yes, easily. however, I would recommend using a length (about 2 times as long as the bungee) of fishing line tied to the end. this will slow it down and give you a lot more altitude, more like someone running with a kite. with a good length of fishing line attached you should be able to get more than 100 feet up.
Do you mean sling shot? That is pretty much what this stuff is for* plane sling shoting. If you meant swingshot like from american gladiator, then I would go with the thicker length and double it over a few times.
I amtrying to understand the Bunjeee...If i use double the length end on end is the launch weight doubled or do the cords need to be side by side for double weight launch and would double add to the speed at takeoff I Hope U can HELP :} ps i always credit :}
Bungee length depends on model needing lauching. Gliders (use 8mm bungee cord) need more bungee length to get height on launch, jets need less height but more speed (this length folded in half is good for most light jets), and the locations of the launch hooks is different between the two models too. google: bungee hook location rc Most models need 5x the weight of the model in tension on the bungee.
the 6mm silicone i capable of max. 1400g modelweight and should not extendet more than 500pcnt of its original length means original lenght 10m x 5 = 50meters maximum. Forget the specs that say 3.0kg, if your model is heavier you should choose the blue 8mm silicon rubber bungee that is capable of 2300g
The most simple way is, make a timber or steel rod T shape, around 30" high tied the bungee cord to it and on the other end attached a key ring. On the plane side you need to put in a hook (front oint where normally the nose gear attached) . Ensure you have a flat and level ground. You probably need to pull about 100 feet prior releasing it ( depends on the weight of your plane)
when is it comming into stock i have registered my email and have been waiting 5 weeks i have 10 mtrs but want to double the length for higher launches i love it and gave 5 stars in review i can stretch 10 mtrs 70 paces with out any problem oh i keep mine in a seeled tin with talcomb powder in it this prevents it perishing ray
That is exactly how the bungee rubber works. You attach a short length of nylon line (fishing line works well) to a split ring/key ring on one end, and secure this to the bungee cord at the other end. Then securely (this is important for personal safety) attach the other end of the bungee rubber to the ground, using a heavy duty tent peg or similar.
Place the split ring over your tow hook, draw the glider back on the line, and release, pointing in the direction of the peg. You may need a little downward elevator as your airspeed increases.
it depends on the weight of the glider* but in principle you have this tube and about 100 meters of line. you hook the glider on and stretch the line with tube to about 150/160 meters. hold the glider a bit with the nose up and let it go. give a little up. as you get more experienced you can more up at the start. succes Cees
It's not a catapult. The glider should actually go up vertically and gradually level off. Look up "Hi-Start" online. If the glider isn't going up at a high angle, then you're using tubing which is too small.
The info I put in my 2 posts, (3 above)may be of some assistance, (as I think you will be lucky to get an reply to your actual question). You will see that it will probably not be suitable, & that is why I was asking re 10mm O.D.
Definitely not strong enough for a 3 KG glider! I've launched a 20 ounce glider with a length of this stuff, and I don't think I'd go any heavier. I'd definitely go with the blue bungee, and maybe double that up!
The "High Start" aspect is the one that interests me. I think the actual term "High Start" is related to the shorter one for smaller models. I am wishing that H.K. may be able to get a 10mm O.D. one, that may be suitable for a "bungie" launch of a larger glider. The rubber normally used is "surgical" rubber that has great elasticity & "pull". I say "10mm O.D. in that I actually have an 8mm O.D. & I find it, (& generally accepted) somewhat weak for 3even a 2Meter glider. Interested as others as to it being available in an uncut length if say, 20Metres is ordered. Any comments as to its elasticity & "pull" as re "surgical" (honey coloured)rubber of the same diameter? Thanks
Hi JohnH, we tested several thicknesses, the issue with 10mm is that its a little heavy. "Surgical" rubber is just silicon rubber and thats what this product here is. The 10mm is about 50% heavier than the 6mm and pulls the glider with alot of force, possibly breaking it. I suggest you test out the 6mm type first. We might stock 8mm if enough people ask for it. But i doubt we're going to go to 10mm, it just seemed to thick and heavy for R/C needs.
Hi Jason, Much appreciate your prompt & informative reply. You will understand my question in that I actually have 8mm O.D. "surgical", & it is not "heavy".I said "surgical", (as that is the term generally used) but as you have mentioned the weight, I have researched & the material is actually "latex", (the honey coloured that I have & also the "black" ones, that have a better resistance to UV). Incidentally it appears I was wrong as to the use of the terms High Start & Bungee, they are the same but "Hi Start" is the term used in the USA. I can relate to "silicon" being heavier than "latex", but just to comment that recommendations are: Light duty 6mm x 3mm ("light weight & delicate to 2m span) Medium 9mm x 6mm ("gliders from 2m to very light 3m" Heavy 10mm x 7mm ("for 2m to 3m span gliders") X Heavy 10mm x 7mm ("FJ3 practice") Thanks again, JohnH
Also, let it be known that a Tower Hobbies "up-start" only comes with 7.5 meters of tubing and that's capable of launching a 100" glider within a 300 foot area. This is almost 1/10th the price, of course you'll have to supply some twine and a parachute and a few metal rings* but it'll still be a lot cheaper than any commercially available hi-start.
Excelent, very good retract, extends about 5 times his lenght, but it have power only for gliders up to 2m and not more than 0.8 kg.
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Great stuff at a great price!!! I used one length of it (10 meters) with 30 meters of line and got my 20 ounce HOB 2x4 easily 200 feet in the air! With 2 lengths of tubing and twice the line I think 350-400 is attainable. I don't think I would launch a heavier sail plane with this bungee, but I have a length of the blue stuff and I'll try that out later.For the price I don't think I've seen half as good of a deal anywhere on the internet! WBA!!!
Cut my finger with my F-14 pusher foamy and since then have always been nervous with hand launching pusher prop jets. I have been using this for a few weeks now. Attached it to an stake that is used for tying dogs to and placed a 10 foot piece of cord and loop on the other. You dont need much pull and you are airborn. Very nice. You can spend over $1 a foot for this stuff at your local harware store.