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Picares Longears F3J/F5J 2.5m

 (4 reviews)

Price: $181.50

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The Picares Longears (Langohr in its native German) is a stretched and (optionally) electrified version of the PicaRES Evo V2 F3-RES glider. The Picares Longears is a beautiful 2.5 m all CNC cut balsa wood kit that builds fast and flies superbly. The extended mid wing panels on this version can be built either with or without ailerons. So the model can be constructed with rudder-elevator-spoiler, or rudder-elevator-aileron or even rudder-elevator-aileron-spoiler control surfaces depending upon the preference of the builder.

The detailed full size plans include isometric drawings of some details and scale drawings of all the CNC balsa sheets, to make finding the parts easy. The plans include info on converting the model to electric power and on fitting a V tail rather than the Drela-inspired tail surfaces.

The model is well thought out with very nice detail design that does not add unneeded complexity. The parts are beautifully cut from well chosen balsa and ply, and fit together like a jigsaw.

The very complete accessories supplied include magnets, clevises, hinges, horns, and a firewall for the electric conversion. The kit has all the components for the airplane to be built as a glider or as an electric model. The well illustrated manual is in German and can be understood with the help of Google Translate.

Picares Longears Specifications (electric configuration)
Wing span 2.5 m 98 in
Wing area 38.3 dm2 594 sq in
Length 127 cm 50.0 in
Flying weight from 590 g 20.8 oz
Wing loading 15.4 g/dm2 5.0 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 16.1
Wing airfoil AG Thinned
Dihedral (EDA) 12.0º
Spinner Diameter 32 mm
Centre of Gravity 65 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, optional aileron, optional spoiler

Picares Longears Typical Weights (electric configuration)
Bare structure 320 g 11.3 oz
Covering 65 g 2.3 oz
Total structure 385 g 13.6 oz
Wiring 20 g 0.7 oz
Receiver 8 g 0.3 oz
Rudder servo 5 g 0.2 oz
Elevator servo 5 g 0.2 oz
Aileron servos 10 g 0.4 oz
Motor 48 g 1.7 oz
Prop & spinner 24 g 0.8 oz
Battery 60 g 2.1 oz
ESC 25 g 0.9 oz
Flying weight 590 g 20.8 oz

Recommended RC
Rudder & elevator servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG, Graupner DES 261
Aileron servos (optional) Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X08
Spoiler servo (optional) Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG
Receiver 6 or 7 channel receiver to match your transmitter

Electric Powertrain Recommendations
Hacker A10-7L geared 4.4:1 3S 450mAh LiPo, 13x8 folding prop
ADH300L Front Mount 3S 450mAh LiPo, 9x5 folding prop
ADH300L Front Mount 2S 450mAh LiPo, 11x6 folding prop
Powerline Micro 1010 3S 450mAh LiPo, 12x6 prop

Reviews 4  

 Review by:

This is a top division kit and top division service from Hyperflight. As someone else commented a build sequence manual would be useful though the plans are pretty well self explanatory

 Review by:

Picares Longears F3J/F5J

Top quality kit, and great service from Neil. Kit was very well packed and survived the journey to New Zealand. Highly recommended.

 Review by:

Great looking kit!

I just opened the box and the quality of this German kit is amazing. Very happy with the purchase and with Hyperflight.

 Review by:

Lingers F3J / F5J.

Great model but could do with a English build manual.

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