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Allusive 2.2m ARF By E-flite

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Here is a new sailplane from E-flite that is currently being debuted at the Nuremberg Toy Fair this week.

Allusive 2.2m Features:

  • Four-channel control with V-tail, ailerons and throttle
  • Giberglass fuselage with a painted finish
  • Large canopy
  • Factory-installed plywood mounting points
  • Two-piece, fully-balsa sheeted foam-core, plug-in wings
  • Built-up balsa plug-in stabilizers
  • Solid carbon fiber wing and stabilizer joiners
  • Complete, high-quality hardware package
  • Fiberglass control horns and pre-bent steel pushrods
  • Factory finished, film hinging on the ailerons and ruddervators
  • Genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote covering

Learn more at the Allusive web page.

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:14 PM
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Allusive, as in suggestive?

That's an odd name for a glider... maybe they meant Elusive, as in can't keep up with it?

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 02:55 PM
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Looks cool though
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 04:23 PM
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When will it be available???
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 05:20 PM
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Allusive is a real word ....

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...glish/allusive

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/allusive

No so sure it was a good choice for a glider name though. I suppose alimentary would have been a worse choice.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 07:12 PM
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No flaps or spoilers could make for some sporty landings...
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 08:29 PM
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well, I do at times find soaring metaphorical, symbolic or figurative. no wait, I mean metaphysical
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Yes no flaps and seems to be a warm liner by the youtube vid.

E-flite Allusive Segelflugzeug von Horizon Hobby (2 min 6 sec)


I wonder how it will thurmal at 48 oz or 1.4 kg

I found this as well

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon...-allusive.html
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 10:47 PM
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No flaps or spoilers could make for some sporty landings...
Lands pretty slow, needs slightly longer approach than a flapped or spoiler model. Raising both Ailerons at 10-15deg also increases sink rate. We had a lot of fun with this model, has high play value, lots of passing the TX, "Let me have a go" sort of stuff..
Our intent was to keep it as simple as possible to keep the completion costs as low as possible plus simple build for new to sailplane customers.
It can fly as fast as you want and it thermals surprisingly well, its thermal ability definitely surprised us in testing.

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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Allusive is a real word ....

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...glish/allusive

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/allusive

No so sure it was a good choice for a glider name though. I suppose alimentary would have been a worse choice.
why? i know you posted links to the definition of the word but do you actually understand the meaning?
this glider is an allusion to thermal soaring and warmlining that is meant to attract a broad audience and they do not explicitly state that it has rocket ship nor long distance thermal gliding performance.

they do not explicitly state performance but merely allude to it. hence the name allusive
allusive - indirectly, implying etc
mystique - mysterious
eflite gliders have an almost legendary, fairy tale like, "is it a bird? is it a plane?" kind of names

alimentary is just a semi-random word that starts with the same letters "al" that some people might not know the definition.

I also suppose algolagnia would have been a worse choice.
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Lands pretty slow, needs slightly longer approach than a flapped or spoiler model. Raising both Ailerons at 10-15deg also increases sink rate. We had a lot of fun with this model, has high play value, lots of passing the TX, "Let me have a go" sort of stuff..
Our intent was to keep it as simple as possible to keep the completion costs as low as possible plus simple build for new to sailplane customers.
It can fly as fast as you want and it thermals surprisingly well, its thermal ability definitely surprised us in testing.

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what if i want to fly it at 151mph?

what's it's top speed while flying straight and level, no wind with the recommended setup?
ecalc says roughly 60mph pitch speed and you guys did 150mph in a dive?
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 08:00 AM
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I for one like the name "Allusive" - sounds cool

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For fun: If we are assembiling a list of bad name options for a glider (which begin with the letter 'A') ...

... I would add "A-brick" to the list.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 08:12 AM
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I for one like the name "Allusive" - sounds cool

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For fun: If we are assembiling a list of bad name options for a glider (which begin with the letter 'A') ...

... I would add "A-brick" to the list.
or "Avinosis" - means "air sickness"
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 08:33 AM
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what if i want to fly it at 151mph?

what's it's top speed while flying straight and level, no wind with the recommended setup?
ecalc says roughly 60mph pitch speed and you guys did 150mph in a dive?
Yes we did dive at high speed several times, not exactly sure of the speed however my guess would be close to 150mph. Straight and level with motor would be 70-80 again thats a guess. Obviously it's much faster in glide mode than with the motor, as suggested the propellor is a governer and it won't exceed pitch - over RPM
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 11:20 AM
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I see a lot of banter about the name but nothing about a ship date!
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