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Old May 22, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Large (10ft ish!) Electric Glider

Hi,

Im looking for a new glider to add to my collection! SOmething large that will glide/thermal well and not to steep to setup! Any ideas??

Thanks MAtt
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Old May 22, 2007, 05:26 PM
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AVA, Topaz, Graphite, Pike, Trinity, Ceres, Soprano, Thermik Dream, XL3200, Stork E/Classic Fortune, Pulsar 3.2.. take your pick!
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Old May 22, 2007, 06:22 PM
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XL3200's are nice, if a bit intimidating due to their size. It's the only glider that ever made me nervous on launch. You definitely need a powerful motor setup with the 3M+ sized gliders.
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Old May 22, 2007, 08:51 PM
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Might post this over at the Sailplane Talk forum for some more helpful insight
http://www.rcgroups.com/sailplane-talk-103/
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Old May 22, 2007, 08:54 PM
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Or for electric setups....
http://www.rcgroups.com/electric-sailplanes-19/
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Old May 22, 2007, 09:11 PM
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Well yeah , He could do that too.
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Old May 22, 2007, 10:27 PM
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Hi,

Im looking for a new glider to add to my collection! SOmething large that will glide/thermal well and not to steep to setup! Any ideas??

Thanks MAtt
Matt,

What does this mean? Price? Do you have a budget in mind?

Large = expensive in terms of motor/ESC/Battery

If you give us some more information we can give you better suggestions. The second post had a lot of good ones.
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Old May 23, 2007, 11:28 AM
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If you are willing to build:

http://www.skybench.com/slnost.html

Some good old stuff here-real floaters that could easily be converted to e-flight reasonably cheaply as they are light. I have an Aquila Grande (123") that performs well with a Jeti 30-3, so you don't have to go too exotic to eliminate a winch or hi-start.
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Old May 23, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Hey now,
once you get some idea what you actually want, you could look on RCSE for used models. I often see very fine rigs for sale at low prices. I got a RnR Millenium with digi servos for two hundred, it had some wing and fuse damage, but a bit of glass work and some paint, and you'd never know it'd been crashed.
You often find pristine stuff too, but not as cheap. Nice full set ups for $300- $700. Extreme high end stuff of course goes a bit higher...
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