The Salangane is a 100% composite performance glider of the kind of design and manufacturing quality normally reserved for small "top end" European factories, not only is it superbly made, it offers you the choice of powered or unpowered versions via the included interchangable nose cones!
It would be fair to say that this is not a beginners model from a build point of view, although not difficult to assemble, some previous experience of building composite models is desirable. The supplied hardware is comprehensive and includes a lazer cut ply battery/ballast tray, lazer cut fuselage build jig, two sizes of GF motor mount, two GF nose cones, CF control rods/snakes for the V Tail, CF wing rod, etc. The Salangane is practical as you would expect for a glider of this size & quality and features a 2pc plug in wing as well as two easily interchangeable nose cones for powered or un-powered flight.
Hollow moulded in CNC generated moulds from both Glassfiber and Carbon Fiber, the Salangane is constructed to the highest standards of fit and finish, there is also plenty of carbon reinforcing throughout the airframe in key stress areas. All control surfaces are live hinged and have their slot wipers pre-installed, flap control horns are top mounted under nice moulded fairings, etc, it has lot's of features that leave you in no doubt the Salangene was designed with the discerning glider pilot in mind. The Salangane is a beautifully made, superbly designed & versatile performance glider that is going to give hours of pleasure both on the slopes and flat field.
• High Precision fully moulded airframe
• Interchangable Nose Cones for powered/non-powered flight
• Carbon reinforcing throughout
• Carbon Boom
• Plug in wings
• Solid carbon wing joiner
• Contrasting top and bottom colour scheme
• Modular Build, includes Fuselage Jig for Build Precision
• Full Composite V-Tail
• Carbon control rods
• Moulded wing servo covers
• High quality hardware kit
• 2.4ghz friendly GF nose section
Wing Area: 34dm2
Airframe weight: 950g
Flying weight: 1400-1600g
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
Turnigy DT38 640 inrunner or Outrunner equivalent
60A-120amp Brushless OPTO ESC
4 x slim wing Servo + 2 x 10-15g mini digital metal geared High Torque Servo
2650-3300 mah 4s Lipoly Battery
40mm or 45mm Folding Prop Spinner
13" - 15" Folding Prop Blades
I purchased a Salangane 2.2 f3f , put in a gliderdrive 1120 kv 820w motor, 70 amp esc, 1800 3s 65c-125c lipo.. 12x10' folder * turbo spinner. arranged items for zero additional weight. It's a screamer - goes vertical and can disappears in 20 second or so.. directions are terrible ..especially for electric build.. Plane is GREAT, and can also thermal decent .. edSuperb. Im sick of reading bad things about hobbyking.
I ordered this glider last week on sale, 1700hkd instead of 2100, it arrived in a week, and the packing and quality of the parts is exceptional.
I think HKing is listening and improving all aspects of their operation.
you can please ten people and they wont say anything, but if you upset one person, they will make a fuss.
I just want to say this is superb, cant wait to get it in the air.What a great Hotliner. I bought two and have finished the first one as E-Version.
Here is my Setup:
Motor Hacker B50 8s 6,7:1 / Controller Hacker Master 125-O-F5F / Prop RFM 16x16s / Spinner RFM 45x6mm 5 / Akku Turnigy NanoTech 3400 4s1p 65-130C / Servos for Elevator 2x Hitec 5085 MG digi / Servos for Aileron and Flaps Turnigy TGY-A55H digi ...
With this Setup the Salangane is a Rocketship and real fun. If you need more infos or pics pls feel free to contact me.received my plane after 3 weeks and opened with excitement. very well packaged with no damage and certainly looked good on first inspection of the v-tail.Then opened up the wings only to discover that on the left wing panel the aileron would not deflect down wards. Looking at the other wing discovered that I had 2 left hand wings. have filled in the appropriate return details but not happy that I have to pay to return a faulty item at my cost. Be interesting to see how long it takes to get another plane sent out. So much for a QA system.A first review about the Salangane, the second review will be a bout the flight. The parts were very well fixed inside the box. A bit too well when i unboxed the wing a bit of color on the flap came off. A pity. At the first sight everything looked fine, smooth surface and a lot of loose parts. Let's go for it. Assembling this bird was not as easy as the Riot glider for example. The construction manual is well illustrated but some steps are not realy clear.
Mounting a V-Tail is never easy but this time it took to long. This construction is no good!!! And the carbonfiber pushrods in plastic tubes are rubbish! A small kink and the servo needs a lot more force. Solution was sanding the pushrod and use WD40.
The thing that makes me really unhappy are the Flaps. On one wing they move so easy and on the other you need way to much force. Up to now i have no solution for this problem.
Now i'm going to make this thing fly. I am curious how it goes and i'm sure this glider looks very good in the sky
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