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#1 Mr Kamikaze Dec 16, 2008 04:10 AM

ST Model ASW28
 
Any reports on these yet? Anyone got one flying that can tell us how it goes?

http://www.modelflight.com.au/st_mod...odel_asw28.htm

#2 me_wantee Dec 16, 2008 04:23 AM

Get a real one. :p
I know someone with one of these and he says its exceptional. He's very picky about his planes too. Apparently good thick fuse layup and great build quality.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...__(99.6in)_ARF
They do a DG-1000 too.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...M__(102in)_ARF
Apparently, also excellent and great to fly (if its your thing)

#3 ZIPPER Dec 16, 2008 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Kamikaze
Any reports on these yet? Anyone got one flying that can tell us how it goes?

http://www.modelflight.com.au/st_mod...odel_asw28.htm


They way you treat your planes, that nose will be off before you pack it in the car.

#4 euromodels Dec 16, 2008 04:40 AM

It comes with the same radio and power train like their Easy Fly glider.
It only runs a 2 cell Lipo, but still plenty of power due to its smaller size.
Wing two halves slides on a single CF tube spar, no wing joiner.

I saw their new DG-100; it is pretty cool with its retractable motor.

Generally, the ASW-28 and DG100 look good, parts fit much better.

#5 Mr Kamikaze Dec 16, 2008 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by me_wantee
Get a real one. :p
I know someone with one of these and he says its exceptional. He's very picky about his planes too. Apparently good thick fuse layup and great build quality.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...__(99.6in)_ARF
They do a DG-1000 too.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...M__(102in)_ARF
Apparently, also excellent and great to fly (if its your thing)

Hmmm is that Mav or Guy???

#6 Mr Kamikaze Dec 16, 2008 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by euromodels
It comes with the same radio and power train like their Easy Fly glider.
It only runs a 2 cell Lipo, but still plenty of power due to its smaller size.
Wing two halves slides on a single CF tube spar, no wing joiner.

I saw their new DG-100; it is pretty cool with its retractable motor.

Generally, the ASW-28 and DG100 look good, parts fit much better.

Yeah I saw the DG1000 today. Very trick the way the motor unfolds and folds away.

#7 me_wantee Dec 16, 2008 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Kamikaze
Hmmm is that Mav or Guy???

Both. Mav has the AWS, Guy the DG. I don't know anyone fussier about the quality of their planes.
If they say they are good, I'm convinced.

#8 Mr Kamikaze Dec 16, 2008 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by me_wantee
Both. Mav has the AWS, Guy the DG. I don't know anyone fussier about the quality of their planes.
If they say they are good, I'm convinced.

Yeah I met Guy yesterday. I bought some stuff off him that he had on the for sale thread. Your name was mentioned, in a nice way.

This ST MOdel AWS28 I'm looking at for flat land thermalling out here where I live between the slopes. Guy also mentioned DLG's he has one and says it goes great on the flatland but damn those things are expensive, except for the Canterbury Sailplanes Eagle which seems a bit heavy at 400gms compared to 250gms for a good moulded DLG.

#9 steve wenban Dec 16, 2008 01:40 PM

The ASW 28 the DG 1000 the Salto are all FLY FLY models,general glass work is good but they all need work to produce and aircraft that wont crack on the first landing ,none of them I would recommend as a thermal ship however , they are slope only .
SteveW

#10 evo62 Dec 16, 2008 03:15 PM

Isn't the plane Kamakazi referring to EPO? Or has discussion moved onto the ones from the Hobbycity link?

I was tossing up getting one of these (ST Models ASW 28) as a first sailplane - now the Easy glider has been discontinued.

clovus

#11 steve wenban Dec 16, 2008 03:25 PM

Mr K was talking about the EPO version but a glass version was also brought in to the discussion and as I own all 3 of the glass ones I thought it would be good to advise that they are not floaters just in case .
SteveW

#12 evo62 Dec 16, 2008 03:47 PM

I figured Steve,

If Modelfright can get me one delivered before monday I'll order the EPO version.

clovus

#13 Mr Kamikaze Dec 16, 2008 04:55 PM

Yeah they are $209 at my LHS with everything. Though I would not need the radio gear as I would use my own. But at 2 metres and a fyling weight of 520 grams approx it should be a real floater once its up there. Not looking for an extreme aerobatic glider, maybe some loops and rolls is about it. Relaxed easy flying. And the battery is 2s 1000mah which are cheap as chips if you want extras.

#14 steve wenban Dec 16, 2008 05:36 PM

That lump of foam should float around nicley Mr K and who know it could end up looking and pretty as Old Man Emu's easy star :)
SteveW

#15 RTFD Dec 22, 2008 08:15 PM

Got my ASW, have some prop troubles :o http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=971953


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