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Prelude 2.5E F5J/ALES (ARC/ARF)


Price: From $265.00 to $315.00
On-Order
Color:
Made In Czech Republic
Prelude 2.5E F5J/ALES
Prelude 2.5E F5J/ALESPrelude 2.5E F5J/ALES
Prelude 2.5E F5J/ALESPrelude 2.5E F5J/ALES
Prelude 2.5E F5J/ALESPrelude 2.5E F5J/ALESPrelude 2.5E F5J/ALESPrelude 2.5E F5J/ALES
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Wingspan:
98.5" (2500mm)
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Length:
52.75" (1340mm)
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Weight:
41-49 oz. (1170-1400g)
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Channels:
4,6
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Good: AXi 2820/12, 12x6 folding
Better: MVVS 3.5/960, 12x8 folding
2700 3S
40mm spinner
One of the most impressive European made sailplanes that we have ever seen, the Prelude 2.5E 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. Top Model uses the latest construction techniques such as CNC milling and laser cutting. The wings as well as stabilizer are all balsa built-up with Carbon Fiber main spare and leading edge. The fuselage is gel-coated fiberglass with white finish. 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 and horizontal stabilizer are each easily removable for transport and storage. Each part is carefully hand-crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Value is simply incredible.

Great starter electric sailplane with easy building and smooth flights.

Special Features:
- Control Surfaces: Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder and Flaps
- Tight covering, with all seams hand-sealed
- Create your own color scheme, sold as ARC version (Almost Ready to Cover)
- Elegant gel-coated white fiberglass fuselage
- 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
: MH 32
: 715 sq.in. (46 sg.dm)
: 8.5-10 oz/sq.ft. (25-30 g/sg.dm)
: 22 oz. (625g)

Suggested Equipment (Sport):
(1) AXi 2820/12
(1) Jeti Advance 40 Pro SB ESC
(1) 2700 3S battery
(2) HS-65HB servo (ailerons)
(2) HS-65MG servo (flaps)
(2) HS-85BB servo (rudder, elevator)
(4) Servo frame Hitec HS-65HB/65MG/5065MG
(1) BB Turbo 40/5/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 12x6 folding propeller
(2) Wing retainer system/Wing lock mini
(1) Deans connector
(2) 36" Servo extension
(4) 6" Servo extension
(1) Velcro strap for folding propeller
(1) Building Services (Sailplane Firewall Installation)
(1) Wing & Tail Bag Set TopModel

Suggested Equipment (Power):
(1) MVVS 3.5/960
(1) Jeti Spin Pro 44 ESC
(1) 2700 3S battery
(4) HS-5065MG servo (ailerons, flaps)
(2) HS-5085MG servo (rudder, elevator)
(4) Servo frame Hitec HS-65HB/65MG/5065MG
(1) BB Turbo 40/5/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 12x8 folding propeller
 

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Product Reviews:

(2 Ratings, 1 Review) Average Rating:
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Prelude
James Van Dyke (Reynoldsburg, OH) 9/26/2011 5:24 PM
I've been flying my Prelude for several weeks now and am very pleased with it. It thermals well and has a good speed range. With the suggested setup it climbs steeply and is at altitude in short order. I built it with only minor modifications to the wing mounting system and it went together well, it is an excellent kit.