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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Hands On: L-13 Blanik von Horizon Hobby (1 min 17 sec)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Great job E-flite / Horizon!
Now, if the Red Bull scheme is all vinyl applied decals, then it shouldn't be that hard to remove for custom color schemes.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Or maybe they could provide versions without the decals for people who want to model planes they've flown rather than have the same scheme as everyone else. A blank Blanik!

We had a Blanik or two at Wurtsboro but I never got around to flying one.

Hmm... I can check out in a full sized ASK-21 for about $500 at Wurtsboro or I can get my own four meter Blanik for twice that and watch myself fly.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Are the foam wings sheeted?
Yes. Failure on our part to describe in the video.

Sheeted, well-reinforced.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:40 AM
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What's the possibility of making us an ultra micro Blanik to go along with the ASK-21 and/or making a quarter scale ASK-21 while you're at it?

Despite not having had much chance to fly it, (ten or so high starts in a small corner of a school athletic field one evening ) I really love the little glider but I would probably like a big one just as much.

PS Gunny, the 1/3rd scale Cub lives on the workbench. No hangar rash on the 2-33 yet but I'm beginning to worry about losing track of parts and sheeting.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Very nice! Can't wait to see one.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:47 AM
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First off..... NICE JOB E-FLIGHT!!!! Don't hate me for asking this but, is there any possibility of having some type of powered gliders to come from E-flight? I know your asking "why????" I just don't do the band thing and have no one to tow me up. Love to have a way to enjoy some low level aerobatics with such a beautiful large bird as well as some great thermaling. Mesmerizing!!!!!!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Nope, only one scheme. Shadows and lighting playing tricks in the photo where they appear dark blue.
A beautiful job on the Blanik, Dave.

Interesting that it was badged as a E-Flite product, being it is a pure sailplane and not an electric powered model...

Perhaps you could offer a scale power pod to make it an L-13M.....
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Like the scale power pod option idea.

Here's another question for Dave - Does the Blanik also include the neat little pilot figure?
BTW, someone at E-Flite/Horizon really knows what I like!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Modified HQ series profiles.
Which ones? From the video, the inverted and negative snap performance makes it clear they've got some camber, just curious how much. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Like the scale power pod option idea.

Here's another question for Dave - Does the Blanik also include the neat little pilot figure?
BTW, someone at E-Flite/Horizon really knows what I like!
No pilot included however there are a lot of good quality sailplane pilots on the market.

Question on graphics, they are decals so you can remove them if you wish

Airfoil is as Craig mentioned HQ series. It's 14% down to 11 at the tip. Reason it's so thick is to prevent aero elasticity with the swept forward plan form. Wing is crazy strong for aeroís yet isnít giving up much to thermal. I wish I lived near to a slope this would be a ideal model for Torri or similar.
Most tow planes from 60cc and up will tow it fine, obviously the bigger the engine the easier it is. The tow plane in the video is a H9 Pawnee with DA 100.
We will be showing the model at WRAM then Toledo show if you want to see it in person.
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Airfoil is as Craig mentioned HQ series. It's 14% down to 11 at the tip. ....
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Helmut Quabeck designed a LOT of foils. Which one is used here?

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A beautiful job on the Blanik, Dave.

Interesting that it was badged as a E-Flite product, being it is a pure sailplane and not an electric powered model...

Perhaps you could offer a scale power pod to make it an L-13M.....
Thanks Tom, but it was all Pete.

E-flite because a pure sailplane goes along well with the quiet flying experiece, and the only power onboard is electric. Hangar 9 is about power system choice including both electric and IC. Since this has no motor it doesn't really fit with Hangar 9. Contrary to the way some think, we want to get away from thinking that E-flite = small and Hangar 9 = big. EFL has always been "Advancing Electric Flight" in every aspect of advancement.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Thanks Tom, but it was all Pete.

E-flite because a pure sailplane goes along well with the quiet flying experiece, and the only power onboard is electric. Hangar 9 is about power system choice including both electric and IC. Since this has no motor it doesn't really fit with Hangar 9. Contrary to the way some think, we want to get away from thinking that E-flite = small and Hangar 9 = big. EFL has always been "Advancing Electric Flight" in every aspect of advancement.
Makes sense to me.

I always give management a little bit of the credit because you were smart enough to let the talent do something cool...
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...2m-arf-EFL4910

You have to love the way horizon discount the model before it has ever been released..... very generous of them, if only it were true!
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