Aether 3.7 - New 2016 version ($335.40) - RC Groups
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Apr 03, 2016, 06:33 PM
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Aether 3.7 - New 2016 version ($335.40)



Aether 3.7


Updates:

5/15/16 - First reported maiden flight
4/22/16 - US-East Price $363.78

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Specs:
Quote:
  • Motor: SK3 Glider Drive 3858 840 KV
  • Wingspan: 3715 mm
  • Length: 1860 mm
  • Weight: 2300 g
  • Box Size (LxWxH):[/B] 36" x 17" x 7" (1)
  • Manual: Full color manual with plenty of photographs.
  • Main component Weights (2)
    • CF Wing Joiner: 44 g
    • Boom: 145 g
    • Pod: 287g
    • Vertical Stab & Rudder: 36 g
    • Horizontal Stab & Elevator: 64 g
    • Left Wing Tip: 63 g
    • Right Wing Tip: 65 g
    • Left Center Panel: 282 g
    • Right Center Panel: 281 g
    • Left Middle Panel: 170 g
    • Right Middle Panel: 169 g

    Notes:
    (1) Be aware that most HK kits are double boxed so box arriving to your house may be bigger than this.
    (2) No hardware has been weighed yet.
More Information will be updated very soon !
Last edited by ripacheco; May 17, 2016 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Added Photos
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Apr 03, 2016, 06:43 PM
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Unboxing ... the arrival


The Aether 3.7 box , as in the previous version comes compactly packed.
Apr 03, 2016, 06:52 PM
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What's new in this one compared to the previous one?
Apr 03, 2016, 07:01 PM
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Subbed!

Been looking forward to this!

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Apr 03, 2016, 07:03 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marcmerlin
What's new in this one compared to the previous one?
I just got this box. I will be uploading pictures and comments as I can.
So far I am liking what I see.
Apr 03, 2016, 07:07 PM
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when will it go on sale or where is it listed

Art
Apr 03, 2016, 07:11 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by old1104
when will it go on sale or where is it listed

Art
I'm sharing this thread with the HobbyKing product manager. We can direct those retail questions to him. I do not have that information.
Apr 03, 2016, 07:19 PM
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Unboxing ... whats inside


As with the previous version of the Aether, the Aether 3.7 comes neatly and compactly packed with plenty of tape and bubble wrap.
Apr 03, 2016, 07:28 PM
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Unboxing ... The Manual


Finally a real full-color manual with plenty of photographs.
Last edited by ripacheco; Apr 03, 2016 at 07:37 PM.
Apr 03, 2016, 07:44 PM
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The fuselage


A jig to assemble the fuselage is provided. This is a great help to properly align the boom with the pod.

A nice surprise was to find a holding wire already glued on the canopy. However the hole for the wire on the front of the fuselage may have to be reinforced.

The firewall is now fiberglass and comes predrilled for the recommended drive. Hopefully these holes will accommodate other motors.

The wing nuts are now more reinforced. However the plywood does not go all the way to the fuse walls. This may need reinforcement.
Apr 03, 2016, 07:56 PM
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How'd you get this so darn quick?! I've been checking their glider pages weekly!
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Apr 03, 2016, 07:58 PM
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Vertical Stabilizer


The tail is basically the same as on the previous version. There are significant gaps on the hinges. Triangle stock against a flat spar.
The hinges are preinstalled.
The servo tray has been slightly redesigned . You are expected to secure the servo to the servo bay door.

A nice surprise is that the support for the vertical stab has now been countered to better fit against the round boom.
Apr 03, 2016, 08:00 PM
WAA-08 THANK FRANK!
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Looks nice Rip - Enjoy the heck ot of it
Apr 03, 2016, 08:00 PM
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Horizontal Stabilizer


Nice surprise: A reinforcement has been added to the area where the screws hold the stab down.
Last edited by ripacheco; Apr 03, 2016 at 08:05 PM.
Apr 03, 2016, 08:05 PM
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Just noticed that they spelled it correctly this time.
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