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Old Jun 05, 2011, 06:56 PM
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I don't think you will notice any effect on the CG, at least I don't. What you will notice, depending on the weight you use is lack of the float feel, but if the wind is strong enough it will still float.
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Old Jun 05, 2011, 10:54 PM
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I went to Lowes and got a small stainless rod to fit inside the normal wing joiner, isn't that what you do for getting more weight to handle wind better?
Do you guys replace it completely with a metal rod instead of putting a small one inside?

Would also be grateful for some links on where can I find some good reading on how to trim the Radian?
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Old Jun 05, 2011, 11:54 PM
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nph, put the metal rod inside the wing rod. I prefer to put a just a bit smaller rod than the inside diameter of the wing rod. That means you need to cut it to a shorter lenght than the wing rod. Then I cut a piece of wood dowel for each end that makes the assembly the same length as the wing rod. That way the weight stays over the center line of the plane as much as it can.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Hi there does anyone know where to buy the Parkzone Radian in UK/Europe? Loads of place seem to be out of stock Have they stopped supplying these? Hopefully not for such a great bird. If possible does anyone know where to buy the BNF or PNP version. But I would buy the RTF version if I had to!
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 06:50 AM
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Hi there does anyone know where to buy the Parkzone Radian in UK/Europe? Loads of place seem to be out of stock Have they stopped supplying these? Hopefully not for such a great bird. If possible does anyone know where to buy the BNF or PNP version. But I would buy the RTF version if I had to!

Radian RTF - $250

Radian PnP - $160

Difference $90

What do you get for $90

Receiver - $60
Battery - $24

total $84

what else

Charger - $25?
Dx5e - $60

$85

Now, if you have a pile of receivers and batteries and chargers and a spare radio or buddy box. Then maybe the RTF is not worth the difference. But if you are fairly new and will be buying more batteries and receivers then the RTF is a good deal.

Having another charger never hurts.

A spare radio as a buddy box, simulator box or to help get a friend started is a great thing to have. Or you can use it to fly spektrum based BnF if you are not using Spektrum radios.

Overall the RTF is a very good value.



I can't help you with Europe, but wanted to point out that the RTF is the best deal IF you are going to be flying spektrum 2.4.

You get the battery $25, receiver $50
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Hi there does anyone know where to buy the Parkzone Radian in UK/Europe? Loads of place seem to be out of stock Have they stopped supplying these? Hopefully not for such a great bird. If possible does anyone know where to buy the BNF or PNP version. But I would buy the RTF version if I had to!
If I had it to do again I would have bought the RTF version. I already have a Spektrum TX and a battery charger. But, I didn't have an extra RX. I would have come out ahead if I just bought the RTF and sold the DX5i and charger in the classifieds section.
There seem to be plenty of Radians around. Amazon even stocks them.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Just had to throw a quick note down...
I haven't gotten to fly in months due to weather and just being busy, but I did get to go fly the Radian yesterday. Managed a 54 minute continuous flight with only 1.25 minutes of throttle! I just kept smiling the entire time. No plane or helicopter has ever given me the joy this Radian has. I love this thing!

just wanted to share.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:41 PM
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Just had to throw a quick note down...
I haven't gotten to fly in months due to weather and just being busy, but I did get to go fly the Radian yesterday. Managed a 54 minute continuous flight with only 1.25 minutes of throttle! I just kept smiling the entire time. No plane or helicopter has ever given me the joy this Radian has. I love this thing!

just wanted to share.
I feel the same way about mine. My second glider flight ever lasted an hour and fifteen minutes with about two minutes of motor run time. Been hooked ever since.
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Hi there does anyone know where to buy the Parkzone Radian in UK/Europe? Loads of place seem to be out of stock Have they stopped supplying these? Hopefully not for such a great bird. If possible does anyone know where to buy the BNF or PNP version. But I would buy the RTF version if I had to!
Hi, I bought mine two weeks ago and was back in the shop at weekend and they had stock. It's Steve Webb Models in Frodsham near Chester. They had the Rtf on the Web for 150.00 rtf and also do mail order. can't fault this glider. This was my first purchase from this shop and they have been really helpful so I bought a new heli of them at weekend.
Best of luck
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Old Jun 08, 2011, 03:34 AM
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Hi, I bought mine two weeks ago and was back in the shop at weekend and they had stock. It's Steve Webb Models in Frodsham near Chester. They had the Rtf on the Web for 150.00 rtf and also do mail order. can't fault this glider. This was my first purchase from this shop and they have been really helpful so I bought a new heli of them at weekend.
Best of luck
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Steve Webb's , Must me one of the longest model shops open...

I use to shop there 20 years ago,when I worked for ICI in Runcorn..

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Old Jun 08, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Yes the Radian is a good buy. I briefly considered the V2 but decided against it. I love a 45 minute flight when I need it. I've also added a few lights and now the locals seem the think it's a UFO. Imagine that :-D

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/Arl...ort_Worth.html

Ufo in Arlington, Tx on May 25th, 2010 (4 min 15 sec)
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Old Jun 08, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Some nice ridge soaring over Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, North Carolina a few weeks ago.

Radian over Jockey's Ridge State Park Sand Dunes (3 min 47 sec)
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Old Jun 08, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Yes the Radian is a good buy. I briefly considered the V2 but decided against it. I love a 45 minute flight when I need it. I've also added a few lights and now the locals seem the think it's a UFO. Imagine that :-D

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/Arl...ort_Worth.html

http://youtu.be/jrUIEHwordU
This is hilarious. I need to put my light kit back on my Radian now that summer's here, and do some night flying. I wish my FPV camera was good enough in low light for night, but it isn't.
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Some nice ridge soaring over Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, North Carolina a few weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvprV67kqYc
So, were you just slope soaring? Or did you have to motor it around? I'm just curious.

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Old Jun 09, 2011, 07:09 PM
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The reason I asked about the dunes is I have one located not too far from my house.

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/...statepark.aspx

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...0.002,44.993,0

I have gone out there on several occasions to spend time at the observatory, climb the dunes and swim in the lake. Really cool area. According to the Parks Dept. it states the dune is 470' at the highest point.
Now I'm not to sure if I would want to pack the Radian to the top. It is one heck of a climb and the wind is insane out there.

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