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Rapid 2.3E Electric Sailplane (ARF)

Part: REIRAPIDELECTRO

Price: $345.00
In Stock: 1
Rapid 2.3E
Rapid 2.3ERapid 2.3E
Rapid 2.3ERapid 2.3E
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Wingspan:
90" (2280mm)
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Length:
45" (1150mm)
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Weight:
65 oz. (1850g)
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Channels:
3,5
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Good: AXi 2820/14, 14x8 folding
Better: AXi 46/760, 15x8 folding
2700 3S
40mm spinner
One of the most impressive European made sailplanes that we have ever seen, the Rapid 2.3E 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 manufacturer uses the latest construction techniques such as CNC milling and laser cutting. Each part is carefully hand-crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Value is simply incredible.

Rapid flies as it looks, smooth and gentle with incredible duration.

Special Features:
- Control Surfaces: Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder and Spoilers (Optional)
- Expertly covered, with all seams hand-sealed
- Gel-coated fiberglass fuselage
- Ready-built balsa rib/spar D-tube elliptical wing
- Pre-cut openings for spoilers (Sold Separately)
- Pre-hinged, finished ailerons
- Transparent Ultracote covered wings and balsa tail parts
- Includes hardware

More information (links):
* Spoiler Installation
* Tape Hinges Installation

Airfoil
Wing area
Wing loading
Empty weight
: S 3021
: 590 sq.in.
: 15 oz/sq.ft.
: 31 oz. (880g)

Suggested Equipment:
(1) AXi Cyclone 46/760
(1) Jeti Advance 40 Pro SB ESC
(1) 2700 3S battery
(4) HS-85BB servo
(1) Sailplane spoilers 185/10mm
(1) HS-225BB servo (w/spoilers)
(1) BB 40/5/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 15x8 folding propeller
(2) 24" Servo extension
(2) 6" Servo extension
(1) Velcro strap for folding propeller
 

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Product Reviews:

(1 Rating, 1 Review) Average Rating:
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Reichard Rapid electric sailplane
(Unknown) 3/23/2011 5:51 PM
Different to the one in the pictures /photos on the website, is now described as Rapid 09. Seems to be upgraded for modern brushless motors ,ie elevator servo in base of fin ,different canopy etc. Very high quality construction and finish. Good instructions with photos, easy to understand. I used a Turnigy 35-42 C, Aeronaut 13 x 6.5 folding prop and a Multiplex 3cell 20c 3300 Li Po. The battery position is adjustable so as to arrive at the correct cg. Plenty of power ,I mixed in slight down elevator at full throttle,(Multiplex 2.4ghz 16 channel) didn’t use the 2 degree down thrust and side thrust as recommended in the instructions. Spoilers work well with some up elevator compensation. A very satisfying build ,or more like a"put together"!!!!! Excellent value for money.