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Apr 16, 2012, 03:13 PM
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ESPRIT Sailplanes > F5J/ALES/LMR Electric Sailplanes > Albatros 3S/E (ARF)

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Albatros 3S/E (ARF)
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Apr 17, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Not me, but you can find more construction details and info, on the manufacturer website (manual in pdf):
Apr 17, 2012, 02:44 PM
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I have one of the new Prelude REF and it is by far one of the best that I have had in a long time. My eyes are just not as good as they were and I need a bigger and wider wing so I can see it up high. I just like the way this bird looks in teh pictures.
Apr 18, 2012, 09:16 PM
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I've bought about 5 planes from Lucy Esprit. Great service, and high quality.

I just ordered one of their Elipsoids, 110". I need a mild flier.

But I have also been eyeing this Albatross. Beautiful!
Apr 29, 2012, 08:45 PM
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For anyone going with the Elipsoid, I am putting the elevator and rudder servos in the cockpit, as I need the weight to make CG. Plans show one of these servos going in the tail. Also, I will need at least a 2,650 mAh 3 cell in the cockpit with the 35-48 motor, to make CG.

Plenty of room in the cockpit, and just behind it. Beautiful plane. Have not flown it yet.
Aug 06, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Bought one last week...being built now. I'll get right back to you.
Aug 06, 2012, 07:57 PM
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FWIW, test flew one of these for a buddy today (I think it was the Sport version, not sure what the difference is)

Used the MVVS motor on 4S swinging a 13x6.5.

Very nice flying model, no bad habits. Climb is good, but not in the "moon shot" category. Did have to mix some down elevator in with the throttle to control the climb better.

Only hitch was trying to enable the brake on the ESC. A brand I had never used before and no manual with us at the field.
Fiddled with it for 20 minutes and by some miracle managed to get the brake enabled. Pure luck, based on having now looked at the manual!

Pat MacKenzie
Aug 10, 2012, 01:22 PM
This is our new 3m
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Aug 10, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Nice price please and when will you stock it
Aug 12, 2012, 09:06 AM
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I like the new more red wing very much. Nice to see the detail. Mike H
Aug 12, 2012, 01:55 PM
I didn't do it...
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Espirit, when will the new 3m be available? Also, will I be able to get it in the purple?
Aug 12, 2012, 06:03 PM
Models are due mid September in Red, Purple and Blue color.
Price should be around $535.00

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Jun 04, 2015, 11:50 AM
Anyone fly one of these?
I'm thinking of buying one, my goal is to thermal with it. I want to use telemetry too.

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