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Old 07-22-2005, 01:47 AM
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This is my Omega 1.8 from Nesail.com. My setup below puts out about 200 watts. Vertical climb and he seems to glide forever.
Motor: Razor 2500a
Prop: RFM 11x6.5
Esc: Castle Creations 25
Battery: 3s 2100 thunder power
AUW: 22 oz.

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Old 07-27-2005, 11:56 PM
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48" SR hobbies BD-5 - flyable, just never flown anymore
Zagi 5c - given away
60" Viking -DOA tail cut in half in combat
60' Viking -DOA salvaged for gear
Bee
Bat
Fly Q
Ion Pro - on bench

Hope to add more to my glider/sailplane collection.

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Old 07-28-2005, 06:42 PM
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Until recently (sold it) i flew the GP ElectroStreak ARF with a Jeti 15/4 Phasor and 8 cell niCd. Adored that plane.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:33 AM
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Yeah, a buddy at the field has an Electrostreak and it seems to be a very good model.
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:31 PM
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110" Elipsoid - Aveox F-10 - 8 cells - 70 ounces AUW.
the only other electric sailplane was a wal-mart wing on a self cut fuselage. Killed it a couple weeks ago. gotta cut a new fuselage. Oh well wasn't all that happy with that one anyway.
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:15 AM
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Tone,

I have a lot to repair currently, Omega 1.8 and the Flash 60e.
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Old 07-30-2005, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason T
Yeah, a buddy at the field has an Electrostreak and it seems to be a very good model.
It's a fantastic little plane, imo. Very capable, and with a good brushless setup, quite nimble and quick....but still able to be flown in small areas.
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:59 PM
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I think my buddy is flying his with a brushed motor, Endoplasma with a gearbox and performs very well.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:04 PM
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Ifly a Greatplanes Spectra, stock motor. I purchased this after a failed attempt of converting a Spirit to Electric. It flies well, but is heavy with stock equip and standard 7 cell.

I was considering upgrading, but have decided to go with a slow/park flyer instead. I currently have a post in the park/slow flyer section looking for suggestions, if you have any info.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:17 AM
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Default skimmer 400

400 eflite brushless phoenix25 ESC and 11.1v 15c 910mah kokam, or 8 cell 1100 nimh. epoxy coated canopy/hatch and bottom fuse. canopy secured with velcro. i've been kicking around the idea of adding ailerons, but haven't done anything yet.
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:39 AM
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OK here goes. 5 years ago I impulse bought a Windstar EP glider and all the goodies to make her fly. I just assembled it last week and maidened her last Saturday. I installed the stock Mabuchi 540 brushed motor, Hitec SP-1003 cutoff, a 1400 Mah Nicad battery. I put about 5 flights on her and maybe got her to thermal for about 5 minutes. :o
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:33 AM
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These things are addicting especially when you can find some good thermals. I'm still learning.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:46 AM
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I fly a Graupner Cumulus 98. She's powered by the geared Graupner Speed 480, with a Hitec Focus III guiding it. This was my first EP sailplane, and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:52 AM
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I'll add my thermal fleet. Sorry only two of them are EP at the moment but one is in consideration and the DLG is getting a EP fuselage version soon.

The red and yellow plane is my F5J comp glider which is a Poly Sergio 2.2meter with a speed 400 and comsmotech planetary gearbox running on a 8 cell Kan 1050 or GP1100 pack.

The blue and yellow plane is my 2meter Electra ARF with a Graupner speed 600 race also running on 8 cells but a Sub C pack.

The big white scale thingy is my 5 meter Nimbus. Still haven't figured out how to get that one in the air but she'll probably get a slimer on a pod or something.

Then the in flight yellow and balsa colored one is my Quickflick IID scratchbuilt discus launch glider designed by my good friend Paul Daniels in Aus. More info on this one can be gotten from me as short kits are now available for the lucky folks in the states. I am working on a Eflite park 370 outrunner powered fuselage for this one.

Other than these I fly a bunch of slope gliders mostly wings.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:55 PM
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Very nice thermal fleet there.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:18 AM
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filip 600 - 2 meter with axi 2820/10 - 12x6 prop - 8 cell 1700 mah nimh.......added one inch to the rudder and enlarged the stab by 12%....and that did the trick ....excellent flyer and really hauls butt on the climb out.....

bass flyer - 60 inch span sailplane desinged by myself and my flying buddy gene.......i currently run a mega 16/15/6 brushless with a jeti 30 amp speed control......7 cell 950 mah nimh......i consistantly get 30+ minute flights on a battery pack.....very solid flyer and good looking......polyhederal wing with ellipitical tips and tail feathers.......

photos forthcoming

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:35 AM
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I currently have an Ascent with a t400 outrunner,a gw20 esc,and a graupner 6/5 folder.Also a Dymond Take It Easy 2meter,17 turn Promax Car motor,witha great Planes 30 amp esc, 7cell1300 nicad battery.
Hey Bruno the windstar was my first epower glider and my first ever 43 minute flight .Only mod was a Graupner Cam 9/5 folding prop. The prop alone made a world of difference.

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Old 08-08-2005, 05:54 AM
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My hanger consists of the following:
1. Omega 1.5
2. Mytus
3. Chip
4. Mefisto
5. Uhu
6. eHawk 2000
7. Omei 2000
8. Electron 400
9. Loadstar 600
10. Ascent
11. Thermic Traveller
12. Robbe Varta Fly
13. Scandia
14. Sorcerer (under construction)
15. Sprinter (the Brown Airplane Delivery Truck stopped by today)
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:42 AM
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I have 8 thermal duration sailplanes and 3 slope gliders, but none of them are electric, so I won't list them here.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:49 PM
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Uhmmm well technically speaking aren't they electric? I mean your radio gear runs off of electricity so it's still purely electric isn't it? Hehehe
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:03 AM
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Yes, you are right! All my planes are electrics! That's the Ticket! Yea!
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I've been flying a Kyosho Stratus for the last few years and will soon be flying a "Soaring Star" with a new radio.
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Old 08-12-2005, 05:31 AM
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I had hoped to fly a Cermark Mini-Pheonix but the fuselage on the plane was damaged on receipt....so was the replacement.....so was the replacement for the replacement. Hope to get my monies returned. Beware of CERMARK.

I've flown other planes, parkzone J-3 cub and the F-27 Stryker but would like to glide. Looking for a park flyer glider with under a 60" wingspan. Suggestions???
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I had hoped to fly a Cermark Mini-Pheonix but the fuselage on the plane was damaged on receipt....so was the replacement.....so was the replacement for the replacement. Hope to get my monies returned. Beware of CERMARK.

I've flown other planes, parkzone J-3 cub and the F-27 Stryker but would like to glide. Looking for a park flyer glider with under a 60" wingspan. Suggestions???
ELECTRIC PARK/GLIDERS


They can do loops and simple aerobatics, but are very good at thermal
soaring. The Aerobird and the T-Hawk, which are often mentioned as first
parkflyers, glide and thermal pretty well.

Some are RTF which are fully built, include all the radio gear with everything installed. Battery and charger are included with the RTF planes. Some are ARFs where you assemble the simple package, then add your own radio equipment. Some are available either way.


Easy Star - RTF -
This is a Park Glider - can be flown as parkflyer or glider
Great keep in the car plane!
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/240025.asp
Easy Star - ARF - Add you own radio gear
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/240009.asp
Discussion Thread on Easy Star
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258656
Video - touch and gos
http://plawner.org/video/easygo.wmv
Video - Testing the plane's behavior
http://plawner.org/video/easystar.wmv

Ascent - this is a park glider ARF
It can be flown as a parkflyer or a glider
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByCategory/Product/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL1075
Review
http://rcgroups.com/links/index.php?t=article&cat=237&id=4233


Easy Glider - This is probably too large to be considered a park flyer but the combination of great flying ability, tough Elapor construction and great
thermal or slope soaring ability makes this an excellent first electric
sailplane.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKHS8&P=7
http://www.multiplexusa.com/models/ParkFliers/EasyGliderE.htm
http://www.modelspot.com/mpx/easyglider.htm
Video
http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorschau/upload/d_videos/easyglider_electric.wmv
http://www.elflight.dk/video5/easy-gl-hang.wmv
Discussion Thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347989

This article may be helpful in understanding lift and the fun that e-gliders
offer to the electric flyer.

Finding Lift
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=57
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Old 08-13-2005, 04:49 AM
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Thanks Ed for all the informationon Park Flyers/Gliders. That Ascent by E-Flite looks interesting to me.

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