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Jun 09, 2019, 02:29 AM
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Beginner glider?


Hi,

Can someone recommand a solid beginner glider still in production, which can handle windy conditions?
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Jun 09, 2019, 06:14 AM
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Multiplex, EFlite Radian are some.
Jun 09, 2019, 06:46 AM
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Looking for a straight up glider? Or would something like a blixler type plane be something you would be interested in? They are floaty and handle wind pretty well. Right now I fly a Sky Surfer X8 https://us.banggood.com/Wholesale-Wa...l?rmmds=search
I modded the body on mine a bit so I can fit a 7' prop but I fly it on reaaally windy days, and it pretty much recovers itself from stalls

Whatever you get I would recommend you get some sort of gyro stabalization, like frsky s6r or they make ones separate from your reciever for ~15$ I use https://hobbyking.com/en_us/s6r-recevier.html it really helps on windy days and makes things a lot less stressful.
Jun 09, 2019, 07:24 AM
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Jun 09, 2019, 09:25 AM
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I forgot to mention either RTF or BNF
Jun 09, 2019, 11:58 AM
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And how windy is "windy"?

Windy by itself isn't bad even for a beginner provided you also have an instructor. But if your flying field has a lot of obstructions just upwind of where you fly wind can often get broken up and you end up flying in a lot of really rough turbulence as well as the wind. And that's never fun.

Pure gliders also need care to avoid getting too far downwind and past the point where you can get them back for the landing. There's much to recommend the motor gliders where you can power up and fight your way back under power.
Jun 09, 2019, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Brauner1
Hi,

Can someone recommand a solid beginner glider still in production, which can handle windy conditions?
Motor glider ?

Easiest flying :https://www.horizonhobby.com/EFL3675...Vs8aAmmc8P8HAQ

If you have a Spektrum transmitter : https://www.horizonhobby.com/night-r...select-efl3650




This one will fly great in wind , but you may need assistance from an experienced RC airplane flyer for the first few flights :
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/h-king-a...280mm-pnf.html
Jun 09, 2019, 01:00 PM
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If you want something easy which can handle wind, I'd got for the Conscendo Advanced, it's an excellent glider (I actually did my LSF Level 1 of the electric Soaring Accomplishments Program mostly with the original Conscendo)

It's also a fun little warmliner when flown throttle-on, which is why it's more wind friendly than something like a Radian.
Jun 09, 2019, 02:40 PM
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+1 for the Conscendo .
Jun 09, 2019, 07:57 PM
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Conscendo's a good one, but IMO, it's a bit fragile.
Jun 09, 2019, 09:32 PM
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Conscendo's a good one, but IMO, it's a bit fragile.
Have you flown it? I owned one and while I eventually scrapped it (it expired from luggage) it was through no fault of its design.

It definitely wasn't fragile at all, aside from the nose & motor mount not being stressed for the use of 3s, which it wasn't designed for. The Advanced solves that issue and is intended for 3s use.
Jun 09, 2019, 09:52 PM
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I have the Conscendo S & a guy I fly with has the Advanced.
Rear fuselage is very narrow & flexes quite a bit.
The nose flexes quite a bit to.
Hasn't been a problem for me, but I've made no hard landings yet.
I still think the Conscendo is a bit fragile for a beginner, flying in much wind.
I've watched beginners destroy both the Conscendo S & Conscendo advanced.
Jun 10, 2019, 12:50 PM
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Having been the main newbie instructor at what was then the largest RC airplane club in the USA, and having spent well over 300 hours thermallling RC sailplanes, I ran into one of these in the hands of an absolute beginner this summer. I only had to show him the best flying speed for such a plane [his "experienced" RC power-plane friend had trimmed it to fly way too fast] and got it re-trimmed. After handing him back the Tx, I only verbally guided him into a series of thermals .... power OFF! He then learned and practiced turns and eights and proceeded to keep this amazing little sailplane motorlessly aloft for the entire long flight in moderate thermals, using only one short corrective minimal burst of power on approach while making his first ever landing, which was indeed very nice and did not even use the airbrake system since neither he nor I were aware of it!

This is one very impressive aircraft!

Lee
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...smitter-Review

GRAUPNER/SJ V-Venture Elektro-Motorflugmodell (2 min 38 sec)
Jun 10, 2019, 02:24 PM
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It does fail the 'still in production' requirement though, it's been off Graupner USA's site for a while now.
Jun 10, 2019, 03:04 PM
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Looks like it'a available here.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/graupne...content=Brands


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