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i love this combination, a sailplane that is also a glider and a hotliner at the same time. With the right setup, you can sail the sky with or without wind, you can rip the sky like a hotliner or simply glide at will. This is a 69″ wingspan glider with some serious flying characteristics. The specs suggests to use a 3S lipo on a 1800kv outrunner motor, but i would use the MicroDAN 2505-2900 Kv outrunner on a 4S 1000mAh lipo and a 45Amp ESC, keeping the plane super light and at the same time powerful. a 5×5 prop will do or for more thrust, you can use an APC 6 x 4, 20200 RPM, 9.98V, 30A, 25oz Thrust.
Here are some pictures of the Samurai ARF RC Sailplane Glider Hotliner

Samurai ARF RC Sailplane hotliner

Wingspan: 69 in.
Length: 41-3/4 in.
Wing area: 462 sq in.
Flying Weight: 33 oz. (with battery)
Fiberglass fuselage w/aluminum motor mount
Carbon fiber tailboom
Sheeted foam wings w/genuine Oracover
2820 Brushless Outrunner motor 1800kv
45A Brushless ESC
30mm Aluminum turbo spinner
10×6 Carbon filled prop blades Continue reading

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Having gone through 3 funjets in the last year or so, i finally realized why they call it a FUNjet. The secret in having fun with this jet is to keep your plane under 15oz. Sure you can still have fun if your setup is geared towards high speed, say if you run a mega 16/15/4 on a 2100mah 4s lipo, you will most probably reach speeds of 100+ or more, but the flying patten will pretty much be high speed passes or an occasional loop and maybe a crash or two. Now keeping this jet light weight, its not only easy to fly and super maneuverable as you can see in the video below, it also lowers the risk of a crash. My setup on this funjet is:

MicroDAN 2505-2900 Kv outrunner at 35grams ONLY
4 cell 1000Mah lipo battery
40amp turnigy ESC
2x HXT 900 servos

here is a picture and a video of the Multiplex funjet in action.


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