for the aileron and elevator control surfaces.
A 1mm clearance per side is required.
I used the Pro Power Set, which offers substantially better climb performance and a
faster speed. It consists of a Himax C 3516-
1130 brushless motor; Multiplex BL-37/II
ESC; 12x6 folding prop and a spinner. I also
used a Multiplex 2S, 3200mAh LiPo. This
MULTIPLEX EASY GLIDER PRO
combination sent my glider rocketing skyward in seconds, and I was able to achieve
five climbs to thermaling altitude before the
battery started to lose its “oomph.”
Without any interruptions and with all
required items at hand, you could assemble
this glider in a day. It is an easy model to
build, and its flight performance is exceptional. I have been flying a bunch of 3D
models lately, and it sure was a breath of
fresh air to sit down and relax while ther-malling. Longest flight to date is 30
minutes, but I expect to go higher when better thermals come along.
In the Air
A hand launch with power on is all that’s required to get the motorized EasyGlider Pro in the air. With the tuning system motor and the
2S LiPo battery, it climbs like a rocket. There’s plenty of power to
get the model to a soaring altitude in a short amount of time. Once
leveled off, the model needed some up trim. For follow-on flights, I
moved the battery farther back and less up trim was required. If you
opted for the sailplane version, a high-start, a motorized winch or an
aero-tow would be the choices to launch your model with.
To land, approach the runway with the power off and the nose
slightly down to keep the airspeed up. As the model crosses the
threshold, preferably at an altitude of a few feet off the deck, start
to slow it down with some slight up-elevator input. Let the airspeed
bleed off before the glider touches down. If you have rigged the
spoilers per the instructions, you can approach at a higher altitude
then hit your spoiler switch to rapidly lose the extra altitude.
General Flight Performance
STABILITY The EGP is extremely stable in all flight regimes; easy to
handle in soaring mode.
TRACKING The glider tracked well and required five clicks of up trim
for non-powered, hands-off, straight and level attitude during the
AEROBATICS Loops, stall turns, spins and wingovers are a few that
can be accomplished. Rolling it would be a bit tedious unless you
ELEVATOR ± 1⁄ 3 in.
AILERONS + 5⁄ 8 in., –1⁄ 4 in.;
spoilers: ailerons + 3⁄ 4 in.; elevator
– 1⁄ 8 in.
RUDDER ± 3⁄ 4 in.
really got some speed up
during a downhill run.
RADIO JR 388S with a Hitec
Micro 05S 5-channel receiver;
two Hitec HS-82MG servos for
elevator and rudder; two Hitec
HS-45MG for ailerons
( horizonhobby.com, hitecrcd.com)
MOTOR Himax C 3516-1130
brushless motor w/Multiplex BL-
37/II ESC for brushless motors
( maxprod.com, hitecrcd.com)
BATTERY Multiplex 3200mAh, 2S
LiPo ( hitecrcd.com)
PROP Multiplex 12x6 folding
propeller ( hitecrcd.com)
GLIDE & STALL PERFORMANCE It has a long, flat
glide with a slight, nose-down
attitude. This can be corrected by added up trim. At low
angles of attack, the low-speed stall is almost nonexistent. A slight forward
mushing is detected, and
that’s about it. If you’re soaring and some lift happens to
raise it to a high-nose attitude, the glider will stall and fall sharply forward unless you’re quick
on the sticks and apply some down-elevator input to arrest the
The EasyGlider Pro is easy to fly; from takeoff to landing, it is a true
pleasure. I have soared it for 30 minutes, which included five climbs
to altitude on very windy days. Don’t be afraid to fly it in the wind; it
can easily handle 15 to 20mph winds with some gusts. Definitely
bring a chair and something to rest your neck on, as a stiff neck will
ensue while looking up when the glider is at soaring altitude.