Category Archives: Flying Wings

Let’s go night flying!

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Maiden flight of my M27 flying wing

Here’s the first time my M27 flying wing took to the air.

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M27 flying wing

Here is my scratch-built M27 flying wing. It has a 35″ wingspan, and is basically a complete rebuild of my M226 wing, which never met my expectations. I decided to apply some of the lessons learned from my Papa Divine wing … Continue reading

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M27 flying wing – build thread

I decided to apply some of the lessons learned from my Papa Divine wing (chiefly: big, fat airfoils on a flying wing are a bad idea) to a rebuild of my mediocre night wing, the M226.  All the guts will … Continue reading

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Papa Divine night flight long exposure photos

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Onboard the Papa Divine 60″ flying wing

 

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Rebuilding the Papa Divine

My big flying wing, the Papa Divine, proved a difficult beast to get dialed in but, much experimentation and a complete tear-down and rebuild seem to have solved its problems. That’s good because the first few flights ended nose-first in … Continue reading

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Papa Divine MkII – night maiden video

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Papa Divine 60″ megawing (MkII)

My 60″ scratch-built flying wing, the Papa Divine. Papa’s built from four sheets of ReadiBoard (Dollar Tree Foamboard) covered with Dollar Tree celophane gift wrap and decorated with colored packing tape. AUW – 682 grams / 24 ounces. Wing loading … Continue reading

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Maiden flight of the 60″ Papa Divine MkII

Once I got my original Papa Divine wing flying pretty well, I tore the whole thing apart and rebuilt it from scratch with a different, thinner airfoil. This is the first flight of the new wing, made in moderate (12-18MPH) … Continue reading

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First night flight of the Papa Divine mega-wing

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Papa Divine mega-wing is flying better

 

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