The main goal of development was to create a competitive F3J model whose superior quality would enable pilots to "grow into" its capabilities, thereby lowering the costs of long-term participation in F3J competition. CNC milling is used to create the molds for the wings and tail surfaces. The 4pc wing section is carbon skinned for superior strength. The overall finish and quality of this model is top notch.
|Sep 09, 2013, 12:12 PM|
This is what I came up with.
|Sep 09, 2013, 12:24 PM|
This model was first produced as an F5J model in Ukraine buy one of our building groups. It did very well over the last couple of years. Now we have made an F3J version. This is a new addition to our line up, and I am sure you will be hearing more in the near future as they begin to migrate from our shelves to the field. One this interesting is the 4 pc wing. This helps with transport, which can be a pain with 2pc 4m wings!
|Sep 09, 2013, 12:31 PM|
optional a 2 pc fuse to make it a good travel plane would be a nice feature.
|Sep 09, 2013, 10:29 PM|
United States, VA, Waynesboro
Joined Dec 2005
Beautiful plane but a bit pricy for my pocket book. Still for $2100 dollars I think folks should know who the manufacturer is.
What are the colour options for the Euphoria II?
|Sep 10, 2013, 03:19 PM|
Joined Dec 2005
This may be a wild shot but, I'm gonna guess it's gonna be as light as a feather, float like a butterfly, and "launch to the moon".
|Sep 10, 2013, 04:13 PM|
|Sep 13, 2013, 11:12 AM|
Personally, I don't CARE WHO BUILT IT!
All I care about is performance and build quality.
If it fly's great and is well constructed, I'm IN.
|Oct 18, 2013, 10:07 AM|
After careful inspection I can report: Very minor cosmetic issues, the spread tow on the bottom of one tip panel has a tiny handling snag, and the pretty red paint on the wings is sprayed very lightly in the mold (great) but there are some drips that are less transparent than the surrounding areas leading to a slightly polka dotted appearance. Nothing that bothers me. Mine matches the one pictured above with the exception of a red fin.The fuse layup is modified from what is displayed in the picture at the start of this thread. Lighter and with a very slick layup of carbon around the hatch opening which combined with the molded underside of the carbon canopy forms a snap fit latch. Very nice! The fuse is plenty rigid even with the canopy off and no tray in place thanks to that lip. The boom to pod mating area has been molded to allow putting a wet layer (not supplied) between them, making for a very secure bond. The pod is a Kevlar layup with no carbon in the way of 2.4 antennae either in the nose or behind the servo tray.The joiner is beefy and required nothing more than cleaning of the release agents to achieve a perfect fit. The pod and wing roots have molded in locations for the 6 pin Multiplex connectors and the alignment is spot on. A really nice feature is the templates already stuck on the boom and pod for the push rod exits and tow hook slot. Classy touch. There are also two slick carbon fairings for the pushrod exits included in the hardware pack,. My only complaint so far is the customary stickers manufacturers use to identify parts during those multi-plane import shipments. These peeled off easily but that adhesive was some of the nastiest I have run into. Took a serious effort with some acetone on a rag to get all the residue cleaned up. Hope those templates aren't as tough. All I have done so far is to start fabbing a servo tray, and built the two fuse harnesses while awaiting servos. Weights out of the box:
Pod 5.1 oz
left tip 3.2
right tip 3.2
left main 22.2
right main 22.0
fuse harness 0.6
The tray and harnesses I supplied so it easily matches the advertised weight.
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