|Slite V2 Specifications|
|Wing span||2.0 m||77 in|
|Wing area||37.0 dm2||574 sq in|
|Length||124 cm||48.8 in|
|Flying weight from||440 g||15.5 oz|
|Wing loading||11.9 g/dm2||3.9 oz/sq ft|
|Wing airfoil||AG24 mod / AG26 mod|
|Centre of Gravity||TBA mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Rudder, elevator, spoilers|
|Slite V2 Typical Weights|
|Bare structure||300 g||10.6 oz|
|Covering||50 g||1.8 oz|
|Total structure||350 g||12.3 oz|
|Wiring||6 g||0.2 oz|
|Receiver||6 g||0.2 oz|
|Rudder servo||9 g||0.3 oz|
|Elevator servo||9 g||0.3 oz|
|Spoiler servo||5 g||0.2 oz|
|Battery||52 g||1.8 oz|
|Noseweight||3 g||0.1 oz|
|Flying weight||440 g||15.5 oz|
|Rudder & elevator servos||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG, Graupner DES 427|
|Spoiler servo||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10V|
|Receiver||4 or 5 channel receiver to match your transmitter|
|Battery||HyperLipo 2S 300 mAh, Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V NiMH, HyperFlight 650 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Dream-Flight 700 mAh 4.8V NiMH, 1S 2600 mAh Li-Ion cell.|
Review by: AnonymousSlite v2
Firstly, I ordered this kit and some servos etc. and everything arrived next day in very sturdy packaging so top marks to Hyperflite.
I have built many kits over the years but this is by far the most precise and well designed kit using jigs rather then building over traditional plans. Everything was high quality and precisely cut. In general the model went together very well but it was fairly fiddly in places. The instructions are all in German so I downloaded a pdf and used google translate for each section which worked out fine. There are a few oversights in the instructions such as no mention of installing the wing locator pieces but nothing that can't be easily worked out by looking at the plans. One thing I found strange was having a removable stabiliser but the control linkages are glued in place with no snap link! Again something that is easily fixed but when so much thought and detail has gone into the design this is a little suprising to find.
I have installed 3 x ripmax sd100 servos but as others have mentioned in the online build logs they were installed further back then shown on the plan to allow space for the battery. It seems the design was originally based around a 1S lipo but moving the servos back makes has made space for a 800mAh NiMH. I had to also remove a small former (F4) in the wing to fit the spoiler servo and allow the spoiler to fully close.
The finished model is very light and looks fantastic (transparent Oralite shows of the intricate design). I've no doubt it will fly superbly but I haven't had a chance to fly it yet. I had plans to fly not only from a bungee high start but for light winds on the slope but it might prove to be a little fragile for slope use.
I have given 4 stars due to the complexities of changing things around (something I feel most people would need to do) but overall a fantastic kit that promises great performance.
Review by: Jon VanceSlite V2
I purchased the Slite V2 and the Pures V2. The quality of the kits and overall design is outstanding. These two models have been a joy to build. And of course, Neilís service is excellent. Order today in the states and receive your merchandise in less than a week. Great job!
Review by: Andy SephtonSlite V2
It a complex and in places a very fiddly build, but it does make up into a high performance sailplane. The instructions are in German - I found that a translation was pretty much essential to building the model. The limitation on the instructions and the complexity of the build reduce my rating from 5 to 4 stars.
Review by: Anonymous
well made product, wish we had english instructions