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RocHobby V-Tail Glider 5ch 2200mm (87") Wingspan - PNP


87" Wingspan RocHobby V-tail 5 Channel Powered Glider - Receiver Ready

    This is the best flying glider we have flown to date and that says a lot because we have flown nearly all of the popular gliders. This glider will soar without throttle better than most but it is also extremely quick, agile, and aerobatic for a 2200mm glider. The wings will absolutely stay put while performing aerobatic maneuvers that would rip the wings off most gliders. Unlike some of the popular gliders out there, there are two easily removable pins holding the wings to the fuselage so they will not dislodge during flight yet they can be easily removed for transport. Many people think the RocHobby V-Tail glider is by far the best looking glider on the market. We have never received more complements from fellow RC enthusiasts and bystanders as we do with this RC plane. Not only is this powered glider great looking but it is super easy to keep it in the air with the included flaps and ailerons. Long flight times are easily achievable. Grab a lawn chair and relax because this glider will be in the air a long time. The RocHobby V-tail glider is built with EPO foam construction and includes carbon rods molded in for maximum strength and durability. The glider is very simple to assemble so you can be in the air in about 60 minutes. We know you will love this glider as much as we do. Out of all the popular gliders on the market we can honestly tell you that this one is our absolute favorite. Like all RocHobby planes, The RocHobby V-tail glider is manufactured by FMS

NOTE:This is the new and improved version of the V-tail glider. Small issues like the canopy lip and wing joiner tube have been corrected and the motor has been upgraded to the new "gold" motors. Stronger materials are used to mount the motor and blue thread locker has been used where appropriate.


  • Complete with flaps, ailerons, rudder, elevator, throttle
  • Huge 2200mm wingspan provides stable flights and long fly times. A perfect platform for aerial photography
  • EPO foam construction
  • Simple assembly, no glue required
  • New improved "gold" Brushless motor, ESC and servos installed


  • 5-6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 5-6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 1300 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR13003
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Skill Level: Intermediate     Build Time : 1 Hour

 FEATURE VIDEO: Flight Demonstration of the 2200mm V-Tail Glider from RocHobby by FMS



Wing Area 35.9 dm2 / 556.5 sq in.
Wing Loading 30.1g/dm2 -or- 9.86 oz/sq.ft



Flying Weight


Power System


Speed Control

35A, Integrated 4A SBEC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

12x6 2 blade folding prop



Landing Gear

front wheel, belly lander

Required Battery

 11.1V 1300mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo

Required Radio

5 Channel computer radio with V-tail mix









Hinge Type



EPO Foam

 VIDEO REVIEW: Review and Build Guide for the RocHobby 2200mm V-Tail Glider

 FEATURE VIDEO: Flight Demonstration of the 2200mm V-Tail Glider from RocHobby by FMS
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  1. glad I bought it

    Posted by Ray Cox on 10th Aug 2014

    Ordered this plane at 11:00 a.m. on a Wednesday and had it in my hands in time to assemble it before bedtime on Friday. Nothing wrong with THAT delivery time window.

    Repair/maintenance note: Contrary to info given on the Review/Flight Test Video, the motor is not easily removable by removing two screws through side holes just aft of the prop. They may have inadvertently glued my motor in at the factory, but it will not come out with both of the set screws completely removed.

    Had to do a small amount of beveling of the edges of the plastic wing joiner pieces so they would slip over each other easily instead of butting against each other. Spent most of the assembly time getting the V-tail aligned and mounted because the screw holes in the plastic doubler/servo cover did not line up with the screw holes in the metal spar in the tail of the fuselage.

    With the recommended servo arm/control horn settings the plane is extremely sensitive to elevator but not so much to rudder input. Under full throttle the plane climbs like a homesick angel.

    Lots of positive comments at the flying field about the appearance of the plane both on the flight line and in the air.

    Use the 3S 1800maH battery as recommended. With a 3S 2200maH pack on board it's just too heavy to thermal hardly at all.

  2. Fantastic motor glider

    Posted by Jeff In Alaska on 7th Aug 2014

    This is a fine powered glider; my experience with the build and maiden mirror most other reviews--easy to assemble, followed the manuel and a few youtube vids. It went together easy enough. I stayed all factory, no modifications but I do see the value of the the 7mm solid carbon fiber tube--maybe in the future if I think I need it. I had a heck of a time setting up the V-tail on my DX-9 but I'm part retard. I kept thinking both tail control surfaces needed to move the same direction [both go left, both go right etc].

    I finally read someone else's review to lay the fuseloge on its side and then test the movement--easy--I was doing it right all along. Like I said--part retard.

    I fitted a spektrum telemetry unit and enjoy the novelty of Altimeter, voltage and temperature--the temp is cool because I live in Alaska and fly in severe cold.

    I use only 1800 mAh batteries with 1/2oz of lead slipped in the tail and covered with some red decal cover. I set the CG at whatever the manuel said and after the first flight haven't paid much mind to it.

    My all time best time aloft was 28 min 10 seconds and had 8% battery left--cutting it close but I was watching the voltage on telemetry. Half hour in the air is fun--I did have some thermals and light wind. Typical is 15-18 minutes with a few dives, climbs and maneuvors.

    Great model, highly recommend. Also, shipping was $38 to Alaska which was a GREAT price even for parcel post--surprisingly, it got here in four days which is unheard of.

    Great customer service, Motion RC seems to really care about their products and customer.

  3. 20 flights later...

    Posted by Stace on 23rd Jun 2014

    Follow up on my first review. Twenty flights in and if anything I'm even happier. The only change I made was a 5$ carbon tube to replace the aluminum spar. The original worked fine but it shaved a few ounces and looks a little more finished. The only reason I've only put in about 20 flights is that with an 1800 to 2200 pack your looking at 6-8 pretty solid climb outs. Even in dead air she is going to take awhile getting down. Only other advice is mark the bottom with something dark. If you hook even into a light thermal she climbs the ladder fast and will be a speck in a minute or two. I've flown in prethunderstorm conditions and there were a few moments when I thought it was gone. Glad I took the time to set up crow! Full flaps and nose into the wind and she will float in for a spot landing. Buy this bird!

  4. RocHobby designs another winner!

    Posted by Chuck Schmidt on 22nd Jun 2014

    My hat goes off to RocHobby designed aircraft. This is my second RocHobby purchase (the first being the Critical Mass Sea Fury 4S) and once again I am a very satisfied customer. This purchase arrived on-time and free from damage from MotionRC.com.

    The build time is minimal and very easy with the included quality materials and hardware. The mixing of the V-tail was easy with my Spektrum DX8 however don't be afraid to increase the throws over what the manual recommends.

    At the field the two piece wing snaps together nicely and the varied battery sizes that this aircraft in accept flight time can be well over half an hour with 2200mah pack. High speed passes with the motor off is a lot of fun, just a quiet "whoosh" sound as the aircraft speeds by. Powered climb rate is great when you want to get back up to soaring altitude in a hurry. The flaps are a nice touch, they come in handy when trying to land on your intended touchdown zone as this glider will get into ground effect and easily glide 30 yards past where you thought it land.
    Great aircraft all around, I highly recommend this purchase and MotionRC.com delivers again as the only USA RocHobby distributor.

  5. man o man

    Posted by Stace on 13th Jun 2014

    What a beauty! Easy assembly and the shipping/ service is outstanding. Even a hand written thank you! These guys are getting as much of my business as possible. Vet owned and operated! Its obvious. The attention to detail is great. Its easy to tell that at motion its not just profit its passion! Hell I placed an order with HK's domestic warehouse the same day and it has yet to even ship. I received the glider in two days and I didn't have to pay shipping or a service charge just to pay for my order.
    Flies great. Thermal on a mouse cough and it makes my radian pro look like a lumpy kids toy . beyond pleased with all facets of my purchase. Thank You!

  6. Hang time

    Posted by Troy on 2nd Jun 2014

    Grab a six pack and a lawn chair cause your going to be flying and gliding for a long time. I put a 2200 3s battery in mine and the CG is perfect. Descent power for the motor for good climb outs, shut off the motor and she just doesn't want to come down. If you want a speed demon buy a sport style plane, it's a glider damn it! Engaged the flaps on approach to land in a 10-15mph wind and it landed going about 5mph. Good buy!

  7. CG at 75mms or 3"

    Posted by David on 28th May 2014

    The glider works great. The location of the battery had to be moved towards the tail in order to obtain the 75mm CG. This rendered the battery strap useless for a 1300mha 11.1v battery.

  8. Roc Glider

    Posted by Seflier on 23rd May 2014

    As usual, excellent customer service received, shipping notice sent to me within one hour of makng order....recieved in great shape half way across the nation in four days....
    Glider went together as advertised, no time at all....placed 3s-2200 on and it balancd perfectly...ignored manual throw settings and applied low and high drat higher than normal rAtes.....programmedfutubavee tailsettings at plus 85 on both settings and set esc and hooked up battery and she flew like a gem..required no trim resets...plane climbs straight up at 50% power and rather quick.
    Soars nicely . Iset up flaps to operate full extension and also use them as flaperons...plane will lift with flaps downfor ashort distance butthensettleinto a fairly. Nice descent angle...landed easily with throttle management.

    Make sureyoulandwithnose directly into wind.
    Recommend plane to anyon who wishes to fly gliders or Already familiar with them....there is no heights this plane will not reach.

    I really lke it's glide ratio. So far a 2200 battery has taken me with 20 mins throttle time, and I stopped counting on soar /glide time...
    Use ample elevator throws as well, simply ignore manual when it comes to settings.. C.g.is good at .75 with2200, little less with 1800 and 1300 batteries

    My wing assembly was a bit trouble with alum spar very hard to insert into wings....just keep sliding the spar in and out twenty timesbefore attempting full build of wings....I bought extra wing clips just in case as well as additional prop assembly.....spread prop nose cap between your thumb and middle figure to compress it a bit to make sure it stays on..rc informer does a build that is well worth watching.

    Great job all around Byron and motion....very happy indeed!

    Keep em flyin!


  9. Great Flyer

    Posted by Robert C. Dietrick on 16th May 2014

    The plane assembly is quick and the plane flies like a dream.
    Good power and controls.
    The plane is constructed of EPO foam and has a lot of small nice features. There is a tab on the canopy, which facilitates placing it on and off the plane. The canopy has a nice panel and pilot. You can also disassemble the plane in about 2 min. for transportation
    You need to know how to set up the v tail--but it is not hard (go to tail type on your computer transmitter and set), you may have to reverse the servos to get them going in the proper direction.
    The wires from the tail servos are two short causing difficulty in setting up the receiver-- but it can be done with a set of forceps. When you first assemble the wings together they do not want to mesh properly. What I did is to connect and disconnect the wings about 15 times and then they worked fine. About half of the backing plates for the horns are not drilled with the proper hole and I suggest that you screw them in and out first before you tried to assemble them in the wing. I found that I had great difficulty in inserting the pins to hold the wings on, so I squeeze the ends of the pins with pliers a few times and then they worked fine.
    All in all a great plane!

  10. a great glider

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2014

    I have been vwry pleased with this v tail. Motion always delivers. Setup was easy. Assambly went well. The vtail servos needed to be raised to allow the tail to sit flush. Glides excellent haven't got to thermal yet due to conditions but I am sure it will thermal well.

  11. Get a 7mm Carbon Fiber wing spar and ENJOY!

    Posted by Keith on 23rd Apr 2014

    Awesome plane! Very aerobatic once you replace the aluminum wing spar.
    Get a 7mm hollow Carbon fiber tube 2'-4' long.
    dragonplate.com sells a lot of useful cf.

    This plane easily carries a GoPro, gyro, FPV camera and transmitter, GPS, ... And more I'm sure. The battery area is huge and will easily fly with a 3cell 1800 pack.

    With the suggested 3cell 1300 pack it has a few seconds of good vertical climb.

    I tried putting a 50amp ESC in and using a 4cell 2200. Worked fine if you didn't go WOT for more than 5 seconds and take it easy the rest of the time. The motor does overheat though and I don't suggest it. The lighter 3cell packs are right for this glider/plane.

  12. Magical Machine

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Apr 2014

    Great glider from launch to landing. Hardest part was Programming the mixes in the DX-8. Used the Radian Pro template from horizon's website & went from there. Glider floats forever, can slow down to a crawl, won't drop a wing when entering a thermal and requires little elevator compensation when switching flight modes.

  13. Fun Plane!

    Posted by Robert Byington Jr. on 16th Apr 2014

    Bought this plane as a Sunday flier and it has not let me down! Found some thermals on my first flight and she did well...mix of soaring and aerobatic flight used 800 mAh of a 30C 1600 mAh pack in 10 minutes and left me with 8.3v. Went together great with the exception of the servo leads in the tail; those were somewhat tricky to get into to fuselage. I also elected to replace the servos in the tail with shorter Futuba 3114's rather than do the "shim mod" some have done. Getting the servo and flap wires in the fuselage while installing the wings is also a bit cumbersome but If you watch the review and build video on RCInformer.com you'll get through it easily enough.
    Great customer service at Motion...as always...made this purchase from them a no-brainer!


    Posted by Al Larson on 5th Apr 2014

    I received this airplane yesterday and flew it today. I had to grind the square metal spar pockets as per the build video.Today it was overcast, windy and cold (55 degrees). I have been flying RC for 30+years and this is the first plane that did not need any trim at all on the first flight. My second flight it was catching what little lift there was and I stayed up about 30 minuits, I only came down cause my legs were tied. After that flight I checked and only used the motor 61 seconds, 70% battery left. I can't wait for warm weather when the thermals are popping all over the place. This is one GREAT SAILPLANE!!

  15. Extream Aerobatics

    Posted by gregory hales on 4th Apr 2014

    Great aircraft, right out of the box I was doing high speed passes, it will weather cock into the wind on it's own if you release the controls. This baby is fully aerobatic. My only complaint is that instead of using a a thin aluminum spar which will bend during extreme manuvering, they use a graphite spar that will not bend while doing outside loops.

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