ASW28 Fibreglass Electric Glider 2.53M (99.6in) ARF
Beautifully finished, this faithful replica of the famous ASW28 sport glider is an excellent performer and is superbly attractive with its mirror finish gel-coat fibreglass frame making it also very agile and efficient. Couple this glider with a folding propeller and brushless inrunner for long flight times.
Required; Radio: 4 channel, 4 servos. Motor Required: Inrunner or outrunner with a maximum diameter of 35mm Spinner: 38~40mm Diameter. (If spinner is to sit off the fuselage by more than 7mm, a 38mm diameter spinner would continue the curve of the fuselage better.)
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Does anyone ever read this anymore? Please if you know where the COG is on this aircraft please let me know. If you have the instructions you could scan in and send me I would be very grateful. Many thanks! Marc
After a great deal of research I have concluded that the center of gravity for this aircraft should be 57 mm back from the front of the wing. My aircraft weighs about 2500 grams fully loaded with FPV gear and I have added flaps to ensure I can slow the aircraft down. I hope this helps someone else as I had to search high and low to get an answer to those items.
How far back is the COG on this beauty. I just finished building mine with flaps and I want to ensure it is perfectly balanced before I maiden her. She really is a beautiful aircraft and I am anxious to get her up there.
Just bought two of these one for my friend and I. initially very impressed for the price. It looks realy impressive placed together on the bed. however looking down the fusalarge that both of my have the wooden frame at the frount badly misaligned.Not so much of a problem as only the rudder servo mounts here so on with the build. Not sure if I will use the pull pull system for the rudder linkage, can see how you could connect up the pull rods to the controle arms.motors, servo's props and spinners all orderd and just have to be patiant untill they arrive. If it flies as well as it looks then bring it on.
Malcolm G4IHZ and my friend Ian G4YTM
Progress build report: Started on the wings 1st and make use of the cotton string installed to help pull servo lead's thru HELL KNOWS you NEED them and forget using plug clip-locks they wont fit thru the ribs spaces. Glue them together. The metal spar they supply is OVERKILL its like solid steel and weighs a tonne! Use a solid CF rod instead. The motor they suggest here to use I bought but only two of the 4 holes in the mounting plates line up, also you need to know a 4000 4S will NOT fit inside the cockpit area between the servo tray and motor. I have decided to instead fashion up my own 10 mm right angle alloy rails extending 65 mm parallel overhead the rudder servo from the top of the form-work below the canopy to the bottom of the servo tray. I'll be able to then fit my raw GoPro HD2 into the battery/esc compartment. This Bird is A LOT of work so beware newbies...To be cont.
Bird arrived double-boxed all safe n sound. Its a TopGun kit. Straight off I thought my eyes were either out of alignment or something was dreadfully amiss when sizing up proportions. When looking front-on & using the plywood servo tray former as my guide it all but appeared that the wing tube and wing-root gussets were unaligned ie: Not accurately level when installed!! Huh...Upon closer inspection & look further down where member 'ROY' has uploaded a YouTube vid & you will see what I also have. I saw Roy's vid but thought perhaps its a one-of...WRONG! Now its not all doom or gloom as you still can continue the build its only that internally the rudder servo and possibly battery are gonna be sitting on a slant. So deal with it. Also the flimsy-thin cheap plastic canopy halves need correct trimming-gluing & some way devised in which to secure via a magnet/similar latch system. Its NO snug nice fit at all. Now the overall mold appears to be ok and the finish is about 9/10. I have not checked wings or other hardware. However even at a glance, its NOT I repeat N-O-T a model for first-timer & GOOD LUCK to intermediates. Even if you wanted to install a wheel to aid smooth fuselage damage-free landings, its gonna be a real chore. On one plus, there appears to be plenty of room under the canopy to fit all your gear. I'm turning mine into a FPV ship. I'll post more build-tips as I go. Standby.
Hey big fella. Nah... Whats the point? I sent back a dodgy RC Bull Dog Tank & this was to the AUS WH & never even saw it ever again much less a refund. They know thay sell sub-par **** here most of the time I guess I have been lucky but hey, pay ya $$ take ya chances it goes... For the cash difference in buying something from a closer to home shop it will be the better half of another $100 more ! I'll just suck it and see.
What is the best motor for this model?
I don't think about gliding, my way to fly is powered.
I would like to combine thos model with a power motor.
I've picked "Turnigy D3542/5 1250KV Brushless Outrunner Motor". Does this motor is appropriate? What about assembly? Plug n Play? I'd like to share this question to buying well.
What I have bought is as follows. All I did was search this sight.
NTM35-ACC motor mount
OR032-01802 carbon 11x6 folding prop 12x6 13x6 available.
TST-SBEC55A Turnigy Trust 55A ESC
9225000001 slimline servos
AM2003-80x5 extn leads
Easy enough. I do not know if this is the best stuff, but I guess I will find out sooner or later. Oh and you will need batteries. I was thinking 3 or 4 cell 2200's (I have some 3 cell 2200's to try as a starting point).
Why does HK not give complete package. I have Futaba tx and RX. I do not need to be spoon fed. But I do ask questions and a little research of your own does not go astray?
Cool thanks CA. I am hoping that is all good and useable. I can't wait for all the gear to arrive. This motor will run on 3 cells slower than 4 but i have somewhere to start. I just need to be patient and wait for gear to arrive now.
can some one please give me a parts list of all parts required apart from my transmitter and reciever to finish this model, best servos, best motor/spinner folding props and esc. Why do hobbyking not do a complete package ?
I had this glider and I've crashed it in pieces... I really don't understand how the other guys outside rate this bird 5 stars... only one guy shares my experience in the comments... This thing is impossible to balance properly unless you put a ton of weight in the nose... to the point where you have to fly super fast... so to answer ur question : hand launch : yes... Windy conditions : yes... Slow landings : certainly not... Hope this helps
Overall, it is the worst plane I have ever bought. It is a defected plane. This seems to be a known issue for sometimes, but HobbyKing elects to ignoring it and continues to sell them. The worst is that HobbyKing ignores the responsibility of selling bad stuff.
I agree with getting what you pay for, but cheap products mean bad quality, unreliable or bad performance, but cheap products should not be defective and malfunctions.
HobbyKing should take the responsibility for all deflective products, because we (customers) pay HobbyKing as a middle man to deal with Chinese manufactures. We pay HobbyKing to take the low cost manufacture risks. This means HobbyKing doesn't do their job right. They are taking advantage from cheap labors and low cost manufactures* they are also taking advantages from selling around the world without worries of any consumer law.
I'm trying a 38 NTM 380W setup on a 11.1V LiPo and 30 amp Plush ESC. My Phoenix flew vertical with it. 11 x 6 prop is good with a 3cell setup. Also you need 4x servos, either HXT900 if you fly it easy, maybe 929 HK metalgears if you go hot and high. Some epoxy is also required and basic tools and a small 4mm drill for the assembly. If you wan't to go vertical, mount a 60amp esc and aprox 550W 38 motor.
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74 thumbs up!
Received today my ASW28 in record time! Good job HC! Kit is well made and will require some work and knowledge to assemble. If you take your time you will get good results as this kit looks very good and the parts (especially the fuselage) seems high quality. My concern was that I may not have a good fit for the motor as it states that the maximum diameter for the motor is 32mm. This is not correct. You can fit easily a 35mm motor inside.
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58 thumbs up!
I'ts very difficult to get this thing balanced. In case you'll use the heaviest 35mm motor(35-48) and 60g ESC you need a 425g battery in front, making a new lighter stab you can use about 90g lighter battery. Here is the measured ARF weight: Steel wing joiner: 233g (carbon would be about 45g) fusepluscanopy: 562g 2 wings: 456g Hor.tail: 77g Rudder: 9g 2 Winglets:44,5g Hardware: 50g Making the ARF weight:1438g Good thing is that fuse is really strong
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57 thumbs up!
In a nutshell: Exelent bird. Vertical climb outs with a 70A Turndigy outrunner. Lands very smoothly.
It is very possible to use a standard 35mm outrunner inside the fuselage on this plane, even though it only says 32mm in the product description.
Highly recommended! It is the #1 plane in my fleet. Very large, well built. Minor assembly. 9g HXT900 servos work well (x4)
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35 thumbs up!
Excellent Service Excellent packaging Fantastic Aircraft Beautifully Built A joy to put together Magnificent to fly Cheap but superb quality all round Wingspar a little to heavy but really strong Wing is rock solid but produces hugh lift Shame the Aussie dollar is crap at the moment but i couldnt be happier with this aircraft. I've been an active areo-modeller for 35 years and this is the nicest glider I've ever flown. Well done HC
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22 thumbs up!
I received my ASW 28 about 2 weeks ago. Very impressed with quality for the money. Fuzz is just beautiful. Went together fine. Running a 11x6 folder and it simply fly's out of your hand with a gentle toss. Swaped out the metal wing joiner for a carbon one to save weight for inland flying. You can then put it back in for the slope. It flies very nice on the slope also. Its a keeper for me!!! 5 *****!!!!