Deamon-2000 Composite Performance V-Tail EP Glider 2000mm (ARF) (USA Warehouse)
The Deamon 2000 is one of a devilishly good range of exclusive Hobbyking Performance gliders that offer you quality, looks and speed at a saintly good price.
The Deamon has a nicely finished composite fuselage and expertly built and covered balsa wings and tailplane. As you would expect, the wing is removable for easy transportation & fast field assembly, also the Deamon uses a V-tail configuration for excellent speed and handling. There is a comprehensive hardware kit supplied and for the final touch, the canopy is carbon fiber.
There is no doubt, the Deamon 2000 has been designed for performance, with the right set up, this model offers excellent speed and the airframe offers superb handling, this is a nice quality ARF model that any RC Pilot would be proud to own, performance was never so affordable!
Features: V-Tail configuration Removable wing for easy transport CF canopy and wing tube Easy build with instructions included Excellent quality Composite fuselage Excellent flight performance
i recieved mine approx 6 months ago . this is my 3rd shippment from hk , in typical fasion , hardware missing. i knew this when i purchased it . with no motor to be found and parts missing i start the build. the motor used is a pk zone "980" found in allmost everything , 40 amp esc , a chewed up grapner 10x6 prop ,hxt 9000 servos . the motor is 35 mm , the nose of the plane was sawed off to "clear" the motor and wires ( by 1 mm inside the cowl )the fire wall is a piece of an old pz aircraft of equal size cut to fit the hole , and hot melt glued in place ,the tail with no mounting parts was glued to cf strips drilled through the centerline and "t" nut-ed in place and is removable as well as way to heavy,5000 mah batt , all surfaces set to " flat " . no rudder , v tail used as elevator only. cg is at the trailing edge of what could be called a "d" box first flight = 70 degree climb out with no end in sight . this is the first non foam plane i have flown . this IS NOT a recomended set up , and could be as much as 4 times the recomended weight , and fast - the intent was to build a semi hot liner fpv glider - it might work . from a foamie point of view ( in the destruction department )-the plane took a level flight direct hit ( from a hand toss )into a tractor , damage limited to the fire wall and could have continued to fly with 10 min of work in the field - id buy again , but wish they shipped the parts , id love to see a 3 meter version .
Judging just from the last picture of the plane above, the answer is yes - you can see a carbon tube and the left wing panel rout shows a hole for the carbon tube (assume right wing rout mirrors the left side)
Well then just add 2 dowels front & rear or tape the joint. I think they have carbon-fiber tape out now to do that, I think it was on 1 of HKs review videos???
5/21/2013 Terry R
When you by a Hobby King plane just know the instructions will be non-existent and you will have to do some mods. I love this plane that said it is a quirky build. I used Spectrum metal gear low profile servos in the wings and installed with servo tape. You also need to put another layer of monokote or some stickers on the other side or I fear the monkote will tear through the wing over time. I also had to notch the back of the wings go to get it to sit properly where the wing screws are. I found that 33P-SolarServoA107 (metal gear) fit perfectly inside for the v-tail with no mods. There is no support for the v-tail so strip the monokote sand the wood and the fiberglass (to key it) then glue it with epoxy. Also you need to glue in the wing pins that hold in the front of the wings. (After my first flight the wings fell off on landing.) I glued them and have flown it several times since then, with no issues. Finding a motor that fits and that supplies enough power is difficult. Value Hobby makes a G force motor; the 450 model with a 10X6 or 11X6 prop is perfect for me. All the in runners I found the props are just too small for this plane.
Over all this is a beautiful plane as a powered glider, thermal soarer, or slope soaring. (Although I have not tried it for slope) It is by no means a hot liner. Could it be?? With enough time, talent, and money a barn door could! Would I b