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#1 coolgg Oct 01, 2012 07:37 PM

Whats the difference between these Dragonfly strongs?
There seem to be 2 versions of the pure glider (no motor) Dragonfly Strong from SUSA:
1 - As pictured on the current product page at SUSA, which has a white tailplane, white fuse and opaque white wings with some red color near the wing tips. Heres the link to this one: http://www.soaringusa.com/Dragonfly-Strong.html or here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=193

2 - Another version which has a red tailplane, white fuse and wings with transparent red covering/ultracote in the half near the fuselage and white for the other half near the wingtips. Heres a pic of this one:
In fact if you click on the 'view detailed images' at the SUSA web page linked above, it shows you pics of this one.

Does anybody know the differences between the 2 versions? How do the 2 versions compare in flight? And any idea how much the one with transparent wings and red tailplane used to cost new?

#2 scaflock Oct 01, 2012 09:33 PM

I'm pretty sure that there's no difference between them other than the covering design. Many of the manufacturers of these ARFs offer them in several different covering patterns.

#3 aeajr Oct 01, 2012 10:46 PM

I would ask SUSA.

#4 schrederman Oct 01, 2012 11:11 PM

I don't know either... but mine was yellow and transparent red. It flew very nicely...

#5 Evan D Oct 02, 2012 08:34 PM

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Mine, e version, recovered... excellent glider.

#6 jh2rc97 Oct 03, 2012 11:02 AM

That looks good!

#7 Evan D Oct 03, 2012 12:23 PM

It is my standard scheme. Not only that but use Monokote which doesn't warp as easy because it's higher heat. I thought it would be heavier but it turned out lighter than the original covering by about an ounce a wing panel. All told it was a plus, plus, plus...

#8 schrederman Oct 03, 2012 03:37 PM

Oh... Mine didn't have a moustache... :D

#9 jh2rc97 Oct 04, 2012 07:06 AM

Maybe I ought to recover mine with Monokote. I have a warp in a wing and I have tried to twist and heat but it comes back.


#10 Evan D Oct 04, 2012 10:30 AM

Mine too, one of the reasons I recovered and mentioned it.

#11 jh2rc97 Oct 04, 2012 04:58 PM


#12 pablo pinto Nov 10, 2012 09:08 PM

hi, i wanna know if the slope version can be convert to electric and what else i have to do when i cut the nose and modifide to put the brushless motor?
Thank you.

#13 Evan D Nov 12, 2012 08:41 PM

Pretty sure the thermal version (not slope) has a totally different fuse mould... Does that mean you can't cut the nose off and make it electric, you probably can and use some heat to get a more rounded nose...

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