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munen123
12-30-2006, 10:13 AM
I was just looking round for a e-sailplane and I found this:

http://www.mountainmodels.com/product_info.php?cPath=25_28&products_id=173

I was wondering if anyone has one of these or if anyone has any opinions about this plane...

Sky Sharkster
12-30-2006, 12:08 PM
Hello Munen, Welcome to Wattflyer! I saw the HighRise fly a few years ago, when it first came out. Ed Berg, who designed the model, was test-flying it. At the time, his company was called UpSlope Sailplanes, the design was later produced by MM/Laser Arts. It seemed to be a very good LMR for "speed 400" geared motors, good climb and excellent glide. The model was set up with flapperons and (I believe) used a camber-changing function for the glide control, which allowed it to really slow down.
It is a motorized version of the "Spinner" DLG, another good glider.
If you don't plan on entering LMR contests, a brushless outrunner or geared inrunner would make a great upgrade.
Good Luck!
Ron

munen123
01-06-2007, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the info :)

AEAJR
01-06-2007, 11:28 AM
Whether it is good for you or not depends on what you want from the plane.

Personally I would trust anything from MM as being a good flyer and a good quality kit.

So, what are you looking for in a plane? Why this one?

munen123
01-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Well I guess what I am looking for is:

a plane that has ailerons,

one that can handle some wind,

one that has an electric motor (brushless/lipo),

one that can handle some bad landings...

I fly wings usually and I love the epp durability.

Oh yea and a kit that is well put together and has really good instructions as my building skills are not expert but rather medium...

Think Highrise fits that bill?

AEAJR
01-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Well I guess what I am looking for is:

a plane that has ailerons,

one that can handle some wind,

one that has an electric motor (brushless/lipo),

one that can handle some bad landings...

I fly wings usually and I love the epp durability.

Oh yea and a kit that is well put together and has really good instructions as my building skills are not expert but rather medium...

Think Highrise fits that bill?

I think the Highrise fits the bill.

Not sure what you mean by catch some wind. Slope soaring I presume. Should work for that too.

munen123
01-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Cool looks like im ordering a highrise....

god knows when i get it done but i will try to post some picts when i do ;)