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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Looking forward to someone putting a watch and an altimiter on this glider to get the climb rate. It would be nice if it could hit at least 170 meters ( about 550 feet) in 30 seconds. That would be enough to make it interesting for ALES. If a prop change could get the rest of the way without overloading the motor/ESC, that would be perfect.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Have anyone flown the calypso with a 2100mah yet?
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Just got the flap kit and will install for an additional review. Stay tuned.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 07:09 PM
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My flap kit did not include linkage cowls. I think that they would make the flap installation less like a jury-rigged afterthought.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:29 PM
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We have come up with BB aluminum spinner upgrade.
(1) BB 45/3/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 9x5 folding propeller

http://www.espritmodel.com/calypso-1...-rx-r-rtf.aspx

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Calypso upgrade
(1) BB 45/3/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 9x5 folding propeller
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Niiiiiiiice!
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Why hasn't anyone with sailplane experience given a good report on this plane??
I've had and flown both the radian 1 and the pro. Was pleased with original radians performance but found it lacking in both it's lack of ailerons and it's flexing wings and fuse. And radian pro,,,, well it just doesn't fly that good. I have hopes for this one. I'm waiting for receiver ready version. I've seen the txr ready version at RC hobby country looked pretty good. Maybe l'll just have to get that one an take a chance. :-)
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 02:51 AM
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Go for it Airman!
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 03:30 AM
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If I had one I could review it but I don't ave one. Interested To see how it would do as an ALES glider.
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Ok,,,, guess I'll have to be the gunea pig,, I'll go and get the one at RC country this Friday and fly it Saturday,, I'll keep you posted. It IS the nicest looking of the foamy e powered sailplanes. I'd imagine a bigger prop combined with bigger ESC would give it better climb , I like the full length ailerons and carbon spar in wings, shape of wings and fuse is nice too
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Great, man! With your expertise in the art of soaring, you could elaborate what setup will do this glider justice. I'll be here learning from you.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Gentle Ben,
The Radian is a great plane. My flying buddy got me started back on one of his ( he has a handfull in case I skymole one) and I bought one of my own and fly about twice a week. Give it a try and I know you'll love it. They handle great and and catch thermals very well.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 02:08 PM
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My neighbor who hasn't flown in a few years just told me that he ordered a Calypso after seeing my planes. It will be nice to have someone else flying from the local park. I'll post my impressions when we get it flying.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Calypso review

I Am new to sailplanes and was just about to get either a radian or a radian pro when i saw this. I like the relaxed flying style of the radian, but also like the features (crow,etc) of the pro...hopefully the calypso with flaps will be a good combination of the two.

Really looking forward to your reviews.

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