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Feb 22, 2017, 04:35 PM
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Sailplanes/Gliders


Sailplanes/gliders of all types and styles. Powered or non-powered, any launch method, slope or thermal. Ask questions, brag, post your defeats and successes. Post it hear and let's talk about it.

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Feb 22, 2017, 10:51 PM
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First Glider in 30 yrs


I picked up this beauty recently and I'm working on an electric conversion for it. It's a CMPro Ventus 2.6m w/fiberglass fuselage and balsa sheeted wings and tail surfaces. It appears that this bird was first offered around 2008 and it was a popular choice in the scale sailplane category. It would probably sell well if it were still available but, I hear China Model Products company had a falling out among it's owners and eventually went out of business. Sadly, the airplane is discontinued.

The plane is not without it's faults but, I've read that it's a good flyer once a few simple mods are made.

Here's the thread ..... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Ventus-2HX-ARF

Another link to an add ..... http://www.nitroplanes.com/ventus-ar...n-2600-mm.html
Feb 22, 2017, 10:59 PM
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High Performance full scale Gliders


I had no idea sailplanes could perform like this. Amazing.
I looked long and hard for the engine and ....there isn't one.

That's not smoke coming out the back, that's the water they carried for ballast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annota...&v=wo4LlpFs-5M
Last edited by rowdyjoe; Feb 22, 2017 at 11:04 PM.


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