselage has been constructed using Carbon and Kevlar in the boom and the nose has been designed to be 2.4Ghz friendly. To round out the new features, a slip on nose cone has been added making the installation and maintenance of your radio gear easier. In addition, the nose cone area has been increased in length and volume, making the job of balancing the craft simpler. 

    So there you have it, the Stormbird; technologically current and beautifully crafted.

    See some video of it flying can be found here and here .

    Airfoil JH3680, JH3675, JH3670; Tailplane JH10SYM
    Wingspan 2 Meter (80")
    Wing Area 32.3dm (500.6 in ²)
    Empty Weight 1.225kg (2.7lbs)
    Tail Type Cross
    Recommended Setup

    CG: 85mm is the starting point. Slowly move back until the desired aileron response is achieved.

    Note: Bias the fuselage ballast to the rear slightly if, a rearward ( more than 95mm) CG, coupled with wing ballast is used.

    Control Throws:

    Aileron:     Up 15mm              Down 9mm

    Ele:           Up 8mm                Down 8mm

    Rud:          17mm from center, both directions.

    Thermal Mode:

    Aileron:                                   Down 1mm

    Flaps:                                     Down 2mm

    Speed Mode:

    Aileron:      Up 1mm

    Flaps:        Up 1mm

    Landing Mode:

    Aileron:      Up 14mm

    Ele:                                          Down 3.5mm

    Flaps:                                      Down 85º