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Jun 10, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Reichard Magic ALES-LMR-F5J 2.0m under 20oz AUW


Gents:

The MAGIC has arrived. Beautiful piece of engineering and building skills.
Our first shipment just came in
There are quite some very interesting changes when compared to the MAXX.
1) Tail Feathers: not built-up but made of single pieces of balsa wood with
hole cutouts to make it lighter
2) Newly designed fuselage pod. Shorter in length. 2 screws will hold the wing
with 2 aluminum pins to secure the wing LE against the fuselage.
3) Slightly longer tailboom.
4) No more pushrods. Spring loaded rudder and elevator handled by a single kevlar line.
5) No more battery/servo box. Only a half moon servos holder.

Overall we're very impressed, to say the least..!!

If you follow this link, a more detailed information can be obtained:

http://www.hobbyclub.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1226

Thanks for your time,

Alberto
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Jun 11, 2011, 04:05 AM
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this version looks really better!

everything wich was not so good une the MAXX (in my case ) is now corrected. lighter and longer tail and shorter noise!!!!

in mine, even with the very heavy pushrod, i had to put 8gr in my tail to get the CoG. and except the motor, everything are under the wing (RX, LIPO, ESC, altimeter, servos.....

so the magic must be better. more surface, less weight and better balanced...
Jun 11, 2011, 04:38 AM
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Does it come with spare time
Jul 23, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Any build or flying reports on the Magic? How does it compare in use to the MAXX?

Louis
Aug 22, 2011, 09:27 AM
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actually, with my motor configuration, i'm really not enjoyed of the climb:

and hyperion 2S 900mah lipo 45C
ESC hyperion Atlas 35A
motor hyoperion GS2213-16 (around 70gr)
prop Aeronaut 13x8, 12,5x6,5 and also 14x6, but it's still difficult for me to reach 200m in 30s....

can someone can help me to choose another 2S motor???

regard.

Benjamin
Aug 23, 2011, 10:05 AM
Glasairdriver
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathelo
Any build or flying reports on the Magic? How does it compare in use to the MAXX?

Louis
Here is the Magic forum:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1482279
Jan 08, 2012, 05:03 PM
From The Lab
Can anyone offer comments (based on experience, not opinion!) about the choice of servos for the MAXX? I have a kit, and I am trying to figure out what servos to use.
It looks like it was designed for D47 and possibly D60 servos. Esprit suggests HS45, which may fit, although they look a little too thick for the ailerons.

My concerns here are
1) adequate torque for control during climb
2) gears strong enough to not break under normal use.

My usual flying fields have well maintained grass, so that is all the flaps are likely to catch on.

Steve
Jan 08, 2012, 05:22 PM
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I can only speak for the Vigor VS-12 I've used
Jan 09, 2012, 02:51 PM
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@skranish
In my Maxx, I use the HS45HB servos for the flaps only (because these take the most beating) and they're about 1mm too thick for the wing. I use D47's for the ailerons, rudder, and elevator and they haven't failed me (yet). I think you should be more concerned about servo torque during high speed descents, not the relatively slow climbs. I think VS-12's are a good choice too for the ailerons and may be a safer choice than the D47's.
Jan 09, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skranish
Can anyone offer comments (based on experience, not opinion!) about the choice of servos for the MAXX? I have a kit, and I am trying to figure out what servos to use.
It looks like it was designed for D47 and possibly D60 servos. Esprit suggests HS45, which may fit, although they look a little too thick for the ailerons.

My concerns here are
1) adequate torque for control during climb
2) gears strong enough to not break under normal use.

My usual flying fields have well maintained grass, so that is all the flaps are likely to catch on.

Steve
Steve:

I'm using Airtronics 94802 Sub-micro digital (flaps).One of the best servos on the market:

http://www.hobbyclub.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1199

and Arrowind AWD-3012 Micro Digital for the ailerons:

http://www.hobbyclub.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1316

If you need any further comments, please let us know,

Alberto
www.hobbyclub.com
Jan 09, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Reichard 2.5m CUMULUS ARF just landed


Gents:

Just received the first batch of 2.5m CUMULUS.
An exceptional well built model for ALES-F5J-LMR events or pure flying fun.
Empty weight: 450g (15.8oz)

Alberto
www.hobbyclub.com
Aug 02, 2014, 03:36 PM
From The Lab
Did anyone ever figure out the appropriate downthrust/sidethrust for the MAXX. My model arrived with the nose cut for about 4 degrees of downthrust AND I found I have about 0.5 degrees between the wing saddle and the top of the tail boom. I realize that can be adjusted a bit by sanding the rear of the fuselage to adjust how it fits into the boom.. but what is the correct angle? I contacted Esprit Models, and got a much-less-than-helpful response, essentially 'set it all straight and fix it with trim'. Thoughts, anyone? Experiences?
thanks
Steve
Jul 11, 2017, 10:52 AM
From The Lab
Did anyone here figure out the appropriate angle for the motor mount? It looks like there is about 5 degrees between the motor mount and the top of the tail boom.. which is definitely NOT what is described in the instructions.
OTOH, my experience with this sort of plane is that they climb nearly straight up, and require some (ok, a LOT) of down elevator to keep them near vertical.. so maybe downthrust is not a bad idea.
Jul 12, 2017, 01:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skranish
Did anyone here figure out the appropriate angle for the motor mount? It looks like there is about 5 degrees between the motor mount and the top of the tail boom.. which is definitely NOT what is described in the instructions.
OTOH, my experience with this sort of plane is that they climb nearly straight up, and require some (ok, a LOT) of down elevator to keep them near vertical.. so maybe downthrust is not a bad idea.
I can't really remember my thought process. I do have the Great planes AccuPoint Laser Incidence Meter. Any downthrust was made on purpose.
I think I remember reading some other forums and you generally want some downthrust.

Peter

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