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E-Kite F5K 1.5m

Product Code: E-KITE
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Price: $618.45

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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 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 HyperFlight 1806 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store and transport, and all four servos mounted in the fuselage - no wing mounted servos as shown in some of the now outdated photos.

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 3D printed servo tray (designed for KST X08H servos), control horns, pull-cable, torque springs, pushrods and wing mounting screws. A good build manual can be downloaded from here.

E-Kite F5K Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 20.0 dm2 310 sq in
Length 95 cm 37.4 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
All servos KST X08H, KST A08H, KST X06H, 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
HyperFlight 1806 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x3, 6x4 folding prop
ArmSoar 1507 2S 450mAh LiPo, supplied 6x3 folding prop
ArmSoar 1806 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
HyperFlight 28A BLHELI-32 30A, 2A BEC, JST plug ready fitted
E-Power Plus 25A 25A, 4A BEC, a bit big
HyperFlight 30A BLHELI-32 30A, 2A BEC, XT30 plug ready fitted

The powertrain used in the photos gave closely folding prop blades to minimise drag. The items used were as below.
HyperFlight 1806
CN Models 25mm Spinner for M5 Shafts
CN 6x4 folding prop blades
HyperFlight 28A 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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DLG Kite strong 1.5 m

I have been looking for a durable DLG 1.5 m for work and found it in this plane I wish they had more. This is the go-to plane i use when landing in bad areas. It is very quick and has some of the fastest turns of all my electric DLGs - and best of all it only weighs 261 grams

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