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Old 04-23-2011, 03:50 AM
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Default 2-3M ep sailplane w/ailerons&flaps?

So my interest in RC planes recently rekindled after many years... I've picked up a high wing trainer, and I'm thinking an EP sailplane may be the next one.

I'd like something electric powered, 2 but preferably 3 meters, just for fun and relaxing recreational flying, and I'd like it to have flaps and ailerons. I also prefer the traditonal rudder/stabalizer tail.

I got to try a friend's Radian Pro, and it is a lot of fun, but I'd prefer something with a balsa/monokote type construction, and a bit larger.

I guess I'm looking for something like the Bird of Time, but with ailerons, flaps and EP- but I don't need a high $$$ competition type sailplane.


Any suggestions? Sorry for the beginner level quesion.
Old 04-23-2011, 04:03 AM
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Couiple of thoughts...

If you just want an ARF and don't need ribbed construction here is a nice 2.5 meter plane...

http://www.fvk.de/Englisch/Signal.html

If you want ribs/open bay then the planes get expensive really fast and most are RES.

If you want to build then go with the OLY III and convert it to flaps ailerons and electric.
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Thanks for the reply. I don't necessarily need ribbed construction I suppose, but want something nicer than plain foam.

The Signal, is there a retailer in the states? Also, I couldn't find much on theOLY III. Apparently my googlefu is weak today.
Old 04-26-2011, 01:21 PM
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I personally like my Great Planes Spirit Elite 2m (but the make a 100 inch span too) ... you can buy it as a Kit or an Almost Ready to Fly version ... Rudder, Elevator, Flaps and Aileron ... and I would suggest atleast a 7 or 8 channel computer radio ... so you can utilize all the cool features ... like Flap/aileron mixing Butterfly mode, Crow mode Variable camber/flap adjustment and differntial/dual rate setups ... Its really a nice glider though some will not agree ... I have had mine for years and have two back-up just in case I ever do something really stupid ... (so far that day hasn't happened) ,,, till I typed this ... LOL
Old 04-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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Is there an electric powered version? Otherwise I think it would fit the bill.

I'm also eyeballing the DX8 from Specktrum. Decent choice for sailplanes and general model flying?
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Do not know much about the DX8 ... but if its an 8-channel radio with sailplane functions ... should be fine ... I use a Futaba super 8 (3 of them) and on Futaba 9C ... I like'm ...

As for Spirit Elite Electric conversion ... Read this ... starting on page 32 ...

[link=http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/pdfs/RCSD-2010/RCSD-2010-12.pdf]RC Soaring Digest[/link]

here is my Spirit ...


you might browse [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/portal.php?id=5]RC Groups/Sailplanes[/link] for more info and choices on gliders and such ...
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Soaring USA has a nice selection:
http://www.soaringusa.com/products/s...ategory_id=267

Esprit models has a bunch under $300
http://www.espritmodel.com/index.asp...S&Category=551

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Thanks for those links! It seems tough to find a retailer googling around.
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Thanks for those links! It seems tough to find a retailer googling around.
Why struggle to find good sources on your own? We are all here to help one another.

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