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Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:30 PM
Jim in the Desert
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Originally Posted by cityevader View Post

yes, that was shouting. Fabulous flying from light wind slope, to high wind slope, to thermalling off a high start...for $82 pre-built!!
Nice looking!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:13 AM
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+1 on the Arthobby gliders.

A lot to chose from, inexpensive, parts available and most of all they fly very good.

They build pretty fast and don't require a lot of extra materials.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:22 AM
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id say the parkzone radisn would be a great plane to get. mega bang for buck and your options are open.
it will slop well, it will thermal very well and it will self launch. cheap and easily fixed if it needs it.
my bro has one and its exelent.
i have a radian pro and love it
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:54 AM
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I really liked my Art Hobby Boar (now converted to a pure slope ship). She is a 2M thermal ship with rudder, elevator and outboard ailerons. She was a joy to fly. My favorite conditions to fly her was off our cinder cones in light slope lift with thermals (slermal flying). She would fly in the lightest of lift, caught thermals well, and was aerobatic. She could carve big and/or small circles, do loops, and roll effortlessly (although a bit slowly). Inverted flight and maneuvers we OK but but you had to work at it. She was not so good in stronger wind and high speeds, because her very light tail feathers, especially the rudder, would flutter.

My favorite light air ship right now is my Le Fish light. Videos here:

Have fun!

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Arthobby Termik 2,5

I have almost 30 gliders from 20" to 4.85 meters.
The most versatile glider I have is for sure Arthobby thermik 2.5 RES, but made ​​with flaps and ailerons.
Low sink rate and a nice glide even a speed against the wind.
Makes all aerobatic Rolling circles inverted loops, etc. and it has the club record in thermal of 1 hour 26 minutes, and have many slope flights over 2 hour.
Very stable in highstart, catapulting and behind the tow plane.
Great on the slope, up to 20 knots wind without ballast, and also great in light wind DS.

My Arthobby Termik 2,5 video

RC glider, slope fun. (0 min 51 sec)

Arthobby. Termik 2,5. Sloping (2 min 0 sec)

How to land your RC glider. (2 min 9 sec)

Arthobby Termik 2,5 aerobatic at cowhill. (2 min 10 sec)

Termik 2,5 vs Bart bird DLG (1 min 15 sec)

Arthobby Termik 2,5 + other gliders sloping (2 min 21 sec)

Tree line Ds, Arthobby Termik (2 min 1 sec)

Set up:
Termik, Flaps, aileron. (1 min 35 sec)

Good luck
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:31 PM
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I drooled and debated, drooled and debated on the Thermik as well. Still wish I had gotten it, but oh well. I'd end up bummed anyways when the first wing-ding occurred on that nice sheeting .
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:51 PM
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I have an Arthobby Thermic RES new In an unopened box if interested.
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