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#1 harrye Aug 10, 2011 03:13 PM

Esprit Ka8-b
 
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Guys,

I'm looking for feedback of any kind on the Ka8-b that Esprit is selling.

I don't think I could bring myself to electrify this beautiful glider so I would be using it on the slope.

TIA for any thoughts.

:harry

#2 Thermaleer Aug 10, 2011 11:02 PM

Darn right, no electrification on a vintage glider! I would search the rest of the forum to see if anyone has any idea. Good luck, and post how it turns out! Keep 'em flying, Joser

#3 Woodstock 1 Oct 17, 2011 12:47 PM

Anyone got any update :popcorn: ?

#4 Woodstock 1 Oct 18, 2011 07:12 AM

Oh well, I've ordered one (in Europe), I'll do a bit of a report? Or not...

I will probably not use spoilers, but instead modify the wings to have flaps + maybe larger ailerons. I know that isn't pure scale, but I am too much into low-'n-slow aerobatics to bother about that... Stand-off scale looks is all I want.

#5 JoseLG Oct 18, 2011 11:26 AM

Hi I've finished mine a few weeks ago. Not maiden yet.

It`s a product of ggod quality. I`ve used the motor suggested in the instructions. The nose is fiberglass and the motor have an extended shaft.

For balancing I've used a 4500-3S lipo and a bit of lead in the nose.

The electric airbrakes are fantastic. I have to recut the "top" of the brakes because some times get a bit jammed.

The included pilot is junk. The plastic cover of the wing is very fragile as the servo covers. The paint chips away of the plastic parts.

Probably I`ll maiden this weekend.

Cheers.
Josť L.G.


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