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Old Feb 28, 2012, 09:26 AM
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elec glider help...after MPX EZ glider

looking for a elec glider 2m or bigger...i've flown the MPX EZ glider extensively and looking for a similar but bigger plane. The Cularis looks to be a good candidate but not sure how it flies. I'd like to stick to something that is not too difficult to assemble. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Why not try the electric version?... Or are you not talking about the glider version having flown extensively?

If so, try the Radian Pro.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 12:56 AM
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thanks Kenny! I meant the electric MPX EZ glider...i owned a Radian Pro prior and I never flew it because fastening the wings on that plane drove me crazy (i did like a lot of things about, especially the carbon they used to stiffen tail, wings,...) I should mention, I fly a ridge w/ heavy winds, usually always 20mph+ and I'm thinking something bigger might handle it better.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:44 AM
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You don't need bigger, you need cleaner and heavier than foam. Suggest you spend a little time here: http://www.rcgroups.com/slope-97/
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
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My best advice is to call Bob at soaring usa.www.soaringusa.com
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:27 AM
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What you need is exactly what Andy W posted, a heavier cleaner and structurally rigid sailplane. If you don't want to break the bank with a fully molded composite model, there are many composites with glass fuselage and sheeted foam core wings which are fine with the kind of slope lift you are encountering, here are some reasonably priced examples:

http://www.espritmodel.com/adriana-hotliner-arf.aspx

http://www.espritmodel.com/challenger-sport-2e-arf.aspx

http://www.espritmodel.com/butterfly-sport-2e-arf.aspx
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 03:45 AM
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Time to move on from foamies

This http://www.hobby88.com/shop/product_...27465ffa0df19f
is made by Flyfly and is well made with glass fuse, built up and sheeted wings.

Re-inforce from nose to end of cockpit with fibreglass

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Please take a look at this web site

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thanks Kenny! I meant the electric MPX EZ glider...i owned a Radian Pro prior and I never flew it because fastening the wings on that plane drove me crazy (i did like a lot of things about, especially the carbon they used to stiffen tail, wings,...) I should mention, I fly a ridge w/ heavy winds, usually always 20mph+ and I'm thinking something bigger might handle it better.
Andy W i think is correct about what your looking for.

Please take a look at this web site and their products. You could easily modify one of their products with an electric motor while keeping the durability of the airplane for slope flying.

http://leadingedgegliders.com/eppGliders_2M/index.php

best wishes, john s.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:54 PM
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thanks guys! real good info...i think it is time to move on from foamies...
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Leading Edge Gliders is great.
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