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Old Dec 17, 2014, 02:42 PM
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First thing Pete, you won't regret buying a Pulsar - don't be put off.
And, if you are going to jump in the pool, go head on if you can afford it. I've had most of the Pulsars except the big 4 metre jawn and the 3.6 is far and away to best flying of the lot. Just the jump from 3.2 to 3.6 is very noticable. Just do it.
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 02:51 PM
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I'm a bit late BUT what servos do you have on the flaps? If they are to small or way under wired they may not come down at high speed and any elv comp will cause a dive.
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 03:18 PM
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Hyperion ds095. The flaps were down, and and the recovery was immediate on retracting the flaps
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 09:13 PM
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I'm curious guys, say you had enough money for a 2 meter Pulsar but that same kind of bread can get you a 3 meter glider made in China . What's the pros and cons here?


Thanks in advance and again for the clarifications and such.

Pete
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 09:24 PM
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my experience is that in general the eastern european country/soviet block ships are better quality than that of the asian produced ones.

Just my two cents worth. The Pulsars are quality product that i consider equal to the ships Vladimir fabricates.
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 11:25 PM
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Hey Pete - I have said here and in other forums that the Pulsar 3.6 is a remarkable piece of work. I have flown all kinds of aircraft over 40+ years and this plane is an absolute JOY to fly. It does it's job (in this case - soaring / indicating lift / circling in lift / landing on a spot / etc) better than anything I have ever flown. The engineering and construction are absolutely top notch. You will not find the same characteristics in something from China at half the price. Outward appearances can be copied but the attention to detail and the overall performance of the package cannot.
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 03:53 AM
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I'm curious guys, say you had enough money for a 2 meter Pulsar but that same kind of bread can get you a 3 meter glider made in China . What's the pros and cons here?


Thanks in advance and again for the clarifications and such.

Pete
The hard part about a budget model for me is you are buying an unknown usually with no track record, whereas the Pulsar family has been through several generations and has a genuine pedigree.

Not a glider, but I've just retired a small sport model after 3 or 4 flights because the stab incidence is so far out the thing is unflyable - and it's not feasible to modify the way the stab is slotted thru the rear fuse. My point is it should never have gotten out of a factory into a shop as the design flaw was that obvious - that's what you risk when you buy an unknown.

Given the weight and aerodynamics of the Pulsar 2m, it's unlikely a 3m especially one built down to a price will fly any better - about the only potential benefit is going to be able to fly it farther away and still see it. But unless it can match the sink rate and glide angle of the Pulsar, even that might not be much benefit if you don't catch the same thermals.
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Thanks guys for the input I truly appreciate your insights.

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Hi to all
I see moustly is used motor Hacker B20 L for Pulsar 2m
How essential is to use motor with gear box and what is advantage of it - next to brushless without gearbox?

Also will with time, gear box first show sign of wear (grinding)-as weak point..... while motor would be still in good condition?
Thanks a lot
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An in-runner motor like the B-20 with gear box will fit better into the narrow nose of a Pulsar.
I have Hacker B-20 15L +4.1 motors in two Pulsar 2ms, and never had any problems with them. I use Graupner 10X6 props, with RMF spinners on a 3S LiPo.
They are little jewels.
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