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Circle Dancer 2000 RES Glider/Electric ARTF 2m

Product Code: CD2000-ARTF
 (2 reviews)

Price: $364.85

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Description

Strictly limited to one model per customer.

The Circle Dancer 2000 RES is a great Almost Ready To Fly 2m F3-RES type model with an excellent pedigree. The model is supplied fully built and superbly covered, but does not include any RC. It is available with either an electric or a glider fuselage - see the Fuselage option below the Colour option.

Like the Circle Dancer 3000 and 3600 models it is expertly constructed, and beautifully covered in Oracover Light. By the time you have added in the covering and glue costs it is not much more expensive than one of the build-it-yourself-in-a-few-months kits.

The fuselage consists of a wooden pod with a large access hatch ready-fitted with securing magnets. At the font of the glider version the beautifully carved nose block has been hollowed to take lead shot nose weight. The front of the electric version's pod has a ply 33 mm diameter firewall with holes ready drilled on 14 mm and 19 mm diameters. Inside the pod a plywood tray has been installed for screwing the rudder and elevator servos too. The servos can be up to 24 mm long by 12 mm wide. The pod includes nuts to take the wing mounting screw and fittings to take the supplied adjustable tow hook. The carbon tailboom cleverly slides into the read of the pod and locates into a rear bulkhead, and a beautifully implemented carbon fairing streamlines it to the rear of the pod. A pylon for mounting the tailplane is molded into the rear of the tailboom, together with flats for the fin to be glued to. The tailboom also has been fitted with low friction plastic pushrod outer tubes and wire pushrods.

The all balsa fin includes a large rudder for good directional control. The tailplane is similarly constructed and both are attractively shaped, giving the model a charming look.

The wing centre panel incorporates a substantial spruce spar and top surface forward sheeting to minimise drag. The centre panel incorporates a large spoiler for accurate landing and safely exiting strong thermals. The spoiler servo can be up to 10 mm thick. The ends of the centre panel have magnets built in to keep the tip panels in place. The tip panels are more lightly built and use front riblets to help maintain the correct forward airfloil shape. The tip panels are attached to the centre panel with a beautifully molded carbon dihedral brace.

The accessory pack includes the adjustable tow hook, control surface horns and other small fittings. The spoiler is designed to be actuated by a long spoiler servo output arm. The tail surfaces are intended to be connected directly to the wire pushrods with L bends. No clevises are supplied or needed in our opinion, but a keeper will be required to ensure the L bends don't become detached.

The only work required to finish the model is gluing the boom into the pod, the fin onto the end of the tailboom, the rudder and elevator horns and installing the RC. This should only take a couple of evenings.

The quality of the workmanship used for building and covering the model cannot be overstated. It really is a tour-de-force of balsa construction. In particular how the nose block is covered with no seems showing is beyond me. The covering job is beyond amazing.


CD2000 RES Specifications
Wing span 2.0 m 78 in
Wing area 35.1 dm2 545 sq in
Length 124 cm 48.8 in
Flying weight from 475 g 16.8 oz
Wing loading 13.5 g/dm 4.4 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.3
Wing airfoil AG35/36/37
Dihedral (EDA) 11.3º
Spinner dia (el version) 33 mm (32mm spinner okay)
Centre of gravity 78-82 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, spoiler


CD2000 RES Typical Weights
Pod 65 g 2.3 oz
Boom and pushrods 35 g 1.2 oz
Centre panel 106 g 3.7 oz
Wing tips 112 g 4.0 oz
Tailplane 13 g 0.5 oz
Fin+Rudder 11 g 0.4 oz
Accessories 20 g 0.7 oz
Total structure 362 g 12.8 oz
Receiver 6 g 0.2 oz
Rudder & elevator servos 10 g 0.4 oz
Spoiler servo 5 g 0.2 oz
Battery 60 g 2.1 oz
Noseweight 32 g 1.1 oz
Flying weight 475 g 16.8 oz


Circle Dancer 2000 Recommended RC
Rudder & elevator servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-126WV, KST X08, Graupner DES 261, EMAX ES08A
Spoiler servo Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-126WV, KST X08
Receiver 4 or more channel receiver to match your transmitter


CD2000 Control Throws
Rudder 60 mm each way
Elevator 10 mm up / 5 mm down
Spoiler 40 mm up (75°)
Tow hook 9 mm forward of CG


Electric Version Powertrain Recommendations
Hacker A10-7L geared 4:1 3S 450mAh LiPo, 12x10 folding prop
Hacker A10-7L geared 4:1 3S 450mAh LiPo, 13x8 folding prop
ADH300L / MM1914-1100 Front Mount 3S 450mAh LiPo, 8x4 folding prop
ADH300L / MM1914-1100 Front Mount 2S 600mAh LiPo, 9x6 folding prop
Hacker B20-18L geared 4:1 2S 600mAh LiPo, 12x7 folding prop
Hacker B20-18L geared 4:1 3S 450mAh LiPo, 10x5 folding prop
Axi 2208/26 V2 Long 2S 600mAh LiPo, 8x4 folding prop
Axi 2208/34 V2 Long 3S 500mAh LiPo, 9x6 folding prop
Hacker A20-20L 3S 500mAh LiPo, 10x6 folding prop
Mega 16/15/4 direct drive 2S 700mAh LiPo, 9x5 folding prop
Mega 16/15/5 direct drive 3S 500mAh LiPo, 7x4.5 folding prop

Reviews 2  


 Review by:

Circle Dancer 2000 RES

This is a competitive F3-RES sailplane. Please note: due to the composite boom fairing, and the fin mount, some CDs may not allow this sailplane in their F3-RES events. Our club sees these as "non-performance enhancing" items, so it is not an issue at our contests. Check with your local CD. I purchased the ARF version of this sailplane, which was well constructed, with a very nice covering job. Only a few hours were needed to assemble and install the radio gear. This model launches high, floats well, is good at signaling lift, and still able to penetrate wind effectively without adding ballast. FYI, I did need to move the CG forward of recommended CG range to get the best overall performance from this model. Also, as always with hyperflight shipments, it arrived in the US quickly, well packaged, and without damage.


 Review by:

Circle Dancer 2000

Package arrived promptly, and in perfect condition. What a beautiful model. Wish I could apprentice with those guys!


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