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Posted by KiwiKid | Mar 06, 2018 @ 09:53 PM | 4,888 Views
In my last blog entry we had a thermal glider slopin', this time we have a sloper park flying.

I have been flying the Habicht as a sloper for three years and really have had a lot of fun with it. Had to repair the eggshell fuse when it snapped behind the wing, right at the end of the reinforcing I had done, but otherwise a great model.

Noted several people on here had powered theirs up so thought I would do the same as I have several powered slopers and , with folding props, the slope performance seems unaffected.

Set up is a HobbyKing 950kv GliderDrive, 40 amp ESC, 4000mAh 3S battery and an 11x7 prop. The oval shape of the fuse provides a nice air intake on the lower area and there are enough gaps at the rear of the fuse to let the air out without surgery. Flies very well - she ain't no thermal ship, but was never intended to be and it's great to get some extra stick time on her.

Here's a parkflying vid I made recently.

DFS Habicht glider (2 min 22 sec)