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Flyzone Rapide Sport Glider

The Rapide is a 60" brushless glider with aerobatic prowess.

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Fiberglass and Carbon Reinforced AeroCell Airframe

The all new 60' Rapide from Flyzone is a brushless-powered glider that excels at soaring and aerobatics. It features a full flying stabilizer, AeroCell construction with fiberglass and carbon reinforcement, and servos and brushless power system already installed. ALl you need is a 3s 2200mAh battery and radio system to get the Rapide flying.

The Rapide will retail for $219.99 and is slated for arrival in late August.

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 60 in (1525 mm)
  • Weight: 2.75 lb (1250 g)
  • Length: 42.5 in (1080 mm)
  • Wing Area: 364 inē (23.5 dmē)
  • Wing Loading: 17 oz/ftē (52 g/dmē)

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Aug 04, 2016, 03:02 PM
The original Flybaby
flybaby747's Avatar

this looks amazing


this glider looks awesome , by the looks of it this year is going to be a big year in my hanger ...

ticks all the boxes
Aug 06, 2016, 04:56 PM
Sea2Sky2See
Dparture's Avatar
Full flying stab is interesting.

From the other 'Rapide Warmliner' thread:
Https://youtu.be/yib2-n2BZg0

Seems pretty hot for a step-up glider.
Aug 06, 2016, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dparture View Post
Full flying stab is interesting.

From the other 'Rapide Warmliner' thread:
Https://youtu.be/yib2-n2BZg0

Seems pretty hot for a step-up glider.
It's definitely in the warm/hotliner category. Too porky for a thermal ship (it's heavier than a Radian Pro 2m) although I'd bet it would be nice on the slope. The power system is pretty hot as well (40A ESC and a 960Kv motor)

There's lots of better choices if you are looking for a 1.5m thermal ship with basic aerobatic capabilities, but this looks to be borderline on the hotliner side of things. Probably a good choice for a first hotliner coming from a Calypso or Conscendo.
Aug 16, 2016, 09:12 PM
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FloBau's Avatar
It would be interesting, if an upgrade to 4S is possible.
Oct 01, 2016, 02:29 AM
Soaring Fanatic!
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Originally Posted by mawz View Post
"Probably a good choice for a first hotliner coming from a Calypso or Conscendo."
My thoughts exactly. I'd like to give this one a try.

As far as 4S goes, you might be able to upgrade prop/ESC/motor for better performance while still on 3S to avoid adding extra weight if keeping the same mah. I'm hoping it has a good enough glide ratio and energy retention to power it up high within a few seconds and do some fast passes/acrobatics before having to hit the throttle again.
Jan 14, 2017, 03:47 AM
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jobinseattle's Avatar
Just bought one of these yesterday. Looks like a lot of fun. Never thought I would buy another foamie glider but this looks very cool.


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