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Old 03-14-2015, 06:25 AM
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Unhappy Crashed my Renny 2M

It looks like a pushrod to the tail broke and thus I lost elevator control - result was left turn only.

Does anyone know where I can buy parts - in particular I need a new wing, looks to be too bad to repair. Might be able to repair the fuse. Motor and electronics seem OK.

Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:40 AM
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Don't know where you would get parts. But post some photos and perhaps we can help you with the repairs.

I have not seen that sold for years. I had considered buying one at one time. Nice glider.


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Old 03-18-2015, 10:37 AM
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After looking more closely the fuse is broken in two places and the wing is very beat up. Not too optimistic about a repair.

I'm looking for a two meter kit with ailerons. I'm guessing that the motor and other electronics are ok,still need to do some testing. So if I get another 2 meter I should be able to use what I already have.
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There are lots of good ones out there. What is your budget? Competition or sport flying? Thermal or slope?
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:09 PM
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Just sport at this time. It seems there are a number of 2 meter kits, but most do not have ailerons.
I have been looking into adding them to a Gentle Lady or similar plane.

But I have time yet to look around.
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So, are you looking for a kit rather than an ARF?

The Renny was a 2M ARF. If I look at something in a similar size and price range, I find plenty for you to look at. See if any of these grabs your interest.


Sweet Sport
http://www.espritmodel.com/sweet-sport-1-8e-arf.aspx


Astra
http://www.soaringusa.com/Astra-Electric-Sailplane.html
http://www.espritmodel.com/astra-215e-f5jales-arf.aspx

Avia - 2 of these in our club
http://www.espritmodel.com/avia-2-5e...s-arc-arf.aspx

Meteor
http://www.espritmodel.com/meteor-2e-f5j-ales-arf.aspx

Omega
http://www.soaringusa.com/Omega-F5J-2.0e.html


Pegasus - V tail
http://www.espritmodel.com/pegasus-v...-ales-arf.aspx

Prelude

http://www.soaringusa.com/Omega-F5J-2.0e.html


Siesta
http://www.espritmodel.com/siesta-19e-f5jales-arf.aspx

Supersport
http://www.espritmodel.com/super-spo...e-arc-arf.aspx
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the list, in my searching so far I have not found any of these. I'll check these and see what I think
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Just to make it even harder to choose, here comes some more alteratives

If you don't mind building you might want to have a look at Höllein's kits. I don't think they are very much known in the US, but in Europe their kit is considered as high quality and very well flying. For example there is Climaxx Compact which is 2m and has ailerons:
http://www.hoelleinshop.com/Models-Helicopters/Planes/Electric-Sailplanes/Hoellein/CLIMAXX-COMPACT-Elektroversion-CNC-Holzbausatz-Made-in-Germany-.htm?shop=hoellein_e&SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr=GRU1070&t=49301&c=12327&p=12327

Personally I find their new Introduction F5J very appealing, but I try to restrict myself from buying another plane:
http://www.hoelleinshop.com/Models-H...=12327&p=12327


If you are open to other alternative you might find Watts Up interesting. It's a 100 inch electric RES-glider with plan and short-kit available from Traplet (don't they have a US office too?). The kit is very complete and contains far more parts than I thought it would and the balsa needed to buy separately is limited to a few sheets. The designer, Brian Austin, have also produced plans for a two-meter- as well as a 3.1-meter wing so the same fuselage could be used with different wings for different wind conditions. He (Mr Austin) - as well as several others - has also showed in several competitions that the plane could challenge far more expensive planes.
http://gb.trapletshop.com/watts-up-100-laser-cut-wood-pack
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1108935


Also a bit larger than your preferred 2m is E-Phönix from Modellbau Thiele. I'm currently building - or rather assembling - it's bigger brother (or is it sister when talking about planes?), the E-Klapperstorch2, a kit which is very complete and of exceptional high quality. Their homepage is only in German, but GoogleTranslate does a fairly descent job translating it. Writing to them in English was no problem.
http://www.modellbau-thiele.de/ (Click Modelle and then Electroflugmodelle)


Getting back to 2m another place to look is R2Hobbies. Most (if not all) of their kit is very good value for money. I have their Raptor Advance which is a very nice plane but I find it's sinking speed a tad bit to large to be competitive (at least in my clumsy hands), but it is great fun for sports flying. I have also their Spectre DLG and two friends are building their VGA Advance. All ARF-kits are very complete including push-rods, servo-covers, etc, etc. To VGA even spinner and propeller were included.
http://www.r2hobbies.com/4ch-rc-ep-2...sailplane.html
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1507043


Last, but not least, don't be afraid to read through the for-sale ads, or - even better - put in a wanted-ad yourself. You'll probably get several offers of used planes to very competitive prices, although the offered planes might not be exactly what you asked for. Last year I was preparing to step up from my 2m rudder-elevator-throttle plane and was looking for something in the vicinity of 2.5m when I was offered a used 3.1m Graphite-e from Vladimir Models at a price that I couldn't resist. The plane felt very intimidating when handling on ground, but once in the air it turned out to be far easier to fly than my Fling-2m and EasyGliderPro. My point is, if you isn't restricted to 2m-planes due to storage or logistics reasons, you'll probably find far more alternative planes that fills your wishes.

Wish you luck in selecting your new plane

/Stefan

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Old 03-28-2015, 11:49 AM
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Thanks to all with suggestions. Still looking, likely not going to decide until sometime this summer.
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Hello , my name is Tim From Marietta Ga, I fly Hang gliders at Lookout in Chatt. every weekend. I saw your post and thought it might be worth a shot. I have a Renney that I ground looped the other day and broke the carbon fiber wing rod, the only thing that broke other than a wing bolt. Curious if you still have yours and would be willing to sell to me, any thoughts ? Thanks Tim. 802 793 9539
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Sorry, but it is long gone. I beat it up pretty well.
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Howdy,

I have a nice Renny 2m electric that I flew for a couple of years. I fly gas IMAC now and don't really fly it anymore.
If you are interested in another one ready for your receiver let me know. I would rather it fly in good hands than gather dust...
Has Hacker motor and Castle ESC with all Hitec metal gear servos. If interested, drop me an email at: timbeghtol@gmail.com
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