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Jun 08, 2016, 08:51 PM
Oleg Golovidov
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New Product

Flitz2


It is time to start a new thread dedicated specifically to the new design, Flitz2 ("Flitzebogen-2", or "Flitz Modern").

Flitz2 is a new generation of the well known Flitz, designed by Benjamin Rodax and manufactured by
Aeromodelis company, a new facility located in Lithuania owned and run by Russian craftsman Andrey Yakovlev.

Flitz2 had a design goal of improving the wind penetration while retaining the superb floating
capabilities of Flitz. The first experience of the test pilots confirmed that the design achieved the
desired goals. The plane has excellent launch and run qualities, while thermal circling and float
capabilities are nearly as good as (some pilots claim that even better than) the classic Flitz.

Click below to view attached images of Flitz-2 from Marko, Mike Stern, Vitaly, Reto.

Links to previous posts about Flitz2 from the first pilots of the new design:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post34721786
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2#post34798142
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2#post34943752
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post34751500
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5#post34755915
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post34950754


Assembly instructions: download this PDF file


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Jun 08, 2016, 08:58 PM
Oleg Golovidov
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First batch in the USA


I received the first small batch of production kits!
Moreover, I am able to offer them at the low price of only $799 (shipping $60).
These toys look so nice and shiny, I will be sad to ship them to y'all.

I do have one of the very first production models and I have assembled and flown it a little. Being one of the first kits, it is a little heavier and the paint job is not as nice as on these production ones. So I am really tempted to keep one for myself. But I will have to wait a little longer, since I have little or no time at the moment to build another model. So they are all for sale.

Please submit your order here http://olgol.com/Flitz2
(let me know if my simplistic ordering page is not working.)

PS. I forgot to take a picture of the back side of the wings, but they are all the same, with one wide white stripe on the right wing.
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Jun 08, 2016, 09:16 PM
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Great looking kits there. Would love to get a white-wing version to match my original Flitzes. Is there any value at this point in submitting an order on the waiting list, or just wait a while for the next production run?

Also, have you weighed the carbon tails vs. glass? Just curious how they compare, even though I prefer the painted glass for visibility.
Jun 09, 2016, 07:42 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Drew (and others), if you have a specific color request, please submit an order and describe the colors in the comments. This will serve me as a reminder what to order next time.

Carbon and glass tails are about the same weight, with a very small advantage for the carbon tails. About 10-11 g per set on average.
Jun 09, 2016, 07:45 AM
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Very nice Oleg! I think you forget to mention a key difference, the new Flitz-2 has a slip nose
Jun 09, 2016, 08:03 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Correct! The nose cone is VERY convenient, love it.
Jun 09, 2016, 10:05 AM
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A couple pics stolen from a Facebook post


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Jun 10, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Jun 10, 2016, 07:17 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Jason, I consider you one of the wisest men I know.
Thanks for the business
Jun 10, 2016, 10:35 PM
Oleg Golovidov
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Build pics


Pics from my first prototype assembly...

The model being one of the very first out of the molds is visibly not as nice as the production models that I now have for sale, the paint job quality is a bit off. But structurally and aerodynamically it is still 100%. So I am happy and will be flying it as much as I can to learn it.

I used servo frames from Tom on this build, with MKS 75k servos. The frames are cool. One issue, already mentioned before, the servo position is fixed and the pushrod length must be exact, there is no adjustment possible by moving the servo 1mm fore/aft. It took me a couple tries to get the pushrods sized correctly

I used a Deans connector instead of the supplied flat spring connector. I used Deans before on my Flitz and really like how it works on this model.

I will try to add comments to pics (maybe)...


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Jun 10, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Thanks for the pics, Oleg. It's interesting that the AUW for your pre-production plane was actually less than my original Flitz std. Can't wait to see what a faster, lighter Flitz can do.
Jun 14, 2016, 05:25 AM
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Oleg, where did you get those frames for the MKS DS75K servos?
Jun 14, 2016, 08:15 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Staats
Oleg, where did you get those frames for the MKS DS75K servos?
I have them for sale. They are made by Tom Siler.
I still have a few sets and can include one for you.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post34583241
Jun 14, 2016, 04:41 PM
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So now the $64 question. How does it compare to an NXT?
Jun 14, 2016, 05:55 PM
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Every new model is better.


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