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Nov 27, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Just checking back on the build on this. It looks real nice so far
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Nov 30, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlescd
I have the glider here and at first look it seems I hit the jackpot. I'll be posting pictures and making a build thread.
Can you upload Photos.. I plane on getting this glider and need advice and need to see a photo of a built version so i can get a better idea what it looks like..So if someone can upload a photo with the wings on i would greatly appreciate it. Or a video link so i can see it fly.
Nov 30, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Hi guys,
I just re-started tonight. I'll try and do a bit every week. Here it's -14c and snowing so the Masala is not going out for 5 months. I won't fly this in winter weather. I have othe planes for that.

This wing panel has the most wrinkles but nothing a heat gun cannot take care of.
Dec 01, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the update...i Finally found some videos on this Masala...I think this is the same Glider..Correct me if i'm wrong please...took a while to find it but here it is..there's a quite a few on the Tube.
マサラで土手ソア 大宮田んぼRCグライダークラブ139 (2 min 49 sec)

OK模型マサラフライト 大宮田んぼRCグライダークラブ134 (4 min 0 sec)
Dec 01, 2012, 12:41 PM
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That's the Ok models Masala. I'm 90% sure that it's the same glider.
Dec 01, 2012, 08:48 PM
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I am still very jealous. I have tried 4 or 5 times to order the Masala shipped to Canada, but I think yours is the only one that made it past the Nitroplanes screening. dammit
Dec 01, 2012, 09:28 PM
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I have to work on getting the wrinkles out. I think it's the temperature change as the wing panel wasn't this bad when i got it.

Flap servo all covered up. I attached the outer wing panel and sealed into place with Vinyl covering. I have a cargo box so a one piece wing will be easy to carry and easier to setup at the field.

Dec 02, 2012, 09:41 PM
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ok i'm about to purchase this glider and need i hope one of you can address my concerns for i really like this one and want to order but only as soon as i have my questions answered.
1. is this glider easy to put together as an electric package? ( days? weeks? )
2. is this motor and esc combo good? --
3. I have a Diamond 2500 glider from nitro planes and it's 98" Wing Span....i notice this Masala is 137" Wing is that a noticeably difference in size compared to 98" i wanted a really big Glider but if it's only going to be a tab bit bigger than mine then i dont want picture of my glider is below...can you judge by photo and tell if this Masala is much bigger than mine?
Dec 02, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Yes the glider goes easily together. The instructions are pretty good and if you have any building experience, it will go together easily.

The motor will bolt right up and on 4s it will have approximately 500 watts. That's more than enough.

You'll see a difference at 3.5 meters. If you have someone at the field with a 3.5m, put it side by side.

I heard the Diamond 2500 was pretty good. Do you like it and does it fly well?
Dec 02, 2012, 10:27 PM
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yes i flies very nice.. here's some videos for you to see...but now i want to move on to a more performance Glider with a little more of a piercing thru the wind and a bit more speed. I know this will give me a lot more experience than a foamy i right on that? Will it fly better than a Foamy?
Also that motor combo. i really wanted to keep this Glider lite....Can i use a 3s? with that Motor combo? i really didnt want to use a 4s...Maybe there's a different motor with a higher KV? maybe? can u send me a link to a Motor, Esc combo that will "FIT" that will allow me to use a 3s?

Art Tech Diamond 2500 nitro planes (4 min 3 sec)

Nitro Planes Diamond 2500 (3 min 0 sec)
Dec 02, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Hi, rhampton.

Yes. The Masala will look quite a bit bigger than the Diamond.
Dec 02, 2012, 10:41 PM
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i guess if i had to determine how big it is, i can go by the previous glider i had. I had an old Vintage Soarcraft kessler. it was 136" Wing Span but the Wings Folded tooooooo much while in Flight..i HATED that video...Looks like the Wings are going to snap guess that's how the glider is designed but i wanted a glider similar in size and NEWER that doesnt have that look where the Wings will fold that much....i wanted a little Dihedral but not that much...The Wings on the Masala look like they will be more performance and stay straight i that true and based on the size of that glider, will the masala look similar in size? or smaller...
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Dec 03, 2012, 08:08 AM
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I have two gliders in that weight range. Both have an Eflite Power 25 870kv This motor will do the job as well in them running on a 60 ESC and a 4s battery 12-6 prop folder. Will climb out easy and be at 600ft-200m in 15-20 seconds

F3J / F5J Sailplane.
Wing Span : 3485mm ( 137.5 in. )
Length : 1630 mm ( 64 in. )
Weight (as “pure” sailplane mfgr.’s figure ) : 1985 g ( 70 oz. )
All-up weight with electric drive : 2720 g ( 95 oz. )
Wing area : 75 dm2 ( 1162
Wing loading : 32.6 g/dm2 ( 11.8 oz/sq.ft. )
Airfoil : HN 92-285-935

Controls :
Camber-changing flaps
Electronic speed control
Links To original web sites This is the set up I have in
Dec 03, 2012, 12:31 PM
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The Alpina and Cumulus are 2 very nice gliders !!!

From what i can tell so far from the Masala wings, they won't fold under normal flying and mild aerobatics.
Dec 03, 2012, 12:37 PM
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They recommend a c3528 870kv motor for the masala....but i noticed thats a outrunner it possible to use a outrunner in s glider like this?...i thought gliders was suppose to use inrunners.....that c3528 is a e-flite motor when i looked it up on google......i just want to find the right motor.....i want a motor thwt will run on 3s but if your experience shows a 4s would be more practical then please advise and why u advise...

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