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#1 soccer du25 Nov 14, 2012 10:29 AM

what glider please!!
Hey guys so, I want a glider.( this is a repost as i found the sailplanes section)

I have about $160 usd to spend, and i want the most for my money.
I would like some highs speeds but i want to be able to stay in the air for a while, riding thermals etc. I am a new glider pilot, but i have plenty of other plane experience, i will order off of any website, (keep shipping+ battery in mind). I do not mind assembly, but i don't want it from scratch, if it requires me to put any coating on or any balsa wood assembly, im out! I like sleek and original designs but as long as it isnt too bulky it is okay, i also prefer a larger wing span over a smaller! I would love any suggestions.

I already have a reciever and a dx5, plenty of servo cables, an 1820kv and a 3400kv motor, I also have a 70a and a 40a esc. As long as the total price is around 160 i am down with it.

Here is what i have seen so far:



#2 Belem Nov 14, 2012 12:30 PM

Your links are broken.

#3 soccer du25 Nov 14, 2012 12:35 PM


#4 soccer du25 Nov 14, 2012 12:38 PM


#5 soccer du25 Nov 14, 2012 02:00 PM

Been looking a lot, found this:


Think ill get it but what prop, motor, and servos and battery?? I cant find any exact ones, i would like to order it tonight, aldo know i do want speed and max flight time!!


#6 Belem Nov 14, 2012 03:45 PM

Might consider looking at one of these if you want to go HobbyKing http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1338888

#7 homedefender83 Nov 15, 2012 03:18 AM

I love my EasyGliderPro from Multiplex. I would suggest taking a peek at that.

#8 soccer du25 Nov 15, 2012 05:55 AM

Im goin with the alps i just gotta figure out what electronics go with it

#9 JimNM Nov 15, 2012 09:21 AM

Umm, you jumped to a conclusion before you had the input you requested.... This may be a lost cause, but have a read in this thread...

I have had two copies of the Alps - but flew fine a Boom and Zoom warmliners, but suffered from weak tail sections in the fuse. It will thermal, but so will a Cub, in the right conditions. The ALPS will NOT thermal in moderate or weak lift. It is a fast cruiser, much like the Zephyr 70 from Hobby King.

#10 soccer du25 Nov 15, 2012 02:11 PM

Well i have done plenty of research and found i like this plane. It seems to be best for my price. Thanks for the help, i will reinforce the the fuselage and i think ive found the electronics

#11 homedefender83 Nov 20, 2012 01:23 AM

Jim is right. You freaken blew it.

#12 Flyextreme Nov 20, 2012 02:17 AM

Live and learn.............

#13 soccer du25 Nov 20, 2012 11:03 AM

I listened to him and read all the forums on the plane, finally ended with the radian pro, i mowed a few lawns and got enough. I did listen to jim And understood the alps it needed some work that i was up for. I dont understand how i blew it.

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