Thread Tools
Dec 03, 2012, 07:34 PM
DroneWorlds - TEAM NEW ZEALAND
jackosmeister's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by LexusFPV
not to change subject, but is there a 3m-4m Glider that cruises similiar to those speeds?(maybe tid bit slower).....
Hurricane Elektro mit 8S (3 min 32 sec)


Money no object.. yes
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 03, 2012, 07:40 PM
TBS Crossfire or DragonLink?
Wholly SheeeeeeT, that was Insane......!!!!

(is there a budget version of that plane? ~under $900-plane only).
I want it more to be a glider....Is that Elektro a 3m + plane?

PM me buddy, we have to talk.....I'm lovin' these fast gliders....

(ok, now back to our regular scheduled program).
Dec 03, 2012, 08:01 PM
Registered User
vil64's Avatar
Holy crap!!! that was awesome. There's something special about those big birds. Those poor people down in the village must've thought there was an alien invasion Incredible velocity. Those must be some exotic set ups with that
insane power. I like how it changes pitch in sound at times.
Dec 03, 2012, 08:54 PM
RCGroups Editor
Matt Gunn's Avatar
Heres a link to the esc and motor/gearbox in that hurricane vid.

http://www.stratair.com/Shop/Produkt...spx?ArtId=1281

what a beautiful sound!
Dec 03, 2012, 08:59 PM
DroneWorlds - TEAM NEW ZEALAND
jackosmeister's Avatar
http://www.stratair.com/Produktdetail.aspx?ArtId=1243 And thats the electric fuselage, add you own wings from the Hurricane F3B glider version


I dunno if you can find a 3m ship that'll take that kind of abuse for that price sorry LexusFPV. Thats still very much in the 2m F5B $ airframe only zone. Hence how cheap the Eagle 5 is
Dec 03, 2012, 09:20 PM
Registered User
My god! @_@ What the hell was that thing!? I blinked and missed it!
hahaha what a sound on that guy! wow!
Dec 03, 2012, 11:33 PM
Registered User
vil64's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackosmeister
http://www.stratair.com/Produktdetail.aspx?ArtId=1243 And thats the electric fuselage, add you own wings from the Hurricane F3B glider version


I dunno if you can find a 3m ship that'll take that kind of abuse for that price sorry LexusFPV. Thats still very much in the 2m F5B $ airframe only zone. Hence how cheap the Eagle 5 is
True, I'm pretty sure I will enjoy my Eagle. At least for a while. It's a good size as well.
Dec 04, 2012, 08:03 AM
Registered User
S2000442's Avatar
That was a very impressive video. Excellent flying skills especially with all the trees around.
Dec 04, 2012, 11:30 AM
TBS Crossfire or DragonLink?
I fly mostly "FPV"....that fuse/wing looks sooo efficient.

I would do something crazy to it and die hard 'hotliner' fans may hate me, but here is what I would do (purpose for me).

Since its soo sleek, I would power it to be 'efficient'- slow and long flight times....
(yup, I'm crazy!) :-)
Dec 04, 2012, 12:27 PM
RCGroups Editor
Matt Gunn's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by LexusFPV
I fly mostly "FPV"....that fuse/wing looks sooo efficient.

I would do something crazy to it and die hard 'hotliner' fans may hate me, but here is what I would do (purpose for me).

Since its soo sleek, I would power it to be 'efficient'- slow and long flight times....
(yup, I'm crazy!) :-)
Im right there with you. Im planning on FPV'ing the Eagle, just to experience the insane vertical climb straight to the clouds!
Dec 04, 2012, 04:42 PM
TBS Crossfire or DragonLink?
Webdr

What slow and efficient motor/prop (power) setup would you use with this Eagle?
I like the big warmglider configurations (but we FPV like it to be 'efficient'-long flight times and slow.....we already know we can overpower it because the frame can take it and frame is sleeeeK)....
Feb 06, 2013, 06:32 AM
Registered User
skyracer068's Avatar
When will it sell for $489 as it says in this review rather than the $699 you have it listed for? FALSE ADVERTISEMENT BY OVER $200!
Feb 06, 2013, 07:34 AM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
Vapor Trails's Avatar
I believe it was addressed earlier in the thread, but at the time of the Review it was on sale for $489. Keep your eye on it, likely it will go on sale again.
Feb 06, 2013, 11:51 PM
Registered User
vil64's Avatar
I could be wrong but I think these fast hotliners with no rudder control don't thermal very well. You can slow it down and even get the kick here and there but in order to stay in thermal, you need smaller radius turns. Aileron turn is not that effective. I'd say your best bet would be a vtail.
I know what you mean, my Eagle had MVVS Sport, so not exactly super fast but very enjoyable to fly. To be honest I didn't even think about thermaling these things are most thrilling in a powerless dives followed by tight turns.
I didn't totally give it away after that crash landing. I picked up the pieces and put it out of my sight for 2 weeks. Then realised that I could actually fix it. So I did. She'll be in the air again.
Last edited by vil64; Feb 07, 2013 at 04:03 AM.
Feb 07, 2013, 03:25 AM
turn, turn, turn.
Reverse aileron differential for a non rudder thermal turn.
Search for rudderless DLGs in the Hand Launch Forum.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alert Soaring Sunday #5 8/12/2012 Jimn8uay AAGMC (American Airlines Gas Model Club) 0 Aug 09, 2012 12:19 PM
Alert Soaring Sunday #2 5/20/12 Jimn8uay AAGMC (American Airlines Gas Model Club) 2 May 21, 2012 01:05 PM
Sold KK 5.5 and Eagle N6 never used. vewdew Aircraft - Electric - Multirotor (FS/W) 2 Mar 15, 2012 11:59 PM
Discussion 4th Annual CAM Fun Soar, Hudson NC 5/26/12 Don Bourdon Sailplane Events 0 Feb 24, 2012 07:28 AM
Mini-Review Soaring Star by Thunder Tiger, soar with eagle John Kim Electric Sailplanes 1 Mar 18, 2011 11:29 PM