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Shinto Electric

Product Code: SHINTO-E
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Price: $1,973.01

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Only obtained to special order as the electric installation is very cramped

The Shinto Electric is a great new electric glider optimised for speed! It excels at fast sport flying while also being a great multipurpose soarer. Although designed primarily as a slope racer, in its electric form it becomes a superb hotliner and very impressive sports model. Aeronautical design is by Max Steidle, a highly regarded aero engineer, with input from Stefan Eder. Structural design and manufacture is by Vladimir's Models. All our Shinto's are ready fitted with servo frames and IDS servo linkages to speed assembly, and come with excellent quality wing and V tail bags. These are extras from other suppliers.

The wing is a two piece hollow molded structure with a very substantial spar and joiner system. The wing skin is a Carboline spread carbon - Rohacell - Carboline sandwich, with a strong carbon spar and carbon sandwich shear web.

Shinto wing construction

All our Shinto's are supplied with IDS (stands for Inegrated Drive System, also called LDS for Linear Drive System on Vladimir's site) frames installed in the wings with ready to connect linkages for the flap and aileron servos. These beautifully engineered Integrated Drive Systems allow the servo to be dropped into place in the pre-fitted frame. A pre-fitted pushrod of optimal length and geometry is already connected to each of the control surfaces, massively simplifying the installation. This system utilises an external bearing built into each servo's mounting frame, increasing control rigidity, reducing servo forces, and improving the structural integration of the servo in the wing. It also allows the servo to be removed easily for servicing or replacement if required. All models are fitted with IDS frames and pushrods suitable for either Futaba/Robbe S3173 or Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, or JR DS 398 servos. The servos required are listed with the colour scheme below the price.

Shinto wing joiner construction

The Shinto wing joiner is made of carbon prepreg in the steel mold with high pressure and cured at a temperature of 130 deg C. The wing joiner has ballast compartments for mounting 670 g of the steel or lead ballast.

The Shinto fuselage is laminated in an aluminium mold using a pressure balloon. The forward part is made of Kevlar and high modulus glass, and is 2.4GHz friendly. The rear part is laminated using high modulus carbon fiber. The control rods are installed already. A beautiful V-tail horn carbon hatch is supplied. The translucent Shinto canopy is made of plastic with the Shinto and VM logo molded in, to look good and give reinforcement. The Shinto Electric is supplied the motor firewall ready fitted.

The Shinto V-tail is a spread carbon sandwich construction. The stabilizers fit perfectly to the fuselage and the elevator horns are installed and hidden by the tailcone fairing. The stabilizers and wings must be secured to the fuselage with tape after assembly.

Shinto Electric Specifications
Wing span 3.0 m 118 in
Wing area 55.6 dm2 862 sq in
Length 147 cm 57.9 in
Flying weight from 2180 g 76.9 oz
Wing loading 39.2 g/dm2 12.9 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 16.1
Wing airfoil M164792S-Straak
Dihedral (EDA) 2.5º
Spinner Diameter 32 mm
Centre of Gravity 91-93 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps, throttle

Shinto Electric Typical Weights
Fuselage 260 g 9.2 oz
Wing 1210 g 42.7 oz
V Tail 60 g 2.1 oz
Wing joiner 117 g 4.1 oz
Accessories & wiring 30 g 1.1 oz
Total structure 1677 g 59.2 oz
Receiver 10 g 0.4 oz
Tail servos 24 g 0.8 oz
Wing servos 82 g 2.9 oz
Speed control 50 g 1.8 oz
Motor 137 g 4.8 oz
Prop & spinner 30 g 1.1 oz
Battery 170 g 6.0 oz
Tail weight 30 g 1.1 oz
Flying weight 2180 g 76.9 oz

Recommended RC
Elevator & rudder MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, JR DS285MG, Graupner DES 261BB
Flap Futaba/Robbe S3173, S3173SVI, S3150, S3155, S3171SB, S3172SV, S3174SV
Aileron Futaba/Robbe S3173, S3173SVI, S3150, S3155, S3171SB, S3172SV, S3174SV
Receiver 7 channel rx to match your transmitter

Recommended Control Throws & Mixes
See the Shinto-F3b-recommendations-from-Stefan-Eder.pdf file (link below).

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