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Old Sep 11, 2008, 11:31 AM
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New Product
Parkzone Radian.

I was just about to order a parkzone spitfire and was wishing parkzone would do a glider, popped onto their website and spotted this...

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ4700

looks like a venturer, anyone know anymore about this?
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 12:03 PM
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I was just about to order a parkzone spitfire and was wishing parkzone would do a glider, popped onto their website and spotted this...

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/De...?ProdID=PKZ4700

looks like a venturer, anyone know anymore about this?
Glad someone finally found the Radian!

We're pretty excited to announce this one. It uses the same brushless motor and 30A ESC as the ParkZone T-28 and Corsair, so it has very strong climb performance. The L/D is surprisingly good, especially when using a lighter battery like the 1300 mAh pack supplied with the RTF package. There's room for an 1800 or 2200 pack, but you don't need all that capacity and extra weight.

We have one going to the NEAT fair as we speak (type), and Pete Goldsmith will have several at the soaring masters.

What else do you want to know?

David Eichstedt
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 02:05 PM
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looks nice, not sure this or the spit, but I really wanted the easyglider, and this looks better.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 07:45 PM
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The links above are broken. Here's the link to the RTF version:

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ4700

and here's the link to the PNP version:

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ4775
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:27 AM
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links updated.
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Hello David,

Is there going to be a pure glider version of Radian?
I flew a Radian at Soaring Master few weeks ago and pretty impressed on its thermal ability. It will be exciting if there is going to be a pure glider version (like EZG).

-Kai
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 07:16 AM
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Hello David,

Is there going to be a pure glider version of Radian?
I flew a Radian at Soaring Master few weeks ago and pretty impressed on its thermal ability. It will be exciting if there is going to be a pure glider version (like EZG).

-Kai
No plans for one at the moment.

David
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 06:32 PM
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radian flight characteristics

How much wind is the radian designed to handle at launch? Are you going to show it at the G&G open house. I to am interested in one. Is it practical for someone that has limited fight experience?
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 10:12 PM
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What's the airfoil? (if it's not proprietary)
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 02:48 PM
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We flew the Radian yesterday, here's some video:

http://www.vimeo.com/2001194
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Nice. thanks for the video. I think I might have to spring for one of these. I like having a foamy I can fly at the park. Can't find any specs on stock prop size, but judging from the pictures, it seems like you can put a bigger prop on the motor it comes with. I'll have to see when I get one. What size battery are you using and what's the AUW?

mark
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 12:29 PM
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BestView,

Nice video. Now tell us your impressions.

First, are you an experienced thermal soaring glider pilot? If so, how did it thermal? Reports I have read says it thermals quite nicely.

Or, are you a power flyer who plans to fly it with the motor on most of the time?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 12:40 PM
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BestView,

Nice video. Now tell us your impressions.

First, are you an experienced thermal soaring glider pilot? If so, how did it thermal? Reports I have read says it thermals quite nicely.

Or, are you a power flyer who plans to fly it with the motor on most of the time?

It thermals great, better than most 2-meters. Nice float, good response for a RE ship.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 02:13 PM
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I'm not an experienced thermal pilot although I've flown thermal gliders before. As F3X said, it does thermal great, is very floaty but can turn fast. It's got ample power to get you from the ground to way up there in a few seconds.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Look like the RTF is a better deal if you are going to fly it on 2.4 GHz. RTF costs $90 more than the PNP.

Includes 2.4 GHz reciever ($59,) and Lipo ( $44 ), a 2.4 GHz Spektrum radio and a lipo charger. All for $90. Basically take the receiver and battery for $90 and get a great package price. Even if you throw the radio and charger away and you are still ahead.

If you are going to fly 72 MHz, then the PNP probably makes more sense.
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