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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. 

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: 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

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

40A ESC, 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. 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.


  2. 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!!
    phil


  3. 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...


  4. 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!


  5. 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!


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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!


  15. 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 :)


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