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Old May 20, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Esprit Models Super Sport 3S/E Feedback Please

Guys,

I'm looking for feedback on the Esprit / Top Model Super Sport 3S/E e-glider.

Specifically, thoughts on:

Over all quality.

AUW.

Thermal flying qualities.


In short, any thoughts for a prospective new owner.

I love the old school-ish design but that won't matter much if the glider doesn't fly well.

I'm especially interested in any impressions of this glider vs the E-Flite Mystique.

TIA.

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Old May 21, 2013, 06:17 PM
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We just started building one for our store. Will post pictures tomorrow and make video early next week.

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Old May 21, 2013, 07:38 PM
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We just started building one for our store. Will post pictures tomorrow and make video early next week.

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Thanks...

Looking forward to the pics, etc.

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Old May 30, 2013, 02:30 PM
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This is our newest Super Sport 2.35E addition to our Demo Fleet; you can expect video very shortly.

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Used Equipment:
(1) MVVS 3.5/960
(1) Jeti Advance 40 Pro SB ESC
(1) TP2700 3S battery
(2) HS-65HB servo (ailerons)
(2) HS-65MG servo (flaps)
(2) HS-85BB servo (rudder, elevator)
(1) BB 40/5/8mm turbo folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 12x8 folding propeller
(1) Deans connector
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 02:41 AM
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I am interested in this model as well. I have tried to contact Espirit with some questions before I invest in this. Too bad there is not that much info or interest in this. Looks like a fine model.

I would like the orange version, like the one in the R/C Sport Flyer magazine. But Espirit does not seem to carry it?
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I am interested in this model as well. I have tried to contact Espirit with some questions before I invest in this. Too bad there is not that much info or interest in this. Looks like a fine model.

I would like the orange version, like the one in the R/C Sport Flyer magazine. But Espirit does not seem to carry it?
I am actually surprised too, we were expecting much larger interest for Super Sports specially after we introduced Albatros. People were asking for straight wing with AG (Dr. Mark Drela’s) airfoil, we even negotiated lower price point.

We can get you orange color, for some reason people prefer darker colors.

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Old Jun 29, 2013, 11:24 AM
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We had so much fun making this video that we stayed two hours longer then originally expected. This model flies SLOW, FAST, AEROBATIC, you name it Super Sport will do it.

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The Super Sport 2.35S/E is one of the most beautiful combinations of classic design and modern technology. The nostalgic shape is perfectly blended with modern building techniques to create an electric sailplane that performs as well as it looks. The white gel-coated fiberglass fuselage combined with high-tech CF main spare/leading edge tube wing and carbon/balsa built up tail parts come together to make the Super Sport a strong and light model. This model was designed and built to be a 21st century favorite.

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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Are parts(wings,etc. ) stocked at Espirt or do they have to come from the maker?
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Old Jul 01, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Are parts(wings,etc. ) stocked at Espirt or do they have to come from the maker?
Yes we do stock all the parts. Usually when somebody is in need we just pull parts from in stock models and get them back with our next order from manufacturer.

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Old Jul 02, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Zb/Esprit Model,
How would you describe this model's flight characteristics and can you tell us a little about it's airfoil?
Thanks!
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Old Jul 03, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Hummm, may have to get one to try out. Sure does look nice Zb.

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Old Jul 04, 2013, 10:08 AM
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How would you describe this model's flight characteristics and can you tell us a little about it's airfoil?
Thanks!
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AG airfoils are known for very wide range of speed. You can slow plane to crawl as well as easily speed up, they always have large flaps/ailerons and only very little movement can effect flying characteristics very significantly. For example my up 1/8" (2.5mm) speeds up model when I want to jump between thermals, my down -1/8" slows plane in thermals. For landing I am using down 5mm flaps mixed to ailerons for really slow approach.

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Old Jul 04, 2013, 08:21 PM
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I am glad to see the flaps have some clearance from the fuse. Did Top Model improve the bellcrank support/bushing for the elevator?
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I am glad to see the flaps have some clearance from the fuse. Did Top Model improve the bellcrank support/bushing for the elevator?
Yes all is done in fiberglass.

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Old Jul 19, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Hi guys I am looking for a plane to fill the shoes of my Siren which is set up as a warmliner, currently fitted with a 12x8 prop and pulling a little under a 1000 watts
I fly this plane smoothly as I am well overpowered. but I love the plane for its vertical climbs, smooth rolls large loops, great visibility and good turn of speed. And Ability to thermal.
Would this plane handle this kind of power in the nose and in general? Or should I keep looking,
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