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Old 05-14-2012, 07:53 PM
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Does anyone recomend gliders that you like? Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:19 AM
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Does anyone recomend gliders thatyou like? Thanks!
If you want a good answer, you're going to have to give us more information.

What style of flying? What size? What budget?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:24 AM
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The style of flying is combat, relaxing fliers, and things like that. The budjet is $40 to $100. The size I want is 40'' to 2 meter.

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It's a tough question to answer right now for a simple reason.

You aren't going to find but one or two for sale, no matter how many we list. But stuff like that has never stopped some of us before.

Gentle Lady for an excellent beginner glider. You'll need a HiStart and more than the average RC field to fly it. Using a HiStart at your average RC field won't work very well. There used to be a DrifterII and a Sig Riser that were similar. They are excellent beginner gliders. If you're wanting to thermal and want to catch at least a few in your lifetime, keep in mind that the greater the wingspan the more probability you'll have finding lift and thermals. 2m is about where you'll have better luck.

The Bird of Time was available from Tower last year. It's 118" wing makes it a better bet finding thermals. Another HiStart required glider.
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Want something you can fly at the average RC field without getting in the way?

Electric motor in the nose.

Tower and Hangar9 have foamy things that're ready to go.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:07 PM
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Well I have a Hi-Start and my Dad has a Drifter II. How much is the Gentle Lady? A guy at my flying field had 2 gliders for sale, one a Drifter II and one a Gentle Lady. My Dad bought the Drifter for about $40 and the Gentle Lady was about the same.
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The style of flying is combat, relaxing fliers, and things like that. The budjet is $40 to $100. The size I want is 40'' to 2 meter.

Slope combat? You have to be talking EPP then as that is what is going to survive air combat. And the flying wings are the by far the most popular for air combat, but I also list some semi-scale planes. I just went to Yahoo and typed in EPP Combat Slope Gliders. That is how I found these links, though some of them I knew already.


I fly a Zagi 3C EPP flying wing which would be great for combat, butI don't fly slope combat so I can only recommend what I know is popular for this kind of flying.

Wing Warrior
http://wingwarrior.3dcartstores.com/

Zagi 5C Combat
http://www.zagi.com/zagi-gliders/zag...-combat-glider

Leading Edge Gliders Combat Wing
http://leadingedgegliders.com/eppGli...PrairieDog.php

Wowings Duck
http://wowings.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=3

Tornado
http://www.greatmodeldeals.com/products/tornado.htm

ME109 Slope combat Glider
http://www.californiasailplanes.com/

Mustang Combat gldier
http://www.californiasailplanes.com/

About Combat Sailplanes
http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/combat.html

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Gentle Lady for an excellent beginner glider. You'll need a HiStart and more than the average RC field to fly it. Using a HiStart at your average RC field won't work very well. There used to be a DrifterII and a Sig Riser that were similar. They are excellent beginner gliders. If you're wanting to thermal and want to catch at least a few in your lifetime, keep in mind that the greater the wingspan the more probability you'll have finding lift and thermals. 2m is about where you'll have better luck.

The Bird of Time was available from Tower last year. It's 118" wing makes it a better bet finding thermals. Another HiStart required glider.
The Bird of Time is still available from Tower Hobbies, both in kit and ARF form. The Sig Riser is still available from Sig - I just built my second one.

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How do the Leading Edge Gliders come? Just Foam sheets or formed parts? Thanks

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How do the Leading Edge Gliders come? Just Foam sheets or formed parts? Thanks

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why not go to the link and read?

Then hit the Contact Us and get a really accurate answer from the folks who make them.

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Would anyone recomend the House Of Balsa 2x4? Thanks![img]http//images.rcuniverse.com/fourm/urfiles/360884/jh15972.jpg-Windows Internet Explorer[/img]
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    Learned on a SIG Riser. Easy to build, inexpensive, and easy to fly. Very straightforward.
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Would anyone recomend the House Of Balsa 2x4? Thanks!

it's an excellent glider for a beginner.
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How about a Easy Built Model's Gremlin converted to R/C?
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I stopped reading when he said combat, easy flying and $40 in the same sentance.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:06 AM
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What do you mean?
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Windrider Bee 2?
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