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E-Kite 1.5m F5K

Product Code: E-KITE
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Price: $573.64

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Description

The E-Kite is a very attractive 1.5m all molded F5K electric glider from Ukraine. Like the Kite DLG the electric version uses the well regarded Zone V2 wing and tail design, ensuring excellent mid and high speed performance and the good soaring characteristics of the discus launched glider. The E-Kite has a specially designed electric fuselage that gives generous space and easy access to the powertrain and RC, with two hatches - in addition to the canopy hatch a second hatch under the wing gives access to the tail servos. The fuselage is supplied with a recessed firewall glued in place. The firewall is drilled with holes at 12mm and 16mm, allowing making it perfect for the LDARC XT1806-2500 motor. The tail is very nicely designed, with only a single screw needed to secure the removable fin and tailplane.

The models we have in stock now are all two-piece wing which make them very easy to store and transport.

The spread carbon over Rohacell wing is very nicely made, with a high gloss finish and attractive colour schemes. A very good detail is that the aileron servos are mounted in the wing, giving extra space in the fuselage and simplifying the aileron linkage. Low drag servo covers perfectly cover the servo openings.

The E-Kite is supplied with a complete accessory pack including control horns, pull-cable, torque springs, pushrods and wing mounting screws.

E-Kite F5K Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 20.0 dm2 310 sq in
Length 950 cm 374.0 in
Flying weight from 258 g 9.1 oz
Wing loading 12.9 g/dm 4.2 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.1
Wing airfoil Zone V2
Dihedral 6.0º
Spinner Diameter 25 mm
Centre of Gravity 70-76 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, throttle


Recommended R/C
Elevator & rudder servos KST X06, KST X08, Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Aileron servos KST X06, KST X08, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Receiver 5 channel rx to suit your transmitter, eg Spectrum AR6610T, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6 Light & RX-5 Light
Battery (2S 300 - 450 mAh LiPo) Nanotech 2S 300 mAh, Radient 2S 430 mAh


Electric Powertrain Recommendations
ADH300S / MM1906-2400 Rear Mount 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x4 folding prop
LDARC XT1806 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x3, 6x4 folding prop
F5K/Snipe 2e Powerset 2S 450mAh LiPo, supplied 6x3 folding prop
F5K/Snipe 2e Pro Powerset 2S 450mAh LiPo, supplied 6x4 folding prop
XPower F2307/14 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x4 folding prop


Electronc Speed Controls (ESC) Recommendations
Hyperflight 11A BLHELI-32 11A, no BEC, use HV/WV servos
Quanum BLHeli32 20A 20A, 3A BEC, good
Sunrise 20A Pro 20A, 3A BEC, a bit too big
HyperFlight 30A BLHELI-32 30A, 2A BEC, plug ready fitted

The powertrain used in the photos gave closely folding prop blades to minimise drag. The items used were as below, however a VM Powerset will also work well.
LDARC XT1806
VM 25mm Spinner for M5 shafts
CN 6x4 folding prop blades
HyperFlight 30A BLHELI-32


E-Kite F5K Typical Weights
Fuselage 34 g 1.2 oz
Wings 104 g 3.7 oz
Fin 8 g 0.3 oz
Tailplane 6 g 0.2 oz
Accessories 8 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 160 g 5.6 oz
Wiring & glue 5 g 0.2 oz
Receiver 5 g 0.2 oz
Rudder & elevator servos 13 g 0.5 oz
Aileron servos 13 g 0.5 oz
ESC 5 g 0.2 oz
Motor 21 g 0.7 oz
Prop & spinner 6 g 0.2 oz
Battery 30 g 1.1 oz
Flying weight 258 g 9.1 oz

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