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Pegasus 2E F5J/ALES Electric Sailplane (ARF)


Price: $235.00
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Made In Czech Republic
Pegasus 2E LMR/F5J
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Wingspan:
80.75" (2050mm)
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Length:
43" (1095mm)
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Weight:
20-25 oz. (570-710g)
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Channels:
4,6
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Good: AXi 2217/12, 12x6 folding
Better: AXi 550/1200, 13x6.5 folding
1800 2S
36mm spinner
One of the most impressive European made sailplanes that we have ever seen, the Pegasus 2E flies as good as it looks. Gentle, smooth, and very long flights are the standards for this beauty. The careful use of composites with competition balsa, creates a good light structure that will hold its shape for a long time. The synergy of low weight and strong structure is very unusual in a production sailplane and can only be achieved with careful attention to design and construction. The entire model is constructed using free-flight techniques. Topmodel uses the latest construction techniques such as CNC milling and laser cutting. The wings as well as tail are all balsa built-up with Carbon Fiber main spare and leading edge. The fuselage is gel-coated fiberglass with carbon fiber tapered tail boom. Whole model is covered with Ultracote. All control surfaces are hinged with adhesive tape. This fully built sailplane needs only basic assembly and motor/radio installation. The two piece wing is easily removable for transport and storage. Each part is carefully hand-crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Value is simply incredible.

Great starting competition F5J/LMR (Limited Motor Run) or ALES (Altitude Limited Electric Soaring) electric sailplane.

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Special Features:
- Control Surfaces: Ailerons, Flaps, Rudder and Elevator
- Tight covering, with all seams hand-sealed
- Gel-coated fiberglass fuselage with carbon fiber boom
- Two-pieces wing with ailerons and oversized flaps
- Ready-built Balsa/Carbon Fiber 2-piece wing design
- Transparent Ultracote covered wings and tail parts
- Includes all necessary hardware
- Virtually perfect, extremely clean and well made

More information (links):
* Building Instructions (.pdf)
* Tape Hinges Installation

Airfoil
Wing area
Wing loading
Empty weight
: AG 25
: 540 sq.in. (34.9 sg.dm)
: 5.5-6.5 oz/sq.ft. (16.5-20 g/sg.dm)
: 14 oz. (400g)

Suggested Equipment (Sport):
(1) AXi 2217/12
(1) Jeti Advance 30 Pro SB ESC
(1) 1800 2S battery
(4) HS-45HB servo (elevator, rudder, ailerons)
(1) HS-65MG servo (flaps)
(1) BB 36/3.2/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 12x6 folding propeller
(1) Deans connector
(2) 24" Servo extension
(2) 3" Servo extension
(1) Velcro strap for folding propeller
(1) Building Services (Sailplane Firewall Installation)

Suggested Equipment (Power):
(1) AXi Cyclone 550/1200
(1) Jeti Spin Pro 33 ESC
(1) 1800 2S battery
(1) BB 36/4/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 13x6.5 folding propeller
 

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Product Reviews:

(6 Ratings, 5 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Pegasus 2E - a Stallion
Mitchell Marcello (Cumming, GA) 9/24/2014 11:51 AM
This is a great ALES sailplane. Mine (red version)was perfectly packaged with not one scratch or dent. The previous reviews were great and consistent with my Pegasus. I had to use a dremel sanding drum to just enlarge the pod in the top area where the boom enters to get the boom to sit down nice and flush. Otherwise the boom was angled up a few degrees. Not a problem, took 30 seconds. Other than that the build went well. Pay careful attention to your order of building and think things through as it is tight in the pod where the servo tray goes. Epoxy the guide tubes on both ends where they exit the boom and you will have no binding on the pushrods. My setup: NEO 400 920kv motor, 18a ESC, B&B spinner with 12.5x7 Aeronaut CAM prop, HS 65's all around, Spektrum AR6210 receiver, DX8 transmitter (4 flight modes), and a 3S 1350mah TP pro-lite 25c lipo. She pulls 13amps on this setup(or approx. 155 watts)which is more than enough. How does she fly? Outstanding!! This bird does not want to come down with very little lift. Full camber and you can turn tight in a thermal with rudder and aileron input. Landing with crow is almost funny, put her on your foot with no problem. I did 2 white stripes on the bottom of the wing as it can get confusing with the transparent covering. It helps a lot. I just put the 3M Thermik Dream up recently that I bought from Espirit and wow, what a flagship. Flawless!!! These Top Model sailplanes are amazing. I have been flying for 20 years and I fly everything from Giant scale warbirds to 3D Gas and 3D foamies as well as sailplanes. I highly recommend Pegasus. Thanks Espirit for distributing these great planes!!!!!
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Pegasus 5 Months Later
Paul Murphy (Pittsfield, MA) 9/12/2012 6:52 AM
Okay. I wrote a review after flying the Pegasus a few times and was very pleased by it's performance. Now, after a summer of flying, I'm still just as pleased. There were however a few adjustments I needed to make to get her to really "Perform." Using an Incidence Meter I found the angle of the main wing-to-elevator was off by almost 3 deg. It was necessary to make a shim for the main wing saddle to bring the 2 surfaces into alignment. Once completed I then started moving the CG back even beyond the rearmost setting recommended by the manufacturer. Wow.... Once you get her straight and find the "Sweet Spot" does this little bird float in the air forever. :-) It handles medium wind very well and in no wind conditions it's Awesome. For ALES this will be my light air ship for next summers fun. Murph.
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Pegasus First Flights
Paul Murphy (Pittsfield, MA) 4/18/2012 10:04 PM
First flights with my Pegasus have been very pleasing. I set up the main wing so that I could adjust camber and found it very easy to thermal even on my first flight. As light as it is,it handled 5-8 mph wind without any added weight and seemed to hang in the air forever. I did make a couple of minor modifications such as stiffening the rudder push-rod with a stand-off where it exits the boom. I also installed a locator pin in the root of the main wing to keep the wing from twisting on the pod in flight. I did several high speed dives and the wing with it's carbon fiber and balsa build-up arched like crazy, but took the stress just fine with no adverse effects. I think this is a well made little ship that should serve well for the ALES competitions I hope to use it in.
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Further Impressions
Iain Glithero (Mesa, AZ) 11/18/2011 9:56 PM
After flying this model for several months I am still very enthusiastic about it's performance. One caution. If you fly mostly against a cloudless sky, the orange is not the easiest to see. I think the red may be better. Against a cloudy sky the orange shows up well. I settled on the 13X7 prop for my Hacker A20-20L in 2 cells and it works well.
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Pegasus first impressions
Iain (Unknown) 8/12/2011 5:53 PM
I purchased this model as an addition to my ALES stable. I flew it today for the first time and it is GREAT. It floats and indicates lift VERY well. With a 'crow' setup it comes down very controlably, and it is a pleasure to fly and land. The construction is a little different, and I would recommend that the boom, with the vertical, horizontal, and pushrods are assembled first, then finish the pod, with the exception of locating the servo tray. put the aileron servos in the wing and mount the wing to the pod. glue in the boom and align it with the wing, then glue in the sevo tray to get the correct geometry for the pushrods and the flap actuator. If using the BB spinner, a large (1/2" diameter)hole for the flap actuator rod also acts as an air outlet. Mine is balances at 70mm back from the LE. the 65mm forward range is OK to start but I found I needed a lot of up trim for level flight. After removing 1/2oz of lead from the nose it was much better. My power system is a Hacker A20-20L with a 12X6 graupner CAM prop on 2 900mAh cells. I may go to a 12X9 or even a 13X8. Time will tell. Tthis is a great model for compettion, or for the serious thermal hunter. It is NOT a beginners model! Having said that, in the right hands it will perform. Iain