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Oct 05, 2010, 03:32 AM
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Official Radian Pro Thread


Posted in Parkflyers where it should be.

For everything Radian Pro. Radio Set up tips. Performance Reviews, Glider Pron (and all things crow)

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Oct 05, 2010, 08:22 AM
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So does anyone have one of these, yet?
Oct 05, 2010, 03:23 PM
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Probably take a large park for one, or a brave pilot. Sure glad to see another Radian topic
Oct 05, 2010, 10:10 PM
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I know there are too many topics, but no radian pro topic in parkflyers. I have flown mine in a park many times. So slow, but flaps mean you could hand launch and land in a much smaller space.

I am also guessing that handling will be more neutral since it has less dihedral. I loved the radian but could have used a titch less dynamic stability.

What was the release date again?
Oct 06, 2010, 08:03 AM
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There is a hugh thread in the electric glider section for this bird.
Oct 06, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Might as well start one in the foamy section also
Oct 06, 2010, 11:22 PM
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Might as well start one in the foamy section also
Too true. I am totally ok letting this die if no one wants a thread in parkflyers, However this was where I came for the original radian.

Anyhow, live or die I care not. But support it if you feel this is the home for it.
Oct 09, 2010, 10:19 PM
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I wonder if I could add the pro wing to my old Radian. That would be great!

I wouldn't mind a thread in parkflyers, there's nothing new here much anyway.
Oct 10, 2010, 03:25 PM
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I wonder if I could add the pro wing to my old Radian. That would be great!

I wouldn't mind a thread in parkflyers, there's nothing new here much anyway.
Not really feasible. The new wing attachment method combined with some fuselage reinforcement make it so the new wings won't fit on the old fuselage.
Jan 15, 2011, 09:53 PM
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I cant tell anyone to buy this! I was very bummed on how cheap this is...climb rate not to good, material if nose comes down to hard in landing will break off!!...it break on almost everylanding unless you catch it!!! I spent about 150.00 to much on this!!! I paid 184.00!!!! could go on but will go back to flying other planes!!!! I haven't flown anything this bad since the 80's
Jan 16, 2011, 09:32 AM
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I cant tell anyone to buy this! I was very bummed on how cheap this is...climb rate not to good, material if nose comes down to hard in landing will break off!!...it break on almost everylanding unless you catch it!!! I spent about 150.00 to much on this!!! I paid 184.00!!!! could go on but will go back to flying other planes!!!! I haven't flown anything this bad since the 80's
Might you suggest a better alternitive?
Jan 16, 2011, 09:34 PM
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I cant tell anyone to buy this! I was very bummed on how cheap this is...climb rate not to good, material if nose comes down to hard in landing will break off!!...it break on almost everylanding unless you catch it!!! I spent about 150.00 to much on this!!! I paid 184.00!!!! could go on but will go back to flying other planes!!!! I haven't flown anything this bad since the 80's
If you break it every time you "land" I would hazard say that you are not "landing" but "crashing". I have had the Raidian1 for over a year and have more then 65 hours of flight time on it and have never broken the nose or anything else for that matter. And that includes landing in it a rock quorry a half dozen times. I have landed the Radian Pro on an ice covered parking lot in subzero temperatures with not even a scratch. This is a $184 foam sailplane that can take ALOT more abuse and is much easier to repair then a $1500 woody or moldy. Don't bash the plane because your skills are lacking. I would suggest that it mite be a good idea to practice your landings on a sim.

As for the climb rate of the stock RP, I have to agree with you. But that was fixed with a set of 10X8 blades for $7.00. After that the climb rate was the same as the R1.

Electricfied

I don't think there is a better alternative for the money. I have flown friends high dollar full house molded carbon fiber and Kevlar sailplanes and for the Radian Pro flys pretty dam good in conparison. Just go check out the prices of the other entry level full house sailplanes, I haven't seen any thing to compare. Next to my DLG I think it's going to be my new favorite sailplane to fly.

Rick
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Jan 17, 2011, 03:42 AM
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I cant tell anyone to buy this! I was very bummed on how cheap this is...climb rate not to good, material if nose comes down to hard in landing will break off!!...it break on almost everylanding unless you catch it!!! I spent about 150.00 to much on this!!! I paid 184.00!!!! could go on but will go back to flying other planes!!!! I haven't flown anything this bad since the 80's
If it's made of the same stuff the old Radian, which I think it is - you're flying it wrong. It can take some hits and come out fine, I've dived it in and slid 20 feet and pulled up at the last second before it stopped to turn on the motor and climb. No damage yet.

This is a glider, you should glide it...When you land, it should brush the grass and kiss the earth when it is finished moving.
Apr 10, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I'm so funny in a way we are both right I flew just a few times with both times very bad luck! thats why I can say I crashed it everytime I tried to land it!! ha,,ha...heres what I noticed as well as heard from other flyers if you push the plane down or for what ever reason you might have a hard time to pull up due to the small elevators.. in my case "bad ar500" my signal cut I had open throttle straight down and could not not pull out
Apr 10, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I have the Radian 1 and have seen a couple Youtube videos flying it like a beefy carbon fiber hotliner.
It really isn't that kind of plane, and will break in a full power dive when deflecting full elevator (or may not have enough elevator to recover). Like I said, it is designed to climb, then glide.

It's all fun though. If you want to spend your money on a high speed plane that glides, search for warmliner and hotliner.


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