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HobbyKing® ™ BelaTrike 2.15m Alloy Gondola Kit

HobbyKing® ™ BelaTrike 2.15m Alloy Gondola Kit
HobbyKing® ™ BelaTrike 2.15m Alloy Gondola Kit

Designed specifically for use with the Popular HobbyKing® ™ 2.15m Paraglider Parafoil. The HobbyKing® ™ Gondola is easy to put together and takes a variety of motor/esc/battery combinations and will surely be a model that will create conversations at your flying field.
Tested and developed by one of HobbyKing's very own forum members*!

Using exclusive HobbyKing® ™ products such as the NTM-3536 motor and Turnigy 40c Lipo batteries, the HobbyKing® ™ Gondola is an affordable yet high quality Paraglider power system that will have you drifting about in the breeze like a pro.

Height: 455mm
Fan Housing Diameter: 320mm
Length: 335mm
Weight: 711gram
Wheel Size: 75mm x 22mm
Motor: 35xx Brushless Outrunner (Required)
ESC: 40Amp (Required)
Battery: 11.1v 3S1P 4000mAh 20C Lipoly (Required)
Servo: 2 x Standard Servos (Required)

HobbyKing Paraglider Parafoil 2.15m
35xx Brushless Outrunner (Required)
40Amp (Required)
11.1v 3S1P 4000mAh 20C Lipoly (Required)
2 x Standard Servos (Required)
Your own Tx/Rx

Recommended Setup:
Turnigy 4000mAh 3s 20c Lipo battery
HobbyKing SS Series 35-40amp ESC
Tower Pro MG945R Servos (2pc)
NTM Series 3536-1400kv Brushless Outrunner
XR Type D Beechwood 3-blade Sport Propeller 12x5
Hobby King 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx V2

* The BelaTrike was designed and tested by Beladog in the HobbyKing R/C forum.


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Total of 95 discussions.
horacio  20 points - 6/13/2015
I cann´*t find a 12x5 prop, somebody knows where can I buy it or if I can use some other type of prop
Chris  2 points - 2/13/2015
Ive nearly finished construction and buying the bits for completion. Do I need to buy a left or right hand prop?
 kenneth 29 points
that does not matter, although torque of each will make it turn better one way or the other. but remember you can always reverse a rc motors direction so it dosnt matter which rotation. that all being said I suggest a reverse rotation prop the standard rotation are the ones that will have the ability to unscrew themselves under hard acceleration do to the pusher configuration....
SKern  2 points - 7/16/2014
I too would like to know exactly what is included. The product description seems to be missing an "Included: " section, and there are mixed results in the comments below as to what actually arrives with the kit.
tommo  19 points - 7/12/2014
I've only received the metal parts no screws bolts wheels ? is this others experience ?
 tommy2toes 2818 points
no quickly take picures of everything show a picure of the gondola with cicles around the missing parts they will then send them to you and if they dont or cant they refund full price in thirty days but they need you to follow all the steps starting with the fill out the return form stating the problem email them as well. and for godness sakes start a pay pal comlaint now! they refund if it is missing anything also. plus hobbyking helps faster knowing that paypal is involved. hope it gets sorted, tommy
onlyonestephen  1 points - 5/23/2014
Could someone please help me with the transmitter setting for this? I have a Fly Sky FS-TH9X and 6 channel receiver.
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3 thumbs up!
This is a well designed and made kit. It was very easy to assemble, instructions are not needed. Take your time and enjoy the precision. I had no extra hardware so don't lose any. Assemble time for me was 2 hours and I was watching TV while I did it. I used the photo's to assemble it. You will need some needle nose pliers to get in the tight spaces. I'll be flying it this weekend and will follow-up with a flight report. Great Job HobbyKing!! Thanks!

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2 thumbs up!
Good product but documentation is missing. Difficult to mount without pictures

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2 thumbs up!
There have been some comments that the new gondola (Beladog Design) does not come with any instructions on how to put it together. Well, it took me only about 8 hours or so for the complete build and I want to share some issues I encountered while doing so, together with more detailed pictures. Together with the gondola I ordered two servos Blue Bird BMS-630MG which fit perfectly. I already had a brushless outrunner Turnigy C3542-1000 and a 50A BEC. The pieces all came loose in a cardboard box secured with bubble wrap. Aircraft aluminum stamped and bent pieces have blue protective film on them that I removed first. Next use a suitable file and sandpaper to remove the sharp edges on the stamped pieces( don't skip this step). Bolts nuts and other hardware were included in separate plastic bags. Start with the U shaped bottom tray and install the landing gear. Strangely, the Allen bolts have a 2mm hex hole and a7/32" stop nut on the other end so you'll need Standard and Metric tools. When installing the front wheel note that a brass bushing goes on the side between wheel and strut as a spacer. Also, you will have to drill out the wheels to allow for the 5/32" diameter axles. Next install the largest piece of the kit, the slanted tower that holds motor, servos and fan attachments. The assembly on top of that tower is best built separately and then attached to the tower.

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2 thumbs up!
The absence of a drawing is negative point ,
you need the photos on the HK website to get everything at the right place.
This Trike is easy to be assembled ,the position of the drilled holes are perfectly and everything fits well together .
The Trike is constructed out of good quality Dural aluminium.
Use a bit of Loctite one all the nuts en bolds ,the Trike is producing a lot of vibration to all its components .
I have mounted the motor on 4 rubber flex mounts and this is having a positive effect on reducing the vibrations and noise of the Trike.
Its rock solid and can take a lot of abuse and crash landings .
With the HK chute this is a good flying combo.
One warning !If you fly to long and end up with a empty battery its flying like a brick ! then its if it falls from the sky,its not a floater !

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2 thumbs up!
Part 2: All the large frame aluminum parts are still covered with the surface blue protective tape. Very nicely punched as far as the resolution of the structural details that are required to help stiffen the lightweight aluminum. Exactly where required for the landing struts and the main body frame. Nicely engineered and my congratulations on getting it right. Now this is important as well. The edges after they were punched out are not sharp. I don't have any burrs or shards to catch my fingers. The press and punches at this point seem sharp and no stress on the material. I will likely file them slightly only because I like the esthetics of rounded corners. In the last bag are the 3 nice big tires, smooth rounded not tread type, of decent quality. The 2 velcro slotted straps for the battery etc are Turnigy, so are the blue denim silk-screened and expected good quality. Last is the kit also included the tubing pieces to put on the edges of the fiberglass propeller hoop. I also agree that a good mod is to add a small aluminum or fibre plate like the bottom one to the top of the loop that was recommended by Beladog in the forum.

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