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Slite V2

Product Code: SLITE-V2
 (4 reviews)

Price: $225.51

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HyperFlight are very pleased to be able to supply the iconic Slite V2 model. This is probably the most highly regarded model designed for the F3-RES 2m balsa glider class, and we have been trying to source it for many years.

In 2011 Josef Gergetz of SETA Modelltechnik started to manufacture high quality sailplane kits for the newly emerging 2m build up glider competition class. By the end of 2017 the demand for Slite V2 was so high that Josef Gergetz could no longer keep up with the production. Delivery times were up 9 months and it was decided to switch the production to lasercut technology at a larger manufacturer. It has taken this long to complete this process, but now we are able to quickly supply this model to customers world-wide.

The Slite V2 uses a slightly modified version of the highly regarded AG24 - AG26 airfoil family by Mark Drela. To allow accurate construction of the originally very thin trailing edge the rear of the airfoil was slightly thickened. It gives high lift with comparatively little drag over a wide range of lift coefficients (Cl). Compared to the Pures V2 the Slite V2 has improved L/D, espcially at higher speeds.

The wing of the Slite V2 is, like the Pures V2, is built as an open rib construction over very strong wound carbon fiber tube spars. To reduce sagging of the covering film between the ribs two extra sub ribs are used between each full rib. This esnsures the wing profile conforms much better to Mark Drela's original airfoil than other built-up designs.

A balsa jig is supplied to ease positioning of the numerous ribs, ensuring the wing is built in an accurate and speedy manner. The laser cut structure is almost identical to the previous CNC version as there was nearly nothing to improve.

What is new? Besides the new lasercut production, the components are now numbered to ease building. Furthermore, there is an excellent multicolored construction plan and richly illustrated building instructions (in German only). Please see the Slite V2 and New Slite Available RC Groups threads for good English language build info.

Wing construction
The optimised design uses wound carbon fiber spar tubes, a tapered tail boom and pultruded carbon fibre tubes for the leading edge. The Slite V2 has a three piece wing and is built as an open tubular spar rib construction. The wing joiner is made of 4mm steel wire and is positioned directly in the spar tube. The flat inner wing (with the central airbrake) has an elliptical planform. The elliptical mid panels are joined to the center panel with a dihedral of 8° and are fixed with a specially milled plastic clip to make sure that they don't slip out during the flight. No need to tape anymore! The lightweight tip panel is joined to the mid panel with a dihedral of 12°.

Fuselage construction
The front of the fuselage is made from balsa with plywood reinforcements and plywood formers. Behind the wing, the wooden fuselage joins the CRP tail boom (wound, tapered carbon fiber spar tube) which is supplied slotted to take the fin. Two holes are already drilled for the horizontal stabilizer pylon and the slots for the bowden tubes are already milled out. The CRP tail boom is manufactured in the same way as the tubular carbon spars of the wings to similarly minimise weight and maximise stiffness.The fuselage is wide enough to fit a single 2600 mAh Li-Ion cell.

Tailplane construction
The Drela HT12 mod profiled tailplane is constructed with balsa ribs, CRP tubular spar and a balsa leading edge.

Electric Modification
The Slite fuselage is very narrow, being only 26 mm wide at the front. Most electric motors will be too large to fit but the Vladimir's Models Snipe 2e Powertrain could probably be made to work with only minor modifications.

The kit consists of carefully selected and numbered laser cut balsa and plywood parts. All small parts and good quality linkages are included in the kit. RC components, glues and covering material are not included.

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
Aspect ratio 10.4
Wing airfoil AG24 mod / AG26 mod
Dihedral (EDA) 11.0º
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

Recommended RC
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.

The orignal V tail version, the current Slite V2 flies even better.

Reviews 4  

 Review by:

Slite 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:

Slite 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:

Slite 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:

well made product, wish we had english instructions

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