Introduction: Motorized Glider (Old)
Update: Version 2 and 3 have been built and tested and they were a huge success. Too big of a success. 3 of the gliders caught thermals and flew away, lost. That is because I used LiPO batteries with too much power and too high of discharge rate, so they powered the gliders too long. I tried making a bare bones RC airplane (building the controller circuit and receiver circuit myself) but that didn't work. I also found out that the N30 motors I used don't work with super capacitors. Too low of voltage. So I'm either going to find a better motor, or find a weaker LiPO battery, and build a better motorized glider! Check out the video demo and be sure to read the video description: MotorWing Project Video
Meanwhile, I can't delete this instructable because it had been entered in a contest and this website won't let me take it down. I am also going to make a water balloon slingshot powered 2 stage glider as soon as I can get the slingshot out of storage.
As with any new invention or DIY project, there is a lot of trial and error. That didn't stop Edison, so the troubleshooting, trial and error before making a properly working MotorWing won't stop me either.