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Cloud Dancer Trainer Balsa Laser Cut Airplane Kit 1300mm (KIT)

Cloud Dancer Trainer Balsa Laser Cut Airplane Kit 1300mm (KIT)
Cloud Dancer Trainer Balsa Laser Cut Airplane Kit 1300mm (KIT)

Here's another great affordable little balsa Kit for the traditional R/C hobbyist and builder who enjoys constructing models from kit form.

The Cloud Dancer is an all built up, 4 channel, electric powered trainer. It features sharp accurate laser cut parts that simply slot together with little fuss, the wing looks fantastic when covered with transparent covering to show off the construction.

The power system consists of an 30 size outrunner and 2200 3s battery, using Mini servos to keep her nice and light.

The resulting model is a nice electric trainer model with tricycle undercarriage that performs well. The cloud Dancer has aileron/elevator/rudder/motor control and steerable nose wheel, yet is tough enough to handle the odd 'oops!' moment from novice flyers and compact enough to be transported easily.

Specs:
Span: 1300m
Length: 900mm
Weight: 1000g (Bare Airframe)

Requires:
4 Channel radio system and 4 x mini servos
30 size Outrunner
40 Amp Esc
3s 2200mah Lipoly battery
Propeller (9x5)
CA glue
Covering film
Basic hobby tools (knife, sand paper etc)

Build manual listed under the 'Files' tab below 



PRODUCT ID: 099000030

4 Channel 1300mm (51.18in) 900mm (35.43in) 1000g (2.2lb)

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Price

$31.94

esc
  • HobbyKing 40A ESC 4A UBEC

    Combo Price: $15.41   IN STOCK
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motor
  • Brushless Outrunner 3536 850Kv With Propeller Adapter

    Combo Price: $13.35   BACKORDER
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  • Turnigy D3548/6 790KV Brushless Outrunner Motor

    Combo Price: $19.36   BACKORDER
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battery
  • Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $11.69   BACKORDER
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  • Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $16.80   BACKORDER
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  • ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C

    Combo Price: $10.05   BACKORDER
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  • ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 40C

    Combo Price: $11.97   IN STOCK
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servo
  • Turnigy™ MG90S DS/MG Servo 1.8kg / 0.10sec / 13.4g

    Combo Price: $4.95   IN STOCK
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  • Turnigy™ XGD-11HMB Digital Servo - DS Mini Servo 3.0kg / 0.12sec / 11g

    Combo Price: $4.40   BACKORDER
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acc.
  • HobbyKing Super Glue CA (50g / 1.7oz) Medium

    Combo Price: $2.25   IN STOCK
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  • Ex-Long CA Ex-Tips (1pc)

    Combo Price: $0.38   IN STOCK
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  • Insta-Set CA Accelerator 2. oz

    Combo Price: $4.75   BACKORDER
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  • HobbyKing Super Glue CA (50g / 1.7oz) Super Thin

    Combo Price: $2.35   IN STOCK
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Total of 92 discussions.
Bernhard  2 points - 10/17/2015
 
I'm evaluating a "winter-project" for my hangar and the CD Trainer is one possible option. The specs say, that only the airframe weighs 1kg. I think this is quite a lot for a 1.3m wingspan-plane and I can hardly believe this. Can anybody tell me something about the flyingweight from this plane? Thanks pilots!
 willywonkaRC 20 points
It will all depend on the Motor , ESC , Servos and most importantly the battery, my best estimate for all of this is around 800 to 900m all in all... so you total flying weight would be 1900g.
 David 10 points
I built mine as per plans, with the exception of the rear landing gear. I didn't trust the wire arrangement and replaced it with an aluminum part. That said, with a 3536 outrunner, 2200mh battery and all seros and reciever it comes out right at 1400g. Haven't flown it yet, but I think that the weight is probably ok for a trainer.
AllanBulloch  17 points - 9/9/2015
 
Just started building my second Cloud Dancer. This one has major issues with the wing ribs. 8 of the ribs are unusable and need to be recut. Looks like printer skewed during cutting process. Pics in files section. Other than that an awesome plane to build and fly. I use a Turnigy D3548/6 with 50A Redbrick ESC 12 x 6 APC on 3S 2200Mah. Corona 939MG servos.
Chris  1 points - 9/9/2015
 
Just about to order this plane and have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me with 1 - What method is used to hinge the control surfaces or is something included with the kit? 2 - What size and type of control horns are best to use or are the included with the kit? Thanks
 AllanBulloch 17 points
Hi Chris. A full hardware kit is included - CA Hinges, Horns. Linkage Stoppers, Clevis, Wheel Stop Collars. See pic in files later.
 AllanBulloch 17 points
All you require for this kit is your electronics and covering. Push rods, sleeves , blind nuts for nose wheel and wing mount are all included.
BacodiRC  51 points - 8/27/2015
 
Turnigy D3548/6 790KV with a 12x12 prop, 45A ESC and 3s is a good setup for this plane?
Phillip  6 points - 8/9/2015
 
What servo`s to buy for this.It show`s 2 servo options above...does it depend on my Tx/Rx combo i have? Digital or analog. I`m just starting and new to RC.
 David 38 points
Hi Phillip Both these servos are ok standard servos.The diference between analog or digital servos is the responce time. The digital servos are faster than the analog, but on a trainer you will never see the benefit of that. The most important element for me on a trainer is the reliability. If you don't mind the price diference then I recoment this servo * Corona DS339MG Digital Metal Gear Servo 4.4kg / 32g / 0.15s. I have installed these in a trainer (very similar to this) I was putting together for a friend and they are working great. You also have to check what style of plugs your Rx has so you order the servos with the right plugs on them.
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Olliemutt
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Well 5 days from being posted it arrived on my doorstep, that was this morning and i have just about 3/4 assembled the fuselage, only about 2 hours taking my time. So far its going well, slight trimming of some areas but only minor, some parts not quite laser cut all the way through (not the areas holding to the sheet). If the rest of the build goes the same I will be happy, only my second build and the last one was about 23 years ago. Will comment later in build.


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grets
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Looks like a fairly ease build. No full size plans to help with aligning parts.Havent built for many years, so will see how this build goes.


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Olliemutt
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Well kit has gone together well, getting close to covering some parts soon, wings basically ready to join and cover. Had to buy extra balsa to sheet the top side of wing over aileron servos, not enough balsa stripes to go between aileron ribs, but wouldn't a solid balsa triangle stripe be much simpler for the beginner to build? The fuselage went well just make sure to epoxy some of the joins to fill gaps and around motor mount for extra strength. The Instructions are very basic and not really suited for a beginner builder, really lacking in any useful detail. Overall though I am very pleased with this model, just hope it's a good trainer as I have a version of the 1600mm pitts bi-plane hanging on the wall waiting for me to get worthy of even trying to fly it.


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sanjayrai55
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Needs a bit of patience, and some experience to build. Blame it on the patchy instructions. I used a Turnigy 3536-910, with a 10*7 prop, although I think a 1250 KV will be better. Pics & Video in the Files section, please do have a look :)


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Heres a video of the www.link


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