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Recommended Sailplanes - F5J

Written by Hayden Daley - 14 October, 2008.
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Shadow 2 F3J Xtail

The new Shadow has been called invincible for F3J competition with a lineup of major contest wins, it may be true!

Wingspan: 143 in. (3.625m)

Wing Area: 1135 sq.in. (73.22dm2)

Wing loading: 8 oz/sq.ft. (24.4g/dm2)

Airfoil: HN501M1

Length: 62 in. (1.575m)

Weight: 58-60 oz (1644-1700g)

Controls: Ail-Rud-Elev-Flap

Shadow 2 came to the scene in 2006 and the main goal of development, was to create a competitive model to suit all weather conditions. Currently available only in cross tail version. This design is using new HN507M1 airfoil by Norbert Habe. The airfoil has a very wide speed range.

Since the release in 2006, numerous updates were made, most recent is new version of cross tail fuselage which improved handling. The wing skins are carbonline spread tow, same as the most winning model ever, the Xplorer. Super light, and agile this model offers more bang for the buck than anything out there!!The kit is supplied with: - Carbon fuselage - Fully molded composite wing panels - Fully molded composite tail - Full accessory pack

Suggested Accessories:

Servos: MKS HV6100 MG six are needed

Servo Frames: Servo Frames for DS6100 servos with bearings (pair), order one pair

Also available in Electric F5J version!

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Explorer 5 4.0m

Explorer 5 GPS is a giant leap to higher performance!

Whether scratching for altitude in light lift conditions or speeding through sink to the next thermal, Explorer 5 GPS gives you a BIG advantage! State-of-the-art construction methods combined with maximum airfoil camber flexibility and efficiency, plus Explorer's sleek, low drag airframe optimized for “GPS-Triangle-racing” combine to make this exclusive sailplane impossible to beat! The Explorer GPS has a 2.4 friendly nose cone and additional ballast tubes in the wing.

Wing is IDS friendly and wing servos are moved as close to the center of the wing as possible to improve handling of the plane at low altitudes when it matters the most to work out tight thermals. Weight savings are mostly achieved in construction of the wing and amount of material used. The model is suitable for F5J use only.

The kit is supplied with:

Carbon fuselage, 2.4 friendly nose

Fully molded composite wing panels

Solid core composite tail

Full accessory pack

Recommended Motor: NeuMotor 1105/3Y/5.8 (P22)

Recommended ESC: YGE 65A

Recommended Battery: Tattu Battery 1300mAh 3S 75C Lipo

Recommended Spinner: GM 30/6mm Spinner

Recommended prop: GM 17x10 Prop.

Recommended Cover: Explorer Covers 4.0 V-Tail

NAN models in Bulgaria represents their continued dedication to producing some of the finest, best value models in the world. The Explorer raises the bar to a new level with ever-higher quality, superior fit and finish into a lighter, stiffer airframe. Nikolay has been working hard on the production of this new model for some time, and once again, he has come up with a winner!

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VoyagerF5J
Voyager F5J is constructed of ultra premium carbon fiber with a 157" wing span. Kit includes three-part wing, two-part fuselage, elevator, stabilizer, two horns, plug-n-play, two carbon rods, hardware and a building guide to build your F5J Voyager.

LIST OF PARTS & STATS:
Wingspan: 156 in. (3962mm)
Wing Area: 83.6 dm2
Airfoil: Voyager18
Length: 76in. (1930mm)
Weight: 32 oz (908g)
Controls: Elev, Rud, Ail, Flaps
Features: Two part fuselage two part Cross Tail
Parts: Plug-n-Play, two carbon rods

Basic parts that are needed.

Spinner
Carbon Prop
CNC Motor Mount Brushless ESC with BEC
Altis V4 Plus
4 KST Digital Servos
4 IDS with frames
Hyperion 3S 900HV


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Neutrino F5J

The wing of the Neutrino F5J consists of 4 parts, the fuselage consists of 2 parts, which greatly simplifies its transportation. The longest part is the wing tip has a length of 1120 mm. The wing Neutrino has serie of airfoils DI8120...820 specially designed for ultra light F5J gliders. It has thickness changing from 6.9% on the root to 5.0% on the tip, that much thinner than airfoils for F3J that are used for F5J early. This airfoils has great performance in wide speed range due to special geometry and the explicit reaction to the change of the flaps position depending on the flight mode.Soon it will be possible to order the assembly works Neutrino F5J with the installation of equipment and electronics

Neutrino F5J
€1,590.00Price
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Product info
The wing and tails made by solid core technology from PMI foam (Rohacell core). Neutrino is available in two versions. Standard version has about 1350 g flying weight. Its wing made from checkered carbon fabric 62 g/m. Standard version can be used with ballast.

Light version has flying weight from 1150 g. In this version wing made from spread carbon 28 g/m2 and has less rigid spar. Light version is not recomended for using with ballast.

Production time
Production time for Neutrino F5J at the moment is about 30...45 days


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Kappa 35 F5J

Special features of this model include:A well designed low drag fuselage with a large canopy hatch giving good access to the powertrain and RC, making for easy RC installation and maintenance.

A high aspect ratio wing with proprietary airfoils optimised for F5J flying - the wing excels in low speed tight thermal turns, allowing the model to be thermalled away from small, weak thermals with ease. This allows competition winning low starts to be made with confidence. Despite its extremely good thermal performance the wings maintain a good L/D up to higher speeds, allowing the Kappa 35 to return from a long way downwind with ease.

The wing has slightly swept back wing tips, making it approximate to the Schulman planform. This is meant to improve performance and handling, especially near the stall. Superb quality of construction and attention to detail. The model had been constructed by master builders who must have invested hundreds of hours in each airframe. The level of finish achieved is very rare.
The plane was designed and optimised for electric gliding from the start, it is not a modified F3J design. This has allowed a high aspect ratio to be used and more suitable airfoils. The all the control surfaces are sealed and the wing control horns are all hidden inside the control surfaces, further reducing drag.

The level of completeness of the airframe is exceptional, allowing the model to be finished in just a few hours. The wing breaks down into three pieces and the tailplane and fin are easily removable, allowing the model to be easily transported to contests.

The model is available in three composite layups: Light - Mostly glass covered flying surfaces, with carbon local reinforcement and a strong carbon spar. This is the lightest version. DBox - The flying surfaces have a carbon DBox at the front. The rest is mostly glass with carbon local reinforcement and a strong carbon spar. This version weighs approx 30 g more than the Light version but is stronger. This layup costs approx 7% more. Light Strong SC - All the flying surfaces are covered in lightweight spread carbon, with extra carbon local reinforcement and a strong carbon spar. This version only weighs approx the same as the Light version but is much stronger and less susceptible to hanger rash and handling damage. This layup costs approx 23% more. For all wing layups the fuselage is all carbon. The top of the fuselage is painted and the underside is left in natural carbon black. This looks very attractive. For all electric models (irrespective of the fuselage construction) we recommend te 2.4GHz aerials are exited from the fuselage, so they are in the outside airflow. One horizontal and one vertical aerial usual works well. There is too much electrical equipment in an electric glider fuselage to the RC signal to be reliably received inside the pod. All models are supplied with high quality sewn cloth padded wing bags, to ensure the wing stays in perfect condition.

Kappa 35 Specifications

  • Wing span: 3.5 m 138 in

  • Wing area: 60.0 dm2 930 sq in

  • Length: inc spinner 158 cm 62 in

  • Flying weight from 1275 g 45.0 oz

  • Wing loading: 21.3 g/dm 7.0 oz/sq ft

  • Aspect ratio: 20.4

  • Wing airfoil Proprietary EDA (dihedral): 5.0º

  • Spinner Diameter: 38 mm

  • Centre of Gravity: 85-93 mm from wing leading edge

  • Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flap, throttle

Kappa 35 Light Layup Typical Weights

Fuselage & pushrods 166 g 5.9 oz
Wing centre panel 328 g 11.6 oz
Wing Tips 260 g 9.2 oz
Tail Plane 50 g 1.8 oz
Fin 34 g 1.2 oz
Accessories & glue 12 g 0.4 oz
Total structure 850 g 30.0 oz
Wiring 30 g 1.1 oz
Receiver 12 g 0.4 oz
Rudder servo 10 g 0.4 oz
Elevator servo 10 g 0.4 oz
Wing servos (4) 40 g 1.4 oz
Speed control 45 g 1.6 oz
Motor 120 g 4.2 oz
Prop & spinner 28 g 1.0 oz
Battery 130 g 4.6 oz
Flying weight 1275 g 45.0 oz


Recommended Servos
Elevator & rudder MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, KST X08 Aileron MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, KST X08 Flap MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS DS6125 Mini, MKS HBL6625 Mini, KST DS135MG

The kit comes with CNC cut plywood fuselage servo mounts designed for the MKS DS6100 and HV6100 servos, so it is easiest if these are used for the tail surfaces. Kappa 35 Control Movements Rudder 20 mm each way Flap 85 degrees down Ailerons 15 mm up, 12 mm down Elevator 10 mm up, 10 mm down Recommended camber settings (measured at flap root TE) Speed mode -1.5° (flat bottom surface) Cruise mode 0° (flat top surface at hinge) Thermal mode +2° (2 mm down)

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Aloha F5J

Aloha 3-meter F5J competition sailplane with X-tail. Aloha covers ground! Plus, its 3m wingspan gives the Aloha the edge in working tight, low level thermals, and its DLG heritage ensures great “hang time.”

Wingspan: 118in (3m)
Wing Area: 778 sq.in. (50.2dm2)
Wing loading: Approx. 4.9 oz/sq.ft (14.9 g/dm2)
Airfoil: DI890~DI820; 6.5~5.0%
Weight: 26.45oz (750g) approx. flying weight
Controls: R/E/A/F/Thr
Features: 32mm Spinner Diameter
Motor type: Neu 707/2y/P16
Battery configs: Lipo
Channels7: channels


Aloha F5J is an ultra-light competition sailplane from the maker of the highly successful Boom and Stiletto Lift DLGs. Data and experience gained from these F3K models has taken Jim Aero in an innovative, new direction; a new way of looking at F5J.

Aloha F5J has a 3-meter wingspan and flying weight of only 750g. In typical Jim Aero R&D method, the new Aloha F5j was designed using computer modeling and followed by experimental testing. Aloha is built to be rigid and light weight. The wing and tails are made with solid XPS core. Its new family of airfoils have a high aerodynamic efficiency over a wide range of flight speeds and exhibit a very low sink rate. In windy conditions or calm, Aloha covers ground! Plus, its 3m wingspan gives the Aloha the edge in working tight, low level thermals, and its DLG heritage ensures great “hang time.”

Two versions of tail are available: V-tail and classic X-tail.

The equipment layout is compact and efficient.

Suggested Motor: Neu 707 with 4.4 gearbox

Suggested Prop: RFM 12.5x7

Suggested Servos: MKS DS75K

Suggested ESC: Castle Talon 35A


That's all from the Thermal Circle happy safe and successful RC soaring. Hayden Daley 2021.

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Explorer 4

Whether scratching for altitude in light lift conditions or speeding through sink to the next thermal, Explorer Q4 gives you a BIG advantage! And talk about slowing down to hit your perfect landing, this bird can really hit the brakes!

Extensive experimenting and testing with different flap chords has resulted in this latest Explorer model. State-of-the-art construction methods combined with maximum airfoil camber flexibility and efficiency, plus Explorer's sleek, low drag air frame combine to make this exclusive sailplane impossible to beat!

Brand new high performance F5J competition glider. First of the Explorer range with a 4 piece wing (center panel is in 2 pieces and two versions of the center panel and two versions of the wing tips are available – 3.5 m, 3.7 m, 3.8 m and 4 m). The airfoil is modified form of the previous versions of the Explorer. The fuse is in 3 parts. X and V tail version are available. This makes it much easier to transport, because you can fit 3 Q models in a box 33x33x135. The servos for the tail are extremely easy to install in the rear end of the fuse. Ballast is to be put in tubes inside the wing and is easily removed. Model is suitable for experienced modelers and competitors and is suitable to all weather conditions (depending on the version).. The kit is supplied with:

  • Carbon fuselage
  • Fully molded composite wing panels
  • Fully molded composite tail
  • Full accessory pack

Recommended Motor: NeuMotor 1102/3.5Y/5.8 (P22)

Recommended ESC: CC Phoenix EDGE Lite 50 Brushless Speed Controller

Recommended Battery: Tattu Battery 850mAh 3S 75C Lipo

Recommended Spinner: GM 30/6mm Spinner

Recommended prop: GM 15x8 Prop.

Recommended Cover: Xplorer/Explorer Covers

NAN models in Bulgaria represents their continued dedication to producing some of the finest, best value models in the world. The Explorer raises the bar to a new level with ever-higher quality, superior fit and finish into a lighter, stiffer air frame. Nikolay has been working hard on the production of this new model for some time, and once again, he has come up with a winner!

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Explorer BF

Whether scratching for altitude in light lift conditions or speeding through sink to the next thermal, Explorer BF gives you a BIG advantage! And talk about slowing down to hit your perfect landing, this bird can really hit the brakes! And its V-tail reduces induced drag to an practical minimum!Extensive experimenting and testing with different flap chords has resulted in this latest Explorer model. Super light, state-of-the-art construction methods combined with maximum airfoil camber flexibility and efficiency, plus Explorer's sleek, low drag airframe combine to make this exclusive sailplane impossible to beat!

Explorer BF 4000 V-tail shares the same, proven airfoil with the Xplorer 1 F3J model. With its new slimmer fuselage with removable nose, ballasting the plane is much easier. Wing is IDS friendly and wing servos are moved as close to the center of the wing as possible to improve handling of the plane at low altitudes when it matters the most to work out tight thermals. Weight savings are mostly achieved in construction of the wing and amount of material used. The model is suitable for F5J use only.

The kit is supplied with:

  • Carbon fuselage
  • Fully molded composite wing panels
  • Fully molded composite tail
  • Full accessory pack

Recommended Motor: NeuMotor 1102/3.5Y/5.8 (P22)

Recommended ESC: CC Phoenix EDGE Lite 50 Brushless Speed Controller

Recommended Battery: Tattu Battery 850mAh 3S 75C Lipo

Recommended Spinner: GM 30/6mm Spinner

Recommended prop: GM 15x8 Prop.

Recommended Cover: Xplorer/Explorer Covers

NAN models in Bulgaria represents their continued dedication to producing some of the finest, best value models in the world. The Xplorer raises the bar to a new level with ever-higher quality, superior fit and finish into a lighter, stiffer airframe. Nikolay has been working hard on the production of this new model for some time, and once again, he has come up with a winner!

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Plus X F5J and F3J Plus X- the World best F5J wing from Joe Wurts:

  • The best thermaling and penetration performance combined in one wing;
  • 6 servos give the best combination of aileron and flapperon differential for the highest climb performance during circling in thermals;
  • Wide flap has extremely smooth airfoil in all flight mode;
  • Extremely possibility for brake due 6 servos wing;
  • Plus X/5 has five short parts wing for easy traveling with luggage limit size box;
  • Plus X light- strong version with FAI limits weight;
Plus X – unique easy-taped-assembly two part fuselage
  • Two short parts of the fuselage for easy traveling;
  • Easy and reliable ballasting fuselage;
  • VM famous snap fixed system for carbon canopy;
  • Unique light weight and strength due Carboline preform for the boom and pod;
  • Easy mounting system for servos, inside the tail boom;
  • Carbon pushrods for tail servos is installed already;
  • The ability to trim the nose (on 54mm) to diameter of 38mm to get the right CG with a heavy motor;
Plus X – extremely low drag, high efficient and light tail
  • High aspect ratio fin with unique efficient thin airfoils from Joe Wurts;
  • Extremely rigid and light elevator and rudder control system;
  • Easy mounting fin and stabilizer;
  • Amazing high strength and light weight of the tail.

PLUS X
Length 1764 mm (69.4")
Wing span 3973 mm (156.41")
Wing area 77.2 sq dm
Wing airfoils original by Joe Wurts
Wing aspect ratio 20.4 %
Horizontal stabilizer area 7.98 sq dm
Horizontal stabilizer aspect ratio 7.76
Vertical stabilizer area 5.15 sq dm
Vertical stabilizer aspect ratio 3.17
Control surfaces ailerons, flapperons, flaps, elevator, rudder



PLUS X Wing

Plus X- the World best F5J wing from Joe Wurts:

  • The best thermaling and penetration performance combined in one wing;
  • 6 servos give the best combination of aileron and flapperon differential for the highest climb performance during circling in thermals;
  • Wide flap has extremely smooth airfoil in all flight mode;
  • Extremely possibility for brake due 6 servos wing;
  • Plus X/5 has five short parts wing for easy traveling with luggage limit size box;
  • Plus X light- strong version with FAI limits weight;
  • Wing mounted receiver with one wire connection due SBus/ XBus hub in the fuselage;
  • 8 channel receiver possibility due Y-cable for flaps.



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Simitri F3J Information The Simitri F3J is the newest addition from the maker of the Euphoria. They had honed their skills on the Euphoria, making it one of the best flying models and values out there! Simitri is a step above the quality of many of the models we have seen. The fit and finish are A quality, and the execution of carbon line spread tow, and the composite is top shelf. The wing is carbon line fabric, with a new spar technology that is very strong, and very lite. The polyhedral wing circles excellent with the trilerons, launches well and will hang with the best of the best! The wing linkage has LDS installed, ready to install servos of your choice, we like the MKS 6110's and 6130s in the flaps. The Rohacell CNC tails are flawless and very light. They can be removed for transport, and with the 3pc wing, this model is great for breaking down well. The fuse pod is kevlar 2.4 friendly too Features

  • New platform gives better penetration and tighter circles
  • Extreme power in the elevator
  • Harder pings off launch
  • Precise turnovers
  • Lower-positioned nose helps in the landings
  • Shape, airfoils, tail and fuse cross-section means better strength and lower drag
  • Lighter fuses and wings
  • New materials improve circling at low speeds
  • Moulds and building techniques make parts lighter, stronger and with better finish
  • Ailerons at the end of the tip give you an even more agile model
  • Stronger stiffness and resistance with high pressure production technology
  • Wing, fuselage, rudder and elevator are full carbon

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Pike Prestige

First of all thanks to Philip Kolb for constructing an exceptional model in the F5J world. He was not influenced by various fads in the F5J world and used all his knowledge, experience and best available software to construct the amazing PRESTIGE 2PK.To this we added the full rohacell core to the design, the whole model is made in heated aluminum molds to a very high temperature. This technology creates a light, strong and stable platform for years of flying.It is worth mentioning a few properties we have found very nice after flying this model for a while.

In circling the model as expected did not have a need for extreme dihedral joiners since the aerodynamic design and airfoil changes does that work in a better way than increasing dihedral. It was first produced with 6 degree tip joiners and then we added an 8 degree alternative. It has also been flown a lot with 5 degree joiners with good success in low altitude thermalling at EC F3J 2019. There should be no need for extreme joiners though this is again a personal preference. Circling camber can be extreme (5-8 degrees) while still maintaining speed during because of a new tail design that keeps the energy better (less drag). This means high bank angle is possible and yet still keep the high lift in a tight thermal.The large and newly designed rudder makes it possible to yank the model into any thermal you find.

As you will find described in the designer Philip Kolb’s writeup the penetration in all camber settings is very good because of the new tail design. Now you can change camber at any point without losing flying energy like we see in many airfoils. The model now just speeds up to the desired speed/camber setting and keeps that for a trip over the whole airfield thru lift and sink. Night and early morning testing have shown sink values as good as 0,35-0,4m/s in distance mode (1mm up along the whole trailing edge and measured by altimeter). That means search mode for thermals is very efficient and a fantastic glide ratio. Flying in full camber in the same conditions gives values in the range of 0,25-0,3m/s but less area is covered.

Landing the Prestige 2PK is easier than ever. No aileron setup is needed (aileron goes to neutral when brakes applied). Only flaps and elevator compensation. Still the model slows down to a crawl and pushing over is easy as the new elevator keeps the energy well even with full flaps applied. The rudder is also better and bigger and with the new high dihedral middle and aerodynamic airfoil changes it corresponds well to rudder input and is not as much affected by sidewind as earlier models. Though it should be said that the lightest layup has very light tips and heavier tips (inertia) might be preferred if the landing area have lots of sidewind and/or turbulence.The nose is removable. It is made longer than needed and can be shortened ( max. 100 mm) according to engine weight and lipo. Install equipment and shorten nose to fit preferred CG. The original nose has a diameter of 32 mm. It is designed to fit cheap and reliable outrunners for lighter versions. Very soon we will produce a nose cone with slimmer diameter of 30 mm.The servos and receiver are located in the fuselage under the center wing therefore there is enough space in the front for the motor, controller and lipo. Battery size from very small and up to 2300mah can be used as much care is taken to a very thin but almost square fuse in the front area.

The complete wire harness is built into the center panel and the central connector is ready installed. Wire harness for fuselage is also delivered ready made.Servo compartments in wing are laminated on all sides with carbon fabric, so a very strong box has been created in which the IDS system can be mounted. We recommend to install IDS for KST X10 mini, JRDS 181 or 189 for flaps and MKS 6110HV in the tips. For fuselage are suitable servos size like MKS 6110 HVIn the future will also produce a V tail version Although it is a new model a few pilots had it before WCH F5J 2019 and only had the chance to test for a short time.So in the biggest F5J competitions of all times the pre contest 4th WCH World F5J Challenge only 3 pilots flew with the Prestige 2 PK. All 3 was pilots were in Flyoff out of 190 pilots. Robert Bonafede won the 4th World Challenge and finished 3rd at the World Championship that followed.Other pilots with the Prestige 2PK achieved a lot of podium positions in a lot of other F5J competitions. We wish everyone who purchases Prestige 2PK many great experiences and sporting successes.

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PIKE DYNAMIC F5J

Producing a new model that will beat the competition is very difficult, you can be certain that we did it. The new Dynamic is more than you might expect at first sight. Although visually similar to the Perfection the Dynamic is an all new design. Two of the most important qualities of a F5J model are the ability to circle at very low altitudes while in a thermal and to be able to move around the sky with minimal loss in height. The Dynamic excels in both areas, combined with low flying weights and improved controllability in landing we believe the Dynamic is the perfect choice for F5J pilots. The Dynamic was designed using CAD/CAM technology, all parts are completely produced out of carbon fibre. Dynamic vs. Perfection

  • New F5J specific airfoil- Exact camber changes must be made for each Flight Mode, this allows unbelievable range in speed.
  • Thinner Fuselage
  • Increased dihedral on wings tips allows for increased turning performance. Centre joiner can be 3 or 5.3 degrees. Wider flaps for increased landing control and wider ailerons for more precise handling.
  • RTF weight starting at 1100g.
  • Control of flaps and ailerons is available with our LDS system http://www.f3j.com/precision/lds/index.htm or delivered with 2mm GFK control horns
  • Elevator and rudder are produced using machined solid core foam technology with low weights.

The PIKE Dynamic is delivered with pre-bonded pushrod housings in the fuselage, wire harness installed wings and supplied for fuselage, GFK control horns (if customer doesn’t order LDS) for ailerons and flaps, couplers for pushrods in fuselage, and 2mm carbon fibre pushrods. Many pilots want extremely low flying weights but low weight won’t do you any good if you can’t get back to the landing tape. In F5J, competition results are often decided by who can catch a thermal and return from downwind.

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F5J Shadow Electric

The Shadow F5J is the electric version of the Shadow F3J model. The F3J Shadow was campaigned by many pilots at the 2008 F3J world championships, and the electric version will be just as competitive in F5J events. The Shadow E has a wingspan of 3654mm, a fuselage length 1618mm; and a wing area of 73dm2. Airfoil used is the HN507M1 a Norbert Hayes wingsection and a tail section HN33S and is available fro Airstrike with a X-tail only. The Shadow E is available in Carbon and other version. Overall a suburb model from the Nan Company.

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F5J Supra E

The electric version of the Supra, the Supra E is a highly competitive F5J model. The Wingspan of the Supra E is 3400mm,it has a wing area of 68,87 dm2 and an empty weight of 1400g, this is the models weight without RC equipment or propulsion system. The wingsection is the AG40 transitioning into the AG43. The model is ballast ready, a ballast tube for windy weather is already installed. The model uses aileron, elevator, flap and rudder controls and utilises a strong carbon/kevlar fuselage. A highly competitve model ideal for F5J competiton. The Supra E is available from Airstrike Australia.

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F5J Graphite 2

The Graphite 2 from FVK models is an F5J model distributed by the Airstrike company. The Graphite 2 has wingspan of 3100mm, a wing area of 64,5 dm2 anda length of 1515mm. The model is available in light weight and full carbon versions. This model has the MH 32 wingsection that has been used on many successful F3J models and elevator section is HT14 transitioning into the ht12 section. The model uses flaps aileron and V-tail for control, and the full span surfaces allow for different full span flap settings. This model is well priced and competitive in F5J events. I recommend the lightweight version of the Graphite 2 as the model is not being launched by winch. FVK models are well made expect good quality moldings from this model.

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