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Enigma F5J 3.6m

Product Code: ENIGMA
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Price: $1,326.26

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The Enigma F5J is a beautiful 3.6m F5J glider from Russia. A well engineered and attractive F5J competition model with an excellent flying reputation. The finish is not quite as good as that of the top manufacturers but the performance is first class.

The Enigma major innovation is a very nicely engineered V tail designed for tail mounted KST X08 servos. The elimination of tail pushrods combined with the supplied lightweight tail wiring harness means this configuration does not need substantial extra nose weight, but the RC installation is considerably simplified and the whole of fuselage front is available for the powertrain and ballast.

The fuselage 99% completed with the firewall fitted and just the tailboom to be fixed to the forward part. A substantial ballast tube 55 cm long with an internal diameter of 16 mm is ready fitted. The fuselage is a nice simple design with ample space for the powertrain, receiver, and ballast.

The wing is has XPS foam cores with chequerboard spread carbon skins. The wing spars are improved and are substantial. The wing colour schemes are stylish modern faded designs usually with contrasting white underside stripes. A well made and very lightweight wiring harness bilt into the wing, with the plug alrady mounted.

The accessory pack includes wing control horns, clevises and pushrods. And wing and tail servo wiring harnesses as previously stated. The plane is sometimes/was previously called the Skiff and some links give that name. See this very helpful RCGroups Enigma build thead.

Enigma Specifications
Wing span 3.6 m 143 in
Wing area 77.5 dm2 1201 sq in
Length inc spinner 164 cm 64.6 in
Flying weight from 1395 g 49.2 oz
Wing loading 18.0 g/dm 5.9 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 16.9
Wing airfoil Proprietary
EDA (dihedral) 6.2
Spinner Diameter 32 mm
Centre of Gravity 105 - 115 mm from wing leading edge
Controls V tail, ailerons, flap, throttle

Enigma Typical Weights
Fuselage 220 g 7.8 oz
Wing centre panel(RHC) 433 g 15.3 oz
Wing tips 404 g 14.3 oz
V tails 53 g 1.9 oz
Accessories 10 g 0.4 oz
Total structure 1120 g 39.5 oz
Receiver 8 g 0.3 oz
Tail servos 16 g 0.6 oz
Aileron servos 20 g 0.7 oz
Flap servos 26 g 0.9 oz
Speed control 25 g 0.9 oz
Motor 80 g 2.8 oz
Prop & spinner 20 g 0.7 oz
Battery 80 g 2.8 oz
Flying weight 1395 g 49.2 oz

Recommended Servos
V Tail KST X08N, Blue Bird BMS-A10S
Aileron KST X10 Mini, KST X10, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6130, Blue Bird BMS-115HV, Blue Bird BMS-125WV, Blue Bird BMS-M15V
Flap KST X10 Mini, KST X10, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6130, Blue Bird BMS-115HV, Blue Bird BMS-125WV, Blue Bird BMS-M15V

EnigmaF5J Powertrain Recommendations
Powerline Micro 1015 3S 1Ah LiPo, 16x8 prop (10 m/s, 2000 fpm, 43A)
Powerline Micro 1020 3S 1.2Ah LiPo, 16x8 prop (11 m/s, 2000 fpm, 44A)
Powerline Micro 1025 3S 1Ah LiPo, 16x8 prop (10 m/s, 2000 fpm, 43A)
Leomotion L3013-4550 3S 1Ah LiPo, 15x9 prop (11 m/s, 2200 fpm, 57A)

Reviews 1  

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Finition mediocre. Dommage. Le planeur vole très bien

Translation: Mediocre finish. Shame. The plane flies very well.

HyperFlight comment: Agreed, the finish could be improved. But the performance is excellent and the price is reasonable. Alain was sent detailed photos showing the finish problems beforehand, and asked if he wanted to proceed.

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