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HobbyKing BFG 2600

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Available in two BF sizes!

Hobbyking has introduced a new pair of gliders dubbed the BFG (We'll let you figure out the acronym). It's available in 1600mm (62") and 2600mm (102") sizes, but we will be taking a look at the larger 2600. Constructed with tough EPO foam, the BFG 2600 is a full-house glider with flaps and ailerons. It features a mono-wheel under the cockpit for reducing belly rash when landing and comes with a 3720 700kv motor and 60a esc. Six 9g servos are also included.

Features:

  • Plug and Fly - Just add your choice of TX/RX and battery, minimal assembly and fly!
  • Ultra tough molded EPO foam airframe
  • Powerful 3720 Outrunner motor and 13.5x7 folding propeller
  • Large, effective flaps slow down the BFG 2600
  • Large fuselage access hatch for checking electronics or swapping batteries
  • Mono-wheel landing gear

Specs:

  • Wingspan: 2600mm
  • Length: 1500mm
  • Flying Weight: 1900g
  • Wing Area: 55dm2
  • Motor: 3720 700kv
  • ESC: 60A w/BEC
  • Servo: 9g x 6

Requires:

  • 6+ channel Transmitter and Receiver
  • 4S 14.8V 2500mAh Lipoly Battery

Link to product webpage

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May 15, 2014, 07:19 AM
I hate propellors
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Are flaps and ailerons set up with individual wires, or Y leads?
May 15, 2014, 08:38 AM
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That's a good question. Hopefully someone who has the model will chime in.
May 15, 2014, 11:34 PM
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Removable T-tail?


Looks pretty good. Anyone know if the T-tail is removable?

I have a RocHobby V-tail that is very similar but the V-tail is not easily removed and is therefore a pain in the butt to transport and store.
Last edited by DlgHucker; May 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM.
May 16, 2014, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DlgHucker
Looks pretty good. Anyone know if the T-tail is removable?
The information on the website describes it as a 'bolt on horizontal tail', so I'm assuming yes.
Last edited by mrbonk; May 16, 2014 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Grammar
May 17, 2014, 03:48 AM
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Rebranded Diamond 2500


Is this a rebranded Diamond 2500 from art tech?

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1134216
May 17, 2014, 03:51 AM
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If it is, this is a great plane. Had one of the art tech. Plenty of fun. Stable and docile with good glide ratio. But you must use full house glider techniques to get max benefit from the 6 servos.
May 17, 2014, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DlgHucker
Looks pretty good. Anyone know if the T-tail is removable?

I have a RocHobby V-tail that is very similar but the V-tail is not easily removed and is therefore a pain in the butt to transport and store.
It is removable. 2x M5 screws. Probably nylon bolts.
May 18, 2014, 05:35 AM
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So what does the BFG stand for?
May 18, 2014, 08:52 AM
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So what does the BFG stand for?
Big F----- Glider??
Tim
May 18, 2014, 09:01 AM
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The BFG (short for "Big Friendly Giant") is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, first published in 1982.
May 18, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Wondering when the International warehouse will have the BFG 2600 in?
May 18, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Rebranded Diamond 2500


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Originally Posted by leinad
Is this a rebranded Diamond 2500 from art tech?

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1134216
It looks like it is the same airframe. Great flying glider. I flew it with anything from 2200MA to 4000 MA lipos and CG stayed the same. High flying glider and great having the install landing wheel for rough fields. I think this has the plastic pins in the fuselage that go in the top to hold the wings on. Easy to assemble and take apart for transporting. I used aeronaut props and removed the stock ones after seeing a few post that the stock props broke.

The only problems I had were with the servo leads in the flaps and ailerons. No labels and if you lost a servo for the flaps it was a hassle locating the right wire.
Last edited by ChrisFlysRC; May 18, 2014 at 09:25 PM.
May 19, 2014, 01:59 AM
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Big F----- Glider??
Tim
I thought so too
May 19, 2014, 11:54 PM
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diamond 2500


I have the older 2500, and I am able to fit it in my ford SUV Expedition in one piece. I did change the servos to Turnigy 555 and a E flight power 25 motor with a 16x10 prop using two 2200 lipos. needed to balance it. I fly it for hours and only use one volt. Great plane!
Last edited by bloodandguts; May 24, 2014 at 01:22 PM.


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