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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 - 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. 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     Recommended Age: 14 and up 

 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. Awesome

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2014

    The fit and finish is great. Everything went together as designed. One confusing part is the glider has a battery tray aft of the wheel well but the directions show the battery being installed in front of the wheel well. Could lead to a tail heavy crash if you don't properly check your CG. I installed the battery in front of the wheel well and ripped out the factory battery tray which was aft. Only needed a few clicks of trim and using a 1550 mah lipo. Lands very slow and stable with flaps fully down. If a slight breeze, then don't even need flaps landing into wind. My first glider and love it. Other flyers are commenting how nice it flies compared to their Radians and one pilot already ordered his own from MotionRC!


  2. Now I flown it

    Posted by Andreas on 22nd Nov 2014

    After carefully trimming the glider out, it flies very nice. Excellent on the controls , responsive, you can fly it slow, no nasty tip stalling here, of course any aircraft stalls when just below stall speed, I modified a few things to my liking, The connections for ailerons and flaps, I modified so I can plug outside like on the multiplex gliders,
    It's an easy thing to do.
    Anyway I gave it five stars is one of the best gliders I have in my hangar :)


  3. Fms v rock glider

    Posted by Andreas Mario on 21st Oct 2014

    Hi I have have not flown it yet. When the box arrives it was exquisitely package, much like the guy in the video describes it. The fit and finish is so far the best on any foam glider I have seen.
    The design is good Not like so many other where you have to fiddle with the wings like crazy to get them on and everything connected.
    The wing bolts make all the difference.
    Complete package even y harness is included for the use of a regular five channel radio.
    I updated my review ones I know how it flies.


  4. Love it.

    Posted by Jim on 18th Oct 2014

    As a convert from nitro and balsa, I've found gliding and foamies to be a an incredible combiation. The V Tail climbs well, is maneuverable, borders on indestructible, and is just a pleasure to fly. Got to love deploying those flaps. I'm hooked. PS Now I have to go looking for a chair.


  5. V Tail ROC Sailplane

    Posted by Paul Lange on 16th Oct 2014

    My build was ubra simple and the fitment was spot on. I did have to remove some of the battery tray floor on top of the wheel well in order to place my 3s 2200mAh LiPo. This allows placement of my battery to have one end just under the Velcro strap and the other end sitting on top of the wheel well as a flat tray. I was a little hesitant to deploy my battery behind the wheel well as te COG of 75mm was still not possible. I was able to arrive at a COG of 65mm by deploying a weight 1/2ounce in the tail of my airframe. The maiden was spectacular as it required no trip and was completely neutral both under power and at a glide. My airframe is rock steady and glides effortlessly of course with seemingly little to no drop in altitude while gliding very slowly in both flat turns and hard banking. The power plant is more than adequate for getting up and out of site (to a "Dot") easily.....the V-Tail rudder and elevator (Ruddervator) provides ample throw for loops and sharp turns. I mixed in ailerons with the Flaps to provide me a three toggle setting of "Crow" on the new DX6 transmitter. Landing was effortlessly short as I used the flaps to slow it down during glide landing slope - then kicked in the spoilerons to set it down quickly with hardly any run out. I was also amazed at how slow this airframe can hold groundspeed in zero winds and still cover hundreds of feet distance without losing altitude.......looking forward to hunting down thermals with this sailplane. There is also a great resource of information and comments on RCGroups.com


  6. Awesome glider. Radian however does the job slightly better.

    Posted by Surg on 13th Oct 2014

    I love this glider. It climbs with authority and soars really well. It can even roll and loop without hesitation. Landing is a breeze with the flaps installed as you'll never overshoot the runway with them deployed. Ailerons make climbing a bit tricky at full throttle (lot of back and forth turning), but it really isn't an issue. If you're buying this simply to soar, then I may suggest the Radian as a nice alternative. A club member has one and he can climb a bit higher and stay up there much longer than I seem to, while we both use the same battery. It could be my experience, but I'm not so sure. Regardless, this is an awesome glider and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it.

    You can find some videos of me flying this glider on YouTube under the name Surg.


  7. bent wing spare makes it imposiable to get the wings locked in

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2014

    I finally got the time to try out my plane and didn't notice the wing spar was bent and it's bent in such a way it's impossible to get the wings locked in even the holes the spar goes into I had to pry them open to even attempt to put it in but I was never able to get the wings together so I haven't got to fly it yet PNP means something to some people I didn't order repair and fly

    Motion RC Response
    Dear customer - please see our build video regarding the spar receiver tube. On the early releases of this model the spar receiving tube could protrude from the wing mount making it difficult to mate the two wing halves. We haven't seen this issue for almost a year, but perhaps this is causing your issue. If your wing spar is bent you can bend it by hand or using a vice, but unless the spar is massively bent, it should not prevent the two wings from mating. If you need additional assistance, please contact our customer service staff and we will be happy to assist.


  8. First foam Glider

    Posted by Wes on 30th Sep 2014

    After watching the build and flight demo from MRC I decided to give this bird a try. Build went well and took me about 90 minutes, only issue was I had to add a little weight to the left wing to balance it out. Have flown about 6 flights so far, flies great and wants you get it up high it will stay up until you want to come back down. Almost always have to do a go around when landing because it glides so well. Fun to fly, great shipping and packing from MRC as expected.


  9. Pretty good

    Posted by Scott Holson on 24th Sep 2014

    I don't have much to compare it with. Checked the forums and this glider seemed to have a lot going for it.Shipping was fast and the box was undamaged when it arrived. Like others, the wing spar holder (square metal tube) needed to be trimmed. No other fitment issues were found.
    All hardware was well labelled and a spares bag included (nice touch). The photos in the manual could have been more helpful. They were hard to see any detail.
    In the tail section, I found the servos hit the metal spar, so I raised the servos, hot glued them back into place and that solved the issues. I also found the tail rocked back and forth once mounted. I used a 1/8" soft foam shim on each side to fill in a gap where the tail didn't sit correctly and why the tail rocked. Problem solved.
    Overall, this flies great. I've flown airplanes and helis and this is my first glider. Experience has been good.


  10. Build was not perfect, good bird

    Posted by Andy on 19th Sep 2014

    The build of the v tail was a little tricky to get correct. Fitment with fuselage was gaped. Fly's better than the Radeon, very stable. Best sail for the price. Motion helped me through my problems. A+ customer service. This is my second plane from them, first was the SBACH...great plane, great price. Kudos to this company for their service after the sale. Because of this my buddy has ordered two planes from them. Other company's should model after them.


  11. what??

    Posted by Ray Cox on 17th Sep 2014

    Looks like paul liked my previous comment about this plane climbing like a "homesick angel".


  12. I expected more

    Posted by Kenneth DeZotell on 17th Sep 2014

    Received it more than a week ago, but due to my 4 year old grand daughter staying with us for a week, I only had a chance to open the box and ogle it. Monday 15 Sept I dove into it. First thing I noticed was that the tail feathers did not fit correctly. This is the version 2! With some help from the online forum I cut out the servos and added a 2mm shim under the mounting tabs. The V tail now fits correctly. This is the version 2! The canopy fits great. Now for the wings. Why is the square tube sticking out so far? Dremel to the rescue. Is this really a version 2? Yep the motor is gold color. The wing spar fit nicely in one wing but rattles around in the other wing. Oh well threw it away and search through my carbon fiber rod collection. Found one that fit one wing snugly but tight on the other wing. With the use of my hand drill forced the wing spar in the tight wing. I don't think it will ever come out.
    I sure hope it flies better than it builds!


  13. A Lemon

    Posted by Tim Harvill on 16th Sep 2014

    Well I got my V-tail yesterday and the plane looks good in the box and I was putting it together until I was trying to pull the wires from the V-tail area And I couldn't because the both wires, the rudder wire and the elev. wires are glue in between the fuselage but that's not all, I checked inside and notice the strips that had the battery in place were at the back of the inside of the canopy, which is in the wrong place and I cannot relocate it because the piece is glued too good. which I would tear it up trying to get it out. MRC did a great job on the deliver and the rest of my order is great, but this glider!!! I am going to see what MRC can do to solve this problem. As I said just a Lemon and not MRC fault.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


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