|RES-Dart Electric Specifications|
|Wing span||1.9 m||76 in|
|Wing area||47.0 dm2||729 sq in|
|Flying weight from||530 g||18.7 oz|
|Wing loading||11.3 g/dm||3.7 oz/sq ft|
|Spinner Diameter||30 mm|
|Centre of Gravity||21 mm from wing centre trailing edge|
|Controls||Elevons, spoilers, throttle|
|RES-Dart Electric Typical Weights|
|Structure||360 g||12.7 oz|
|Receiver||7 g||0.2 oz|
|Elevon servos||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Spoiler servos||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Motor||38 g||1.3 oz|
|Prop & spinner||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Battery||80 g||2.8 oz|
|ESC||15 g||0.5 oz|
|Flying weight||530 g||18.7 oz|
|Elevon servos||Ripmax SD100, Power HD DSM44, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, Gening D541BB, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG|
|Spoiler servos (2)||Ripmax SD100, Power HD DSM44, Gening D541BB, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG|
|Receiver||4+ channel rx to match your transmitter|
|Battery||Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V NiMH, HyperFlight 750 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Dream-Flight 750 mAh 4.8V NiMH, 4 cell Eneloop 500-800 mAh NiMH|
|Electric Powertrain Recommendations|
|ADH300L Front Mount||3S 450mAh LiPo, 9x5 folding prop|
|ADH300L Front Mount||2S 450mAh LiPo, 11x6 folding prop|
Review by: Aubrey HackRES Dart
Picked up the kit from Hyperflight, worth the drive just for the visit and purchased a couple of other bits as you do.
The kit is splendid with first rate laser cutting the width of a hair(slight exaggeration) but very clean and exact.
Reading a build note from some one else which said (if the part doesn't fit it's the wrong one or you made a mistake) is spot on. Every part fits like a glove.
Everyone mentions no English instructions and I didn't think this would affect my build having built numerous kits before(obviously cheap and nasty) but this model is something quite different and looking at the parts and what ever instructions you can get several time before and during the build is essential. I did make a mistake on the fuselage and the first wing due to not understanding the building method and precision of the build.
It's not finished yet and still needs a final sand on all parts but I have high hopes for this model with the low weight of each item.
The kit is expensive when compared to others but what you get is well worth it, with the quality wood and a well thought out building process. I have built a glider fuselage as well which is a simple task which only carries the receiver and battery.
Review by: nigel bennettres Dart electric
A great kit of beautifully laser cut ply and balsa parts, delivered as usual extremely quickly by Hyperflight. BUT, as mentioned elsewhere there is no plan, however there is a translation of the German manual on the Hyperflight web site. Unfortunately the translator neither spoke English very well, nor it would seem was concerned in helping the reader to understand the sequences of construction. It makes amusing reading but does let the kit down. So not for the inexperienced builder, but if one takes a lot of time to understand all the parts, will be an satisfying build.
Review by: Paul PlayleRes Dart
A great kit, but could do with construction photos to aid with the building process.There are websites showing construction, but still open to silly errors.
Good quality balsa, and lovely laser cutting.
Not a beginners kit, but fairly straightforward for experienced modellers.
Review by: Thierry Martine JambuRes Dart reception
Very well packed and well received. Can't wait to build it.. Challenge will be to be near or lower than 500 gr.
Review by: Roy DaviesRES Dart Electric
Not a cheap model for what you get but well worth it if you want performance with a unique feature.
This kit will build up into what will be a great model with a high spec.
Certainly not for the inexperienced modeller but even so taking your time and studying the construction many times would certainly be an aid to the semi novices to the building techniques employed.
I will be flying mine in semi hostile areas in the Welsh hills and am taking the time to fit spruce leading edge spars ( the supplied balsa ones are in the medium to medium soft grade and wouldn't survive Bracken and grass tussocks) and supplementing the build with a few corner gussets around the leading and trailing edges of both the root and tips of the wings. This will incur a small weight penalty but I am not going to fly the RES Dart in competition.
I have opted for the power fuselage which I will glass in light glass cloth., I may even get the glider fuselage at a later date.
I have side blocked the ribs up with pins in the jig and will fit the 2 spruce spare like this.
Slide in the bottom spruce spar leaving it 5mm short of the last rib.
Glue and fit the top spruce spar and fit then blob glue onto the bottom spar adjacent to the ribs. Slide the spar into position and lift it into the rib slots. Using short elastic bands loop them around the lower spar and up and over the top spar and bridge them out with a matchstick do this at every rib position making sure the lower spar is well into the rib slots. The bands need to be close to the ribs and tight enough to hold the spars firmly but not too tight to warp the rib.
Good Luck to potential builders. I can't wait to get mine to flight status.