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Maverick F5K 1.5m

Product Code: MAVERICK
 (5 reviews)

Price: $172.66

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The Maverick F5K is a new balsa kit for an electric DLG type model. This ia build-it-yourself model constructed from many balsa and carbon parts. It is not ready-built.

DLG type RC electric gliders have gained popularity in recently thanks to their compact size and great performance. The only drawback is that they are mostly of molded carbon construction and their high price point puts a strain on the wallet. Maverick changes this! It is a full-house 1.5-meter balsa kit that you can build yourself and join your local F5K competition!

Maverick features a 3-piece wing with a central section and removable wingtips. The fuselage is one piece with a classic cross tail that is also fully removable. So you can take your glider apart and pack it for easy transportation or storage.

The assembly guide is available here. For more details and building tips, please check this RCGroups thread on Maverick.

The Kit Contains
– All balsa and plywood parts
– A coloured 1:1 scale assembly plan
– Accessories pack that includes wing mounting bolts, nuts, pushrod material, GF control horns, pull-cables, torsion spring material, etc.
– Carbon tubes and rods required for assembly.
Covering film and 2x 450mm+ JR-style servo extensions are not included and should be purchased separately.

Maverick Specifications
Wing span 1.49 m 59 in
Wing area 25.2 dm2 391 sq in
Length 107 cm 41.9 in
Flying weight from 300 g 10.6 oz
Wing loading 11.9 g/dm 3.9 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 8.8
Wing airfoil AG45ct mod
Equiv dihedral angle
Spinner Diameter 25 or 30 mm
Centre of Gravity 87 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps, throttle

Recommended R/C
Elevator & rudder servos KST X06, KST X08, Hitec HS-40, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Aileron servos KST X06H, KST X08H, Hitec HS-40, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS HV70, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K
Flap servos Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, MKS HV70, KST X06H, KST X08H, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, TGY DHB56MG
Receiver 7 channel (or 6 Ch + 1 SBUS Ch) receiver
Battery 2S 300 - 500 mAh LiPo

Electric Powertrain Recommendations
T-Motor F1507 2700 RPM/V 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x4 or 6.5x4 folding prop
T-Motor F1507 2700 RPM/V 3S 300mAh LiPo, 6x3 folding prop
T-Motor F1507 3800 RPM/V 2S 450mAh LiPo, 6x3 folding prop

Electronc Speed Controls (ESC) Recommendations
HyperFlight 28A BLHELI-32 28A, 2A BEC, JST plug ready fitted
HyperFlight 30A BLHELI-32 30A, 3A BEC, XT30 plug ready fitted
HyperFlight 40A BLHELI-32 30A, 3A 6V BEC, XT60 plug ready fitted
E-Power Plus 25A 25A, 4A BEC

Maverick Typical Weights
Total structure 195.0 g 6.9 oz
Receiver 7.0 g 0.2 oz
Aileron servos 9.0 g 0.3 oz
Flap servos 13.0 g 0.5 oz
Rudder servo 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Elevator servo 5.0 g 0.2 oz
ESC 8.0 g 0.3 oz
Motor 20.0 g 0.7 oz
Prop & spinner 8.0 g 0.3 oz
Battery 30.0 g 1.1 oz
Flying weight 300.0 g 10.6 oz

Reviews 5  

 Review by:

maverick E

kit and shipping totally great...fuse is easy, however you will need very small receiver(7 channels) perfect if you fly Frysky radio with their amazing receiver for DLGS..the wing construction must be done carefully, some very careful sanding at all trailing edges must be done avoiding delicate ribs..on YouTube video from Bravarian RC is very helpful..finished mine just today, 357grms auw with 20 grams in the nose for proper CG, Im glad I did this build and I'm very glad its maiden be continued

 Review by:

Sixty years ago I was carefully, some times, cutting out ribs and formers with a razor blade on a bread board. As an aero modeller many stick and tissue rubber models, control line, free flight, radio assisted old timer and RC sport aircraft and of course gliders have been built and flown. Only bought one ARF model toward the end of the 1990ís. As a builder and flyer thatís the joy in the hobby for me. The Maverick F5K kit was delivered in a couple of week to Australia, well packed and complete undamaged. The quality of the kit is outstanding, the best ever laser cutting, the blend of materials providing strength to critical areas while being ever weight conscious is a credit to Evgen and his team at Flight Point. The plans and construction manual are equally outstanding so to the posts relative to the Maverick F5K on RC Might buy another one donít tell my wife.

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The Maverick glider that I ordered is nearly complete and I ordered the servos and motor to complete the model, once again my order was delivered the next day, that's service for you

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Received the Maverick glider within 2 days excellent service this is another model from Hyperflight I will enjoy building as I did the Tango glider

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Just starting the build and I have to say this kit rocks! Cutting is the best Iíve seen and the balsa is very light, so if you are all thumbs (like me) use care. Extremely pleased with one!

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