Versatile easy to transport high performance glider with included power system
69 in. wingspan, 41-3/4 in. long, 462 sq. in. wing area, 33 oz. flying weight. This is an example of how great things can come in small packages. Seriously, the box is tiny! Samurai is packed with everything that you could want in an almost ready to fly sailplane. The fiberglass fuselage and carbon fiber tail boom is top notch and easily assembled. The wings come in three parts and are sheeted foam beautifully covered in genuine Oracover. A good photo-illustrated step-by-step instruction manual makes assembly an easy process. The instructions show the use of HS-125 thin wing servos and HS-65MG servos in the fuselage, we choose a much more economical approach using our
eRC 8g servos
throughout. We have flown the plane extensively and are very pleased with the results.
This is a 5-servo plane with individual aileron servos, a single servo each for flaps, elevator and rudder. Included in the kit is a powerful brushless motor (1800kv) and a 45A ESC as well as a turbo aluminum spinner and 10x6 carbon filled folding prop. The only additional parts required are a 2-cell 2100mAh LiPo battery, 5 servos and a 6-channel radio system. The supplied power system provides robust climb performance and once at altitude Samurai's excellent thermal performance will keep you aloft indefinitely. It's not just a floater either; Samurai has excellent aerobatic capabilities and a brisk roll rate with good energy retention. You'll be equally at home flying from a flat field or on the slope; the low drag airframe will put a smile on your face.
Carbon filled prop blades
RC Groups Review of Samurai Sailplane
Samurai ARF with Power System Manual PDF
Read about Sloping with Sailplanes on Hobby Lobby's Blog
Fiberglass fuselage w/aluminum motor mount
Carbon fiber tailboom
Sheeted foam wings w/genuine Oracover
2820 Brushless Outrunner motor 1800kv
45A Brushless ESC
30mm Aluminum turbo spinner
10x6 Carbon filled prop blades