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Jul 20, 2011, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BarnOwl
Congrats! If you use the motor of the RP, mind you that it is a lot heavier then the Turnigy 2836-1000 that gives more power.

Key with every glider is keep it as light as possible!
Are you saying the stock P2k motor is both stronger yet lighter than the stock RP motor? I was thinking the heavier RP motor would be stronger - in some way being "the better" motor of the two, and that the extra weight penalty would be worth it...?

What if I went with the stock P2k motor and the RP esc?

(Sorry, I do not understand it all - I just would like to get the best bang for the buck - thanks for the suggestions).
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Jul 21, 2011, 02:58 AM
Heli's and gliders, what else?
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Originally Posted by dhaizli
Are you saying the stock P2k motor is both stronger yet lighter than the stock RP motor? I was thinking the heavier RP motor would be stronger - in some way being "the better" motor of the two, and that the extra weight penalty would be worth it...?

What if I went with the stock P2k motor and the RP esc?

(Sorry, I do not understand it all - I just would like to get the best bang for the buck - thanks for the suggestions).
Yes, the RP motor is about 30g more then the Turnigy 2836-1000 en about 50g more then the stock motor (If I remember correctly).

You can use it ok, I flew with it for a while. But still your best bet would be to get a Turnigy 2836-1000!
Jul 21, 2011, 05:18 AM
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i wore the std motor out in my Pheonix and replaced it wit a trinigy 2815 1050 and use 3S 1800 no problems and yes you can roll it and invert it as well
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Jul 21, 2011, 03:45 PM
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For the price tag, Radian standard

For much more $$, a Hyper Ava, its a practically a 4M Radian and a 30 minute flight is a drop in the bucket.
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Jul 22, 2011, 11:12 AM
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My Magellan-E XL eats radian-pros for breakfast ....

It all comes to $$$$ , in its price range, the radianpro is probably the best, but it is like asking if there's something better than a honda civic , the question again, it depends on the $$$$ ....
Jul 22, 2011, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dhaizli
...in the same category: foam prop-driven electric sailplane.
If we bear the original posting in mind any non-foam sail plane is outside the scope of this thread.
Jul 22, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by zen@lanset.com
If we bear the original posting in mind any non-foam sail plane is outside the scope of this thread.
Very true. I wished to ask a specific question about foam electric sailplanes. If you look at the post count on RCG it appears the Radian and RPro have the highest post count in the foam glider category.

Was wondering if there's a better foam electric glider to replace my busted RPro. I purchased a Phoenix 2000 - taking HK a long time to get it here though.
Jul 22, 2011, 10:11 PM
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I feel your pain because I lost orientation while flying my Easy Glider Pro and did a hard nose-in 'landing' that seems to necessitate getting a new fuselage and tail.
Jul 23, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Doubletap
Here are some alternatives to the 2M size foam EP gliders category:

All these ship from the US also.
Thanks for those Doubletap. I'm glad as I looked thru the list the one I ordered looked the best (to me)

And as the starter of this thread - I'll break my own rules in saying that maybe if this next foam glider dies a tragic death, maybe I'll then step up to one of these.


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