Sunday, January 25, 2015

New servo frame with counter bearing

Interresting new servo frame from ServoRahmen, for the MKS 6125/6625 serie. It includes a counter bearing and an easy removal by sliding the servos once the back fixation has been removed. I don't know if it would be compatblie with the LDS servo arm I'm using such as Aviogate or Baudis. Maybe I will give a try.

http://servorahmen.de/


New Jeti radio approaching !

The french distributor of Jeti posted this 3D rendering picture of the new transmitter from Jeti (DC 24) that should be announced this week at Nuremberg toy fair. This is a tray radio, with a color screen.


Baudis Jedi kit overview

Below are the detailled pictures of the kit. The weight of each part is as following:

  • Left wing               733g
  • Right Wing            724g
  • Left Tail                  39g
  • Right Tail               40g
  • Fuselage               297g
  • Joiners                  115g
  • Fuselage Ballast   440g 
  • Wing Ballast        816g 
  • Total:                 1948g
RC Equipement will be MKS HBL6625 for flaps, MKS HBL6625 mini for ailerons, MKS 6125e HV for elevators. Batterie will be a LiIon 2S 18650 format of 2900 mAh, Zepsus magnetic switch. I will try to find additional ballast to put in the joiner. Slugs are 12x10 (with some sanding probably). I could order tungsten, but first of all the price is now prohibitive, around 100 euros per Kilo !!!! and tungsten make the incremental ballast more difficult. Stay tune for the assembly that should start in a week from now.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

My review of the Slopy in Modèle Magazine

My review of the Slopy from Staufenbiel is published in the February issue of Modèle Magazine.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Robbe new items 2015



Robbe released his new 2015 catalog. Not really new items, no new radio (ie, replacement of the T12FG), lots of rebranded import (eagle nine, align, etc ...), really disappointing !

MPX Heron, the Solius big brother

With Nüremberg toy fair approaching, we should see more releases or annoucements in the coming days. Multiplex started today with the Heron, a 2.4m new elapor glider, the big brother of the Solius, which flaps this time. Quite expansive in both kit or RR version at 164 or 360 Euros !
The video :



Specifications

  • Wingspan: 2400 mm
  • Overall length: 1100 mm
  • All-up weight, glider: min. 1300 g
  • All-up weight, electric glider: min. 1500 g
  • Control channels: 5
  • RC functions: Elevator, rudder, ailerons, flaps, throttle => Butterfly

Jedi Baudis: May the force be with me !

I just received the glider to complete my fleet for the 2015 season. This is a Jedi F3F from Baudis, with a special layup (Strong F3F double carbon), a Fosa joiner with less dihedral. The plane arrived with no damages, as it was very well packed and secured including the ballast. The color scheme is in line with what I drawed, and the finish is very nice. It comes with ballast, wing bags, and a pocket containing wiring harmness and servoframes + LDS (as I decided to install LDS on flaps and ailerons). It is worth to mention that the delivery time has been exactly what was mentionned at the order (10 to 12 weeks), which is a good point. Stay tuned !




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year best wishes !


My best wishes to all RC glider pilots from all over the world for a successful and healthy New Year, plenty of happiness, joy, friendship, successes, with plenty of unforgettable moments, many new planes, a wonderfull flying season with good wind, thermals, new slopes, and much more if possible ! 

Mes meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année, que je vous souhaite pleine de succès, de joie et bonheur, d'amitié, de bonne santé, avec plein de moments inoubliables, de nouveaux planeurs, un super saison avec du vent ou des thermiques, de nouvelles pentes et bien plus encore si possible !

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RC Pilot, december issue

My review (in French) of the Vagabond from Hacker Model has been published in the december issue of RC-Pilot (http://www.rcpilot-online.com/).



RC Soaring Digest, december issue

I forgot to relay the information that the december issue of RC Soaring Digest is available. It is very large with many articles and includes my report about the F3F worldchampionship in Donovaly and the review of the Vagabond from Hacker Model.

You can download this issue here:  http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/