The HobbyKing Zulu Slope Wing is at a European level of quality and precision, with a HobbyKing level price tag. Designed by Zach Hoisington, including a custom refined airfoil, it has been thoroughly tested as a premier level model. Hand molded of the finest carbon, aramid and fiber glass cloth, this model oozes awesome.
Opening the box you are greeted to the 1 piece vacuum bagged blue foam core wing. Carbon/Aramid cloth is laid on the 45 degree bias which gives a torsional rigid wing, while carbon spar caps give longitudinal strength. Separately molded carbon wing tips can be attached permanently or with clear tape, depending on your preference.
For strength and rigidity, the fuselage/fin are molded in carbon fiber, while the removable nose section is Kevlar. This is to reduce the chance of any radio interference from the all carbon fuselage.
The Zulu was designed with both slope gliding, and electric power in mind. Included in the box is a laser cut jig you can use to cut the nose off if you decide to install a motor. This sets the perfect down, and right thrust for the model.
The level of pre-fabrication is amazing. Available as an Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) and a Plug and Fly (PNF) options. Either option can be in the air with minimal work. This model is great down to the tiniest details. Wing bolt holes have aluminum inserts to prevent crushing of the foam if you tighten it too far. Hardware is overly sufficient to do the job, yet light weight at the same time.
On the slope, it is a joy. The ultra thin airfoil penetrates, even in heavy wind with the large control surfaces making it extremely agile and responsive. With a motor installed you can take to to flat land fields as well as still making an awesome slope model. This makes it truly versatile as you can keep flying, even if the wind dies.
• Plug and Fly - Just install your radio, battery, and go fly!
• Vacuum bagged Kevlar/foam core wings with CF Reinforcing
• Carbon fuselage, with radio friendly Kevlar nose section
• Has option to fly as slope or electric version
• Laser cut jig included for cutting nose off if making electic version
• Removable molded carbon wing tips
• Live skin hinged ailerons
• Light weight control hardware
• Metal gear servos pre-installed
Wing Area: 34 dm2
Wing Loading: 17.7g dm2
Airfoil: Zup1060 Zup1065
Flying Weight: 600~700g
2+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver with Elevon Mixing
Receiver Battery - Slope Version
2826 1260kv Outrunner
9x5 Folding Propeller
3S 11.1V 1300~2200mAh Lipoly Battery
Hmotnost ( g )
The overall quality is good
As suggested for the Zulu i bought the NTM 2826A 1200kv motor. But for my taste the motor has way to less power (would be enought for a slope version).
Later on i installed the SK3 2835-1500 motor with a 9x5 prop and i am flying it with a 40A ESC on 3S 1500mAh. With this combination the plane is a BEAST. Really fast and agressive.
The Zulu stepped up in my ranking to one of my most loved planes