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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:00 AM
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I'm afraid I bought the wrong glider.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:07 AM
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I'm afraid I bought the wrong glider.
What do you want it to do that it will not do?
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:13 AM
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It's not really responsive aileron wise and does not like speed. The wings flex too much doing so. I really didn't do my reasurch, just bought it on a whim cause my dad had gotten one. Guess what I'm looking for is a straight wing glider that rolls cleanly. But for putting around the sky I guess it's a nice flyer.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:29 AM
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My RP is one of my first planes as I came from heli's and quads. I like the fact that I can just run it up and then float it back down. So much more relaxing than heli's. Is it really meant to be a speedy, rolling type of glider?

Paul
Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:02 AM
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From my experience, no.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Hi Myko,
By now I have about 50 flights with mine and I feel pretty much like you do.

from past experience this thread is frequented by contributors that hold the RP in some sort of holy status.

Criticize it too loud and the flame-throwers come out ...

The problem with us who buy the first glider is that we don't know what to expect.
Personally, I'll keep the RP while it lasts but will not replace it with the same make or type of glider.

Brgds,
Danny
Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:47 AM
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I'm afraid I bought the wrong glider.
From your comments I agree. Gloders are meant to be flown slowly and smoothly, not yanked around the sky at high speed. Perhaps a hot-liner would be more to your liking.

I saw a guy flying this one just yesterday and was favorably impressed. It would go like a BOH but could also glide nicely. Constriction is nice too - fiberglass fuselage and sheeted balsa wings.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/cmp-kunlun-2000e.html
Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:54 AM
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From your comments I agree. Gloders are meant to be flown slowly and smoothly, not yanked around the sky at high speed.
Hi Dave,
I agree with the SMOOTHLY part of your comment, but having seen many other gliders slice through the air at amazing speeds with grace, I cannot agree with the SLOWLY part of your statement.

Maybe you were trying to say that the RP is meant to be flown smoothly and slowly?

Brgds,
Danny
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:28 AM
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It's not really responsive aileron wise and does not like speed. The wings flex too much doing so. I really didn't do my reasurch, just bought it on a whim cause my dad had gotten one. Guess what I'm looking for is a straight wing glider that rolls cleanly. But for putting around the sky I guess it's a nice flyer.
Yes, you bought the wrong glider.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Hi Dave,
I agree with the SMOOTHLY part of your comment, but having seen many other gliders slice through the air at amazing speeds with grace, I cannot agree with the SLOWLY part of your statement.

Maybe you were trying to say that the RP is meant to be flown smoothly and slowly?

Brgds,
Danny
I meant what I said. Gliders, including the Radian, CAN be flown at high speed on the slopes but that is not their forte. If that is what you want go for a hot-liner, which the Radian is not, but there is no point in arguing over semantics. Buy whatever suits your flying style.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Hi Dave,
I've not flown the RP on a slope, and given the strength of the winds we get (the cape of Good Hope is not called the Cape of Storms for nothing) I'm not going to try it either.

I'm saving for a glider that is designed for slope soaring, not constructed of foam.

The RP is relegated to lazy flying, catching thermals in the hot hours of the day.

Brgds,
Danny
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:07 PM
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From your comments I agree. Gloders are meant to be flown slowly and smoothly, not yanked around the sky at high speed. Perhaps a hot-liner would be more to your liking.

I saw a guy flying this one just yesterday and was favorably impressed. It would go like a BOH but could also glide nicely. Constriction is nice too - fiberglass fuselage and sheeted balsa wings.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/cmp-kunlun-2000e.html
Wow, great reccomendatiton. It's cheap and is exactly what I want out of a glider. Thank you for your time and advise.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Wow, great reccomendatiton. It's cheap and is exactly what I want out of a glider. Thank you for your time and advise.
Check the reviews on the Nitroplanes page. The reviewers all liked it (Nitroplanes will not publish negative reviews) but there were some CG issues. I did not discuss that with the guy flying it but did ask what battery he was using. He said it was a 3s 2200 mah. Let us know what you think if you go for it. I am thinking it might be my next but.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:20 PM
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My RP is one of my first planes as I came from heli's and quads. I like the fact that I can just run it up and then float it back down. So much more relaxing than heli's. Is it really meant to be a speedy, rolling type of glider?

Paul
+1 It was my first plank after flying helis for 3 years. I had the basic model to start with and now I have a Pro. They are what they are and for the price they do well. Even my wife finds it relaxing just watching it float around the sky, especially if the eagles come for a fly as well. Would I buy another Pro. No, but I would buy another basic model to fly outside my back door. I would replace the Pro with something else because it's like changing cars. Its a man thing.
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