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Skynetic Shrike Glider 1450mm (57") Wingspan - PNP

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Shrike Glider 1450mm (57") Wingspan - PNP from Skynetic - SKY1001-001

Motion RC is proud to announce Skynetic, a new brand of foam electric aircraft for newer pilots looking to broaden their flying experience across a range of RC airplane types. Developed by and available exclusively at Motion RC, Skynetic advances our vision of a global audience discovering the fun of RC Flight. Backed by Motion RC's customer support and a full line of spare parts to keep you flying, join the Skynetic revolution!

The Skynetic 1400mm wingspan “Shrike” Glider is a convenient and low-cost entry into the world of RC Airplanes that raises the bar for foam electric sport gliders. Ideal for newer pilots wanting to expand their skills with confidence with easy to fly airplane, share the gift of flight with a friend, or push your own skills further with the Skynetic Shrike!

  Visit the Official Skynetic Shrike Glider Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Fan-Favorite

Fan-Favorite


The Shrike’s stability and endurance have earned it a reputation among RC pilots as one of the best motor gliders in the foam electric category!

 

Convenient Assembly and Transport


Featuring an innovative wing-mounted electrical connector and spinal pin, attach the main wings in seconds without any tools or wiring. Conversely, remove the wings in seconds for easy transport or storage.

Convenient Assembly and Transport
Tool-Less Propeller Assembly

Tool-Less Propeller Assembly


No tools are required to assemble the propeller base, folding propeller blade mounts and captive spinner. The entire assembly can be removed in seconds for servicing or replacement.

Flaps


Designed as an excellent trainer for newer pilots, an exciting acrobatic sport flyer, and a stable slow speed platform for FPV or general leisure flying, the Shrike uses pre-installed flaps to shorten take-off distance, improve stability, and increase lift.

Flaps
High-Visibility Scheme

High-Visibility Scheme


A high contrast, asymmetric color scheme in brilliant green and deep blue vinyl decals provides easy visual orientation for new pilots. Two 8mm LEDs also offer minor orientation assistance during landing in low light conditions.

Cost-Effective


The Shrike’s efficient aerodynamic design provides extended flight time using a common 3s 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery and fully enclosed control linkages in the tail for enhanced aerodynamics.

Cost-Effective
Full House Controls

“Full-House” Controls


"Full house" control surfaces include individually driven flaps, ailerons, rudder, and elevator, allowing RC pilots to utilize the full range of aerodynamic controls.

Efficient


Fully enclosed control linkages in the tail reduce drag and increase aerodynamic efficiency. Aeration inlets draw cooling air in from the spinner and nose to cool the internal electronics.

Efficient
Expandable

Expandable


A thoughtfully designed battery bay allows ample space to safely fit the flight battery and a modern gyro stabilized receiver according to your preference.

Strong and Durable


Carbon fiber spars reinforce the wing and fuselage, and plastic shrouds protect the nose and belly from damage during belly landings.

Strong and Durable
Versatile

Versatile


Designed as an excellent RC Trainer for new pilots, the Shrike is also an exciting acrobatic sport flyer that remains well suited for general leisure flying. It can also serve as a stable slow speed platform for FPV (First Person Video) equipment.

Features:

  • EPO foam, double carbon wing spars and carbon fuselage spars for outstanding strength and durability
  • Base White and Two Tone Asymmetric livery for increased contrast and orientation
  • Vinyl decals are easily removed for customization
  • Extreme flight envelope from casual, stress-free gliding to impressive aerobatics
  • 2-screws make this a very quick and easy build
  • Empennage hardware is completely obscured from airflow, resulting in a cleaner look and more efficient aerodynamics
  • Main wing features innovative mechanism that uses a single long pin inside the battery bay to hold on the wings for faster assembly and ease of transport
  • Very easy to hand toss
  • Included flaps allow the Shrike to land in very short field areas and distances
  • Plastic capped forward fuselage for dent resistance
  • Generous battery bay for this class size

Includes:

  • Skynetic Shrike Glider 1450mm (57") Wingspan - PNP
  • Admiral brushless 2836-1400kV motor
  • Admiral 30A ESC with XT60 connector
  • 6x  9g digital servos

Requires:

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : beginner
BUILD TIME : 15 minutes

Model Scale

N/A

Wingspan

1450mm / 57.08in

Length

1010mm / 39.76in

Weight

850g / 29.98oz

CG (Center of Gravity)

Refer to manual

Power System

Admiral Brushless 2836-1400kV motor

Electronic Speed Control

Admiral 30A with XT60 connerctor (included)

Propeller / EDF

9x5 2-Blade folding propeller (included)

Servos

6x 9g Digital Standard Servos

Landing Gear

None

Required Battery

3 Cell 11.1V 1600-2600 mAh LiPo battery with XT60 connector (required)

Required Radio

6+ Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Nylon

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Beginner/Intermediate

Build Time

15 Minutes or less

Recommended Environment

Outdoors

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Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

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4.6 Based on 38 reviews
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03/20/2020
Enrique T.
United States United States
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Lost prop/spinner 15 seconds into maiden flight

Lost my spinner 15 seconds into maiden flight. Luckly, the plane glides fine and I could land it with no damage. The spinner is simply a bad design. When the motor stops the spinner just keeps going and simply unwinds, no matter how tight you screw it in. Contacted MotionRC, and they recommended I hold the motor from inside with an allen wrench to apply more torque and apply glue to threads (no loctite) to keep the spinner in place. Of course, none of this is in the manual or build video, but it's still my fault that I lost my spinner. Nevermind who pays for the spinner (it's cheap), but it's backordered until who knows when. Have been flying with a non-folding 9x5 prop and the plane flies fine. Set-it up with full-house controls and crow brakes work great. Just have to be careful with landings.

WD
03/16/2020
Walter D.
United States United States
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Like how the wings go together. Lots of power!

I like way it handles.

T
03/15/2020
Tom
United States United States
  • How would you rate the overall quality of the product? Very LowLowOkayGoodVery Good
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Nice Plane, But Not Perfect

I am very happy with the Shrike. It is a fun and stable plane. I bought it to practice for setting up a 'full house' glider wing and be able to test how different setups (camber, reflex, full span ailerons, etc) are programmed and effect performance. The plane is so stable I can comfortably make changes and not worry about pushing a bad outcome. I have also set it up for crow which makes for great control on the landing approach. I couldn't give the product 5 stars because of a couple items: 1)I did not receive a horizontal stabilizer with the original kit and the carbon spar was warped and made it difficult to assemble the wing (actually harder to pull back apart also). Motion RC did replace the parts, but I had to wait another week to get the stabilizer. 2) The spinner does fly off on my plane when you throttle back. I tried several times mounting the folding prop, but each time it flew off - I am very glad others had warned about this issue. I understand the threaded brass insert in the spinner cone is supposed to be 'positive grip', but I ended up needing a couple drops of blue LocTite and it worked great to keep the spinner on the plane. A couple of things that were fine for me, but worth noting. The instruction manual is available on line, it was ok with me that it was not in the box. I could not get the full recommended throw for the control surfaces without moving the pushrods in on the control horns and still was not able to get the Control Throws noted in instructions Step 10. Lastly; step 11 shows a picture of the CG being measured back from the front fairing of the wing where it goes into the fuselage. The instructions note 65mm aft of the wing leading edge and I find that to work much better (for me). I have balanced the plane with 1800 and 2200 packs and they both provide a nice flight with the balance point measured back from the leading edge at the root and not from the foam fairing which is plugged into the fuselage. Again; a fun plane to fly and I'm looking forward to taking it out slope soaring next.

JP
03/13/2020
James P.
United States United States
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Shrike Review

To start I have to give great props to Motion RC! My plane was apparently abducted by a porch pirate and Motion RC was able to send a replacement in about a week. Thanks Motion RC. Once I had the plane, it was very easy to assemble. The only critiques I would give to the assembly is maybe to add a little glue to the horizontal stab, add reinforcement to foam where the spike goes through the wings to lock them in, and to switch to a stronger blade mount. Just to clarify, I have not had an issue with the horizontal stab (other than slight movement when operating the elevator) or the wings coming loose. Just seems that where the spike goes through would be a potential weak spot. I am 3d printing some plastic inserts to strengthen the wing locking. The one issue I have had is the spinner. It is very hard to get a good grip on the spinner to tighten it enough to keep it on. There is just not that much to grab onto. The plane flies great! And soars great! But I have had the spinner come off two or three times. I believe I'm not able to get it tight enough and then while flying, I stop throttle to soar and the sudden stop of the esc break is causing it to unspin itself. Might just have to put some locktite on it. Other than that, it's a great flying plane (looks great too). Performs great! Especially gliding!

BW
03/12/2020
Ben W.
United States United States
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Almost perfect... almost

Well, I only have a few flights on the shrike so far but all of them have been an absolute joy. I purchased this for my 10 year old son to start learning to fly on a buddy-box setup. For a receiver, I had the old receiver out of my Eflight Cessna 150 laying around and that worked great. As an added bonus, it has the safe select and it transforms the shrike into a perfect learning aircraft. With a mix of motor and gliding we are getting more than 15 minute flights out of the shrike. With a couple of batteries, it maximizes the flying time to attention span ratio with my son. Here's the rub. Like most folks, we have had the spinner/prop combo come off. Luckily, I read the reviews before taking it out so we ran it up in the front yard. One abrupt transition from near full to zero throttle and the prop was off. We have to be extra careful on how fast we drop the throttle when flying. There are remedies for this and we haven't had a problem in the air yet, but it's disconcerting. The one other concern is where the wing spar goes through the fuselage. The hole for the spar, on our plane, is actually a "C" and not a hole with material on all sides. I'm unsure if this will be an issue in the long-run. We are flying the shrike like the powered glider it is and having a blast. We'll probably do something about the spinner/prop problem sooner than later but we have a workaround in place in the interim. Overall, an almost perfect aircraft for the money... almost. -Ben

L
03/10/2020
love-airplane
United States United States
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Great plane, unfortunately I had a bad start though

It is fair to give this model 4 starts, although I crashed it today. The foam on this plane is stronger than those of e-flite's. The build quality is good, the tolerance is small. The plane itself feels substantial, not floaty. That are all good things. One not so good things is there was no manual. I am more used to manual than watching lengthy video. So I just went ahead assembling it and went out to fly. I naively assumed the gyro was completely plug and play without really paying attention to gyro, I also accepted the awkward position of using BIND button to activate the stabilization mode. The first four flights all end up with crashes! Talked with support, and learned that I needed to take care of gyro. It turned out that my previous gyro setting was wrong. With a lot of confidence, I went out for the fifth try. This time I got it fly! But it ended up with crash though. When I launched it, I notice the model flied up and down quickly several times, I guess it was because that I set the elevator gain too big! The plane is definitely more agile than my previous glider, the e-flite conscendo. I will buy the second one, with all the dumb lessons I learned, hopefully it will fly beautifully.

A Motion RC Customer
JS
03/05/2020
Jim S.
United States United States
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I Do Like it's looks and performance a LOT and am glad I got it But..

The two shipments I received ( since I ordered a separate set of wings and prop adapters) were excellent and fast .. I've been ordering kits for years and the Shrikes packing box was nearly perfect. The precision of the foam fit and joiner/spar design in particular with built in servo/led leads connector saves a TON of time at the field while putting the wings on.. Really like the fact the Y cable allows for easy separation via connector and use of separate Aileron and Flap servos...all that is Excellent.. however the quality of the foam is poor /very fragile /brittle Styrofoam, and this type of foam will scratch dent and crack much like Balsa in any hard crash because its so brittle. .. so far my grandson and I haven't crashed it.. The only really frustrating problem was with the Prop adapter assy. 30 seconds into the maiden the spinner came off and it was lost forever in the very tall grass.. so had to wait a another week to fly it, Then I found that even with the spinner VERY tight on the prop shaft, the prop would still spin until I found a 1/16th fairly thick washer that fit over shaft and the added enough material to allow compression to hold teh assembly together and stop the prop from slipping. Tech Support via e-mail has been good and very responsive , I like the Chat function a lot.. the canopy and overall air-frame design and the decals in particular are stellar..

RA
03/01/2020
Rick A.
Canada Canada
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Shrike evaluation.

I would say a quality product overall. I would like to see if they produce Warbird's or Sport aircraft of the same value range and quality !! Good Stuff, Good Price !! Keep it up Guys !! Rick, From the great white north !! Being as we still have 2 ft. of snow up here , I have not flown it as yet !!

JM
02/19/2020
John M.
United States United States
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Value for money!

This gem has been thought out very well. Attention to small things, like access to wing servo arms, easy hatch lock, plenty of battery room etc Flies on rails and is a great slope soarer too! Fits in the car without having to take apart. Very happy!

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