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#1 Lip. Sep 11, 2008 11:30 AM

Parkzone radian - New 2m Span RTF Glider.
I was just about to order a parkzone spitfire and was wishing parkzone would do a glider, popped onto their website and spotted this...


looks like a venturer, anyone know anymore about this?

#2 turbonut Sep 11, 2008 01:16 PM

should be getting the info from my rep today! I just got off the phone with maybe we will have it for Christmas!

#3 stumper Sep 11, 2008 01:19 PM

showing availability in mid-Oct. Looks to be adequately powered and larger than the e-flite ascent at 2 meter span.


#4 gandhimtb Sep 11, 2008 01:35 PM

sweeet, but doesnt a park 480 sound a bit heavy for a glider?

#5 Dave Eichstedt Sep 11, 2008 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by gandhimtb
sweeet, but doesnt a park 480 sound a bit heavy for a glider?

Not a Park 480, but the same brushless 480 we use in the T-28 and Corsair. We started with a smaller motor but switched to this one for more reliability. One thing's for sure, there's no lack of climb performance.

When flown with the 1300 mAh battery included with the RTF, the cg works well and the airplane doesn't fly heavy at all. Put in a heavier battery, though, and you can tell the difference due to the extra weight and the forward cg.

We should have some video posted tomorrow. Not sure why it didn't make it up on the web today.

-->No sooner did I post this, than the video has appeared on the ParkZone website!

This is a nice, relaxing airplane, and you don't have to be a sailplane fan to enjoy it. The performance is very good.

First production run is almost done, and they should be hitting the water in the next few days, so the late October release date is real.

Horizon Hobby

#6 Lip. Sep 11, 2008 02:08 PM

is horizon hobby in the UK? im going to be keeping a close eye on this one!

#7 Lip. Sep 11, 2008 02:47 PM

is it me or does that fly really really slow!!!!

#8 Dave Eichstedt Sep 11, 2008 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by Lip.
is it me or does that fly really really slow!!!!

Yes we're in the UK, and yes, it flies slowly!

#9 hpiguy Sep 11, 2008 03:11 PM

I thought Horizon Hobby was in Champaign, IL. Never knew it was in the UK.

#10 Lip. Sep 11, 2008 03:53 PM

any ideas on uk price?

#11 isvana Sep 11, 2008 05:17 PM

I was tempted by the PZ Corsair, but this looks more relaxing!

Lip - you can google plenty of UK suppliers for PZ products in the UK...

#12 7rider Sep 11, 2008 06:24 PM

Nice, understated graphics (I've been looking at too many 3D planes lately).

Good bundle with the full range 2.4 GHz receiver.

#13 Lip. Sep 12, 2008 02:29 AM

no prices as of yet though for uk.

#14 Fly Or Die Sep 12, 2008 09:03 AM

I might well get the airframe. I need a glider.

#15 Lip. Sep 12, 2008 01:16 PM

I need to know prices, as im looking at a spitfire, and can only have one! the fact its 2.6ghz and a glider is a plus as its origionally what I was looking for.

can anyone help me decide? spitfire or glider?

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