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Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Not likely. This is a wood/glass performance bird that deserves open-stock class electronics. Pretty tough to pre-install top-class electronics and still hit a price point that customers are willing to buy.
Makes sense. It also gives us some flexibility to choose what goes in, plus we may have some of the components on hand already. For example I have an AR8000 Rx put aside for it.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:51 PM
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I couldnt resist - just pre-ordered one from my LHS. They will be in Australia mid-October. About $489AUD retail apparently...
Which is your LHS? I have contacted mine yesterday.....haven't heard back as yet.

Maybe we should aim for a double-maiden!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 11:51 PM
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I'm going to wait for some reviews but it's on my wish list!

9-11 oz/sq. ft. isn't very much for a 3 meter wing. Leaving the clumsy math for those who are better at it; it's about like 7-8 on a 2 meter. Not a pure floater but a good sport thermal sailplane that would do just fine in contests if there's decent lift. And it looks like it will support enough power for near "warmliner" performance!

Cheers!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 11:54 PM
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uh oh - I think I'm in love...
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:25 AM
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Hi, Jim.

It looks like it would share most of the characteristics of the Passer/Specter in a bigger and stronger package. It would also probably be closer to a pure floater as long as one doesn't get carried away on the electronics. It shouldn't be too hard to find a motor a little over 100grams for 400-500w? A light metal gear servo should be enough. Keep it as light as possible and it would be sweeeeeet!
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Yes sir, I am a believer

This motor on 3s
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ushless/Detail

or this one (I have 3x of these) on 3s or 4s

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ushless/Detail
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 01:24 AM
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Which is your LHS? I have contacted mine yesterday.....haven't heard back as yet.

Maybe we should aim for a double-maiden!!!
Hi

Ordered mine from Scott @ ACE R/C Midland. Price and arrival date are 'firm estimates' - so will see how it goes
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 05:11 AM
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Ordered mine from Scott @ ACE R/C Midland. Price and arrival date are 'firm estimates' - so will see how it goes
Sounds promising! My LHS (although not local to me really) had no idea when, but they are going to let me know when they have information. That is MAS Hobbies in Westminster.

If you plan to go for the full electric setup, don't forget to tell them to order the prop and spinner for you.

I got my servos, ESC and motor on its way from A Main hobbies.

Just got the measure tape out on my kitchen bench to visualise 2.9m. Holy Cow!

I know gliders / sailplanes get way bigger, but that is a step up from my 2m planes.

Can't wait!
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Makes sense. It also gives us some flexibility to choose what goes in, plus we may have some of the components on hand already. For example I have an AR8000 Rx put aside for it.
I didnt even think of that way. I have an AR6000X that would fit the bill here. What motor and servos? I have built may planes and helis over the years but never a glider. I was aiming towards the Albatros from ESpirit but I'm starting to like this thing more and more. I cant wait for some flight reviews.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 06:38 AM
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I've gone with the power setup as suggested on the Eflite page.

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Re...ProdId=EFL4905
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Not likely. This is a wood/glass performance bird that deserves open-stock class electronics. Pretty tough to pre-install top-class electronics and still hit a price point that customers are willing to buy.
Dave,

I'm very new to flying, and Electric Sailplanes in particular, having spent my last 8-years or so in the FE boating end of things... Can you explain what you mean by "Open-Stock class electronics"??

I'm going to be ordering one of these, and was considering just ordering the HH recommended list of parts, but would definitely consider going "bigger/better"...

I plan to use this, or my Radian Pro, as an entry to our local ALES competitions and explore that part of the hobby.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Anyone know when they will be back in stock?
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 03:07 PM
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I think this looks like a really nice glider, I might have to get me one aswell. I already have a power 25, 60a esc and 8ch fasst rx sitting around
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 04:32 PM
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I think this looks like a really nice glider, I might have to get me one aswell. I already have a power 25, 60a esc and 8ch fasst rx sitting around
Do you guys think the 60A ESC leave plenty of headroom with the Power 25 recommended, or would the 80A be better???

I'm used to spec'ing power systems for boats... a little new to selecting them for Airplanes...
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