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

Price:
$174.00
SKU:
ROC-006
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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.

Features

  • 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

Requires

  • 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

Wingspan

2200mm/86.6in

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

Length

1250mm/49.2in

Flying Weight

1080g

Power System

4018-Kv900

Speed Control

35A, Integrated 4A SBEC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

12x6 2 blade folding prop

Servos

9g×6

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

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

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. SHE LANDS!

    Posted by paul on 11th Sep 2014

    I finally got her right! Ive flown her numerous times now with the repaired nose and shes a homesick angel. I had to relearn how to land her though. She refuses to be "ground bound". After I relearned how to manage her desent with the motor n throttle, shes a dream.


  2. Flies like a Dream!

    Posted by Dave on 5th Sep 2014

    Got it last night. Assembly was a little more than I expected because of the main wing setup. No problem but you have to work out a method of clearing the wires as you bring the wing halves together. From now on it will be a piece of cake. The maiden flight this morning was a dream. Very smooth. Lots of power for a glider. Nice that the battery sits right at the CG point so it matters very little what size you use. The controls were very responsive . Extremely easy to fly. As with most gliders, if you trim it for gliding, you have to use a lot of down elevator when you add power.
    Oh, I landed without flaps today. Don't do that unless you plan well ahead. This plane floats forever. I'm going to set it up for spoilers instead of flaps next time out. Just curious.

    Yes, I would recommend this model. Very happy camper.


  3. Tip for landing

    Posted by Ray Cox on 1st Sep 2014

    You have to use flaps to start slowing this thing down early in your approach. Also, to deal with it not wanting to lose altitude for landing, if you have a three-position switch on your transmitter for flaps, set the center position for neutral flap position. Set the other two positions for negative ("up") flaps (acting as spoilers) and the other for positive flaps. Use the "up" position of the flaps to reduce lift/reduce altitude for landing...also handy for getting out of a thermal if you need to. Make sure the tail boom is straight. I don't know what caused mine to bow to the left, but I didn't notice it until after picking up the pieces after a wild and crazy launch, during which the plane started rolling uncontrollably to the left as soon as it left my hand.


  4. a deserving 5

    Posted by Paul aka Dr. Nose best on 1st Sep 2014

    I finally got her to cooperate and land. She seemed to fly well regardless of the restitched and broken nose. Im no surgeon, but it looks and flys acceptably. After getting a face lift after her 1st flight, shes a beauty.


  5. Best out of box performance!

    Posted by Richard O'Connor on 1st Sep 2014

    I fly mostly wood and composite sail planes, and have been looking for a good foam glider to practice ALES and soaring. I read every thing I could find, and flew a couple ,but was manly disappointed.I then started reading the thread on RC groups . I liked what I saw.
    It tracks like on rails, the foam is extremely good quality, the trailing edges line up perfectly .This is the plane radian pro owners want.
    Stable, maneuverable, soars great.No broken nose after maiden.A Great deal.
    FMS spent a lot on the molds for this plane, and I got a great product.
    Also Motions RC s service has been great. One day to my door.
    Thank you all, Richard O'Connor


  6. first flight trial n error

    Posted by paul on 27th Aug 2014

    It finally flew today! I took my V to the field today and tried her for the first time. She flew well, kinda like a homesick angel. The only thing is that she did NOT want to land. I tried numerous times to line up with my strip(paved runway) but it only resulted in a go arround. As it was, I was lining up WWWAAYYY TO HIGH. She just would say NO and glide on, n on, n on. After 4 or 5 attempts, I got frustrated. I tried another go around, stalled, and off came the motor. Frustrated, I picked up the parts, went home, and fixed the model. Shes once again ready to fly, and this time I hope shell land.


  7. hope it flys like it built!

    Posted by Paul on 25th Aug 2014

    I admit it, I only have built my V-tail, not flown it yet. I got it last Thursday, was lazy on Friday, built/assembeled it Saturday, and took it out to the field on Sunday. I could not fly it though, something to do with 15mph winds gusting to 25. Otherwise, it went together easily all except for setting up the V Tail. It refused to cooperate. I fumbled and fidgeted with the control settings(reverse switchs) for a solid hour. Finally I got so upset that I went on a binge and switched the elevator and rudder servoe connecters on the reciever. IT WORKED! I had finaly got the V TAIL to react properly. I was so happy. If yours doesnt want to react correctly, regardless what you do, switch the connectors. It should work. Aside from that, and trying to adjust the CG, she was a joy to build. Speaking of CG, I want to fly my CG at around 65MM. Is that advisable since the CG is techniccally at 75? I know she will be more stable, and react slower, but thats just me. Any suggestions will be appreciated. TY.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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!


  11. 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.


  12. 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!


  13. 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!


  14. 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.


  15. 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!

    Seflier


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