Yesterday I purchased a Nine Eagles Sky Climber electric glider from my local Hobbystores.
I could not resist this model, it's good looks and great price of £89.00 means that I can have a cheap soaring fix!
The model is of excellent quality. The wings are retained using a carbon spar. Two plastic clips fit into slots in the underside of each wing to hold the spar and wings in place, this makes removing the wings a breeze.
The wing servos fit nicely into plastic clips and are then retained by screws with large washers.
The horizontal stabilizer is held on with one screw. The model features a magnetic hatch on the underside of the fuselage, I am a little confused because there is a battery retaining strap in the cockpit. This hatch could be used to access the RX and wiring, a nice touch!
The manual is poor however, a beginner will have this glider together in no time. The clevis connectors are cheap and it might be an idea to replace them.
The motor was a little fiddly to mount due to lack of space in the front fuselage. The prop adapter has two grub screws to hold the adapter in place.
I have found an amusing video on YouTube made by the Silly Fokkers reviewing this glider.
2008mm Wing Span
Overall Length 1210mm
Flying Weight: 950g+20g
motor 2835 1050KV
I will let you know the results of my flight testing as soon as I can get to the field.
I intend to remove the decals, they peel off without damage. I will fit a clear transparent canopy fabricated from plastic card and a cockpit with a HobbyKing glider pilot which I have ordered. These finishing touches will really round off this model.
Look fwd to flying in some thermals.....