This is the latest 1900 FPV Glider from Skywalker Technology.
The Skywalker 1900 is specially designed for FPV systems. The glider is constructed from durable EPO foam, making it relatively crash safe. Simple to build and with a massive amount of internal equipment space, the 1900 is a favourite among FPV'ers. It is a relatively light weight airframe for its size and has excellent practical design features throughout; such as: T-tail design, external FPV transmitter platform, wing to fuselage locating lugs that ensure alignment, carbon fuselage & wing spars to add rigidity where it's needed.
In addition to being a great FPV platform, the Skywalker 1900 is a excellent beginners model due to the high set wings in a glider configuration. The flight stability needed for FPV is the same beginners need when learning to fly.
The airframe is supplied as a kit only, allowing you to fit it out with the equipment of your choice. It will require several evenings of work to complete.
Wing Area: 35.5dm2
Cabin Size: 120mm x 370mm x 72mm
Flying Weight: 1300g ~ 1800g
Frame Weight: 1050g
4S 14.8V 5000mAh LiPoly Battery
3536 920kv Outrunner
60A Brushless Speed Control
4 x 9g Servos
4+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver
This is my 2nd Skywalker1900, crashed the first one after a year of flying(my fault) Cannot beat it for a FPV plane, very easy to build and fly. and loads of space for that extra piece of FPV Gear. Comes with 2 servo extension cables, 2 carbon tubes/rubber bands etc.got my kit today epo foam was kinda cheap for the $119.59 i paid for it No instructions! not much online about where the pieces go...i guess where they go got most of them right.. there are two 4 inch long hollow tubes may 1/8 wide still dont know where they go... contacted HK no help!! so good luck with that! so the search goes on ... a piece of paper with some instruction on would have been nice is that asking to much!!Received the plain well packed, no damage. Build was easy due to a lot of build videos and forum discussions. I did reinforce vertical stabilizer and put additional short wing spar. Very nervous at maiden flight. Plane is huge and I wasn`t sure how it will take off. Have installed flaps before maiden, which I believe helped with super easy take off. Very happy with the plane, lots of fusalage space, easy disassembly for transport and superb flight characterirstics.I received the package with no instructions, not I find them online (I have found very generic) this thing I did not like at all.
The model certainly has quality but I expected at least the instructions.
The wings are glued together? the CG where it is?The airplane was delivery with damage on right wing, no documentation inside, it miss some composante to built it, the tail isn't straight. So in my point of view it's really poor quality and model. Only my point of view, but for sur if it's the first plane that you will built, forget., , . 1900 -This is the best plane I've ever had. It is really stable. More over it can fly very fast and as well very slow without loosing stability. I absolutely recommend it for FPV.
However what I can assure is that this plane doesn't perform acrobatics. On its 4th flight i tried to do a back loop about 30m high. It never recovered to horizontal after flipping back and I totally destroyed it against the floor. The battery went trough the front and stuck on the earth. I'm still looking for the camera. The wings leading edge is full of cactus. And the tail took my RC receiver antenna with it.
Good plane, bad pilot.Fantastic . Empty weight 900gr. Came whith 1 large carbon rod very strong for fuselage ,horns, arms and complements for servos, two servo cable extensions, 6 elastic to join wing.
No extensions for alierons, you need large cable server. No reinforce need, but i reinforce T tail.
Wing are reinforced from factory, epo are strong, wing don't flex. Good wing union to main fuselage
With turnigy L3010b 1300kv, 60A ESC, nova storm,hd keychain camera, 5.8Ghz 200mw audio/video transmitter and 4 standard 9g servos i have 1250gr without battery.
Fuselage are well designed,holes and ways to put cables, space to put all electronic without problems.
Battery 3s (2x3700mah) for motor 3s (1x610mah for video). Weight 590gr. In my case, battery must be in front of nose, center of gravity are at canal of servo wires. for me, 600gr of battery are minimun value to be in line. Next try 800-900 batteries. In air dont appear to be heavy at 1800gr
I check cog with 1.2Kg battery and balance are correct due a large bay to move batteries.
With 9x6 propeller in a calm day can stay at 8-9A, slowly climb at 13A.
A full throtle (32Amperes) 88Km/h, fly like a arrow
Skywalker are very floater, you can climb one hundred meter cut motor and enjoy. sometimes landing need a lot of space.
I was happy whith my old Bixler 2, but this plane are clearly better.
A very good value plane. I have used this 1900mm Skywalker with a gopro camera mounted on a customised plywood nose deck. The plane flies extremely well with the camera (and better without of course). Use the flaps, they make a significant difference to landing and 'slow and low' flight. I raised the motor on a plywood by 15mm. This provided more prop space - no effect on trim etc. Single long wing, rubber band attachment. Very practical and simple. The C of G is mid-way along the chord, but there is lots of lee-way. You'll need to stiffen the vertical stabiliser though. Highly recommended.The wing tips are deformed the packing, was not very good and the plane had several marks where it looked banged up. The 2 halves of the fuselage seems to be made from 2 different forms so it does not line up very well. Overall if I could go back I would not buy this plane again.