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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

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. 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.

  2. Fragile tail feathers 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2015

    Tail feathers on this item are delicate at point of control horn attachment. Broke easily but fixable.

  3. Rochobby V-Tai 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2015

    The Rochobby V-Tail makes the 5th glider in my collection of gliders. The V-Tail is by far my favorite to build and fly. I did upgrade the 1300mah battery to an 1800mah. It is always windy where I live with 8mph to 18mph winds and the V-Tail handles it with ease.

  4. Best Glider in my Fleet 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2015

    I have six gliders in my fleet. The V-Tail is the best one. I had a minor problem with my transmitter understanding the v-tail (not the fault of the plane), and the service manager at Motion RC was very helpful. Plan on having a long approach and a long landing on your first flight. It wants to go forever, and I programmed more flap extenstion to get down more easily. The CG was true with a 3S/1300---no additional adjustments were necessary.

  5. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2015

    Received package without any dents or dings. Went together per the manual. No issues at all with assembly. Flies incredible. Would not recommend this glider without any glider experience. Can get into trouble quickly and needs recovery time if stalling due to Vtail design. If you don't have glider experience, may want to try something a little more tame first, then go with this later. Would buy again in a heartbeat.

  6. No doubt to buy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2014

    I do a lot of work to read reviews about this one and other comparable gliders, such as BFG and some other cheap balsa gliders from Hobbyking. I also compared this one with Radian Pro. I choose V-ROC finally. After I got it and did the maiden, I never regret of my choice.
    With a 1300mah 3s nano tech batt, it can clim with 60 degrees. I can easily get 30 min with 4 min motor time. Great product and great price.

  7. Missing tail screws 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2014

    All was well with my 1 hour build till I found out the (2) 2.6 X 35 V-Tail screws were not included in my hardware package. These screws are not available anywhere locally. Now the 1 hour build turns into weeks while the dust starts to collect and my motivation for this plane dissapears.

  8. First Glider - Ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Dec 2014

    This was my first glider. I've only been flying since this past summer, but I knew I wanted to try one. Assembly was simple, and with the help of some videos I was off and flying! Using a 2200 Admiral Lipo behind the hump, and added a sheet metal screw with some washers in the tail for balance. Flies great! I usually fly about 20 minutes or until my neck gets sore. When I check the battery afterwards, I seldom have less than 50% capacity left. I'm using a Spektrum DX6i without crow or other advanced settings. Flap is all I need to set it down on our little 200' x 75' grass runway.

    I recommend this bird without hesitation to newbies.

  9. Awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  10. Now I flown it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd 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 :)

  11. Fms v rock glider 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  12. Love it. 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  13. V Tail ROC Sailplane 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  14. Awesome glider. Radian however does the job slightly better. 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  15. bent wing spare makes it imposiable to get the wings locked in 1 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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