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Apr 24, 2019, 07:34 PM
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Hi satinet,

thank you for the response. Regarding the wings, I understand that people are covering them with packing tape, allegedly for improving laminar flow and stiffening the wing.

regarding the fuse, several references agree with you, some people are aslo using a carbon tube from an arrow. Guess what I have found? ;-)

Kindest regards,

M
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Apr 25, 2019, 08:47 AM
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On the three of mine(2 Radians and 1 Pro), I completely covered the wings (top and bottom) with clear packing tape. I also did the horizontal stab modification on them . The tape does increase the strength of the wing. I also did the carbon fiber mod to strengthen the tails. The second reason that I taped the wing was for the painting that I did. Also protects the foam
Apr 25, 2019, 09:19 PM
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I'm going out on a limb here, but just fly your plane and then decide what you do or don't like about it. There are so many suggestions for improving the radian and radian pro. I never did any of them and found the plane to fly great. If you want to put some packing tape on the leading edge, it will certainly do a great job protecting it though
May 02, 2019, 07:43 AM
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I flew the Radians first - typical on all three, they tried to pull itself into a lop on climbout. After watching the vid on the mods, I thought, why not try them out. The reasons for covering the wings was one for strength to keep the wings from flexing so much and two for protection of the foam. Both of my Radians have custom paint on them. The incidence on the horz stabs was off as per the vids (too much up on the originals) However, instead of adding the lite ply to the tail, I just used CF rods to strengthen the rear fuse and put rods into the tail.
May 17, 2019, 12:30 PM
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mefistofelez,

did you get out and fly? It's easy to get hung up with all the information on here, but the most important part is that you flew and had fun! We want to hear about that!
May 22, 2019, 10:00 PM
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Hi mdickey,

not in past three weeks. My landlords were attending their son's wedding, so I hat to take care of the farm (literally, no pun intended). By the time I finished with my morning chores, it was too late to drive to the field. Now we have rain here (actually snow where I live), and the club cannot fly three days after rain.

So, just a simulator.

Kindest regards,

M
May 23, 2019, 04:34 AM
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my opinion


just released this at blogs:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...est-all-around
May 29, 2019, 08:36 AM
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I can't disagree with you Phil. IMHO, the Radian is the best bang for the buck in RC Soaring. Nothing else compares. I just wish they hadn't felt the need to "improve" it with the LEDs.
May 29, 2019, 11:24 AM
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<snip> I just wish they hadn't felt the need to "improve" it with the LEDs. <snip>
Amen, brother! The original ParkZone slip-together Radian was the best.
Jun 15, 2019, 12:15 PM
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Night Radian is a dog


I flew the original slip on wing Radian for years. The night Radian is a led sled. Who needs lights to soar during the day. It’s heavy in the tail and all over. I can’t find the original anywhere. They really screwed this up!!!
Jun 15, 2019, 02:53 PM
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I flew the original slip on wing Radian for years. The night Radian is a led sled. Who needs lights to soar during the day. It’s heavy in the tail and all over. I can’t find the original anywhere. They really screwed this up!!!
This was brought up on another thread. For some odd reason, here are E-flite original Radians for sale now. Found stashed in a warehouse somewhere?

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?I=LXHDAS&P=7

The Night Radian is an ounce heavier. The tail / stab is beefed up. I doubt the performance difference is noticeable enough to call it a dog.
Jun 15, 2019, 03:47 PM
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Greetings all,

I have been contemplating to return to RC sailplanes, and looking for Parkzone Radian, on which I had learned. However, it appears that it has been discontinued. I have also been perusing the Classifieds, but so far without luck.

Thus, I wonder if there is an alternative that you could recommend. I would prefer to start with a foam-based sailplane, since I am confident that at least initially, I will be more crashing than flying.

Kindest regards,

M
You are interested in a soaring platform, not in some motorized glider with all sorts of “bling”, good for you
Jun 15, 2019, 05:41 PM
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Its not the original version but the second version with the bolt on wing. Still, that's much better than the Night Radian.

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This was brought up on another thread. For some odd reason, here are E-flite original Radians for sale now. Found stashed in a warehouse somewhere?

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?I=LXHDAS&P=7

The Night Radian is an ounce heavier. The tail / stab is beefed up. I doubt the performance difference is noticeable enough to call it a dog.
Jun 15, 2019, 07:20 PM
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Its not the original version but the second version with the bolt on wing. Still, that's much better than the Night Radian.
So much better,,,,,,based on......what? Being an ounce lighter?
Jun 15, 2019, 10:07 PM
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An ounce is an ounce. Some of us don't want to carry around anything that isn't necessary. And for most of us those LEDs are totally not needed or useful. I would really like to know what they were thinking when they decided to do the night Radian. How many people fly at night or even at dusk?

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So much better,,,,,,based on......what? Being an ounce lighter?


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