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Electric Sailplanes - Top Model 1

Written by Hayden Daley - 31 January, 2024.

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TOP Model Element F5J 3.5m Electric Glider, Red/Blue-Purple/White

 

Features

 

Lightweight gel-coated white fiberglass fuselage and carbon canopy

Three-piece wing is made from a balsa framework with wing joiner, leading edges and wing spar made of carbon and covered with transparent Ultracote

Removeable tail surfaces are made from a balsa framework and covered with Ultracote

Vinyl cnc cut stickers

Top quality accessories

Complete assembly manual with step by step illustrations

Product Information

The TOP Model Element F5J 3.5m is an ARF thermal electric glider for sports and/or F5J competitive flying. 

With a large 3500mm wing span, and a long fuselage, the model displays very smooth and responsive thermal characteristics. The fuselage is of white gel-coated epoxy fibreglass construction and the 3 piece wings and the removeable tail feathers are constructed from balsa with carbon leading edges, spars and joiners. The model is covered with transparent Ultracote. The 4 servo wing allows for the use of camber changes for thermal and speed tasks, and crow/butterfly braking for precise landings. High performance without the expense of a fully moulded machine.

 

Specs

 

Wingspan

3500 mm

Length

1800 mm

Flying Weight

2.1 - 2.3 kg

Wing Area

77.5 dm2

Wing Loading

27.1 - 29.7 g/dm2

Airfoil

AG

Control Functions

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TOP Model Marabu 2.75m Light Thermal Electric Glider, Purple/Red/Clear

 

Features

Lightweight fuselage moulded in white tinted epoxy fibreglass + blue tinted fibreglass canopy

Two-piece wing is made of a balsa framework with a wing joiner, leading edges and wing spar made of carbon and covered with transparent Ultracote

Tailplanes are made in a balsa framework with carbon spar and leading edges and covered with transparent Ultracote

Top quality accessories (servo covers, servo mount, rods, ending ties, control horns, tape for sticking flaps, fibreglass motor mount, plywood servo mount to the tail...)

Decal sheet

Complete assembly manual with step-by-step illustrations

Product Information

The TOP Model Marabu ARF electric thermal glider is as good as it looks. Gentle, smooth, and very long flights are the standard for this beauty.

The careful use of composites with competition balsa, creates a good light structure that will hold its shape for a long time. The synergy of low weight and a strong structure is very unusual in a production sailplane and can only be achieved with careful attention to design and construction. The entire model is constructed using free-flight techniques. The wings as well as stabilizer are all balsa built-up with Carbon Fibre main spar and leading edge. The fuselage is gel-coated epoxy fiberglass with a white finish. The whole model is covered with transparent Ultracote. All control surfaces are hinged with adhesive tape. This fully built sailplane needs only basic assembly and motor/radio installation. The two piece wing and horizontal stabilizer are both easily removable for transport and storage. Each part is carefully hand-crafted with meticulous attention to detail.

Expert pilots will be particularly surprised by its excellent flight qualities, given by the thin wing airfoil and low weight.
There are several possibilities how to mix the functions of the flaps (high performance thermal soaring, spot landing etc.).

The model is designed and manufactured in Czech Republic.

 

Specs

Wingspan

2750 mm

Length

1340 mm

Flying Weight

1.4 - 1.6kg

Wing Area

48.7 dm2

Wing Loading

28.1 - 32.9 g/dm2

Airfoil

MH 32MOD

Control Functions

A + Fl + E + R + M

 

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TOP Model Samsara F5J 3.2m Electric Glider, Purple/Orange

 

Features

 

Lightweight gel-coated white fibreglass fuselage and canopy

The wings are in three parts to ease transport and storage

Lightweight wings are made in a balsa framework and covered with transparent Ultracote

Removeable tail surfaces are made from a balsa framework and covered with Ultracote

Vinyl cnc cut stickers

Top quality accessories

Complete assembly manual with step by step illustrations

 

Product Information

 

The TOP Model Samsara ARF electric powered thermal glider offers outstanding performance. 3.2 metre wingspan and 6 servo operation.

Flaps allow you to fly efficiently even in bad weather, make thermalling easy and also work well as airbrakes and thus allow you to land at your foot even under the most difficult conditions. Samsara will satisfy all those who want to enjoy relaxing flying in thermals. It is characterized by calm and stable gliding performance. The three-piece wing has a lightweight balsa framework with D-box. The fuselage is made of white gel-coated fiberglass and reinforced with carbon. The floating elevator is balsa framework with carbon spar and leading edge. The elevator is mounted on a fiberglass platform. The rudder is controlled by a servo in the fin. The elevator is controlled by a servo located under the wing and a carbon rod with a fiberglass floating elevator bed. The recommended power unit is designed so that it is possible to use 3S lipo battery.

Wingspan

3200 mm

Length

1800 mm

Flying Weight

2 - 2.2 kg

Wing Area

71 dm2

Wing Loading

28.2 - 31 g/dm2

Airfoil

AG

Control Functions

Ai + Fl + E + R + M

 

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TOP Model Pegasus 2.0m Thermal Electric Glider, Transparent Red

 

Features

Light fuselage moulded in white tinted epoxy fiberglass with rear carbon boom

Two piece wing is made of a balsa framework with wing joiner and wing spar made of carbon tube and covered with transparent Ultracote

Tailplanes are made of a balsa framework with carbon spar and covered with transparent Ultracote

Top quality accessories and decal sheet

Complete assembly manual with step by step illustrations

 

Specs

 

Wingspan

1999mm

Length

1095mm

Flying Weight

0.6 - 0.75kg

Wing Area

34.8 dm2

Wing Loading

17.2 - 21.6 g/dm2

Airfoil

AG

Control Surfaces

Aileron, Flaps, Elevator, Rudder and Motor

 

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