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Old Jul 02, 2014, 09:22 AM
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e-Sail plane ID?

I just inherited this thang. Any ideas as to what it is? It obviously pre-dates 2.4g. Nicely made, but with no glide path control it will probably just be a sport model. Also need some guidance on a motor/batt/speed control combo, and since this won't be a competition model I want to go cheap.
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Dave

PS, forgot to say, it's 2m wingspan
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:14 AM
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Looks like an Omega. They came in a number of sizes and control configurations. That one reminds me of the Omega 1.8. I believe it was also sold under the name Magellan.

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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Yup, its an Omega.

I have the 1.5m version and it flies very nicely indeed.

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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:45 AM
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Thanks Wayne, I just went out and actually measured the wingspan instead of eyeballing it, and bingo, 1.8m
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:56 AM
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Hi Dave. There used to be quite a few of the Omega's in our club when Dymond Modelsport used to be in Oshkosh, WI (15 miles down the road). There is still at least one in our club that is flown on a regular basis with NiMH batteries. I do recall seeing the landing zone being quite variable without flaps. I believe they made it with a traditional rudder/elevator tail too.

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Old Jul 02, 2014, 11:45 AM
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I've got a small.hacker outrunner and 1000mah Lipo I mine. Around 100watts will go nicely.

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Old Jul 02, 2014, 11:54 AM
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Now that we know what it is, any reccomendations for a cheap power plant for it?

It looks like up to a 28mm outrunner would fit. I'm not looking for vertical climb, just something to get it in the air without adding too much weight.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 12:10 PM
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Hi, Dave.

I have three HobbyKing 2834, 1250 kv, motors and just love them. 66 grams and will put out 300watts on three cells with an 11X6 prop. My 900 gram Specter 1800 will climb straight up as high as I want it in 10-15 seconds. Alas. I just noticed that they are out of stock. So? we would be looking at comparable motors. One of the Turnigy SK3 motors should fit your needs and I've read goo things about them. Something like this, with a 9X5 or 10X4 prop, perhaps?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Cheers!
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 12:13 PM
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I have the hacker a20 22L with Aeronaut 9x5 folder and 3S 1000mAh lipo.

BTW the wing is incredibly strong carbon D-box, which can take almost anything that you throw at it.

You are lucky to have inherited it, because they are very nice planes indeed.

Hope this helps,

Martin

Ps my hacker is similar to the Hobbyking motor listed above.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 01:07 PM
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The speed version with ailerons is still available here:

http://www.hyperflight.co.uk/product...kylite-speed-e

Loads of information here about motors too...

Martin
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 01:24 PM
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I've got a Torque22T/930 (similar to the Hacker) in a 2m Wind Dancer and it's got plenty of go. Been looking at this one http://www.headsuphobby.com/Firepowe...otor-E-625.htm
Headsup RC is local and I've had good results with their stuff.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 01:27 PM
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I've got a Torque22T/930 (similar to the Hacker) in a 2m Wind Dancer and it's got plenty of go. Been looking at this one http://www.headsuphobby.com/Firepowe...otor-E-625.htm
Headsup RC is local and I've had good results with their stuff.
Dave
Looks spot on Dave.

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Old Jul 02, 2014, 05:28 PM
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That looks perfect, Dave. Hmmm. I might have to try one of them myself!
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 02:07 PM
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Maiden flight report:

Flew the Omega today. First powered flight was interesting, had the motor running backwards Fixed that and flew a bit with the battery forward of the bulkhead at the LE of the wing. Decided it was nose heavy so moved the battery back under the wing and boy did that plane wake up!
Installed the Firepower with a 22A speed control and an 800mA 3s. Drew just under 10 amps with a 10x6. I'll try it again Sunday with an 11x8 as the climb was pretty ho-hum with the 10x6, maybe a little worse than a stock Radian. All up weight is 18.3oz, and I think this bird will stay up until I'm ready to come down

Thanks all for the help IDing this little gem.
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