Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Improved Toko

The Toko servo hatches now have a recess for servo covers.


Streemline servo cover for less drag.
Supplied with every toko.
Order your early christmas gift now.........
Craig 083 235 8748
cloudbasecomposites@gmail.com

New Fox











Monday, November 9, 2009

Zagi galore

Epp zagis covered and awaiting new owners.
Span: 1m

The kits sell for R350 and the covered ones go for R500

cloudbasecomposites@gmail.com

Zagi rocket

Another student project.
This is a 1.5m zagi with a pressure vessel clamped to the fuse.
The vessel is filled half with water
and then pumped to 14 bar


The vessel rests in a half tube with rails.
The front of the vessel has a parachute.
When the pressure drops the clamps release the fuselage
and the parachute deploys
The ramp is set to 70 degrees launch angle
and the launch begins
The thrust at 14 bar was calculated at around 100kgs
static.
The vessel is carbon fibre made in house.


workshop pics

What we do while waiting for epoxy to dry




Keeping your spoon from being used to mix resin

can be tough.


Johan happy with his new box







Two ds v1 tokos.













Roulettes ready to go








The new 2.2m fox

















Extra 300 repair after final paint.










This extra fuselage was broken in half from a inverted low pass with pcm lock out.

It got some reconstructive surgery and is now good as new.




















This is a half scale model of a bike fairing

made for a student.

It was sectioned and water jet cut
From extruded foam.
assembeld and profiled.

Then glassed and sprayed.










Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cloudbase going fullsize

The Reb bull Edge 540
The carbon parts fitted and final adjustment done
the ensure a smooth transition

Carefull attention is taken to all joints to reduce drag.


The end product smooth and fast.


Ultimate model box




Carbon/honeycomb model boxes


The best and only way to keep your models safe.

Is in a box.




Handles and latches



Fitted








The 12mm honeycomb core with carbon skins



ensures a light but stiff construction.



Final weight of 7 kgs.



Excluding model.




The massive Asw 28 nicely resting in a epp surround.






Monday, June 8, 2009

Toko time

video

Asw 27 and Salto h101

Asw 27 4.5m span


Graupner retract system fitted.



Scale nose release mechanism.



Finishing touches before canopy glass fitting.
Salto h101 4.5m span

















Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Talking Tugs

The work horses of silverton gliding club
The all time favorite tug on the left the Wilga a35 and the bullet proof
2m stick on the right.

The stick runs a os91fx methanol motor and pulls even the 3.5m asw 19.
It has had many tugs with gliders from 1.5m to the Asw 27 of Antony Van zyl
shown below.

Pre-flight checks and connection of tow rope.

Take up the slack, Wind direction check




Wings level and constant climb rate.




Time to ease back on throttle on the tug.
The glider should not follow the direction of the tug exactly, this makes slack in the line and then sudden tension. Resulting in the glider swinging from side to side.
If the tug turns right the glider should slide out left first and then to the right.
This keeps the distance between the tug and glider and tension on the line.

Shown below.


Aerotowing is really good fun for the tug pilot and the glider pilot.
We have had tows with just after takeoff both the tug and glider doing a right hand roll and then a left.
The glider was epp and not in the 6m class.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Razor of the skies

RouletteSpan: 700mm
Length:520mm
Weight dry:150g
Flying weight:350-500g
Spinner:30mm
Prop:5x5
S400 or brushless motor
40 amp controller
3cell 2250mah lipo
Jr 371 servos recomended
Flying skill: advanced
Tired of flying that thermal glider every sunday...........
Try this little speed demon to get your blood pumping
Works well as a pocket size slopie too.
Skip that meeting and hit the slope.





Monday, May 18, 2009

Models avalible

Most popular TOKO


The TOKO is popular with electric hot line pilots and slope soarers.
Span: 1700mm
Length:920mm
Weight dry: 550-625g
Weight slope:1200g
Weight electric:1850g
Hollow moulded sandwitch wing, Carbon spar, durable 2k paint finish.
Colour of choice
Elevator,flaps.allerons,or
Elevator and allerons
Fuselage in two versions:
Thin slope fuse or large electric fuse for outrunner motor.
or both to fit the same wing and tail.
Your choice.

Phone today for your custom TOKO
Craig 083 235 8748

Tomorrow: The Roulette will be posted
Something to get your blood pumping.
Not for the faint hearted............