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Picares Longears F3J/F5J 2.5m

Product Code: PICARES-LANGOHR
 (7 reviews)

Price: $203.95

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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 7  


 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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