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H-King Raven 990 Mini DLG 2017 Glider 990mm (PNP)

H-King Raven 990 Mini DLG 2017 Glider 990mm (PNP)

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Nothing quite compares to the simplicity of taking just a model and transmitter out to the local park for a couple of hours of flying fun.
Discus launched gliders (DLGs) are a truly fascinating branch of the hobby as well as being a totally absorbing way to learn all about finding and using the tiny pockets of lift to be found low down.


The Hobbyking Raven 990 is a lightweight, mini DLG for pilots looking for a high performing entry-level model.
All of the main components are supplied ready-built so that assembly time is minimal and the small size of the Raven 990 makes it easy to transport and store.


Fully built-up, open construction is used for all flying surfaces with carbon fiber spars and reinforcement where required, all beautifully shown off by the transparent red iron-on covering film.
The fuselage is a pod and boom design with a high-impact, transparent equipment pod and lightweight spiral wound carbon fiber boom to give maximum strength exactly where needed


Following the latest thinking in DLG design, the Hobbyking Raven 990 is rudderless and has a super-lightweight pull operated elevator with a spring return.
Full span ailerons each have their own servo to give excellent control authority and the option of flapperons if your radio allows, to give even more control over your flight profile, with launch, cruise, thermal and landing modes becoming available at the flick of a switch. The supplied throwing peg can be configured for either right or left-handed throwers.


Needing just a suitable receiver and battery (see related items for suggestions) the Raven 990 can be ready to go in as little as 30 minutes, so why not join the ever-growing DLG crowd today?

In the words of the great Dave Thornburg; "You'll learn more about finding lift below 50ft altitude than you ever will above it..."

  

Features:
• Excellent build quality
• Lightweight plastic fuselage pod
• Preinstalled servos (elevator and one for each aileron)
• Pre-built balsa wing and tail surfaces
• Easy assembly (approx. 30mins)

 

Specs:
Wingspan: 990mm
Length: 730mm
Weight: 160g
Wing Area: 11.17dm2 (sq.dm)
Wing Loading: 14.3 g/dm2 (5.4 oz/sq ft)

 

Required:
Minimum 2CH transmitter and receiver (micro receiver recommended)
4.8~6V receiver battery (less than 25g recommended)
UBEC/Voltage regulator (if using 2S Lipo receiver battery)

Note: Receiver battery output voltage must not exceed 6V if running directly to receiver without a UBEC/VR, otherwise damage to servos may occur.

  • SKU 9419000012-0
  • Brand H-King
  • Shipping Weight 820.0000
  • Length 1040.00
  • Width 140.00
  • Height 200.00
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  • Wingspan(mm) 990.00
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Really like the look and finish of the Raven. Was excited to have it put together in 5 minutes as promised by the manual / marketing materials ;-). Well, not meant to be. The thee servos' arms were installed prior to the servos being centered. Not a problem for the elevator - fixed that in 2 seconds. Problem for the ailerons though as they are glued in with no access to the arm screws. I tried to plough ahead and just center thing digitally, but the servo arms were just too far off on the ailerons. I could not get the recommended throws.
The glue on the servos looks like it is either epoxy or hot glue... I haven't ventured there yet, but I hope it is just hotglue - which I can remove easily with isopropyl alcohol.
Other than this the only other thing - which may be related - is that the aileron servos are really stressed trying to move the control surfaces. So much so that my 500 mAh lipo/BEC HK combo unit (that I use in my Blaster 3) couldn't provide enough current. In fact I had to wire up an ESC with a 3 amp bec and a 2S lipo to provide enough current just to try and set the subtrims and travel on the ailerons! Otherwise it was browing out the Rx.
Todo's:
1. remove, center, and replace the aileron servos (not happy)
2. make sure the aileron control surfaces are not binding mechanically and free those up.
Bottom line... I would still buy this bird again... would have gone in eyes-wide-open though.
Cheers,
J

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Really like the look and finish of the Raven. Was excited to have it put together in 5 minutes as promised by the manual / marketing materials ;-). Well, not meant to be. The thee servos' arms were installed prior to the servos being centered. Not a problem for the elevator - fixed that in 2 seconds. Problem for the ailerons though as they are glued in with no access to the arm screws. I tried to plough ahead and just center thing digitally, but the servo arms were just too far off on the ailerons. I could not get the recommended throws.
The glue on the servos looks like it is either epoxy or hot glue... I haven't ventured there yet, but I hope it is just hotglue - which I can remove easily with isopropyl alcohol.
Other than this the only other thing - which may be related - is that the aileron servos are really stressed trying to move the control surfaces. So much so that my 500 mAh lipo/BEC HK combo unit (that I use in my Blaster 3) couldn't provide enough current. In fact I had to wire up an ESC with a 3 amp bec and a 2S lipo to provide enough current just to try and set the subtrims and travel on the ailerons! Otherwise it was browing out the Rx.
Todo's:
1. remove, center, and replace the aileron servos (not happy)
2. make sure the aileron control surfaces are not binding mechanically and free those up.
Bottom line... I would still buy this bird again... would have gone in eyes-wide-open though.
Cheers,
J

Great Glider. I bought it as an experiment for teaching, but have fallen in love with it. Right out the box it was well balanced and easy to fly. It is a really responsive craft with a great deal of lift. My only suggestions would be that you reinforce the shoulders of the wings as I've had multiple breaks in the same place.

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Great Glider. I bought it as an experiment for teaching, but have fallen in love with it. Right out the box it was well balanced and easy to fly. It is a really responsive craft with a great deal of lift. My only suggestions would be that you reinforce the shoulders of the wings as I've had multiple breaks in the same place.

Have to say was a bit scared of buying from HK due to the quality of build issues alot of their planes seem to have.. Am pleasntly surprised and pleased , The covering has no wrinkles and although I havent put the plane together or flown it yet I am impressed. Maybe HK have decided that quality is important as well as profit.

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Have to say was a bit scared of buying from HK due to the quality of build issues alot of their planes seem to have.. Am pleasntly surprised and pleased , The covering has no wrinkles and although I havent put the plane together or flown it yet I am impressed. Maybe HK have decided that quality is important as well as profit.

great little dlg took it to my local slope and was flying in 1-3 mph wind it flys so well in light lift and also great fun on the flat field

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great little dlg took it to my local slope and was flying in 1-3 mph wind it flys so well in light lift and also great fun on the flat field

Arrived fast and well packaged. The Raven was easy to build and I had no issues, it was ready to fly in 20mins. I use a 350mah 1S 3.7volt lipo, with no ubec, straight to the reciever, and it balanced nicely. CofG is where they say it is, 80mm back from the leading edge. I found that it's best to keep the CofG central and not to nose heavy, otherwise this is not as floaty as you would like. The Raven doesn't turn as flat as DLG's with a rudder, but the ailerons allow for some really acrobatic flight. Overall, this is a great entry level DLG for its price. I am happy with it.

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Arrived fast and well packaged. The Raven was easy to build and I had no issues, it was ready to fly in 20mins. I use a 350mah 1S 3.7volt lipo, with no ubec, straight to the reciever, and it balanced nicely. CofG is where they say it is, 80mm back from the leading edge. I found that it's best to keep the CofG central and not to nose heavy, otherwise this is not as floaty as you would like. The Raven doesn't turn as flat as DLG's with a rudder, but the ailerons allow for some really acrobatic flight. Overall, this is a great entry level DLG for its price. I am happy with it.

Pakket was er ,schadevrij, binnen een week. Alles keurig en goed verpakt.
Perfect in elkaar gezet toestel. Mooie strakke vleugels, rechte en scherpe achterlijsten van de ailerons. Vlug vliegklaar. Heel makkelijk te werpen en naar een goede hoogte. Zweeft fantastisch. Stuurt zeer goed, beetje nerveus. Heb er veel expo in gezet en de uitslagen begrenst. Zeer tevreden over deze Raven.

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Pakket was er ,schadevrij, binnen een week. Alles keurig en goed verpakt.
Perfect in elkaar gezet toestel. Mooie strakke vleugels, rechte en scherpe achterlijsten van de ailerons. Vlug vliegklaar. Heel makkelijk te werpen en naar een goede hoogte. Zweeft fantastisch. Stuurt zeer goed, beetje nerveus. Heb er veel expo in gezet en de uitslagen begrenst. Zeer tevreden over deze Raven.

Pakket was er ,schadevrij, binnen een week. Alles keurig en goed verpakt.
Perfect in elkaar gezet toestel. Mooie strakke vleugels, rechte en scherpe achterlijsten van de ailerons. Vlug vliegklaar. Heel makkelijk te werpen en naar een goede hoogte. Zweeft fantastisch. Stuurt zeer goed, beetje nerveus. Heb er veel expo in gezet en de uitslagen begrenst. Zeer tevreden over deze Raven.

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Pakket was er ,schadevrij, binnen een week. Alles keurig en goed verpakt.
Perfect in elkaar gezet toestel. Mooie strakke vleugels, rechte en scherpe achterlijsten van de ailerons. Vlug vliegklaar. Heel makkelijk te werpen en naar een goede hoogte. Zweeft fantastisch. Stuurt zeer goed, beetje nerveus. Heb er veel expo in gezet en de uitslagen begrenst. Zeer tevreden over deze Raven.

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