Wow, neatLiftlHave you considered using airframe made of aluminum (soda cans)?
The sailplane video had me hooked in 10 seconds. Judging by the airspeed it must weigh next nothing. Gotta build one, its on the to do list.B17 sounds like fun
If you need something motor/esc less, look at this tiny ultra light sail planes that will fly even with the little winds & currents on tiny hills...
OR... F3K/SAL, which you throw like a frisbee, and 60m height if you're good at it.
Anyway, I hope you're plan(e)s will be back up in the air in no time, and hopefully my component advice was not a source for failure :mrgreen: This is a bit smaller then what I usualy build so far