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Old 10-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Thinking about branching into the glider plane arena. I'm looking for a sub 2m span electric powered glider, less than about 100. At the moment I'm thinking of between an ST Model Fox or Blaze. At the moment, the Blaze (1.6m span) is winning because its a bit smaller and a bit heavier so should cope with the wind a bit better. On the other hand, the Fox is a scale glider and I much prefer the scale looks, but at 1.8m its a little bigger than what I want. I've been flying 4ch planes (PZ T28, Maxthrust Riot) for about a year and handle them pretty well (but no expert!). I DON'T want a screaming pylon racer.......

Any comments on the two gliders would be much appreciated!
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Thinking about branching into the glider plane arena. I'm looking for a sub 2m span electric powered glider, less than about 100. At the moment I'm thinking of between an ST Model Fox or Blaze. At the moment, the Blaze (1.6m span) is winning because its a bit smaller and a bit heavier so should cope with the wind a bit better. On the other hand, the Fox is a scale glider and I much prefer the scale looks, but at 1.8m its a little bigger than what I want. I've been flying 4ch planes (PZ T28, Maxthrust Riot) for about a year and handle them pretty well (but no expert!). I DON'T want a screaming pylon racer.......

Any comments on the two gliders would be much appreciated!
Hi I think the fox would be a better glider to start out with, a v tail gets some getting used to and is a little difficult for a person to setup starting out in Rc with, That being said, i like both Gliders

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1332900

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1459098

dont do any power dives with the Blaze v tail it might not be able to pull out.

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Thanks Chellie,
Useful info for sure!

Thinking even more towards the Fox as its based on a real plane, not a fan of non-scale looking planes. Plus the name 'Fox' is awesome!
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You can always ballast a sailplane a bit to deal with wind. This is very common.

We used to permanently cap one end of the wing joiner tube and put lead shot inside then stuff in tissue to hold the shot in place. Works great. Generally found that limiting max ballast to 1/2 the max shot the tube could hold would be within the safe payload range of the sailplane.
Easy way to deal with it if the model uses a tube for joining the wings to each other and/or to the fuselage.

For powered sailplanes you should be able to just go to a bigger battery.
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Looks like my new toy will arrive tomorrow! Went for the 'Fox' nice name, nice lines! Now, how do I persuade my wife that the rather large box is not 'another plane, we're meant to be saving to move hose'
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Looks like my new toy will arrive tomorrow! Went for the 'Fox' nice name, nice lines! Now, how do I persuade my wife that the rather large box is not 'another plane, we're meant to be saving to move hose'
Tell your better half that, your Model Aircraft Hobby, Keep you away from the beer pubs and pool Halls and it keeps you from Chasing Wild Women LOL, tell her that a Beautiful Woman approached you and you told her to get away from you, because your a Married Man I dont think you will have any more problems trying to hide your airplanes after That But She is going to be all over you, so get ready for that LOL

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So, I'm ready to glide! Quick question, the recommended battery is 1000 to 1300. If my 1800 fits, will or be an issue? 3s 20c
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