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Old Sep 19, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Hobbyking ASK 21 2600mm Glider - good for first glider

I was thinking of purchasing my first glider.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...lass_ARF_.html

Has anyone any reviews of this glider?
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 01:02 PM
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I'd say if this is your first RC airplane of any kind, there are probably better more resilient beginner choices instead a fiberglass model, such as the EPO foam version of this model also from HK. If you are already an experienced RC airplane pilot, I'd just get whatever interests you.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Hi,
I've been flying for a few years. I was looking for info on build and how people found it flew.
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 07:23 AM
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You can find infos here -> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1379056

Note needed to add two holes in the fuselage near the motor for cooling.

My ASK-21 video:
ASK21 EP Glider 2600mm Fiberglass (ARF) HobbyKing (3 min 34 sec)
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 02:50 PM
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I would like to here the experiences with this plane too......
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Jacky65,
You can install an brushless outrunner in the glider? On the Hobbyking website, they suggest an inrunner. I suppose you can fit either?

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Old Sep 22, 2011, 03:52 AM
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Jacky65,
You can install an brushless outrunner in the glider? On the Hobbyking website, they suggest an inrunner. I suppose you can fit either?

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Yes this 4S motor http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...idproduct=4657 fits and he's lighter than the 3S recommended by HK.
The 3S http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s..._Inrunner.html is really hot after flight. With two holes drilled in the fuselage for motor cooling it's OK.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:20 AM
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thank-you for the link. Are you using the stock propellor size?
Also, which servos?

Sorry for all of the questions but not much info is floating around the net on this model.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Hi,
Yes. stock propeller.
Servos, motor etc are displayed in the video @ 0:20
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 08:12 AM
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I think if you are already an experienced RC hobbyist, there is more happiness to be found in buying the kit versions of these planes and then choosing your own power systems components and even some of the bits and pieces of hardware that are not up to your standards.

It saves you the trouble of finding out what the problems are in the PNP's and RTF versions and going through a bunch or upgrades to fix those.

If the sellers would tell us who the kit makers are on all of the RTF stuff that is hitting the market it would let us better decide what might be a better kit to start with. The quality standards seem to vary widely from one model to another and from one seller to another...

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Old Dec 03, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Well it's almost finished.

Jacky65, how much does your ask21 weigh? I used the motor you suggested and with an 11x7 prop, I'm pulling 400 watts.
Mine weighs in at a little under 2500g. Very far off the flyfly 1600g.
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 06:13 AM
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I think if you are already an experienced RC hobbyist, there is more happiness to be found in buying the kit versions of these planes and then choosing your own power systems components and even some of the bits and pieces of hardware that are not up to your standards.

It saves you the trouble of finding out what the problems are in the PNP's and RTF versions and going through a bunch or upgrades to fix those.

If the sellers would tell us who the kit makers are on all of the RTF stuff that is hitting the market it would let us better decide what might be a better kit to start with. The quality standards seem to vary widely from one model to another and from one seller to another...

Jack
Heartily agree!

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Old Dec 05, 2011, 11:09 AM
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For anyone looking for a review on this plane, please see:

http://www.bungymania.com/ask21aircadets/index.html

I have not flown mine yet but i agree with the build part of Bernard's article.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:01 PM
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I have bought this glider from hobby king; this is a beautiful glider, but it is not an airplane that some one without building experance needs for a first airplane.
This is only my thoughts; may be someone else can jump in here and give their opinion.
this is not an ARF, it will require some work to get it airworthy.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:02 AM
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I have bought this glider from hobby king; this is a beautiful glider, but it is not an airplane that some one without building experance needs for a first airplane.
This is only my thoughts; may be someone else can jump in here and give their opinion.
this is not an ARF, it will require some work to get it airworthy.
Yep it's not an ARF. Needs nylon screws for tailplane & nylon bolts to replace the wing screws. Front wheel is better off removed and the nose & cockpit needs to be re-inforced with fibreglass before flying.

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