The Zeus 2000-V is a 100% composite performance glider that is of the design and build quality of the European manufacturers at a Hobby King price. This is a high performance thermal glider is designed for anyone from the hard core competitor to the sunday flyer that simply wants the best. Also due to the high performance and aerodynamically clean design, it makes a wonderful slope model.
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. As the airframe is fully painted in the mold, there is no real construction to speak of other than mounting control horns and servos. The Zeus 2000-V is practical as you would expect for a glider of this size & quality. It features a 2-piece plug-in wing supported by a beefy carbon composite joiner as well as a removeable V-tail halves for super easy transport and storage.
Hollow molded in CNC generated molds from both glassfiber and carbon fiber, the Zeus 2000-V is constructed to the highest standards of fit and finish. There is also plenty of carbon reinforcing throughout the airframe in key stress areas so it can handle those hard winch launches and final zoom with ease. 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 lots of features that leave you in no doubt the Zeus 2000-V was designed with the discerning glider pilot in mind.
The Zeus 2000-V is a beautifully made, superbly designed & versatile performance glider that is going to give hours of pleasure both as a thermal ship and on the slope.
• Almost ready to fly - add your choice of electronics
• High Precision fully molded composite airframe
• Beefy carbon spar joins two piece plug in wings
• For thermal and slope conditions
• Slip on V-tail halves
• Control surfaces feature live skin hinging
• Painted in the mold for smoothest surface finish
• Great thermal duration or slope model
Wing area: 37.3dm²
Airframe weight: 1050g
6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
4.8~6.0V Receiver Battery
4xThin wing servos, 2 x 17g servos
Très belle qualité de fabrication et de finition.
1 800 grammes environ en ordre de vol, il est destiné à la pente par vent fort.
L'absence de notice est à regretter bien que seule l'implantation dans le fuselage peut poser problème.
Reste .à lui faire prendre l'air...... ;O)I have bought mine 8 months ago and i received mine damaged.
Not damaged in transport, damaged in the production process.
So this is far away from build quality of the European manufacturers like in the description.
European style means it would never pass the quality control.
Also the support is not european style.
I still have not received any replacement parts and i have contacted hobbyking several times. everytime i hear support is on the way and then... 8 months later... nothing.
Avion teste la pente : excellent comportement avec vent de 17 kt
kit tres bien fini; malheuresement pas de notice de montage!
voici les caracteristiques de mon planeur
poid complet en charge 1715 grs 420 grs chaque aile et 875 grs pour fuselage
servo aile: hk939mg ;servo flap: Ds239mg; moteur turnigy 3642 1000 kv 141 grs; accu lipo zippy 2200 3s 189 grs; servos empennage TGY -EX 5202Mg tres biens vu l'etroitesse du fuselege de 39mm; 35 grs de plomb equilibrage
centre gravite 85-90 mm bord attaque bien 88 mm
Au total un bon avion agreable piloter
A noter servos d'empennage montes sur glissiere pour introduire le recepteur au milieu de l'aile