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Circle Dancer 3000 Full House Electric V2

Product Code: CD-3000-FH
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Price: $546.26

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The Circle Dancer 3000 Full House Electric V2 is a beautifully constructed balsa and carbon almost ready to fly version of the venerable Bubble Dancer by Dr Mark Drela. The Full House appellation indicates that this version has the wing built with flaps and ailerons, to give precise approach control and slow landings. This product page is for the electric version with ailerons and flaps, even though some of the photos show the pure glider RES model.

Although the structure is simplified in comparison to the original BD design, the aerodynamics are very similar, and the Circle Dancer 3000 Full House V2 has excellent performance and great handling. This version has reduced dihedral to work better with the ailerons, and to give positive roll control. The ailerons and flaps can be actuated together to adjust the airfoil's camber to provide a wider speed range, allowing the model to be turned tighter in thermals and to return from great distances downwind with confidence.

The fine fuselage consists of a lightweight Kevlar, glass, and carbon pod molding with a small pylon for mounting the wing above the fuselage, to reduce interference drag. The fuselage has the motor firewall already mounted, with holes for common motors ready drilled. The fuselage nose incorporates a large (18 cm long) hatch to allow easy access to the motor, battery, and rudder and elevator servos. The hatch is very nicely molded from carbon fibre and incorporates a positive attachment system. The V2 fuselage has been updated to use a molded carbon tailboom incorporating a small pylon for the tailplane/horizontal stabiliser. The pushrod outers are bonded in place, and all the tail pushrod hardware is supplied. The fuselage update has reduced the fuselage weight, improved strength, removed weight from the tail extremity, and has reduced the size of the shipping box, allowing us to post the model overseas more easily.

The tailplane is a feather weight built-up balsa and carbon construction, covered with lightweight transparent film and is supplied ready to bolt onto the rear pylon mount. The V2 tailplane is of improved construction and includes a separate ready hinged elevator for faster pitch response.

The wing is expertly constructed from balsa and carbon, with beautifully applied transparent film covering, in contrasting colours. The centre panel incorporates large flaps, which are ready hinged, and can be actuated to 90 degrees deflection if required. The tip panels include good sized ailerons. Overall the standard of construction is excellent, and the prefabrication is very complete. The only things left to do are gluing the tailboom to the pod, gluing the fin, installing the control surface control horns, fabricating linkages for the flaps and ailerons, and fitting the RC and powertrain.

Note all the photos above (not below) show the rudder/elevator version of the Circle Dancer 3000 V1, which has extra dihedral. The Circle Dancer 3000 Full House has a flatter wing, and of course flaps and ailerons.

The Circle Dancer 3000 Full House centre and tip panels.
Circle Dancer 3000 Full House centre panel construction

Circle Dancer 3000 Full House wing tip construction

The Circle Dancer 3000 Electric front fuselage.
Circle Dancer 3000 electric front fuselage

See this RCGroups Circle Dancer thread for useful build info.

Circle Dancer 3000 FH Electric Specifications
Wing span 3.0 m 117 in
Wing area 61.7 dm2 957 sq in
Length 169 cm 66.5 in
Flying weight from 1370 g 48.3 oz
Wing loading 22.2 g/dm2 7.3 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 14.4
Wing airfoil AG35/36/37
Dihedral (EDA) 6.6º
Spinner Diameter 32 mm
Centre of Gravity 100 - 110 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flap, motor

Circle Dancer 3000 FH Electric Typical Weights
Fuselage 273 g 9.6 oz
Centre panel 266 g 9.4 oz
Wing tips 256 g 9.0 oz
Tailplane 32 g 1.1 oz
Rudder 18 g 0.6 oz
Accessories 60 g 2.1 oz
Total structure 905 g 31.9 oz
Glue etc 3 g 0.1 oz
Wiring 20 g 0.7 oz
Receiver 8 g 0.3 oz
Rudder & elevator servos 20 g 0.7 oz
Wing servos 38 g 1.3 oz
Speed control 40 g 1.4 oz
Motor 170 g 6.0 oz
Prop & spinner 36 g 1.3 oz
Battery 130 g 4.6 oz
Flying weight 1370 g 48.3 oz

Circle Dancer 3000 FH Recommended Servos
Elevator & rudder MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, KST X08, Blue Bird BMS-105HV
Flap MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-105HV, KST DS135
Aileron MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, KST X08N, Blue Bird BMS-105HV

Circle Dancer 3000 FH Control Movements
Rudder 40 mm each way
Flap 80 degrees down
Ailerons 17 mm up, 12 mm down
Elevator 15 mm up, 15 mm down
Elevator neutral 21 mm from the trailing edge to fuse top
Thermal camber flap 3.5 mm down, aileron 3 mm down
Speed camber flap 1.3 mm up, aileron 1 mm up

Recommended Powertrains
Leomotion L3013-4550 with 6.7:1 gearbox, 14x10 prop, 3S 1.3Ah LiPo
Powerline Micro 1025/F5J, 16x8 prop, 3S 1.3Ah LiPo (will need to minimise tail weight)
Hacker B40 10L with 4.4:1 gearbox, 14x8 prop, 3S 1.3Ah LiPo (42A, 1800 fpm)

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I congratulate hyperflight for the perfect delivery service, the model was well protected and arrived at my house in a reasonable time.
The assembly of the model has no surprises, despite the instructions truly minimized.
The model flies very well, I'm very happy with my choice.

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