Pearl EPO Glider 780mm Wingspan (ARF) (AUS Warehouse)
The Hobbyking Pearl Super Glossy, Super Tough EPO Mini Glider is a low-cost, high quality all rounder, great for beginners or as a park fly model, an ideal size to just throw in the car and fly.
The Pearl has some nice features, such as full 4 channel control, a folding prop assembly [included], enclosed elevator and rudder servo covers and a strong magnetic attachment for the carbon re-enforced, super rigid, plug-in wing halves for fast field assembly. The magnet holding on the canopy/batter hatch is also super strong.
This low cost but superb quality glider kit offers the builder a wide range of low cost choices for the radio gear and power train, a truly budget performer!
Specifications: Material:EPO Foam, super glossy finish Wing Span: 780mm Length: 600mm Flying Weight: 200g 4 channel (4 servo, not included) Includes: Hardware, building tools, folding prop with prop adapter & spinner
Flys good on a 3s ,with a bit of reinfocing all around . Im running a tunigy D2826/6 2200kv 342w,5x5 prop 30a esc, a bit heavy but it hammers !! i had a park 250 50w but got sick of trying to fight the slightest wind
hey mate,look at the international pearl i think one of the boys has posted a vid on his setup running on 2s and 3s batteries . I also thought that he might have strengthened his wings with c/f because on 3s it looked really fast(scary)he has the mini swift upgrade setup mod on his plane check it out
Tryed it on 3s flys very fast i had to tape up the leading edge and acoss the top and underside of the wing to withstand the force wen doin loops also had to add a bit of expo so it was posaible to fly
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Fitted a 2208 2600kv motor in it, kinda overkill but it was the only motor I have. Have to cut away some foam in the front. The foam has a nice glossy finish should should fly pretty nice. CGaboyt 3cm from the leading edge.
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Supplied control rods are too short and useless.
Engine mount is pre-installed, I had to cut the nose off to mount my motor, re-building the engine mount in the process.
5g servos are specified, but none of my 5g servos will fit, the mounts are for a smaller type of servo, so all servo mounts had to be re-cut (enlarged). In the wings, careful foam cutting required to mount servos flush.
Careful planning is required to position/mount all electrics and keep CG correct.
Because of it's small size, the Pearl is a challenge to make airworthy, and it takes a long time to prepare this model for flight.
The Foam quality and build is fine, I gave 1 Crown for Quality because of above issues.
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This glider flies bloody brilliant. I got it from the Sydney store (thanks Kiwi) A really docile but also agile glider. Surprisingly good for it's wingspan. Glides in for a perfect landing with no power. No bad tendencies and almost no stall. I'm using a Turnigy Park 250 2200kV with a Turnigy 10A ESC, HXT500's for ailerons and Futaba S3114's for the rear end and finally Turnigy 500 2S 20C lipos. AUW is LIGHT and PERFECTLY balanced. Sure the rear end push rods are a bit short but what hobbyist doesn't have a few feet of music wire hanging about?
Don't listen to the haters, I guarantee this will please.
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what a cute little girl i got this as a fillin with a packege of some lipos from AUS WH had a spare motor/esc/and some HTX900 servo knocked it up in about two hrs bit fiddly fitting the motor due to small access but hay for 28 bucks its great i never had a problem with the push rods might be because i used the 900 servos instead of the 4grms ones maiden today and it was a bit windy but it flew well drop the expo to 50pcnt and keep the CG at the 3cm put it back further and it becomes very twitchy I painted the underside of the wing tips fluro orange so that it stands out as it can disapear very quickly into a cloudy sky had a flight of 8min using std prop and 500ma 2S 20c lipo can't remember what the motor was any one to stick in the work ute for those lunch time fun in a park some where
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3 Days in transit from Aus warehouse - always a pleasure for those "impulse" purchases ;-) Challenging to assemble due to the access to motor mount. I split the fuse, removed the mount, mounted the motor, and glue'd the mount and fuze back together. As previous said, HXT5's require removing a little material to fit, no issues with shortened pushrods. One wing is heavier than the other, and as I dont like adding dumb weight, I modified the wing joiner tube to re-balance. Flies well with Park 250/ 4602S Nanotechs, but stick with small/ light electrics to keep AUW low. (9g ESC, remove Rx case etc) Park 250 requires moding to fit spinner, so use a bell style motor where possible. Am yet to get any long flights, as it is still nose heavy and requires power to stay up. For the $$$, a great bargain :-)