Best EPP flying wing as a powered glider - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Feb 28, 2011, 10:55 PM
JoelRSails's Avatar

Best EPP flying wing as a powered glider

Which of the EPP wings (with what motor/battery combo) would you list as the best powered glider? (i.e. climb with motor power, and then ability to soar for a long time)
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 28, 2011, 11:36 PM
September 2010
Outback Joe's Avatar
Old wing but with a light motor and lipo the Slinger does great in moderate lift. I am using a Turnigy 2826-1650 with a 7x6 prop 1300 mAh lipo and can get into thermals for over a half hour.
Feb 28, 2011, 11:53 PM
resU deretsigeR
PaulVi's Avatar
im partial to my updraft 60.... but it your looking for thermal duration most wings are not going to be it...
Mar 03, 2011, 11:18 AM
Prog Rocker
I have a Swift 2, with just a cheap GWS motor, and have managed to get 20+ minutes of flight with it, with a 3cell 910 battery.
Mar 03, 2011, 09:28 PM
Registered User
cgoffa's Avatar

maxi lift from the maxi swift

I think the maxi swift is a better sailplane as it has a thicker airfoil and will fly very slowly if built light, I poly-glassed mine with 3/4 oz glass and use it to fly a small camera. its definitly the floaty-est wing i have
Mar 06, 2011, 01:07 PM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
Up&Away's Avatar
The Unicorn. At it's original 48" she's a great soarer.
Mar 06, 2011, 03:42 PM
Registered User
gazza2003au's Avatar
windrider elebee glides forever on landing
Mar 07, 2011, 12:29 PM
John 3:16
Daddy-O's Avatar
I second the Unicorn. The best gliding wing I have seen.
Mar 24, 2011, 12:25 PM
Scratch building addict
rotagen's Avatar
You must check out the MWC Starfire. I just ordered one. The vids I have seen on youtube are brilliant. The price is amazing. And its shape is perfect. Compound sweep very efficient and there is a coool build forum on RCgroups .

I will most likely make mine with a pusher folding prop if I can figure how to make the fold prop work as a pusher.
Mar 27, 2011, 03:12 AM
Registered User

best soaring wind

Hi, take a look at my blog - the photos beneath - the one I call Skua is the best all rounder, very flat glide, any turn without height loss, and acrobatic. Good luck.
Mar 28, 2011, 09:03 AM
Registered User
Originally Posted by gazza2003au
windrider elebee glides forever on landing
Got over 30min of fly - glides (without slope or thermal help) , on my ele-bee with 2S Lipo 4800mAh ...

Yes ... landing is slow and nice ... and still ... with a good motor can be very fast too



+ What is nice, it is that take standard servo size (not the mini), lot of space for the electronic and battery
- Stock motor mount is not perfect ... but still is ok for hot glue Brushless inrun motors ... 2000/3000 RPM is on 3S Lipo is the motor needed for this wing

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Build Thread - Pixie 20" Symmetrical Electric Flying EPP Wing Blue Note Flying Wings 28 Nov 10, 2011 10:32 PM
Discussion Flying Wing from Kid's Foam Glider JohnStarnes Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 3 Oct 08, 2010 09:35 PM
Discussion Flying Wing from Kid's Foam Glider JohnStarnes 3D Foamies 1 Oct 08, 2010 10:31 AM
Check this out!! GWS powered epp flying wing!! slowflyer Parkflyers 4 Jul 23, 2001 10:29 AM