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#1 studioRS Oct 13, 2011 02:59 PM

ASW-17 from ST Models
 
I noticed this over on hype-rc.de website and then found it available through SMC in the UK. Unfortunately, not available from towerhobbies.com yet...

Please send in your requests to Hobbico airsupport@hobbico.com so Tower Hobbies can sell this!

Has anyone flown this or own one yet? Anxious to see the reviews, looks nice.

ST Models has stepped up to the plate and produced this and a new re-designed DG-1001M version with fresh kewlartdesigns.com style graphics and landing gear. Wonder if the designers at ST Models are viewing my photos over here?

http://www.hype-rc.de/?page=shop/fly...e&setlang=deu#

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=36234

http://www.hype-rc.de/shop_image/pro...a868d4c6a1.jpg

http://www.hype-rc.de/shop_image/pro...e9090cf1e7.jpg

#2 prodjx Oct 14, 2011 12:52 AM

In the look's department it's a stretch as a 17. Just another e-glider. Thank goodness I scratch build.

#3 rcsoar4fun Dec 03, 2011 04:15 PM

There was a review of this in one of the British mags, RCM&E I believe. Basically seemed to fly pretty good. It did show some pics of the root, there is a ton of undercamber in the airfoil.

#4 Roachie Dec 03, 2011 11:12 PM

Interestingly though it doesnt show up on the ST Model web site yet

#5 studioRS Dec 04, 2011 08:27 AM

I saw the same that it didn't show on the ST Models website. There is a link on the site that allows you to gain access to high res files ;). I'll post these up after reducing the size.

#6 stevespana Feb 11, 2012 02:37 PM

If anyone's still interested I've pulled the trigger on one of these and should have it in my hands middle of next week.

I just couldn't resist it.

Steve.

#7 Roachie Feb 11, 2012 08:01 PM

Yeah....

I've been tossing up the idea myself.....

Let us know how it all goes when you get it

Good Luck

Regards

#8 studioRS Feb 11, 2012 08:25 PM

I'll try to post up the photos. It is a very nice sailplane.

#9 studioRS Feb 11, 2012 08:28 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snhvYSsBNMA

#10 Dave Garwood Feb 19, 2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by stevespana (Post 20714010)
If anyone's still interested I've pulled the trigger on one of these and should have it in my hands middle of next week. I just couldn't resist it. Steve.

Steve,

I'm interested. I like the appearance of this plane.
Yes, please let us know your impressions when
you get it, and as you build it and fly it.

// Dave

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#11 Dave Garwood Feb 19, 2012 08:57 AM

Asking Tower to add a kit
 
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Originally Posted by studioRS (Post 19584828)
I noticed this over on hype-rc.de website and then found it available through SMC in the UK. Unfortunately, not available from towerhobbies.com yet...

Thompson,

Thanks for posting this.
I like scale looking sailplanes with cruciform horizontal stabs. (non T-tail)
This one reminds me of the Multiplex FIESTA (non-scale sailplane)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1595696

I don't mind asking Tower Hobbies (Illinois, USA) to consider stocking it.
Do you know if we've had any success at asking Tower to add a kit to their line?

// Dave

#12 stevespana Feb 19, 2012 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Garwood (Post 20792036)
Steve,

I'm interested. I like the appearance of this plane.
Yes, please let us know your impressions when
you get it, and as you build it and fly it.

// Dave

.

Hi Dave,

I'll certainly post my impressions when I get it.......still waiting for it to arrive at my LHS.
Hoping it arrives soon as I have a holiday Thursday and Friday so looking forward to a long weekend of flying if the weather plays ball.

Steve.

#13 studioRS Feb 19, 2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave Garwood (Post 20792327)
Thompson,

Thanks for posting this.
I like scale looking sailplanes with cruciform horizontal stabs. (non T-tail)
This one reminds me of the Multiplex FIESTA (non-scale sailplane)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1595696

I don't mind asking Tower Hobbies (Illinois, USA) to consider stocking it.
Do you know if we've had any success at asking Tower to add a kit to their line?

// Dave

You are welcome. I asked Hobbico distributing (listed on ST Models as the contact - airsupport@hobbico.com ) but received a canned response, not at this time. However, the squeaky wheel gets the grease and I would hope they listen, if enough interested parties request.

Since I really like ST-Models products and how well they fly, this ASW-17 would fit nicely with my other two ST Model ASW-28 and DG-1000 sailplanes! I really think that Tower Hobbies could sell a lot of these.

Photos are from ST-Models

#14 gordynic Feb 19, 2012 11:17 AM

had mine since last november, only flew it mid January. Everything that was said in the RCME review was correct , flies really well, use correct battery , first flight I used an available 800mah and she was very twitchy bought a 1500 now and it has cured any problems with a rearward cg............. all in all, not bad value for money

#15 Dave Garwood Feb 19, 2012 11:17 AM

This plane work for ALES contests?
 
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Originally Posted by studioRS (Post 20792700)
Photos are from ST-Models

Thompson,
Thanks for posting the construction photos. I'm liking this model more and more.
Reminds me of a MULTIPLEX EASY GLIDER PRO - only better looking.

Steve,
In your flight testing, if you find it can get to 200 meters altitude in 30 seconds with stock
motor and prop, then it's a candidate for Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) competition.
At least for those of us who go to those contests with molded foam planes. <vlg>

// Dave

CAMS-Polecat-Soaring Circuits 2K12 ALES Open Soar
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1572895

US ALES (Altitude Limited Electric Soaring)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1330889


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