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#1 dgliderguy Sep 30, 2012 02:24 AM

Electric spoilers from Hobby King-- mounting to BOT wing
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I just got my new pair of 250mm electric spoilers from Hobby King today, and I decided to mount them to my e-BOT this evening. No sweat! They dropped in faster than a pair of servos! And at only $24.99 for the pair, it was a real bargain that couldn't be passed up.

An easy evening's worth of work was all that was required to do the job, and now I have a way of coming down safely in big air, and I can drop the Bird of Time down onto a small patch at the schoolyard without risk of overshooting into the fence. I like it!

I've had my BOT ARF for going on nine years now, and it has been a fabulous thermal ship. About five years ago I converted it to electric power (AXI 2820/10 on 3s lipos), and just recently it went through a new facelift with an all-new covering job and new paint on the fuselage. It has been an excellent ship for parks and open fields, but with no spoilers or flaps, it required something the size of a large baseball diamond to get it down without risk of hitting anything. That problem has been solved now. I will be trying it out tomorrow at the flying field, and will report back here on how well the new spoilers performed.

Anybody else tried these yet?

#2 LVsoaring Sep 30, 2012 12:06 PM

Nice clean installation! Looking forward to the flight/landing report.

#3 R2R Sep 30, 2012 12:53 PM

Same here :popcorn: Thanks for posting!

#4 Plantation Bruce Sep 30, 2012 02:49 PM

Never used them but they look cool.

#5 dgliderguy Sep 30, 2012 11:24 PM

HK spoilers get a thumbs up from this thermal junkie
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Well, I tried out my new spoilers today, and they work great!

I had to mix some up elevator (around 20%), as the spoilers do cause a pronounced pitch down (negative pitch moment) when deployed, but with the elevator mix set to the correct value, deploying the spoilers leads to a pleasant and completely controllable nose-level descent all the way down to the spot.

No complaints from this consumer-- highly recommended!

#6 SarahW Oct 05, 2012 12:29 PM

I would like to get a set of electric spoilers for my glider, but the Hobby King does not seem to be working. Is there another place to order them?

#7 tkallev Oct 05, 2012 12:40 PM

Maxx Products also sells self-contained spoilers but they cost more than Hobby King ... but the quality is probably better than HK as well.



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