Made from super resilient EPP foam, its even more flexible than normal foam and can handle impacts without breaking! Being a flying wing its very durable and is a great way to learn high-speed flight plus its small enough to hide in the boot of your family car for those dull holidays! This is a very light weight wing with carbon fiber inserts for strength. Its great for slope soaring and can be taped up for combat! For slope soaring you just need two servo, a reciever and battery. For higher speed flight, use a small 22+ diameter outrunner and a 12A esc.
Some have mentioned wings warping and twisting here. I can confirm that this can happen because it's happened to my wing. Aileron correction can mostly fix it. but this is not a high quality model. but not bad for the price.
Does anyone have any launching and gliding tips for this plane they can share?
I have both, in strength the teksumo is twice as tough, I know the wing span is less but the wing is twice as thick and deep, teksumo looks bigger, for me there is no comparison, buy teksumo! enjoy your choice's
This is for sure not a very good hadware. mine arrived with difference betweeen wings on the order of one cm!! it is very light but even too flexible and easy to bend in any direction...if you consider good this....
I am thinking of getting the flying combat wing and the ax1806n 2500kv motor will this motor work with this wing I could not find the motor that they recommend. if not what motor should I use thanks gary63
Yes,the above is perfectly correct but work on the volts under load,each cell under load drops to around 3.3v,so a 3cell pack under load is nearer 10v,just makes working out the power of a motor etc a bit more accurate.
I'm using that motor on my teksumo, make sure you cut the threaded part off and fit a colet, the threaded part snapped off in flight on mine the propeller cut one aileron hinge half off and you know what happened then. I'm still using the motor it's good! the long shaft is not!
Obviously the motor 2210 1650 motor, a 30amp jet-pro esc, currently a 8x4 prop it pulls 28 amps at wot, (285 watts) so I don't go full power for long, but it does go vertical no problems, I'm waiting on delivery of a 7x6 sport prop, and Just a standard 6 channel hobbyking TX/RX, oh and a 2200mah 3s 20c battery, I have this wing and teksumo and bonsai, if you want a wing that's tough go the teksumo it's only $10 dearer, this wing I think is a bit fragile. if you want to see my teksumo go to the Australian warehouse and look in the teksumo files there's pictures there under CoG machine and lengthways battery you will see this motor and the other bits installed,
So my wing get really bad wobbles and vibration at speed. Not very high speed but when it gets it, it makes the wing bend in the middle and flap like a bird. How on earth do you stop that? is it a weight thing? or CG thing?
Aileron flutter will cause strong pitching. As mentioned above, make sure the carbon fibre is securely glued in. Also make sure they don't have any warps. You may have to gently heat and twist out any warpage in the ailerons, and in the wings as well.
Hi, bandicooot. It is a common issue with this wing to have a violent flutter. Of course depends on a lot of things, like power system, speed, high G flying, etc. But one thing is for sure, this wing comes with such a flimsy CF frame that its impossible to realy fly its potential. What I have done is to upgrade the CF all around: 8mm x 0.8mm CF strips for the wings* replace the central consol tubes with identical length 8mm x 6mm CF tubes. This should be enough for a flutter free flight. If you want to go further like me, consider taping the bottom of the wing and replace the ailerons with 3mm x 45mm wide balsa strips with 3mm CF tube on the back edge, then tape them. I am sure this will keep you on your toes. Happy flying
Hi, bandicoot. Thanks for the credit! If you are interested you can read my other posts for the wing and check the pictures in my profile al***. Looking at your post below re flying with no winglets - my next planned experiment will be to try differential drag acting as a rudder, the same as flite test did with the teksumo. Hinge extensions on the winglets with micro servos and do the mix on the Tx. will keep posting. Happy flying.
One fix may be to seal the aileron gaps with tape to prevent flutter. Flying wings are inherently unstable so balance and gap sealing are important. You may also try sanding the leading edge of the wing so it is less pointed. This sometimes helps.
Good advise John. Actually I've tried it, but went a bit further :-), increased the distance between the wing and the ailerons to 5mm, then taped both sides with reinforced tape. The wing is considerably more stable. I believe the total wing area is increased by 35cm2. Since this is a cheap model of a reasonable quality, its perfect for experimenting. Will keep posting. Happy flying.
This plane flys great without the winglets if you make the tips generate some drag.
Measure in 2 inches from the tip both cord and span-wise. Make a diagonal cut. You want the leading edge flat to the incoming airflow. This doesn't seem to cause any problems with the ailerons eather. You would think the turbulance would cause some trouble but we don't notice it at all.
Ral if it says 10 to 40 knot winds that means it probably needs at least 10 to stay flying, in 40 knot winds you just have to make sure you have enough ballast usually added at the CG of the plane, that's the whole key to flying in high winds is Ballast weight and really it's not that difficult, I fly in 40 to 60 knot winds all the time, like I said you have to have enough ballast to keep the plane flying forward, without enough weight then the plane just gets blown back.
Yes the Booby looks good and like they say good for intermediate to advanced flyers, sound like they got it all down as far as how it should handle and fly.
They have very nice looking wings! but I'm not that good I would have to motorise them, I like the look of the Gannet, when I read the descriptions it tells me these are for professional fliers, they talk about 10-40 knot winds if I flew my plane in a 40 knot wind it would be the last time I saw it!
Lol yes Melbourne, I have been there and Sydney, Brisbane, and Narellan New South Wales, I have a good friend who lives in Narellan.
So now that I know where you are I can help you much easier, you need to go to wowings**** they are in Australia and they have 4 slope planes they sell along with the tape you need, they call the tape Tesa Tape and it comes in red, green, yellow, orange, black, blue, and white and they have filament tape used to strengthen the wing, the tape sells for 5.50 a roll, their plane kits are a bit pricey I think but they do have some good designs and you can watch some of their videos and see for your self how they fly.
Your right Robert that's both the types of tape I was looking for, the tape prices are ok $12 and $5 but the postage is $30! He has some nice wings, I notice none are powered, I might get a wing off him at a later date and get the tape with it. I can't at the moment I've just bought teksumo, banzai and slope soarer (my X-mas presents) and I just bought a 955mm J3 grasshopper for $25!! $30 delivered to my door!! my wife would shoot me if I bought another too soon! thanks for all your help, and by the way if you use the reply button I could credit you for the answers! the reply button is under the questioners icon. I've book marked wowings thanks again for your help.
Where in this world are you Ral ? I'm Oregon, USA.
The tape is packing tape very thin usually about 3 mill thick, I use different colors if I just want to tape the color I want the plane to be, or clear as I said before and you can paint it or leave it white and maybe just put a stripe on one wing with another color or striping tape.
The spackle you should be able to get in almost any hardware store and wal-mart stores, the spackle is normally used to fill in holes in plaster board or Sheetrock or to cover nails and holes made by nails before painting. here you can buy spackle that is pink and when it dries it turns white.
I'm 200klm's from the major city of Melbourne Victoria Australia, the tape I was talking about was for the hinge's we get masking tape in clear or brown that's about it, we have all the other types of tape but I just can't find that blenderm tape, as for spackle, we have spakfilla and a multitude of other types of fillers none I know is regarded as "light", we don't have wal-mart, Your country has about 300 million people we have about 25 million with nearly the same land mass, we just don't get the choices you do, anyway we're going on holiday to the U.S next year for a few weeks, disneyland, grand canyon NASA are on our list,we have to go in summer we could not survive the winters there! anyway I'll put a pic in the file area when I cover it in the carbon fibre vinyl
Another way to seal your epp planes, I have never done this but it does seem to make sense to fill in all the voids in the epp foam, and Leading Edge Glider guys do know what they are talking about, I have a few of their planes and they are superb flyers. If you do this remember to use LITE Spackle, and of course sand smooth after drying.
Wow! that looks like a lot of work for a $20 glider, I hope my vinyl works! It looks like the Spackle would increase the strength of the wing and the weight but I wonder if it would shatter when crashed? we don't get a lot of stuff you have over there as for light spackle I've never heard of it, I've just come from about 5 hardware stores (we call them Bunnings, Mitre-10, Home hardware, office works etc) looking for 3M Blenderm Tape, I can't buy it anywhere, not in craft shops, there are no hobby shops within 200 klm's, but I see it's back in stock so it looks like my next order will get some,.
Yes all EPP planes come with a rough finish but can easily be sanded smoother with a lite grit sandpaper, most EPP planes are covered using packing tape or low temp Iron on monocoat types of covering, I usually tape mine with clear packing tape and then spray paint them with an airbrush, but it can be done as well with paint cans, the packing tape strengthens the air frame and at the same time makes it more streamlined.
I highly recommend EPP planes to beginners for their great resilient's to crashes, and they are excellent for combat flying, the EPP is so strong and dense you could walk on the wings without damage although I don't suggest doing it just because they are not made for doing that but I have seen it done.
Instead of tape I've ordered some carbon fibre lookalike vinyl to wrap them in, it's what they use on cars, I'm a bit worried the vinyl may not adhere to the rough surface, I know EPP is tough I was not expecting such a rough finish, but it's all part of the learning curve, and as for crash's I'll soon find out how tough it is! thanks for your advice Robert
Mine arrived awhile ago very porous finish to it looks better in the photo's, has a texture like sandpaper, I ordered bonsai and tecsumo as well, all have a very rough texture, I have not assembled them yet (my X-mas presents) of them all tecsumo looks the best, are all these EPP planes finished as rough as these 3??
The finish is rough because they rushed it when they were cutting it. That's not a bad thing, it just means they got the hot wire really hot so they could cut more faster. This is a business after all, not some guy in his shed.
9X5 is too big for this it wont fit i hv an 8x6 n modified ny wing to mk
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Okay, so I finished building this wing for sloping. I'm very happy with the results considering the price. I used tape hinges instead of the factory ones, taped it up with lots of fiber tape, and use the HXT 5gram servos. For a battery I used two cr2 batts soldered together. Final weight was 230grams, it test glides well but I haven't had a chance to take it to the slope yet. Paint job was nice, directions were clear enough, and foam is quality.
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my chinese wing turned up today it comes with a 6 piece carbon spar some are carbon flats others are carbon tubes 2 pieces are in the elevons a turnigy 1000mah 3S fits perfect with a little bit of room to move the battery side ways and also plenty of room to adjust CofG stay tuned for a video in the coming days of the electric version goal speed will be 70-80mph possibly 90mph depending on wing stiffness this is a hotwire cut not molded EPP
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This wing flies great on the slope, without a motor ! I've used a 1000mAh 2S1P www.link with a micro UBEC www.link is place in the front, and gives a good CG. Me and friend fly 2 of these at the slope, combating each other. Gives hours of fun !
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After flying this wing almost daily for 4 months I thought it would be a good idea to write another review. I can highly recommend this wing to anyone. It glides really well so can be docile and relaxing but with a high KV motor it is also a lot of fun. The motor I have is 1800kv and with a 6x4 prop it does about 80kmh on 3cell. On my 1000mah I can get between 15-25min on throttle managed flights. Probably get 10minutes with throttle flat the whole time. To handle 80kmh I had to reinforce the wing. To do that i bought some 18g/m2 fibreglass from here and put strips on the bottom and top along the spar about 4cm wide using epoxy. I have crashed the wing a lot and it still flies beautifully. The current setup is really strong. One of my ailerons came off from hard use at the bottom of a dive full throttle from about 200m up. Tried to pull up and no luck. Hit the ground full speed (guess around 100kmh) and it was still flyable(providing aileron was taped on again). There were cracks that opened up but that was from existing nicks in the foam from other landings.
One of these setup right with the correct CG(important!!!!) and you have yourself a cheap fun wing that can handle any conditions you throw at it.
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I have one of these little beasts set up for FPV.
I am running the motor and ESC from my crashed floater jet with a 2S 900mAh lipo.
All up it weighs nearly 800grams.
I have had it out to over 5km FPV and it has crashed more times than I care to count and it is still in perfect condition
It is so good I orderd 2 more 1 for sloaping and one for powerd combat
I just wish I could give it more stars for the pirce