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L-13 Blanik 4.2m ARF by E-flite (EFL4910)

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Horizon Hobby is proud to add the 1/4-scale L-13 Blanik 4.2m to its family of E-flite® sailplanes. This 1/4-scale replica of this internationally recognized sailplane comes with plenty of scale details including a hinged canopy and an authentic Red Bull trim scheme. In addition, the foam wings not only provide strength, but also provide a more accurate representation of the full-scale airfoil. The fiberglass construction provides strength and rigidity to the fuselage, while features such as flaps and a spacious cockpit area for radio equipment make this plane easy to operate and maintain, and optional electric spoilers can be added. This great flying plane is ideal for sailplane and aerotow pilots as well as slope soarers.

L-13 Blanik 4.2m ARF by E-flite (2 min 28 sec)

Key Features

  • Authentic aerobatic performance
  • Fiberglass fuselage delivers strength and rigidity
  • Official Red Bull scheme provides striking visual contrast
  • Operational landing flaps for slower landings and speed versatility
  • Hinged scale canopy for easy access
  • Spacious cockpit area allows clutter-free radio installation
  • Fully balsa-sheeted, foam-core wings and tail with carbon fiber joiners
  • Factory-finished, sealed hinging on the ailerons and flaps
  • Long-lasting, genuine UltraCote® covering
  • High-quality hardware package included
  • Optional electric spoilers (EFL491009, sold separately)

Needed To Complete

  • A 5+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system
  • (6) standard high-torque servos and (2) mini servos
  • Receiver pack
  • Charger for receiver pack
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Saw this two months ago ... anything new besides the original marketing videos and pictures? Anyone flying one yet?
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 06:21 PM
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May 15th time frame to be in stores.
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Old Apr 17, 2013, 11:23 PM
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I love it - Going to pre order one and convert it for FPV use.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 09:12 AM
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What E-Flite individual came up with that marketing strategy, bet they only sell 3 a year.....
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 09:32 AM
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I love it - Going to pre order one and convert it for FPV use.
Lol (you ARE joking, right?)...
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Lol (you ARE joking, right?)...
Not at all !
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 03:30 AM
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But but but... A nice scale model (and pretty expensive too) and your'e going to stick kit all over it? Surely a sport glider is so much more suitable?
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 03:36 AM
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The specs mentions that this 4.2metre ship tips at 10kg! It be a lead sled at this weight.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 01:06 PM
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I have flown the full scale airplane and its a very fun plane, it was designed for competition aerobatics...but hey its not for 3D weenies
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I understand that it is not a 3D weenie. But 10kg for a 4m scale glider seems way off the mark. I have a Rosenthal 4m scale Pilatus B-4 and it weighs less than 5kg, just for comparison.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Maybe not a floater but it looks like it flies slow enough to be an effective soarer. At 10kg it will be blast on the slope... I have one ordered, I think it looks just different enough to be fun.... Hopin to have it for the Aerow Tow..LJ And Oh Yea , I understand the idiot is my buddy Pete Goldsmith...he also designed the Mystique...could be the start of a trend!!!
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 08:15 AM
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What E-Flite idiot came up with that marketing strategy, bet they only sell 3 a year.....
Pre -ordered one also, I guess that Idiot is pretty smart, got me and about 150 others so far.

I hope the idiot keeps them coming, us scale gliders flyers love them, you park flyer guys, aahhhh not so much.

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See ya at the aerotow LJ
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:22 AM
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IIII likeee wery much. Very comparable in weight and price with other blanic models.
http://www.icare-rc.com/l23-blanik.htm

Eflite is pushing into the glider market on a couple of fronts. A slope plane(other than the mini ask21,already bought one) or dlg would be nice too see also.It's good to see a large manufacturer paying some attention to our needs.
Keep em comming Eflite/Horizon Good Job PGoldsmith
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:43 AM
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I must be an idiot too since I know I will be getting one, and almost all my Aerotow flying buddies are idiots as well because they all want one, golly, we may even get new idiots to join in the fun as well.
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