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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:15 PM
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I want a glider

Hey guys so, I want a glider.

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:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 PM
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I have one and love it. It is Very strong, CF everywhere, the wing has no flex and it will fly out of your hand vertical at a good speed. You won't be disappointed with this plane. It is almost a hot liner... Dave/ZZ
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Butterfly Mini Glider (F/G Fuselage)

I got FlyFly Hobby Butterfly Mini Glider (F/G Fuselage),it is beautiful ,i bought it from http://www.f-hobby.com/index.php?gOo...3&productname=
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Hey guys so, I want a glider.

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:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
Only the Kv=1820 motor is any practical use for a glider, with 6" prop on 3S or better off with an 8" prop for 2S, as long as the motor can take about 15A. Power up to about 120W, which is enough for solid climb performance for a 2lb glider. You should be able to find a 1.8 to 2m balsa model in that weight range, with a lot more wing area and thus slower flight and potentially better thermalling than the 2 you linked.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:01 AM
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I have been very happy with the Dynam Glider. I just added a 1300 3s battery and HK Orange Receiver.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/60a-dy8929-sonic185-arf.html
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:25 AM
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hey thanks for the responses, i really like the scale planes like the ask21, but i wanna be able to ride thermals and fly for a while on one battery, but it can't be too hard to fly. As long as the assembly is semi easy than i can do it. Here is what i was thinking for the balsa wood route.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html


I wanna order something tonight so please give me whatever you think. AND NO MINIS!! No smaller than 1.5m wingspan (give or take a few)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Soccer,
You have pretty much the same criteria as I do right now. Low price, be able to thermal and slope, flies slow and fast, is acrobatic with ailerons, is semi scale, and an ARF.
I came up with this so far... http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...lass_ARF_.html
Why get the EPO one at 2000mm when you can have fiberglass and 2600mm?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:53 AM
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I saw that one but how much assembly is there? And how durable? Also what was the total cost with all of the electronics?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:39 AM
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I saw that one but how much assembly is there? And how durable? Also what was the total cost with all of the electronics?
Durability should be a key factor for any belly lander, particularly one with a big wing span that can be tough to keep level just before touchdown, at least in the beginning. Ayway I don't have a lot of foam planes but I am glad the glider is. Also it seems to be a very good deal at $90 with only a battery and receiver required.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:43 AM
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i like the one that realestateguy showed me, it seems nice but please tell me what you think?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Hey guys so, I want a glider.

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:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
I am surprised no one suggeted this.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/radian-pnp-PKZ4775
Check out the thread on it in the Glider section of this forum.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Glad I saw this thread the Ask is just what I have been looking for but did not realize it until I saw her. Nice fuselage and I like the wing span. Now that should be a nice one, at least close enough to tow up to altitude with my 80" Pawnee. I'm sure it cold be flown both ways at a fair price,well, at least before they add the ungodly amount of their shipping fee's. Dave/zeezee
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I like it but im a beginner and the shipping costs are outragious for hobbyking, ive seen the radian, but thats a little over my budget. Thanks
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Soccer...
here is a thread on the fiberglass 2600mm ASK21
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1291168
This is about as much as I know about it, as I have not pulled the trigger on this one yet.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:38 AM
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hey so what about this one?


http://www.hobbyking.com/mobile/prod...34&pparent=191
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