Do you like fast planes? Then you will love the HobbyKing GL-Speedy Hotliner! Constructed from ultra smooth Fiberglass, laser cut plywood and balsa for a ridgid, slippery, high performace model. The HobbyKing GL-Speedy takes a variety of 28mm diameter motors for extreme prop driven airspeed, throttle down and prepare to get addicted to those high speed silent passes!
You will require a 28XX 2800~3300kvbrushless motor, three slimline wing servos, a 3~4S 2200mah lipoly battery, a 40~70amp ESC and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) to complete this model.
Speedy arrived today 12/2/13 with all the right bits and warped fuzz, but it looks like the front half is warped as the wings seats look square with the vertical tail.... More investigations tonight after work... :-)
this glider is **** i should have stuck to my guns and not bought any more planes from here the whole body of the glider is twisted i tried my best to straighten it but its just **** the way nothing is tested.
Very, very, very good vid. Which cam did you use?
Looks fast. I am waiting for the Riot Full Composite to be back in stock. I want something fast and that can handle some G,s. Do you thing the GL Speedy would be suitable for this kind of flying?
I know it's fast but worried about the wings folding in High G turns
I did a few modifications to handle G's.
1. I replaced the balser wing joiner with a carbon one
2. I put a carbon strip accros the front of the wing and put two screws through the front to hold it down as it comes with only a small wooden peg to hold the front of the wing on.
I bacically followed the build video from Frank the HK guy (first vid that comes up if you google GL Speedy).
It is fast, I'm working on setting up flaperons to slow landing speed a bit, although I'm getting the hang of it now. have had a few landings where the camera stayed on.
Yes the riot is one of the more expensive HK models but can't get anything like it (Full Composite)for the price else where. The GL speedy is definitely the most bang for buck and if it out performs my MPX Blizzard then I will be very happy. I've ordered one and will re-think the Riot (for now). Oh yeah, I have a couple of the wing cams that i have not used but can't go wrong for the price.
Noel.... Yes, my GL Speedy arrived today, very happy with the general build, wings and tail surfaces are great, but the fuselage and cockpit canopy are very bad 2 out of 10. The fuselage is twisted clockwise about 5 degrees and the whole length from the wing seat back is running to the right and down when looked at from the front. There are stress fractures just aft of the tail fin/fuselage area and the only way that this thing will fly is for me to cut the fuselage in half just behind the wing seat area and re-fiberglass the whole thing again.
For $80 its not a bad deal, but if Hobby King is going to keep selling these, maybe it should be under "Scratch and Dent" and explain that there will need to be some fixing required.
Just as an update..... If the fuselage is SLIGHTLY twisted, it can be made good with gentle heating and twisting back into shape. This was told to me yesterday and I tried it last night (14/02) and it works. I used a variable setting heat gun and very, very gently heated the fiberglass until you could smell the resin smell, then I applied a twist in the opposite direction and held it until it cooled.... Perfect... :-)
Received the plane yesterday (12/02/13) and upon opening the well packed model everything seemed ok but on further inspection, not so good.... :-(
Each individual item is well packed with each item in its own bag and taped to the inside of the box so it cannot move around, wings, tail surfaces and accessories are very good indeed, but that's where the praise ends.
The fiberglass fuselage is very flimsy in construction with gel-coat not adhering to the glass fiber layup, there are star cracks and fractures at the rear of the fuselage near the vertical stabiliser.
But by far the worse thing is the bent and twisted molding (see pics in file tab) and the rudder is twisted about 5-10 degrees from vertical and the fuselage is bent down and right when viewed from the front....? This will mean a rebuild of the fuselage consisting of cutting the fuselage in half, just behind the wing seat, and inserting a fiberglass bandage/tube inside and then fiber glassing the outside once the fin has been re-aligned.
Will post more pics and comments as the build continues.
I would not recommend this model for anyone that has not built before and if you get a fuselage like the one I got, and others, then some fiber glassing skills will also be needed.