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Old Jan 29, 2002, 11:35 AM
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Info on the Accelorator from K&A?

does anyone have any experience with the Accelorator slope glider from K&A?

http://www.kamodels.com/sprtslope.htm

their site gives very little info, so anything you can tell me about it would be appreciated. my main question is: is it fast?

also wondering about durability and kit quality. how about wing loading? does the wing come covered? is it just bare foam, or is it sheeted with balsa? EPS or EPP foam?

thanks,
ben
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Old Feb 01, 2002, 01:51 AM
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Ben,

Having inspected a kit at my LHS, I'd say it's of pretty good quality. The wings I believe are balsa over foam (methinks white but cannot remember).

Fiberglass fuselage looks nicely done. As for speed it should be faster than a wooden renegade and most if not all foamies in existence.

It won't be as durable as a composite ship ie a Whip/Dominator/moldie etc. If you apply light glass over the balsa it will improve ding resistance immensely while adding some weight.

As for absolute speed it won't be as fast as say a composite or molded ship, but it'll do better in light air do to the lower wing loading. Probably a good choice for a relatively cheap airplane for sloping. For 60" racing there are probably better choices out there but remember DP beat the pants off everyone at one Torrey Pines race using a loner beaten up wood renegade.

-Bernard
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Old Feb 01, 2002, 12:31 PM
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thanks bernard. this plane sounds like it might be worth a shot. i wouldn't expect it to compete with a ship like the Dominator, but for the price it seems like a winner. all my slope planes are foamies, and i'm looking to take a first step into something faster now.
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