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Old Jun 19, 2011, 08:03 PM
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In For Review: Hobby Lobby Grob G103C ARF Sailplane

I just received this new project in for review a week or so ago. Hobby Lobby added a trio of new sailplanes to it's lineup and of the three, the Grob is the most exciting looking one IMO! Notable features include electric spoilers and an included power system. The composite construction fuselage is of very nice quality. Full specs below (from Hobby Lobby web site):

Grob G103C ARF w/Electronic Spoilers and Power System Specs:
  • Wingspan: 109-3/8 in.
  • Length: 49-3/8 in.
  • Wing area: 914 sq. in.
  • Flying Weight: 85 oz. (with battery)
  • White gelcoated fiberglass fuselage
  • Sheeted foam wings w/genuine Oracover
  • 3223 Brushless Outrunner motor 1200kv, 5mm shaft
  • 45A Brushless ESC
  • 13x6 Carbon filled prop blades

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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:12 PM
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I've been looking at this one for a while. Can't wait to read the full review!
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What size battery will it use?
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:28 PM
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HL recommends a 3s 2200
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 06:03 PM
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I flew in this back in my RAF cadet days.... brings back memories, might have to get one of these.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Watch for the full Ezone review, coming soon!
I am not familiar with Ezone. What/Where is Ezone?

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
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I am not familiar with Ezone. What/Where is Ezone?

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is the home of reviews of electric powered models. There is a tiny blue horizontal tab in a banner near the top of the RCGroups pages, and the reviews are also featured in a vertical banner on the left side of the RCGroups hjome page. Stop by and have a read!
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 08:58 AM
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HL recommends a 3s 2200
HL fixed the link to the PDF Manual. 2200 is minimum and 3200maH recommended.
A friend just ordered one and will be helping build soon.
HL was out of the HS125 MG servos and the HS-85 servos. we may be looking for alternative servos.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 10:17 PM
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This sailplane looks very interesting I am not that experienced but have flown the Radian for a year now and was thinking that this might be a good option for the next project. I expect to still learn on the Radian for some time but after catching a good thermal a few weeks back the idea of having spoilers to loose altitude seemed to be a good idea and the added size for visibility also seems like a plus. I notice that there are no replacement parts offered I wonder if they might be made available in the future or if repairs are the only option, not a problem but just curious.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Hi Bajora,

Do you know if any of HobbyKings pilots are the correct size/seating position to fit the G103?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...x112mm%5F.html




My HL Grob will be here around the end of this week.

Joe
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 06:54 AM
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Ok.
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Tabasco,

It is more of a blog entry than a thread.

There is no" reading between the lines" to be done here, sorry mate.

I have been watching the other Grob threads but since mine is still not in the air, I can't comment on how it flies. I have several other projects that I am finishing up and then this one will get my undivided attention.

Full review to come.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 01:02 PM
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Hi Bajora,

Do you know if any of HobbyKings pilots are the correct size/seating position to fit the G103?

My HL Grob will be here around the end of this week.

Joe
I did order one of the HK pilots for it Joe. I think he will be a pretty decent fit, not 100% perfect, but the price is right for sure.

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This thread seemed to have died, problems????
Yeah, BIG problems! I just cannot get the pilot to get out of the "tub"! If the lazy sunuvagun would towel off, I could finish the build and get it in the air!

The goofy look on the pilots face suddenly made perfect sense when I saw him relaxing in the bath.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Bajora,

Your reviews are great! Any estimate on when your Grob review will be published?
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