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Schloiderding V2 "Spinthing" 1.2m

Product Code: SPINTHING
 (7 reviews)

Price: $101.52

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The Schloiderding V2 (we are calling it Spinthing) is an elegant CNC cut balsa discus launched glider that can be built quickly, looks beautiful, and has excellent performance. The Schloiderding "Spinthing" has outstanding flying qualities and is attractive to beginners and experts alike. Thanks to the all flying tailplane the model can be trimmed to any speed range and by altering the CG and trim can be adapted to any personal flying style very quickly and easily. The excellent balsa and carbon construction allows the Spinthing to be built down to a flying weight of about 130 g, thanks to the superb hand picked balsa supplied.

The structure, except for the carbon tail tube, is completely built from wood, and so is very easy to repair. When building the front and rear parts of the wing have to be carved from the supplied balsa parts. To assist in this a clever sanding aid is included in the kit. With this tool sanding the surface to shape is very easy and fast and not at all problematic.

The kit is supplied with the option to build to three different wing spans:

- 100 cm (39") for highest launches and lively handling. This is ideal for slope soaring, especially if the dihedral is reduced or even eliminated.

- 105 cm (41") the standard compromise between snappy handling, high launch and top performance.

- 120 cm (47") for maximum all out and thermal performance (our favourite).

All parts are included in the kit including pull-spring control runs and an excellent plan with all 3 possible wing layouts. The span is determined by shortening the wing front and rear parts by removing material on the inner side (from the centre). Covering (Oralight), glue, etc is needed to build the model.

The kit is straightforward to built but no instructions are supplied. The plans are clear and well annotated (in German) and a great build log can be found here - use Google Translate. Our thanks to Mark Cornwell for use of his lovely photos.

Schloiderding V2 Spinthing Specifications
Wing span 1.20 m 47 in
Wing area 14.9 dm2 231 sq in
Length 86 cm 34.0 in
Flying weight from 131 g 4.6 oz
Wing loading 8.8 g/dm 2.9 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 9.7
Wing airfoil Proprietary
Dihedral angle 7.7º
Centre of Gravity 57-61 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator

Schloiderding V2 Spinthing Typical Weights
Total structure 105.0 g 3.7 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Rudder servo 4.5 g 0.2 oz
Elevator servo 4.5 g 0.2 oz
Battery 12.0 g 0.4 oz
Noseweight 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Flying weight 131.0 g 4.6 oz

Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevator & rudder servos Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Hitec HS-40, KST X06
Receiver Spectrum AR6610T, Lemon LM0034, Futaba R6004FF*, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R4 & R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*, FrSky D4R II
Battery HyperLipo 2S 175 mAh, HyperLipo 2S 300 mAh, 150 mAh 4.8V, Dream-Flight 300 mAh

Reviews 7  

 Review by:

Spinthingly refreshing kit!

I bought this as a birthday present for my dad. He is very pleased with how the kit turned out and the fun flying characteristics of model.
Thank you.

 Review by:

Spinthing kit

Good quality balsa builds quite quickly the wings required a lot of balsa removal but the final result is quite satisfieing. Fuz I thought needed some strengthen the lack of instructions was a problem when it came to the fitting of the springs for the pull only rudder but a check on utube found the answer. Not had a maiden yet

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Having built and then flown the “spinthing” several times I have to agree with Charles Caswell. It flies poorly. However, I can confirm it flies beautifully with a different wing. I used a spare wing from a scrabble h build called “Mimi”. The wing planform is almost identical to the “big vik” sold by hyperflight. So if you are considering buying this kit; go ahead. However you will have to reshape the wing; in particular the tip shape and mass. The airfoil needs care and attention also as this will result in poor flight performance. To conclude, if you reshape the wing you will have a dlg that launches, flies and thermals very well indeed. Hope this helps those individuals that are disappointed with or in doubt as to whether to buy this kit.

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google translator

I am considering buying this model because I enjoy building. I just saw another customer's review regarding to German instructions and how it flies poorly. First, me too don't know German and I am building a Spinning Bird (the instructions are in German as well). Open a dictionary! dude! Or there is a thing called google translate. Most of all, it is so self translate from the plans themselves. If you can't read the plans, maybe you shouldn't consider doing this at all. No wonder his plane won'g fly.

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The build materials are excellent, the build was straight forward but it was all in German so it was of no help. Over all I was very disappointed in this kit. While it makes a pretty little dlg glider it does not fly well at all. It was over priced for something that flies this poorly. If you are going to produce a glider it should at least fly well otherwise what is the point. 2 stars only because of the quality of the materials.

 Review by:

Kit contents.

Great value kit. A really good route, albeit self build, to get into DLG without spending a premium. The kiy parts are of high quality as are the plans. As usual great packaging from Neil. Merry Chrimbo.

 Review by:

Great buy!!!

Received from Neil in 4 days (to Canada!) in box-in-a-box packaging- absolutely no damage.
The model goes together very quickly, but be prepared to sand the wing to proper shape. The included wing sanding tool was cool, but it was just easier to use a sanding block- your mileage may vary. I did use the tool to verify the wing profile , just not for sanding.

Also be prepared for absolutely no instructions being included- if this is your first kit, it might be a little difficult, otherwise it goes together very quickly. The links that Neil posted are very helpful. The full-size plans are great and include the 3 wing options.

I've just completed the kit (120cm version) but have not flown it yet- the weather has been dreadful in Ottawa. I will update with a flight report when able.

I don't think you can go wrong with this kit- great value for your money!


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