Pulsar 2E REF (ARF)
20 oz. (570g)
Neu 1105/3Y 4.4:1, 11x6 folding
Hacker B20 18L 4:1, 12x6.5 folding
The Poly Pulsar was developed in response to requests for a smaller wingspan after the wildly successful performance of the Pulsar 2000M for RES competition. The ultra light and strong wing structure begins with a built-up Carbon Fiber D-box design that utilizes carbon fiber faced balsa ribs and a carbon fiber strip trailing edge. The rear section of the wing is covered with Ultracote. Poly Pulsar's fuselage is made of gel-coated fiberglass with carbon fiber reinforcement and a carbon fiber tapered tail boom. The hand-built parts are made from laminated carbon/balsa strips covered with Ultracote. All of the control surfaces come fully pre-hinged with internal Kevlar tape. This fully built electric sailplane needs only basic assembly. The careful use of composites with competition balsa creates a good light structure that will hold its shape for a long time. We have found the Poly Pulsar to be an excellent light lift performer. The long tail moment and large tail surfaces enhance low speed handling.
Here is what Mike Fritz of Cox Hobbies has to say:
Hi there...just a short note to tell you about my performance with my Poly
Pulsar I purchased from you in 2005. I took it to the US Electric Nationals
in Muncie Indiana in July. There were 37 pilots registered in the 1/2A
sailplane event. Since this event requires a brushed motor and 7 cell
battery, I did not use the Hacker that came with the combo deal you sold me.
So I switched to a 6volt motor, same gearbox and prop that you supplied.
After a poor launch in the first round (I managed to scratch out a 12 minute
flight from half the launch height of the other competitors in my round), I
changed props (13x8 Aeronaut) and had no problems with launch height after
At the end of the day, I placed 2nd behind Ed Franz from Hitec, just a few
points off perfect (landings and time). I just wanted to let you know how
pleased I am with this model, which until the first flight of the Nats had
only 3 short trim flights on it. Great airplane!
Virtually perfect, very well made and extremely clean.
- Control Surfaces: Elevator, Rudder and Flap
- Tight covering, with all seams hand-sealed
- Elegant gel-coated white fiberglass fuselage
- Carbon-fiber tapered boom with removable tail
- Ready-built Balsa/CF rib/spar D-tube 3-pieces wing w/flap
- Transparent Ultracote on wing and balsa tail parts
- Includes all necessary hardware
More information (links):
* D-Box technology
: AG 25
: 500 sq.in.
: 5.5 oz/sq.ft.
: 11 oz. (310g)
(1) Hacker B20 18L 4:1
(1) Jeti Spin Pro 22 ESC
(1) TP1800 3S battery
(1) HS-45HB servo (elevator)
(1) HS-35HD servo (rudder)
(1) HS-65HB servo (flap)
(1) BB 30/3/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 12x6.5 folding propeller
(1) Deans connector
(2) 24" Servo extension
(1) Velcro strap for folding propeller
5/17/2013 1:54 PM
Just tried switching to the ridiculously light TP 850mah 2s 70C battery brought her weight down to 18.5 oz and CG back to 78mm from leading edge ( 3mm behind reccomended) wasn't sure what to expect at this CG and weight,, but,,, she pleasantly surprised me yet again!! Had to dial down my elevator rate and expo to compensate for more elevator sensitivity,, but WOW!!! She REALLLY REALLY flys fantastic now!!! And that's saying ALOT cause she flew great at my starting weight of 20.2 oz and CG at 72mm ( that was with 1800 mah 2s battery)
Great little flyer
5/11/2013 11:47 AM
Got this plane for ALES,, even though it is a little on the small side. Have about 50+ flights on her now, have flown her in two ALES comps so far,, got 2nd place in my very first ever ALES comp with this beauty. I have her set up with the hacker B20 12L motor on TP 1300 mah 2s 70C battery, aeronaught 12x8 prop , Jeti spin pro 33amp ESC,, used hi tec digital HS 5035 nano servos in tail to keep tail light in order to get CG right with the very lightweight 1300 mah 2s battery up front,, AUW is 19.5oz. Surprising how brisk the climb is on only 2S with the hacker,, I get up to 200 meters in 15-17 secs. She flys like a dream!! Not quite the same L/D as the bigger 3m + ships but very very good for her size,, with about 70degs of flap she slows down very nicely to walking speed with excellent glide path control,, the single large flap also allows for good speed range in camber or reflex,, she has a surprisingly good speed range and is also very very responsive,, very very sensitive to very small trim elevator trim changes. Very very easy to fly for sport flying,,, but very challenging to fly her efficiently . Spot landings at her weight and speed are a piece of cake!! Just bring her in with flaps down over spot you Wana land,, hit reflex and
She just plop softly straight down on the spot,, she can turn very very quickly on a dime!! Be careful of elevator throw,, is very very sensitive to elevator.
Very different flying experience than a radian type plane,, you pretty much have to be on her all the time if you want effecient flying. She'll reward you with fantastic flying if you have her set up right and fly her efficiently ,,, but,,, she'll REALLY bite you if you fly her poorly. I can pretty consistantly get between 6-7 min in perfectly calm no lift air from 200 meter launch with a little camber. Because of her size I can fly her from some pretty tight landing areas with no problems,, and also easy for me to carry her around in back of my car all the time.