RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring Discuss rc gliders,rc sailplanes and slope soaring in this forum. Thermaling techniques, airfoils, tips, etc

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:44 PM
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I recently got this in a deal and I been in this hobby for a long time but never seen this before maybe you can shed some light on what model it works best with and perhaps give me a value
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Google helps:
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Thanks for the information but what model glider?? and non of the company listed on that page show this item on there site's
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I would think this is something more useful for a hotliner than a thermal duration electric glider. The motor on my electric gliders only run during the climb phase. Once the correct pitch has been selected for a proper climb, there is no need for the pitch to be change in flight.



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I agree this seems to be a solution for a problem we don't see (maybe even don't have).

As to hotliners, I agree it would give them better acceleration after take-off. But I would even try the thing in my thermal glider because I have a different flying style (obviously). After seeing the birds with envy, I tried their method: I climb the glider to 500 ft and level off to low-power slow flight to search for thermals. When I find one the motor is stopped. When it goes down I stop the descent at 300 ft and continue in low-power slow flight till I find the next thermal. I don't know if I could win a contest this way but I like it.

Anyway, the 2-pitch prop would make the drive more efficient in both fast climb and slow level flight.
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Wow I'm shocked I just found this thing in a European website they have it listed for 160.00 usd
I wouldn't have thought it be that high.
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