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Old 09-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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I am looking for some advice on electric sailplanes. I found the Hybrid electro on northeast sailplanes website. It looks like the airfoil I want.

Looking for something that is efficient and will fly great through the wind. One of the biggest features I am looking for is the ability to swap nose cones and go from electric back to regular nose. That way if I only have a short period of time to fly I can fly electric, if I have all day use winch or high start.

I like the carbon kevlar cap strip build on this one for durability.

let me know what you think and what the website it is sold on to look at.

looking to spend around 500.00 on the plane

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This should be moved to the electric sailplane section. Sorry didn't see that area. First time posting
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:37 AM   #2
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I am not sure what your budget is but I know there are probably several that meet your requirements. I know of one in particular sold by SoaringUSA.com called the Trinity. You can get it with an electric nose as well as the soaring nose cone.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
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Go Woody, or go home! The Olympic II and IIs have the former for running a 600 series motor, you could easily modify the nose cap to be removeable....it can be found at www.skybench.com.

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Personally I like the Bird of Time 3 meter.I have an original 1974 and plan to electrify it. I is made to use different weight blocks for wind and speed.
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I am looking for some advice on electric sailplanes. I found the Hybrid electro on northeast sailplanes website. It looks like the airfoil I want.

Looking for something that is efficient and will fly great through the wind. One of the biggest features I am looking for is the ability to swap nose cones and go from electric back to regular nose. That way if I only have a short period of time to fly I can fly electric, if I have all day use winch or high start.

I like the carbon kevlar cap strip build on this one for durability.

let me know what you think and what the website it is sold on to look at.

looking to spend around 500.00 on the plane

Mike

This should be moved to the electric sailplane section. Sorry didn't see that area. First time posting
Did you ever work out this quick change configuration? I would love to see it if you did.

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no never found one that was was easy to change from electric to regular nose.
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In many of the modern electrics, the motor just about replaces the nose weight, so, if you put a hook in it and tape back the blades, or remove them, you basically have a convertable plane. No need to remove the motor, you will just have to add lead back.

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The Olympic's are great! I'm flying mine with a Master Airscrew 2.5:1 gearbox with the MA 12" folding prop. I use 1800 to 2000 7 cell nicads for the weight to help with wind penetration. What a different world from 2 meters.
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Personally I like the Bird of Time 3 meter.I have an original 1974 and plan to electrify it. I is made to use different weight blocks for wind and speed.
I also have a BOT same vintage as yours and plan on going electric also. I plan on using an AXI 2808/24
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I have a mid 33 year old BOT that is electrified. I am using a Hacker b408L and it goes vertical - actually over powered. I am flying it with three cell 2100 Thunder Power packs and have put it a carbon rod to replace the steel rod. What a great plane . . .
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I have a mid 33 year old BOT that is electrified. I am using a Hacker b408L and it goes vertical - actually over powered. I am flying it with three cell 2100 Thunder Power packs and have put it a carbon rod to replace the steel rod. What a great plane . . .
The biggest and only problem with a BOT is getting it to land ...I need to come up with something for a spoiler setup. I do not want to open the wings up so it could be a challange.
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