The Spirit is a brilliant and fast mini glider with an advanced clip together construction that makes for fast assembly and easy parts replacement, it also comes with a pusher pod conversion kit (pusher motor not included) which is ideal for turning the Spirit into a mini FPV platform.
Made from tough EPO foam, the Spirit is both quick and easy to assemble, the motor and folding prop have been pre-installed and the ESC & servo's are also pre-fitted, the wings & all moving tail simply clip together and the 2 pc wing screws on, in fact it takes longer to apply the decals than build the model! For those perhaps wanting to FPV with the Spirit, the model comes with a pusher motor pod (no motor included) replacement blanking nose cone and different prop/spinner, changing configuration is fast and simple once you have assembled your own motor into the pod, potentially offering you a different way of enjoying your Spirit.
As it comes, the Spirit is a blast to fly, fast and agile with a superb off power glide, it has no bad tendencies making this great little glider easy to fly and massive amounts of fun. Small enough to be flown in the park yet fast enough to raise the pulse, the Spirit is the perfect grab n fly model, good looking, easily transported, easy to assemble, robust and and a hoot to fly, the Spirit is an awful lot of model for the money!
Plug and Fly....simply add your own Reciever/Battery and fly!
Fast and Simple to Assemble
Choice of Tractor or Pusher Configuration
Tough EPO Foam Construction
Removable wing for Easy Transportation
All Moving Tail for Superior Control
Supplied with Tools for Assembly....no glue required!
Clip Together Wings and Tail for Easy Parts Replacement
Superb Flight Performance
Flying Weight: 345g
Thrust: 580g (Tractor)
Motor: 2621 Brushless Outrunner 1100kv
Prop Size: 8x5 Folding
ESC: 20A w/BEC
Servo: 5g x 4
Pusher Motor Pod, 5x4.5 Prop, Spinner & Nose Cone Blank
Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX
22-26 Brushless Outrunner Motor 2200kv (Pusher Conguration Only)
450mAh~500mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
Frame/ PNF/ RTF(mm):
Fantastic little plane. Easy bolt-together (two screws) wing, comprehensive fixing kit which allows for either front folding prop or top-mounted pod configurations. Even comes with an actually quite nice little screwdriver. Decals have to be applied and this is definitely the most time-consuming part of the build, it took me about 20 minutes with all the other parts being either plug together or screw in.
In flight it's pretty stable once trimmed but not too fast; cuts though wind quite well. Probably good as a second plane but use the recommended D/R & Expo from the rcgroups.com thread as a starting point as the ailerons on this little acrobat are very sensitive.
Other than that the only other things are buy several batteries - they only last around 4-6 minutes and you'll burn though them in no time. And buy a micro/parkflyer sized receiver with at least 4 channels & either normal servo end-pin sockets or adapters. There's not much space and receiver install can be a challenge so going with servo end-pins is probably the best idea.Very good plane after bix 3 . Easy to fly,fast i stayble...Thanks HK - love this planeFlew perfect right out of the box.c.g. in the manual works good for 500 ma 3s battery. Fast ,stable and fun. Good job HK five starsI bought this litte glider in a sale and at first look out of the box I was really happy. The foam looked nicely smooth and durable and the sticker went on well. Unfortunately when I screwed the main wing on, nothing was really true with this glider. There was a huge angle between the vertical stabilizer and the main wing, so I cut down a bit from one side of the fuselage to make them even. Next thing I noticed is that the fuselage has no right angle to the main wing on mine, which bothered me before maiden.
But maiden flight went exeptionally well. It tracks like on rails, rolls like crazy and goes up vertical without a limit. It's quite fast, but can also been flown pretty slow with no tip stalls so far. Only the motor gets quite hot, so I need to pause after one flight to let it cool down a bit before the fun begins again!
Definitely recommended, if you don't care optimizing a bit with a cutter :-)The Spirit Mini is an awesome glider. Out of the box is pretty much does it all - it flies like it is on rails yet is highly agile if you want to do aero's. The standard motor has heaps or grunt to move the Spirit along at a rate of knots. The glider is not quite a hotliner but it certainly does not want for speed. I am using 3S 850mAh packs in mine for about 8 minutes of powered flight. On the slope with about 15kph of wind, the Sprit is a good sloper. I can't pick a fault with my Spirit Mini Glider. I recommend this one. Good job HK!!The best Merlin-Clone in this shop :)
All links are same as the original only made of another kind of Plastics.
For sure it's not a hotliner but it is flying faster than expected. Nice plane for a fair price.
flew mine for the first time today. There was hardly any winds. All went well, I used a 850 3S nanotech that goes in the front, and all the rest is underneaty (esc and my receiver). I didn't bother using any velcro; the receiver lies loose but cannot move around enough to matter. The 3S 850 nanotech fits snug in the front, it is very tight, and that is a good thing. CG is okay in that setup; I hardly trimmed any elevator. I did trim out the ailerons, it tended to roll somewhat.
One thing I still need to fix is the ESC brake setting. The motor does not brake, so the prop keeps spinning (windmilling) even with throttle off. So I landed with a spinning prop, but it did not get damaged. Happy with this plane, will be taking it with me on vacation. Taking it apart and putting it back in the box is do-able. ESC got hot (warm anyway) on the bench, just feeding the receiver and servo's while setting things up. See how it will hold up after a few flights, maybe put in a slightly better ESC. I will have to see.I purchased this with the Kenetic and like the Kenetic better due to the design of the battery compartment but everything else is similar, this does have a 2-piece wing but since its only 815mm theres no need to break it down for transport.Recieved the glider very fast, once I opened up the box, everything was super! for this price, you can't go wrong. I ordered 3 Lipo's 460mah 3S , and they fit perfect. Flying the glider is a piece of cake, track's like it's on rails. Very happy with it!I bought this mini glider for fun but unfortunately the BL did not work from the beginning..that a pity..I'm not satisfied about the product!
Hey HK please double check the material purchased fro Freewing!
Now I have to replace the BL motor...