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


87" Wingspan RocHobby V-tail 5 Channel Powered Glider - Receiver Ready - ROC-006

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. 

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: IntermediateArrow.jpgBuild Time: 1 HourAge Level: 14 and upArrow_End.jpg
 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

40A ESC, 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. 2 Years and counting... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2016

    I have had my Roc Hobby V-tail for over 2 years now with maybe 100+ flights and it is still my favorite! This is the best thermaling plane I have and I plan to get another one it if it ever gets trashed or becomes a victim of "foam fatigue".
    I do use the recommended 1300 mAH battery but had to add 1/8 oz. of weights to the end of the fuselage to get the CG right. With the long wing span and light flying weight the plane is somewhat effected by wind gusts but that should be expected. Landing using the flaps is relatively easy even on my smaller "home flying field" but I have also learned to circle and bleed off speed before landings when necessary.
    The landing wheel assembly broke about a year ago after a hard landing but I just fashioned a skid out of a plastic "stick" that works just fine. The control surfaces have all been reinforced with hinge tape so no worries about them.
    Overall a GREAT plane that never ceases to impress me and my fellow fliers. Many thanks to Motion RC for offering such a fantastic aircraft as well as their excellent customer service

  2. Great flying glider 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2016

    This is my second powered glider and this is by far the best flying glider I have seen for the price. Right out of the box it flew great. Very little trimming needed. One issue is if you watch some of the reviews they show the battery in the front which is not correct, leave the tray in the spot they place it as that is the right place. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a good fun all around fun powered glider.

  3. V-ROC: Best Foamy Glider For The Money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2016

    I must say that the first thing that I would suggest is to replace the original ZTW ESC with an after market: ZTW2045201 45-amp model. The 40-amp original is simply not powerful enough. Once that is complete....be sure to bring a lawn chair and some refreshments because this plane can really, really soar! It is so docile that it is almost boring to fly. The hardest part of flying this plane is getting it to come down to land! You will need to set-up crow in order to slow it down. Has enough room inside canopy and enough power with the ZTW2045201 to utilize telemetry. You will get up to 400-feet real fast with this plane.

  4. Lot Of Fun 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2015

    Build is very easy and simple . Had a buddy launch it on first flight but after I did it and takeoff is easy with a little toss . First time ever that I did not need any trim what so ever and landing was a breeze with first set of flaps !

  5. Good flying...a bit underpowered 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2015

    Assembly is pretty quick and easy. Quality control over parts is good. They fit well. It's a heavy glider and launches are just a little over a stall. Once the glider gets going it climbs well.
    Chop the power and it glides well. Was able to catch a few light thermals and it climbs well.
    All in all, I'd say it's a great glider for the price!

  6. A real quality ARF. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2015

    Best quality ARF I have seen in a long while. Foam parts are smooth and clean. The foam hinges are strong yet move well. Assembly was a breeze. Good quality hard ware....no cheap control horns...this has the good stuff. Took less than an hour to assemble with no problems. If I had to gripe the servo wires from the tail are a bit short making it hard to connect receiver. Two 4" extensions cured that. Blowing 35 out so test flight must wait. Sure it will be fine. Be sure your radio does v tail mix. Great value.

  7. My first glider 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2015

    This is my first glider, but second RocHobby product, and they are easily my two favorite planes in the fleet.
    Matthew Mitchell's review is right about stall recovery time. It does take some altitude to recover due to the reduced drag from the v-tail so be careful close to the ground. Went together very easily. Came with a bunch of extra screws and control horns. The pegs that hold the wings on are very easy to lose so make sure you store them in a safe place. Flys very well. I set takeoff flaps and give a little bit of up elevator on hand launch and it climbs at about 20-30 degrees nose up, once airborne I quickly raise the flaps. (I am right handed, but I prefer to launch left handed so I can always cover the controls.) Landing flaps will tend to pitch nose up dramatically which can quickly result in a stall, so I mixed in 15% down elevator with the landing flap setting and that was perfect to keep a proper glide slope.
    This is a fantastic plane. I highly recommend it. Keep up the good work RocHobby.

    Here is a flight demo I took today.

  8. Very Stable Glider 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2015

    This glider is really easy to fly since it is so stable. It soars nicely and stays aloft with even the slightest thermals. Even hands off flying is easy: the glider enters a slow turn.

    ONLY CON: This glider is a bit under powered so it takes some time to achieve altitude.

  9. Awsome Glider and RC supplier 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2015

    You just can't go wrong buying a RocHobby product
    from Motion RC.
    The quality and build was top notch (check out the build video at Motion for some great tips).
    What more can I say, Buy one and soar the skies.

  10. BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2015

    Hi guys, the RocHobby V-Tail is the best first glider.
    Not only does it look great but it handles like a kitten.
    Weather you just want to sail around slow and easy, or you want to rip up the sky, this glider can do it.
    To get a glider that can fly this nice anywhere else or by any other brand you would have to pay more than the price you see here. I have two of these set up for different types of flying so if you are thinking of getting into gliding, try out the RocHobby V-Tail Glider, you wont be sorry.

  11. for a low price glider, it ranks high 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2015

    Super nice flying glider for the cost. Easy to setup out of the box and everything works as it should. It's foam BUT its a firm and more dense foam. Outer surfaces are smooth and firm. The clevises leave room for a little improvement, however they work and I haven't had one fail. Love the motor and esc. combo, no problems there at all. Real quick shipping by Motion is also nice.
    Really didn't trust those two little screws that hold the tail on, used a 4-40 starting tap for threading the holes and used two 4-40 allen screws instead. Easy to do and works well. This is my second one and am real satisfied. Love the way the wings are held in position with the pins!!

  12. Grounded after 2nd outing... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2015

    After completing the glider and setting it up, I took it out and it flew beautifully. The second outing however, the prop assembly blew apart at a critical moment. I was able to bring it down without any damage. My fault for not checking out the prop prior to flying, one more thing to add to the pre-flight checklist. My parts are in tomorrow, and I'm anxious to get it back up for tuning. I would love to see some videos for setting up the glider for butterfly, reflex and camber...I couldn't find any. If anyone knows how to set it up on a DX9 I would appreciate the feedback. The Spektrum manuals are close to worthless...

  13. 1st Glider - nice Build Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2015

    After reading the reviews here and the thread on rcgroups - I had to get this RocV. The components are quite good and the design and fit / finish were spot on. I had some help on my maiden to hand launch it, and on the 1st flight - it needed more power going into the wind to take off. On my 2nd flight - I probably had 80% throttle and it took off very well. I ended up painting the underside and tips of my wing for orientation when it is up high!

    I am using my new Tararis with vario and the X8R receiver - both worked great and now planning to add a nice aluminum spinner. It flew great with both 1800 and 2600 Admiral batteries that I bought from MotionRC. No CG issues at all with the battery location in the recommended spot closer to the wing. Both batteries fit - no problem. Now, I need to learn how to use crow - flaps were great. I did buy a spare set of wing pins and noticed that I scuffed up my fuse when I pulled out a pin. I may reinforce that with a carbon tube or washer to protect the foam. I didnt realize one pin is shorter than the other (my fault). I recommend this plane!

  14. Perfect maiden flight..... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jul 2015

    I finally got to maiden my ROC V-Tail after a year out of commission with a broken right arm/wrist. The assembly was very easy with no issues & everything fit perfectly with alignment & control surfaces. With a Spektrum AR600 installed, I set my JR10X to V-Tail & flaps assigned to the Left Slider. A half-throttle gentle push slightly upward & the ROC climbed nicely, Then, with full power, climbed effortlessly & set trims with only 2 clicks of UP Elev for level glide. This glider looked awesome in flight & no issues with a few aerobatics to test control throws. I changed the stock wingrod to a 4'/7mm CF solid rod for a bit more rigidity. Balance was perfect with a 2200mah battery & flight times with throttle management & gliding was 19min45sec with the battery after landing reading 40% balance. The landing approach was superb & gently moving my Flaps slider to full travel, the glider slowed beautifully & stopped about 30' away. Definitely another favorite with my Radian. A few more flights & I'll have a good idea of full control with varying conditions. Love it!

  15. Another great plane from RocHobby 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2015

    Quality materials, easy to build, excellent electronics and a great flyer right out of the box. The wings lock in very securely, making loops and rolls no problem. The only thing I changed is the battery, manual recommends a 1300mah but I wasn't happy with the balance point. With a 2200 3s its perfect and flight times are and easy 30min with proper throttle management. I ordered a second canopy to put a camera in and the pov is awsome.

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