23-Apr-18 - 05:11 PM

Recommended Sailplanes - F3F

Written by Hayden Daley - 29 October, 2008.
Strega F3F

The Strega makes for an excellent F3F sport model. If looking for something that's fast and can maintain energy on it's turns, then Strega is for you!! The elliptical planform supports a very large speed envelope, with no nasty habits at low speed. The wing is two part, with a carbon joiner and a removable V-Tail. The wings and fuse are ready for your plug and play multiplex setup, allowing for super fast setups at the field or slope. The fit and finish of the Strega is similar to much more expensive models, yet it still has an industry leading level of pre-assembly! Supported by a large carbon wing joiner, the plug-in wings are of elliptical plan form which has been optimized to give a compromise between good lift distribution without the attendant tip stalling behavior sometimes seen in truly elliptical plan forms. Fin and tailplane sections are also of advanced symmetrical design and have no drag bucket at any speed. Glider for experienced pilots, Strega offers outstanding performance and excellent thermal flight qualities. It is also able to pick up speed, to convince you. It is able to fly in virtually all conditions and it is equipped with ailerons, flaps and a motor. All surfaces are pre-painted in the molds for flawless external finish. The whole model uses live hinges and wipers for control surfaces. From its super-efficient V-Tail, to its new larger diameter nose area, this little guy was built for fun! Available in 4 Versions: Fiberglass+Carbon Standard Version: Standard hollow molded fiberglass construction reinforced with carbon fiber which gives adequate stiffness and torsion stability with lower weigh and cost. Highly recommended for sport flying. Carbon Version: Wings built using carbon cloth as well as fuselage reinforced with carbon from leading edge of the wing to the tail. This configuration gives the model enormous stiffness and torsion stability. The first two versions are available in stock. Besides, we have Light Carbon Version(less weight) and Double Carbon Version(with two layers of carbon), the last two versions are customized. Special Features:

  • Control Surfaces: V-tail, Ailerons and Flaps
  • Two-piece hollow molded composite Carbon or Fiberglass wing design
  • Carbon Fiber reinforced wing with square wing joiner
  • Live hinges on the wing and rudder with pre-installed wipers
  • Smooth, gel-coated finish with pre-painted graphics
  • Fuselage hatch for V-tail servos
  • Glider fiberglass or full carbon with a beautiful finish comes with all necessary accessories for mounting

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Tabu F3F

TABU is an extraordinary top level flying machine, designed focused on competition and also with an excellent handling capability. The new TABU will put aside the previous concept of what a competition glider tail should look alike.This elevator linkage was thought for zeroslop and perfect trim but to be as light as extremely strong. With bases on previous proved designs, the new TABU goes one step forward in performance, thanks to its new profiles in a redesigned wing for a very wide (and good) flight envelope. It´s advanced design concepts and building quality will certainly help you with today´s high competition demands and with no compromise in structural roughness (and it will surely put a smile of joy on your face in every flight). Available in 4 Versions: Fiberglass+Carbon Standard Version: Standard hollow molded fiberglass construction reinforced with carbon fiber which gives adequate stiffness and torsion stability with lower weigh and cost. Highly recommended for sport flying. Carbon Version: Wings built using carbon cloth as well as fuselage reinforced with carbon from leading edge of the wing to the tail. This configuration gives the model enormous stiffness and torsion stability. The first two versions are available in stock. Besides, we have Light Carbon Version(less weight) and Double Carbon Version(with two layers of carbon), the last two versions are customized. Features:

  • Tabu is a great little HLG. Light, strong and looks as good as it flies
  • This elevator linkage was thought for zero slop and perfect trim but to be as light as extremely strong.
  • With bases on previous proved designs, the new TABU goes one step forward in performance, thanks to its new profiles in a redesigned wing for a very wide (and good) flight envelope.
  • 3000mm wingspan
  • Fuselage is made of carbon/Kevlar epoxy, wing is carbon D-box covered with. Large carbon fiber canopy permits easy access to servos, receiver and battery pack. Wing is attached to the fuselage by two nylon screws. The tail is made out made of light molded composite with carbon reinforcement.

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Tango F3F

Inspired by one of the most beautiful types of musics in the world, Argentine Tango, full of elegance and majesty, represented in this wonderful glider flying with fine lines and versatility to meet all expectations of any pilot. This glider was designed thinking to fly in F3B/F3F competition. TANGO performed very well in the F3B World Cup in Germany last 2013 with great success. Electric version is also available and We are sure that will be a surprising experience to fly that ship using this kind of configuration…you will feel a rocket in your hands!! Available in 4 Versions: Fiberglass+Carbon Standard Version: Standard hollow molded fiberglass construction reinforced with carbon fiber which gives adequate stiffness and torsion stability with lower weigh and cost. Highly recommended for sport flying. Carbon Version: Wings built using carbon cloth as well as fuselage reinforced with carbon from leading edge of the wing to the tail. This configuration gives the model enormous stiffness and torsion stability. The first two versions are available in stock. Besides, we have Light Carbon Version(less weight) and Double Carbon Version(with two layers of carbon), the last two versions are customized. Features:

  • Tango (motorless version is 2890 wingspan, motor version is 2905mm wingspan)has two blended high performance airfoils in the wings, that allow the pilot to fly high speed and slow when he need it. This advanced design completed with the RCRCM technology, make this glider and excellent machine to fly.
  • Able to fly in almost any conditions and equipped with a full house complement of ailerons, rudder, elevator and flaps.
  • Tango is a glider to use for competition or just for fun.
Includes:
  • RCRCM 2890mm/2905mm Wingspan RC Glider – TANGO
  • Ballast Tube(for Motorless Glider only) , Motor mount(for electric version only), servo support, Push Rod, Clevis, Linkage Rod, Control horn, Servo Cover, Wing joiner, tail joiner, servo plate

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Tornado F3F

Tornado has been designed in order to obtain a high-performance F3F glider , that is to say, fast, stable and very good grip in turns. The drawing is rather atypical so that the TORNADO is recognizable at first glance! Glider for intermediate to experienced pilots, Tornado will go where you like in a dream. It is able to fly in virtually all conditions. It is part of a new generation of compact, precision, full composite, hollow molded sailplanes. This new generation of sailplanes are designed and built to be extremely lightweight with great strength and full competition capabilities. Clean, efficient designs are sure to satisfy the most demanding pilots. The 2-piece, hollow molded, carbon fiber reinforced wing has a little bit of dihedral with beautifully curved leading edges and an incredibly strong, full Carbon Fiber, square wing joiner. The strong and lightweight canopy gives easy radio and battery access. All surfaces are pre-painted in the molds for flawless external finish. The whole model uses live hinges and wipers for control surfaces. From its super-efficient V-Tail, to its new larger diameter nose area, this little guy was built for fun! I am very happy to have designed the TORNADO for RCRCM! This glider has been designed in order to obtain a high-performance f3f glider , that is to say, fast, stable and very good grip in turns. The drawing is rather atypical so that the TORNADO is recognizable at first glance! RCRCM is a strong company of design and manufacturing, and that’s why I naturally approached them to start the production of the TORNADO. Available in 4 Versions: Fiberglass+Carbon Standard Version: Standard hollow molded fiberglass construction reinforced with carbon fiber which gives adequate stiffness and torsion stability with lower weigh and cost. Highly recommended for sport flying. Carbon Version: Wings built using carbon cloth as well as fuselage reinforced with carbon from leading edge of the wing to the tail. This configuration gives the model enormous stiffness and torsion stability. The first two versions are available in stock. Besides, we have Light Carbon Version(less weight) and Double Carbon Version(with two layers of carbon), the last two versions are customized. Special Features:

  • 2900mm slope glider
  • Control Surfaces: Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons and Flaps
  • Two-piece hollow molded composite Carbon or Fiberglass wing design
  • Carbon Fiber reinforced wing with square wing joiner
  • Live hinges on the wing and rudder with pre-installed wipers
  • Smooth, gel-coated finish with pre-painted graphics
  • Full flying stabilizer with pre-installed bellcrank
  • Glider fiberglass or full carbon with a beautiful finish comes with all necessary accessories for mounting
Includes:
  • RCRCM 2900mm Wingspan Glider - Tornado
  • Ballast Tube(for Motorless Glider only) , Motor mount(for electric version only), servo support, Push Rod, Clevis, Linkage Rod, Control horn, Servo Cover, Wing joiner, tail joiner, servo plate

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Jedi F3F

Our latest F3F model. We left wing base depth 220mm, the same as Fosa Lift, but we have redesigned wing tips for better agility and turning performance. The aim was to create a model, which is easier to control and has better direction keeping. However it was long journey to the final version. Whole season we tested many Jedi prototypes – various fuse lenght, wingspan, V-tail angle, elevatore size etc. Nearly each competition in the season 2013 we flew another modification of Jedi. Airfoil is designed more for speed performance. Thanks to the frame design, the stability, we also have achived the same result during launch as Fosa Lift, which is highly aclaimed for the performance during launch and duration. Competition results make us happy. Frequently the pilots of Jedi are the fastest ones like Reinhard Liese in Nardt 2014 or Thomas Dylla in Kircheim 2014. Andreas Böhlen also flies Jedi in season 2014 and he won Nardt and after the competition he is the leader of FAI World Cup F3B 2014.

Construction of model is fully composite with carbon in all stressed parts. For wingspar is used high modular carbon with very low ductility and kevlar honeycomb, which resulted in light and very stiff construction. Also fuselage is almost 100% carbon composite with 2,4 GHz friendly nose and nosecone. If requested we are able to prepare extra strong fuselage with double UHM carbon. The surface of the model is coloured by car-colors - please see used colours in our company. We can offer you possibility of any personal colour design you would like in addition to our standard colour schemes. All versions are ready for RDS assembling to wings and come with RDS linkage and wiring harness. On request we can prepare LDS for flaps. Also possible to order completed model with installed servos, cables, battery pack, etc. - you only put receiver and fly. Please see detail of complete finishing service. The price include all accessories for servo assembling (4 x RDS set, cables, connectors etc.), carbon pushrods, servo covers, ballast set. Padded foil bags for the entire model also included. For finishing the model you need only RC equipment (servos, reciver...) and 5 minutes epoxy. Only please specify in order what type of servo frames we should send with model.

Kit contains:

  • Fuselage with canopy and two carbon tubes for V-tail linkage, installed towing hook (F3B version)
  • Wings with joiner and servo covers (horns already glued)
  • V-Tail with joiners (horns already glued)
  • Cables for wing servos with connectors
  • Extension cables for wing servos into the fuselage with connectors
  • Two pair of MPX 6-pin connectors
  • Servo holders for wing servos (2x right, 2x left)
  • Servo holder for V-Tail servos into fuselage
  • Servo covers
  • Ballast - brass cubes for both wing and fuse (approx 1280 grams in total)
  • Accessories to linkage hardware

Category: F3B/F3F

Wingspan: 3100mm

Wing area: 57,5 dm2

Aspect ratio: 17,1

Weight: 2050-3400g

Length: 1450mm

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Pitbull F3F

Pitbull is our first model, which is specially designed for F3F competition. However it can also be used in F3B category and some pilots use it in F3B successfully. Idea of Pitbull came from tests of one F3B profile. During the hundreds hours of testing we noticed that the profile is incredible fast in turns. So it suggested itself that the profile is ideal for task in F3F with large number of turns, where the turning performance is essentials. The model is produced in both F3F and F3B lay-up. Please see below details of standard versions - F3F strong, F3F light and F3B. Double or triplecarbon F3F version on special request.

Pitbull is flown by some pilots in season 2014 and the results are fantastic. Pilots flying with Pitbull like Lukas Gaubatz, Filip Kalensky and Martin Ziegler are top ranked in CONTEST results F3F 2014.Construction of model is fully composite with carbon in all stressed parts. For wingspar is used high modular carbon with very low ductility and kevlar honeycomb, which resulted in light and very stiff construction. Also fuselage is almost 100% carbon composite with 2,4 GHz friendly nose and nosecone. If requested we are able to prepare extra strong fuselage with double UHM carbon. The surface of Pitbull is coloured by car-colors - please see used colours in our company. We can offer you possibility of any personal colour design you would like in addition to our standard colour schemes.

All versions are ready for RDS assembling to wings and come with RDS linkage and wiring harness. On request we can prepare LDS for flaps. Also possible to order completed model with installed servos, cables, battery pack, etc. - you only put receiver and fly. Please see details to complete finishing service here. The price include all accessories for servo assembling (4 x RDS set, cables, connectors etc.), carbon pushrods, servo covers, ballast set. Padded foil bags for the entire model also included. For finishing the model you need only RC equipment (servos, reciver...) and 5 minutes epoxy. Only please specify in order what type of servo frames we should send with model.

Kit contains:

  • Fuselage with canopy and two carbon tubes for V-tail linkage, installed towing hook (F3B version)
  • Wings with joiner and servo covers (horns already glued)
  • V-Tail with joiners (horns already glued)
  • Cables for wing servos with connectors
  • Extension cables for wing servos into the fuselage with connectors
  • Two pair of MPX 6-pin connectors
  • Servo holders for wing servos (2x right, 2x left)
  • Servo holder for V-Tail servos into fuselage
  • Servo covers
  • Accessories to linkage hardware
  • Ballast - brass cubes for both wing and fuse (approx 1280 grams in total)

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Pike Precision F3F

It has been 5 years since Samba Models released to the world the Pike Perfect one of the first standard F3J planes and this was in cooperation with Philip Kolb who designed the sailplane. Another 5 years later Samba Model are happy to produce another great soaring machine out of our Pike series and to add their experience and expertise in designing, calculating tooling and computing the creation of the Pike Precision our newest design in the F3B and F3F category. Tooling of moulds was made on HSC tooling machine to reach the top quality in mould construction and to promote perfect accuracy. The Pike Precision F3B and F3F is produced with the latest known technology and with use of modern composites and special orders of this F3B model are available on request. Basic version is F3B with a weight of 2000grams and the second version is F3F with more carbon and a heavier layup for harder manipulation on the slope. Maximum ballast is 2kg and the center of gravity will remain the same with all additions of ballast. Models will be delivered with the RDS system installed, everything installed in the wing during production including the wiring harness, MG, JR DS and MKS servos will all fit. The wing surface will not be disturbed by servo hatches and means the surface is aerodynamically clean. The Model Flight version will include full RDS hardware, model covers, ballast and a pre installed wiring harness and Model Flight can also order special colours to the buyers request on order and other options are, double carbon spread tow versions and ready to fly version with all radio gear pre installed at Samba. This model will be available in 2000gm F3B layup 2200 gram F3F layup that will be stronger for the slope and cost less. The wingspan is 116 inches, wing area is 919 square inches the aerofoil is a Samba Models special and the length is 56 inches weight is from 2000 grams upwards depending on layup and all models will carry up to 2000grams ballast. Congratulations to the Samba Model Company and Model Flight with the importation of this well optimised F3B sailplane designed by world champions to be successful in the racing class F3B and racing class f3F and utilises the latest construction techniques and to an excellent design.

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Shinto F3F

The new Shinto F3F is the latest sailplane from Vladimirs models, providing a new F3F sailplane that is well designed utilising the current trends in F3F design with a supurb planform, light and strong carbon composite construction and all new aerofoils where used on this class leading F3F model sailplane. David Pratley from Hyperion Australia is the Australian agent for all Vladimirs models and he provides the Australian scene with all choices available from this leading constructor of composite molded models, the company and organisation that is Vladimirs models. The Shinto has a length of 1471mm, a wingspan of 2995mm and a wing area of 55.59 sq dm and utilises the wingsection M 1647922s straak, an all new wingsection provided by this model. The aspect ratio used by the Shinto is 16.14% and the horizontal tail area 5,58 sq dm and the horizontal tail aspect ratio 5,66% and the tail aerofoil is the M008, the vertical tail area 2,4 sq dm. The Shinto has the following weights, wing tips,1210 grams, tail with control horns, 65 grams, wing joiner 115 grams, and the models ready to fly weight 1950 grams. The wing loading on the Shinto is 35.2 Gr/qdm. This model has already been released in Europe and the reports coming from people flying the Shinto, that this model is world class, a supurb and well optimised design for F3B and F3F competition as provided by Hyperion Australia.

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Eldorado F3F

The Eldorado is an all new design that is currently being released by the well known constructor of molded sailplanes Jaro Muller, an industry leader in the construction of hollow molded models. We have the Egida now for F3J competition and now for F3F Jaro Muller has now released the Eldorado as his latest competition sailplane for the racing class F3F. While similar to the Egida the Eldorado is an all new design utilising the latest trends and design theories to create an awesome F3F sailplane to the current F3F rules. David Pratley from Hyperion Australia is the current agent for Jaro Muller models and he carries most Muller Models in stock and are available now as shipments arrive in Australia. Utilising an all new flap and aileron system in the wings of this model with the servos in the root section of the wing, removing the servos from outer wings and using a mechanical system in the root of the wing for these surfaces, the Egida also uses this system providing all new technology and patented by Muller Models. The Eldorado has a wingspan of 3093 mm, a length of 1672mm an aspect ratio of 18.8, the V tail area of 5.3 dm2 and a flying weight of 1920 grams. The first Eldorado in Australia has been used in testing in the last four months and has proven to be an awesome F3F sailplane with good strength and good flying characteristics and has done well in all competitions entered in Australia and has been well flown by David Pratley who was impressed by the models performance and has imported more Eldorados and they are in stock. The Eldorado has also been released in Europe with many positive reports about this well designed F3F sailplane, look forward to excellent performance if you purchase this molded sailplane from Hyperion Australia.

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Jaro Muller Espadita

Espadita is the long awaited new molded two meter model from Jaro Muller., we first heard about the Espadita 3 years ago, and when we talked to Jaro and he explained to us he was using new technology. We twisted his arm to get as much information as we could, but we were left extremely excited waiting to see what it was. When Jaro Muller says new technology we know it is something special and to say the least . Jaro's mind just works differently than anyone else's and we are very lucky to have him designing models for us. Two of the goals when designing a new model is to have it as fast and easy to build as possible, and then have as much of his mass centered on the CG as possible. With the Espadita, he achieved both of these goals and he came up with a system called Full Integrated Servo Drive (FISD). He wanted a system that had no external linkages, like RDS but Jaro's special RDS, and a system that allowed him to move all the mass of the servos to the center of the wing. Try and figure that one out, and you will see why this model was two years late. Integrated Servo Drive has both the servos slide into a pocket molded in the root of the wing . The aileron servo gets pushed in first and slides to meet up with an round aluminum servo arm, then you put a set screw on each side and the servo is in and ready to go. It drives the aileron using a torque rod from the servo arm to another connection where it meets up with a push rod made out of G-10 that drives the aileron. The whole system is, of course, made smooth with ball bearings. That part of the system is all set up so all you have to do is slide your servo in and put in the set screws. The flap servo then slides in to the pocket with the aluminum arm already attached, then you slide the G-10 push rod through the wing and attach it to the servo arm using a pin. You then put the pin through the flap and add a few pieces of wood to hold the ball bearing and you are ready to go!! The Espadita is in stock and available now from Hyperion Australia

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Elita F3F

The Elita is a fully molded F3F slope racing sailplane from Jaro Muller. It has wingspan 2850mm, a length 1465mm and a dry weight without ballast 2250gm. The wing area is 61,6 dm2 and the elevator is 8.5% thick. The Elita is available in cross tail and also with a V-tail, I recommend the cross tail version on this model, it is an all flying unit so no wing to tail incidence problems. Superb model designed specifically for F3F.

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Espada RX

The Espada RX is an all new model from Jaro Muller that would be supurb for F3F. The wing span is 3242mm length 1505mm and the F3B lay up has a weight of 2150g. Wing section is HN785JM and has a wing area of 62,7dm2. Elevator section is symmetrical 9% and the elevator area is 6,0dm2. This model has ballast and would make a competitive F3F model.

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Europhia 2

The Europhia 2 is a model from Webrschock Devolopment, Germany. This model is distributed in Australia by Airstrike. The model has a wingspan of 3188mm and the Europhia uses the Estrella section MW3 and transitions in to the MW4 section designed for this model. Weight is 2400gm and weight with ballast is 3400gm. This model utilizes a cross tail, this model is exceptional in performance and would make a supurb F3F model.

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Graphite 2

The Graphite 2 is an affordable molded model produced by FVK models. This model is full moulded and is available in a full carbon version, this would be suitable for F3F. This model features a cross tail, it has a wingspan 3100mm, a wing area of 63dm2 length of 1530mm and an empty weight 1250gm. The wing airfoil is the MH32 and elevator section NACA63A007. This model is probably the best value molded model in Australia so gets mentioned in the F3F section.

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Alex XXL

This model is a high performance specific slope soaring model designed for slope soaring only. Construction is fully moulded, it has a wingspan of 2540mm, fuselage length 1350mm and wing area of 42,5dm2. The wing airfoil is HN33S and the models empty weight 1290gm. This model is well made, strong and suitable slope model for F3F and extreme slope soaring, available from Airstrike.

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X21 Carbon

The X21 is a fully molded competition model available from Airstrike and Model Flight. This model is a full carbon layup and similar in planform to the Estrella. The model utilizes a V-tail. Wing section is MH32mod and the wingspan is 3.2 meters. This is a well priced molded model with good performance and would make an excellent F3F model.

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