|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|
|Centre of Gravity||57-61 mm from wing leading edge|
|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||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV|
|Receiver||Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, 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|
Review by: MarkUpdate.
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.
Review by: rcDadgoogle 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.
Review by: Charles Caswellspinthing
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: Mark.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: Jean DoraisGreat 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!