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Picares Longears F3J/F5J 2.5m

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The Picares Longears (Langohr in its native German) is a stretched and version of the PicaRES Evo V2 F3-RES glider. It can be buit as a pure glider or as an electric model. 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 Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X06, KST X08, CHA DS06, CHA DS09, Graupner DES 261
Aileron servos (optional) Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X06, KST X08, CHA DS06, CHA DS09, Graupner DES 261
Spoiler servo Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, KST X06, KST X08, CHA DS06, CHA DS09, Graupner DES 261
Receiver 4 or 5 channel receiver to match your transmitter

Optional Electric Powertrain Recommendations
Hacker A10-7L 4.4:1 3S 450mAh LiPo, 12x8, 13x8
DYS D2225-19 2S 450mAh LiPo, 9x6, 10x5
DYS D2225-19 3S 450mAh LiPo, 7x3.5, 7x4, 8x4
Dualsky XM2527EG-23 2S 450 mAh LiPo: 9x5, 9x6, 10x6
Dualsky XM2225EG-23 2S 450 mAh LiPo: 9x5, 10x5, 10x6
Dualsky XM2225EG-23 3S 450 mAh LiPo: 7x4, 8x4, 8x5
Dualsky XM2230EG-16 3S 450mAh LiPo, 9x5
Dualsky XM2230EG-9 2S 450 mAh LiPo: 8x4, 8x5, 8x6
ADH300L** 2S 450mAh LiPo, 11x6
ADH300L** 3S 450mAh LiPo, 8x6, 9x5
** This motor will need a small widening of the internal fuse space to fit.

Reviews 8  

 Review by:

LoPiccares ngears F3J/5FJ 2.5m

Kit contents were superb. The quality of laser cut parts and superb selection of balsa wood should make this model a pleasure to build. All instructions and plan are in German, although self explanatory, a translated booklet would be helpful, but Google would aid any translation issues. Excellent service from Hyperflight, fast and efficient. Highly Recommended!

 Review by:

I made so many mistakes with this build....( Including two left mid wings, thank goodnessfor acetate) Mostly because I was working late at night after work, and because I enjoyed building it so much. The sheeted leading edge requires alot more time and skill than the thread ribs on CF tube sort. It's an all balsa kit of high quality. Mine weights in at about 550g with a 850 battery & recommended motor/prop. Just need make a lid for it and I'm done. I made it without spoiler or ailerions. I maidened it on the weekend ,WOW.... turns beautifully and at this weight is a light wind machine....
The elevator was rather sloppy so firmed up the holes with CA, my not have been necessary though.
Highly recommended....

 Review by:

Long Ears arrives in Melbourne Australia

Amazing service, thank you Hyperflight.
The big box of balsa & big plans arrived in perfect condition in less than one week.....
Solid box full of balsa , so it will take me a bit too get my non german head around it and produce a sailplane .....
Nice kit

 Review by:

Good quality kit with good wood selection, CNC cutting and very clear and precise CAD drawings. I particularly liked the parts index sketches on the main plan which provide an indication of the shape of the various bits.
Yet to be built so I can't comment on that but so far it all points to a clean and accurate build.
The manual and 'Long Ear' supplement are well illustrated but are in German and even using Google Translate they took a long time to decipher. I had to use a technical German on-line translator for some of the wording as might be expected.
The item was out of stock when I ordered and I was offered notification of stock arrival. This was duly done after about a week and my delivery instructions were met without problems.
First class service from Hyperflight!

 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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