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Feb 22, 2017, 04:35 PM
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Feb 22, 2017, 10:51 PM
Nose down, you're gonna stall
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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 .....

Another link to an add .....
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.
Last edited by rowdyjoe; Feb 22, 2017 at 11:04 PM.
Jan 16, 2018, 04:05 PM
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My Ventus flew for the first time at the Tbird electric fly thanks to Tom Blakney. It took a bit of elevator trim but, flew very well after. Only had time for one flight using a 1500 mah 3 cell. I got lucky installing the firewall & motor mount as is it straight with all power settings. I am proud of the way it flew and will be looking for another excuse to take it to the field when we get warmer weather. BTW ....the retractable landing wheel worked great.

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