|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|
|Wing airfoil||AG Thinned|
|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|
|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|
Review by: Michael
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.
Review by: Michael DwyerLong 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 .....
Review by: Peter Ward
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: Reinhold Schulze
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: AndrewPicares 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: Bill FitzGreat 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: melvyn foxLingers F3J / F5J.
Great model but could do with a English build manual.