Solo 1500 V-Tail/Conventional Tail Glider EPO (PNF) (USA Warehouse)
Made from EPO, this versatile glider is both agile and very resilant to crashes. The Solo 1500 is equally fun slope soaring or just racing around your local field.
A unique feature of this particular model is that it gives you the option of going with the V-tail setup, or the conventional tail setup. It includes both tail versions so you can outfit it to your preference.
With features such as a removable magnetic canopy, pre-installed motor/ESC, and pre-hinged control services, this model will be ready to soar in no time! Simply add your own 4ch TX/RX (V-tail mixing capable if using V-tail option), attach the control horns/linkages, and your ready to go!
I see people saying that the motor is supposed to be mounted at an angle to counter torque influences. I am an engineer and that just doesn't make sense to me, but this is my first RC plane ever, so I'm interested in hearing what the truth on the matter. I think it's poor QC. So, is it right or not?
Jeremy it will be great fun. You should know that by now.
Just got this plane in today and I immediately put it together. Flying in 30 mph winds with about 40-45 mph gusts because I was impatient. ;-) Handled the winds fine. Very acrobatic and yet very gentle. I would definitely recommend this as a beginner or advanced. 1300 milliamp 3 cell 30 c battery gave it plenty of power. Chopped the throttle and flew it at about 1/4 throttle she cruises easy at about 15 mph. Opened up it flew about 50 mph. Corckscrews like a p-51,immelmans,loops,inverted,rolls,all were strong and precise. This can be set up as a v-tail or a standard tail. The only drawback is you don't have the option of switching back and forth. The tail glues into place. And there isn't any airflow into the cockpit to cool the esc, but unless your flat out crankin' on it, it's a non-issue. Oh, and for those of you looking for a powered glider, this is IT!!!! Cut the throttle into the wind and just hung there for 10-15 minutes. This would also make an excellent slope soarer I think. This is a belly lander though so I would definitely suggest some packing tape on the bottom of the fuselage. Would probably make a VERY nice fpv platform. Buy it ! You won't regret it!
P.S. 3cell 1300 30 c batt gives about 15 minutes full throttle flight.
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Very nimble aircraft. Compared to the Bixler, this one is more aerobatic. Instructions are poor, no recommendations on throws or measurements for CG. There is a picture of the plane with a large dot for CG. With a 1300mAh 30c 3s lipo in the nose CG was about 50mm from the leading edge or just forward of the servo wires. A small carbon rod would be helpful in the fuse, under the V tail, as that seems to be the only weak spot. Came double boxed with no damage. Both the standard and the V tail are included. Hardware is also included but could be upgraded. Stock motor, esc, and prop are fine, no need to upgrade.
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Just received the plane today. Overall quality of the plane looks great...Quality control of the assembly, not so much. The motor was canted at about a 10* angle to the right. Being PNF, I had no access to the motormount without cutting the EPO from the air inlet hole back, fixing it and then gluing it back together. Also, NO mention that the ESC has Dean's battery connectors! All my batts are XT60's. Local hobby store doesn't stock HK stuff so no adapters. Grrrr...
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Hello! Well, i purchased the Solo to review, and use for FPV. When i recieved it, it was double boxed. it took me 5 minutes to get the plane out of the box!! First impression was the foam was tough. tougher than the Super Cub LP From horizonhobby. Here are the good and bad things.
Pros: ESC, Servos, Motor, and prop are EXCELLENT quality!
I Super glued the tail on like most foamies i get. the tail fell off at a thousand feet, and the plane went into a straight dive at full throttle. only damage was a wrinkled nose!!!!!
I flew this in 10-20MPH winds and it flew awsome! No bad tendencies. It flew like there was no wind at all! www.link screws for motor mount not tight. put some CA over them. they are located in the little vent hole behind the motor.
Loctite spinner!!!!!!! It flew off twice.
Control horns become detached if Epoxy isnt used.
Fuselage splits if you do barrel rolls and loops. just split the fuse and re glue with epoxy for hot glue.
Prop needs balanced. Just drill little divots on the back to balance.
DO NOT DO ANY AAEROBATICSWITHOUT EPOXING TAIL, WINGS OR FUSELAGE TOGETHER! this will split the fuselage in half!