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Old Sep 06, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Supra Pro Comp ST Lite-weight?

Does anyone have real-world weight on the new(ish) Supra Pro Comp ST Lite? And what servos were used to come to this weight?

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BK
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 02:29 AM
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For what its worth..mine is a carbon centre section with fibreglasss tips.....1770gms flying weight....Hyp 095 in flaps and ailerons..(all wing servos have frames) and Futaba 3150's for rudder elevator with a 4 cell eneloop for power...had to put some lead in the nose to balance for CG at 100mm from LE at root...I gave no real focus on building it light....flies great..easy to handle

ST version would be lighter.... I would of thought

Its been tested in strong breezes on a Eurotour event and penetrates into the wind reasonably well with about 200grams of ballast..so when windy it seems to fly ok at about 1970gms
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 09:21 AM
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My Supra Comp Pro happens to have a spread tow center section which is 4 oz lighter then the "standard" C68 (or whatever it is", my AUW is 57 oz with ATX 761's in all but the ailerons that have 809's. ATX reciever, Hyperion LiFo 2100 Mah. CG balanced out, no additional weight needed in the nose.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 09:31 AM
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thanks for the info-I'm hoping to get a weight on the all spread-tow version. I had an all glass Pro-Comp at 56 oz but my life style did not lend it self well to the easy-ding nature of the glass wing!! The ST lite sounds like it might work if it is down in the 55-58 oz range.

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Old Sep 07, 2011, 12:47 PM
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I think that's completely achievable. I presume the tips will weigh no more then glass and i didn't do anything heroic to get to 57 oz .... I really love this airplane!
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Mine came out the same at 57 oz with the ST center and glass tips. I'm using HKS servos all around. I understand the new ST tips will reduce weight down into the low 50 oz range and reduce your wallet accordingly.
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 06:42 AM
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Ya $100 an ounce or so Which I might gladly pay on a dead air morning. But I'll make due.
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Mine came out the same at 57 oz with the ST center and glass tips. I'm using HKS servos all around. I understand the new ST tips will reduce weight down into the low 50 oz range and reduce your wallet accordingly.
I hear the same. Begs the durability question.
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Yep, that is why I went with a carbon lite. I don't need an airplane that is optimized for one to two contest flights a year at the cost of all around durability.
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Actually, I thought the ST was in fact more durable than FG. I'm sure I'll come across one on the circuit soon enough.
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 01:02 AM
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The 56 Oz glass version was a pretty deadly craft in light air rounds but was taking a beating due to 4 and 6 year old boys that are usually in tow. If the full ST version is as light yet much more durable-that is what I'm hoping for. Even lighter would be a serious bonus. That's why I'm curious as to the AUW if a full ST version.

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