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Aug 12, 2019, 02:26 AM
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Conscendo Walrus comparison

My flying buddy has a stock CA and a Walrus that he uses for thermal soaring and for full throttle aerobatic practice and experimentation. He was using a Timber X for aerobatic practice but it’s in need of major foam repairs. The CA is holding up to this type of stress with minor foam cracks and tears glued back with regular CA. He uses the CA SAFE System for “orientation recovery “.

The Walrus is about half the price and does not come with a RX so he is using an orange 5 CH RX for motor, rudder, elevator, ailerons, and flaps. The Walrus does not look like it would be a good sailplane because the fuselage is much fatter than the CA. However the Walrus is stiffer and there is less wing flexing. Walrus has a thinner wing section and with upswept wing tips has better rudder only roll coupling. The glide is faster and has better lift even without changing wing camber. The power to weight and aerobatics are better than the stock CA. The flaps offer full trailing edge camber with ailerons and can slow Walrus down unlike the CA. The Walrus prop shows stress marks and if it fails/seperates could cause a serious body injury during a power on hand launch. The Walrus would be a nice inexpensive aerobatic trainer/motor glider with the Timber X receiver in her. I'll be on the lookout for the similar looking but discontinued ELuna from Tower Hobbies.
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