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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:04 AM
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HK "Trendy" Full House 2250mm Glider

HK dropped a new glider today. A full house 88 inch winspang glider. Labeled as an entry level F5J plane. Looks fantastic for the price to me.

Features:
Epoxy-glass and Carbon fuselage
V-tail design
Built up, 3 piece, bolt on wing
Alloy outer panel wing joiners
Aileron, flap and v-tail control surfaces
Transparent Oracover covering
Low drag, clean, efficient design
Suitable for both 28mm Outrunner and Inrunner brushless power systems

Spec:
Material: Epoxy/Carbon fuselage; Balsa wings
Wingspan: 2250mm
Length: 1000mm
Airfoil: S4083(Mod)
Spinner: 30mm diameter, suits 4.0mm shaft
Flying Weight: 800g - 1000g

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...50mm_ARF_.html





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Old Oct 31, 2012, 07:09 AM
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I just saw that on HK... Dang, I want one
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:07 AM
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To install 28 size outrunner is sure painful as hell. If anyone have good idea how to install outrunner motor in such narrow n deep nose pls post. Thks

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Get some threaded rod or a really long 3mm bolt. Push through from the firewall, engage a few threads into the mounting holes on the motor, gently extract the threaded rod - pulling the motor snug against the firewall and tighten a correctly sized bolt in one of the other holes, then remove the over-length piece and insert the other bolt(s).

MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT OVER PENETRATE and short out the windings
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Get some threaded rod or a really long 3mm bolt. Push through from the firewall, engage a few threads into the mounting holes on the motor, gently extract the threaded rod - pulling the motor snug against the firewall and tighten a correctly sized bolt in one of the other holes, then remove the over-length piece and insert the other bolt(s).

MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT OVER PENETRATE and short out the windings
Hi Jim, Thks for great tips.

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:46 AM
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I seem to recall that tip mentioned using a swash plate arm (?) or something similar from a helicopter... can't quite find it in the databanks.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Dang! That might just upset my plans but I'm not real keen on the idea of either being a beta tester on a new item or ordering planes from the international warehouse. If there are a few good reviews and/or it comes to the U.S. warehouse? I think I'll have to get one.

(NOTE: I have a Specter 1800 from HK and love it. But? I think they either lied about the weight or they mistakenly listed the weight without battery. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the Trendy is a bit heavier than they claim.)

I'll second Jim's idea for installing a motor in a tight nose but have also been able to use a hemostat locked on to the back of a motor to get it lined up. I also like to install motors and stuff before I install the tail feathers.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Looks good.
I like the one long flap concept. it will take 1 less servo but will need a stronger one.
The flap servo can be inside the fuse making a cleaner wing. Nice touch.
Also, I'll bet 90% of the pilots will cut a cockpit in the fuse sooner or later.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Looks interesting. The price could be nice, dependent on shipping cost and especially if it arrives in one piece.
The design does remind me of, of, of................oh, a Sky Sergio.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:35 PM
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It looks like shipping is around $45.00, jcstalls. Not prohibitive IMO. That risk of damage is what concerns me though it should be a straight forward fix if the wing spars, glass fuse, and tail boom are intact. Hopefully they ship them to the U.S. warehouse before I'm ready to purchase next year's sailplane!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:52 PM
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I'm fighting the BUY IT voice in my head. I just got my hands on an Elegant 700 a month ago... had I known this was on the way I could have saved 50% on that purchase

Oh well, I'll give a few days. Right now it looks really nice -
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Me too, Jim. I even have that extra KDA 22-20L staring me in the face and it would be perfect for this one. We'll have to see if the approaching winter can enhance my patience.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:11 PM
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$45.00 is not bad for shipping. I will at least wait for several flying with personal comments and also USA warehouse option.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Me too, Jim. I even have that extra KDA 22-20L staring me in the face and it would be perfect for this one. We'll have to see if the approaching winter can enhance my patience.

You and I think much alike Peter. The 11x6 on 3s would make a good combo for this one.

Man, why did I have to get that 300.00 glider last month??
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:28 PM
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The Elegant 700 ship does look nice, probably built much better and especially if one ever has wind.
The Sky Sergio or type is a nice ship for light air, but did not do as well in wind.
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