The new Fox EPO is as big as it is beautiful!
You will instantly notice the large cabin size for a huge variety of batteries, radio gear and possibly FPV system. Made from EPO foam and including 2 Carbon Fiber rods (inserted at mould time) and an alloy joiner just on the main wing alone, this 2.32m wingspan model is rigid in flight and forgiving in crashes. Cleverly designed with simplicity in mind, the Fox Glider includes such features as a snap lock canopy, internal horn system providing zero drag and a neater appearance, plus a carefully designed foam manufacturing mould keeps the skin of the plane smooth and mostly free from ugly steam gun spots found on other models. Building the fox is a 15 minute process that requires only a phillips head screw driver. Simply screw in the tail piece, connect your Rx, plug in a battery and you are ready!
Wing Span: 2320mm
Flying Weight : 1150g
Power system : 750kv Brushless motor
ESC: 30A (with brake)
Radio: 4 channel, 4 servos.
All servos pre-installed
No additional fabrication or building required.
2200mAh 3S Lipoly. (larger batteries will work, but may affect CG)
This is a large model and not the same as the ST Model version sold elswhere. This is much larger.* V2 version features improved aileron servo locations.
It flys like a dream for an epo glider.
Motor is normal for soft wind.
change the elevator servo with a metal.
C of G not 4cm byt 6 cm or lighter bat.
first flight without trims.Easy plane to fly! It can fly really slow so landing isnt a problem. I crashed mine today (sort of) and it was still fully intact, so its a tough plane.
I think the elevator can use a bit more travel. I use the ailerons as full capacity. The rudder is pretty big and thus very effective.
I flew it today in 10-15 kts wind, in this wind its lands nearly vertical.
So conclusion: Good sturdy plane, easy to fly.I have found this to be an excellent flying glider despite a few issues that some have mentioned. The foam hinges do not last more than 4-5 f;lights before breaking off, the aircraft is slightly under powered, and it really should be factory equipped with flaps. It loves ot fly, but hates to come back down with just flaperons. I nylon pin hinged all surfaces, made balsa ailerons and flaps, econokoted the entire aircraft for strength, and bolted the wings through the canopy. The large wings tend to slip on the spar during flight and especially on landing and need a better way to secure them from slipping. Finally, I made servo protectors for the ailerons servo's as they tend to hit the ground occasionally on landing and snap servo gears. Overall, this plane is an great flyer at a great price and certainly draws attention at the field. Especially when lit rolls by on landing and keeps going.Maidened it last weekend, had in total 4 flights. Very very nice plane, I flew it with a 3S 2200 mAh. Descents quite quickly for a glider (should go with a lighter battery I guess) but is a very fine plane to fly powered. Very relaxing. A joy to land too :-)
I removed all the stock clevis, horns etc from the kit as they are poor quality. Replaced it by decent hardware though.Habe mit den Fox fr zwischendurch hinter dem Haus zum fliegen geholt. Ist wohl mein 12 oder 14 Segler. Das meiste VollGFK/CFK. Ich bin berrascht, wie gut der FOX gleitet, nicht bermassig langsam, aber sehr guter gleitwinkel. Der Motor reicht fr 45 Grad steigen und Regler arbeitet klaglos mit SBEC. Betreibe ihn mit 2200mA/20C/3S Turnigy. Damit stimmt auch der Schwerpunkt. Knnte noch etwas weiter hinten sein, aber der Akku ist am ANschlag. Flugbild ist wirklich toll und man sieht in aufgrund des grossen Rumpfes gut. Nach Abschwung um 50 mtr fehlen hinterher 25 mtr, aber naja bei dem Preis. Die flchen sindzum normalen fliegen ausreichend steif und die Oberflche sehr gut. Meine nderungen: Alle Ruder abgetrennt und mit faserverstrktem Klebeband neu gemacht, da zu schwergngig. Flchen vom Rumpf bis zur Hlfte oben und unten diagonal mit Fasertape im Abstand von 20cm getapted, da nicht verwindungssteif genug. Und habe mir noch Flaps eingebaut, um mit Krhenstellung landen zu knnen. Ansonstem das originalmaterial verwendet.hi i got this glider from hk a few weeks ago. great glider for the price and flies very well. i have fitted 2 wooden dowels through the fuselage into the wing roots for added security. like the secure canopy fixing.Calidad. Precio
Muy buena, es muy noble en vuelo
Los aterrizas es los quiere con velocidad porque si no se cuelga y cae bastante rpido.
El motor es justo para volar.
Y hacer algunas trepadas.
Por lo dems me gusto muchsimo su diseo y vuelo.Excellent glider! Build was complete in under 1.5 hours and centre of gravity was perfect with a 2200 3S in the battery space. Flew very well during first flight with only minor trimming required, has plenty of power on 3S for 35-45 degree climb(Continued) cg of 40mm. The Fox flies well and looks great in the air. Quite frankly at this price what's not to like!Received my Fox in August 2013. It has the tail mounted servo for the rudder and blue pilot with the cap, so not the version currently pictured on the product page. HobbyKing should do themselves a favour and update the product page images as the latest version is much better than the one pictured on the product page.
Mine had no shipping damage and I had no issues with the motor mount reported in some reviews.
I cut out all control surfaces and hinged them as even working them back and forward for a couple of hours didn't free them up enough and this would stress the servos. I also cut in flaps so that I could setup crow for landing and full span ailerons for increased manoeuvrability. At the moment I haven't set this up but have found that flaps on their own slow the Fox down well for landing.
I also changed the servos to HobbyKing 939MG's as I had some lying around and some owners have reported servo blowback during high speed aerobatics. I also added a 40A Plush ESC, again because I had a spare one.
The only assembly issue I had was that I found it hard to get the two horizontal stabiliser bolts secured as they appeared to be a little too short. Got there in the end though. I'm using 1300mAh Nanotech 45 C batteries and have added 40 grms of lead to the tail to balance her. My cg is now sitting at 63 mm from the leading edge, quite a way back from the recommended c
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