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The ultimate LIDL glider RC conversion into an A-10 Warthog - Build Video

By Bavarian RC, 29 Apr 2019 into Lidl Gliders in Fixed Wing Watch on YouTube »

I still had some of the LIDL chuck gliders in the corner of my workshop, waiting for a crazy RC conversion. But what to do with them? When scanning through the different possibilities, I came across the the A-10 Warthog. The shape of the LIDL glider wasn't too far away, but certainly it would need some modifications... so there I had my challenge: Build an A-10 Warthog from a LIDL chuck glider.

Link to the flight video of the LIDL A-10 Warthog: Cooming up soon!

Basic plane: LIDL Playtive XL Glider
Motor: 2x Graupner Ultra 2806 2300kv brushless motor
ESC: 2x Graupner Brushless Control + T 18 XT-60
Battery: 3S / 1600 mAh
Servos: 3x Emax ES08D II
Props: 2x HQ 3-blade 5x4,3

Wing span: 860mm
Length: 680mm
Weight: 700g
Top Speed: 90km/h
Flight time: approx. 4:30 min

Carbon fiber tubes 5x4mm for wing spar and rear fuselage reinforcement
Carbon fiber rods 4x1mm for front fuselage reinforcement
Flite Test Foamboard for engine nacelles
XPS foam for canopy and the filler pieces of the original wing cut-out
Epoxy resin
Fiberglass fabric: 80g/m2
Screed glue: fermacell Estrich Kleber (for glueing XPS foam and for glueing the wing to the fuselage) - Be sure to carefully sand the surface of the foam before glueing!
Hot glue
Canopy lock: Pichler extron Kabinenhaubenverriegelung
PLA filament: DruckerRhino PLA
Spray paint: Dupli Color Platinum

3D Printer: Prusa i3 Mk3

Sony HDR-CX730
GoPro Hero 4 black
DJI Mavic Air


Fig Leaf Times Two by Kevin MacLeod
Promoted by MrSnooze
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Track; We Are The Empty - Coffin Skies
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