The Shinto Pro Electric
is a great new electric glider optimised for speed! It excels at fast sport flying, triangle racing, and F3G electric multitask comp events while also being a great multipurpose soarer. Although designed primarily as a slope racer, in its electric form it becomes a fast thermal soarers 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 Pro'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.All our Shinto Pros 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. The servos required are listed with the colour scheme below the price.
The Shinto Pro wing joiner is made of carbon prepreg in a 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 Pro 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 Pro 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|
||862 sq in
|Flying weight from
||9.7 oz/sq ft
|Centre of Gravity
||85-91 mm from wing leading edge
||V tail, ailerons, flaps, throttle
|Shinto Electric Typical Weights|
|Prop & spinner
|Flying weight from
Recommended Control Throws & Mixes
||Blue Bird BMS-M15H, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, JR DS285MG, Graupner DES 261BB
||KST X10, KST X10 Mini, Blue Bird BMS-M57V, Blue Bird BMS-M15V, MKS HV6130, Futaba/Robbe S3173, S3173SVI,
||KST X10 Mini, Blue Bird BMS-M15V, MKS HV6130, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6110, Futaba/Robbe S3173, S3173SVI
||7 channel rx to match your transmitter
See the Shinto-F3b-recommendations-from-Stefan-Eder.pdf file (link below).