Spin EL 1M Electric Glider

The Spin EL is a new 1M size electric glider. It looks a lot like a hand launch glider, but is perfect for those who are not able to perform a good discus launch.

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New 1M Electric Glider

The Spin EL is a new 1M size electric glider. It looks a lot like a hand launch glider, but is perfect for those who are not able to perform a good discus launch. The Spin EL should thermal well, fly fast and work nicely on a slope too. It sounds like a great sport glider and you know it will perform well with airfoil work from Joe Wurts. The Spin EL comes 99% ready to go right out of the box with about an hour of work needed to get it ready to fly.

Construction is composite materials with a carbon fiber boom and plastic fuse that has pre-installed pushrods for the elevator and rudder inside. The wing is also carbon, with a Rohacell foam core, carbon spar cap, carboline spar shear webbing and carboline skin. The horizontal stab pylon is already mounted and the ailerons are pre-hinged making it fast and easy to finish assembly for flight. Kennedy Composites should have some in stock at the end of July with a nice selection of colors to choose from. Pricing is $369.

Specifications

  • Wing Span: 39"
  • Wing Area: 47 sq. in.
  • Flying Weight: 5.11 oz.
  • Wing Loading: 3.9 oz./sq. ft.*
  • Airfoil: Proprietary (Joe Wurts Designed)
  • Controls: Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons, Motor

Check out the Spin EL 1M Here

Last edited by Jason Cole; Jun 30, 2020 at 06:47 AM..
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Jun 22, 2020, 11:45 AM
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Really looking forward to this one.
Jun 22, 2020, 04:23 PM
If it flies I like it.
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Very cool! I like the way they did the prop/spinner/motor unit - really saved a lot of space. Way under 8.8 ozs so no FAA Registration needed, and does not fall under the proposed Remote ID Rule either.
Jun 22, 2020, 04:24 PM
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Very interesting. Checking another site it looks like the aileron servos are built into the center section of the wing; image shows using using what looks like D47 / Ripmax SD-100 servos.

I will wait and see how everyone likes the airfoil before I dive in.
Jun 24, 2020, 04:08 PM
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For those looking for more information and specs, here is the link to Valdimirs Models, the manufacturer of the Spin EL.

Vladimir's Spin EL
Jun 27, 2020, 12:18 PM
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What is the blue fuselage material? Description says carbon fiber but it looks like 3D printed plastic?
Jun 27, 2020, 12:45 PM
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What is the blue fuselage material? Description says carbon fiber but it looks like 3D printed plastic?
The distributor is sneaky. The creator states it's plastic.

Spin El fuselage

Fuselage construction based on Hi-Tech prepreg carbon boom with impact PA fairing and nosecone with canopy.

You will be surprised at the ease of servo installation. Your friend never believe you, the where are 4 servos, battery, receiver and motor inside.

Carbon elevator and ruder rods is installed already and has ready installed rod ends for fit to the horns.

Horizontal stabilizer pylon is glued already and the boom has ready slot for the fin installation.

What is PA plastic?
TECAMID / TECAST Ensinger Plastics
PA material, polyamide or commonly called nylon, is manufactured by Ensinger in standard stock shapes for machining in sheet, rod and tube. ... Generally speaking, PA Nylon is a semi crystalline thermoplastic with low density and high thermal stability.
Jun 27, 2020, 02:51 PM
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Thanks, missed this detail. Found it on the creator's website, in an inconspicuous tab, towards the bottom of the page. These days you really have to do some digging and read everything to ensure getting what you thought you're getting.

On the distributor's page:
"The carbon fuselage is fully assembled with pre-installed pushrods for elevator and rudder."

LOL
Jun 27, 2020, 03:27 PM
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Really looking forward to this one.
curious if you could launch this, discus launch style even with motor installed?
Jun 27, 2020, 08:28 PM
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Fuselage


Looks like we misspoke when we said "The carbon fuselage is fully assembled with pre-installed pushrods for elevator and rudder"

Only the boom is carbon.

Thanks for catching the mistake.

Barry
Jun 27, 2020, 10:34 PM
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Looks like we misspoke when we said "The carbon fuselage is fully assembled with pre-installed pushrods for elevator and rudder"

Only the boom is carbon.

Thanks for catching the mistake.

Barry
Thanks for proving you're human. We all make mistakes.

The problem with the world is that some people have very fragile ego's and would double down and try to gas light you that not only that no mistake was ever made but it is the whistle blower's fault for pointing out the "mistake."

Kudos to you.
Jun 27, 2020, 10:37 PM
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curious if you could launch this, discus launch style even with motor installed?
That might mean that the wing is over engineered i.e. too heavy but this plane is pretty light with a motor so hmmmmm
Jun 27, 2020, 10:45 PM
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Thanks, missed this detail. Found it on the creator's website, in an inconspicuous tab, towards the bottom of the page. These days you really have to do some digging and read everything to ensure getting what you thought you're getting.

On the distributor's page:
"The carbon fuselage is fully assembled with pre-installed pushrods for elevator and rudder."

LOL
At least we have the internet and with smartphones today we are almost cyborgs with access to unlimited nformation (some very wrong so be careful.) Imagine all the crap that used to happen when we had to rely on local word-of-mouth or had to wait a month for the latest issue of your fav magazine and even those magazines had ads for "X-ray specs" or "miracle tonics."
Jun 27, 2020, 10:53 PM
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Looks like we misspoke when we said "The carbon fuselage is fully assembled with pre-installed pushrods for elevator and rudder"

Only the boom is carbon.

Thanks for catching the mistake.

Barry
You could have used the accurate but highly deceptive term "composite" fuselage. The term "composite" means "made up of various parts or elements." That's something Australian Anthony Hand of Hobbyking might have done.
Jun 28, 2020, 12:06 AM
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That might mean that the wing is over engineered i.e. too heavy but this plane is pretty light with a motor so hmmmmm
Wouldn't that be nice .. heavy enough for heavy wind days and power-up when there seems to be no lift around without moving the weight around.


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