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Magnus Slope Racer 1.5m

Product Code: MAGNUS
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Price: $302.21

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Designed by UK expert modeller Jonathan Wells the Magnus is a tough high performance 1.5m (60") all molded glass and carbon fast sports slope glider that has a great speed range and forgiving handling characteristics. The model looks fantastic with a very good surface finish and a practical easy to fit-out design. An electric hotliner version is also available.

The two piece wing is available in glass and carbon layups. The glass version has a fair amount of carbon and is very strong. The full carbon version is about 50g heavier and is extremely strong and rigid and will be ideal for DSing on the backface. The wings are kept in place with a very substantial carbon joiner. The tailplane is removable making the model very easy to store and transport. The fuselage is glass with carbon reinforcement and is a very sleek design. The large canopy hatch gives great access to the long nose, making for a very easy RC installation and easy balancing. There is some space under the wing for ballast, and also pockets approx 20mm x 8mm x 100mm are molded into the wing roots for more ballast (not supplied).

The complete accessory pack includes all pushrods, ply wing servo mounts (for X08 family servos), control horns, a ply elevator fuselage servo mount, and colour coded wing servo covers. See the link below the videos for English build instructions and this excellent Magnus build log by the designer. Also check out the Facebook Magnus group.

Magnus Glider Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 21.3 dm2 330 sq in
Length 92 cm 36.2 in
Flying weight from 950 g 33.5 oz
Wing loading 44.7 g/dm2 14.6 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 10.6
Wing airfoil Custom 8% thick
Dihedral (EDA) 2.0º
Centre of Gravity 76-84 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Elevator, ailerons, flaps

Magnus Glider Typical Weights
Fuselage 163 g 5.7 oz
Wings (glass) 380 g 13.4 oz
Wing joiner 49 g 1.7 oz
Tailplane 47 g 1.7 oz
Accessories 37 g 1.3 oz
Total structure 676 g 23.8 oz
Glue mounts etc 8 g 0.3 oz
Wiring 23 g 0.8 oz
Receiver 8 g 0.3 oz
Elevator servo 20 g 0.7 oz
Aileron servos 20 g 0.7 oz
Flap servos 20 g 0.7 oz
Battery 100 g 3.5 oz
Noseweight 75 g 2.6 oz
Flying weight 950 g 33.5 oz

Recommended Servos
Elevator (10-12mm) MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-126WV, Blue Bird BMS-127WV, KST DS145, KST DS215MG, KST X10-710, KST MS320
Flap (9mm) KST X08H, KST X08H Plus, KST X08, KST X08 Plus, KST HS08A, KST HS08B, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6110, Blue Bird BMS-125
Aileron (8mm) KST X08H, KST X08H Plus, KST X08, KST X08 Plus, KST HS08A, KST HS08B, Blue Bird BMS-A10V
The wing is very thin and 8 mm servos are required for the ailerons, and ideally 9 mm for the flaps. 10 mm thick flap servos can perhaps be used but the servo covers will need adjusting.

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Ordered 2 of these gliders and they arrived in New Zealand very quickly, well packaged and in perfect condition. Looking forward to building and flying. Awesome service.

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