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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 offering high value and diverse selection for newer pilots looking to broaden their flying experience across a range of platforms. 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, stay tuned for new products as we expand our exciting new brand!

The Skynetic 1.4M Shrike Glider raises the bar for foam electric sport gliders. Ideal for newer pilots looking to expand their skills with confidence and convenience, the Shrike assembles in minutes, provides "full house" control surfaces including flaps, and features an innovative mounting system that fastens or removes the main wings in mere seconds without tools.

Our Shrike Glider is designed as a versatile platform, offering value as an excellent trainer for newer pilots, an exciting acrobatic sport flyer, and a stable slow speed platform for FPV or general leisure flying. Customer feedback led much of the innovations we packed into this sport glider, including its tool-less wing connection and fully enclosed control linkages in the tail for enhanced aerodynamics. In fact, only two screws are required to fasten the tail and nose cone, respectively. Other features include a thoughtfully designed battery bay to allow as much space as possible to safely fit a range of flight battery sizes pand a modern gyro stabilized receiver according to your preference. Even the spinner sports a unique slotted design, with aeration holes that accent the functioning Naca inlet to cool the internal bay.

With its 1400mm wingspan, over-sized ailerons and generous flaps, the Skynetic Shrike can be flown on the slope, at high altitudes, as a sport acrobatic glider, and a trainer. Its high contrast, asymmetric color scheme in brilliant green and deep blue vinyl decals is easy to orient for new pilots, and also easily removable for those looking to customize their Shrike. Two 8mm LEDs also offer minor orientation assistance during landing in low light conditions.

The Shrike is a convenient and low cost entry into the world of foam electric RC flight. Give the gift of flight to 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.

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 Reviews

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11/05/2019
Alan S.
United States United States
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Shrike Glider

Excellent value for the price.

DO
11/04/2019
don o.
United States United States
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Nice

No cg specified, doesn't need a manual but I bet someone will ask for one. Excellent flier plenty of power for long flights and will climb right out of sight

P
11/03/2019
Paul
United States United States
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Can get no better

The title says it all. This plane is AWESOME! It goes together quickly and easily. But that's where it ends. In flight, it EXCELS. It took 4 go arrounds to land. The plane refused to come down. I finally got the aroach right and landed at my feet so I wouldn't wLk to retrieve it. It's well worth the low price. BUY ONE er. TWO.☺️

GS
11/01/2019
GORD S.
United States United States
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Manual?

Just got it.. No manual in box.. No bottom on inside box. Hmmm. Come back on for instructions, Glad I read above to put blue lock tight on.

KD
10/28/2019
Ken D.
United States United States
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Great Glider with some assembly issues.

Ordered this glider after I saw the review and flight from Motion at Fall Nall. Great price and I received it in three days (paid 10 bucks for expedited shipping). Upon assembly I noticed some issues. First there is a nest of wires to connect at the back of the battery compartment under the hatch. I realized it would be difficult to attach a receiver and then push all of that back far enough to clear the battery. I decided to re-route all the wires back to the elevator/rudder access hatch. This did require one 6 inch extension for the ESC/throttle wire. I connected my receiver then pushed the wires forward of the hatch and attached the receiver just beyond the front edge of he hatch. This freed up the area under the canopy and made it easier to install the battery. Also the latch pin on my canopy was a little too high and did not connect into the hard point but into just the foam. This was easily corrected with a couple magnets. One more point, I was not comfortable with the horizontal stab attachment. On my plane it wasn't tight and I noticed I could move the stab back and forth about an inch at the tips. I decided to use a small amount of hot glue to mount the hor. stab firmly in place. Be sure and connect the control wire first if you do this. Maidened the plane today and I am very impressed. The plane has very good power for a glider and is really fun to fly. I was also able to get 15 to 16 minutes of flight time on a 3 cell 2200 lipol, impressive. I would have given a 5 star rating but for the assembly issue. I highly recommend this plane.

GN
10/27/2019
Gerry N.
United States United States
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Very nice Motorglider

A lot of design improvements in this M/G and I love the enclosed Elv/Rud controls. Plus, the carbon rods and thicker rear fus. are an improvement over previous planes of this type that I have owned. However, I did have a problem with the spinner tip and prop assy flying across the kitchen when i was testing the plane controls. It's a good thing that it wasn't 25 feet over the corn field at the time. The manual says not to use any Thread Locker, but I had the spinner tip on as tight as I could get it with out any tools and it still flew off at about 50 % throttle. So, I reinstalled the prop assy with med. Thread Locker and I hope that I never have the same problem again. I hope to fly it soon.

A Motion RC Customer
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10/27/2019
Jesse
United States United States
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Excellent glider

Threw a hobbyeagle gyro in this plain and what blast this plane is to fly. The build quality is excellent. Definitely my new favorite plane!

D
10/24/2019
David
United States United States
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Nice offering

After a little shaky start with my receipt of product (a part and the manual was missing), the over all product is solid. Assembly utterly took about ten minutes and didn't really require a manual with the video available here in the product description. The missing part after contacting motion was sent out the next day and wasn't needed for flight. Not that any builder with any sense will need this but I forgot to put any thread lock on the spinner when I put the propeller on the first go around. Thinking it was tight enough and running the engine up several times it never occurred to me that it would be loose. Half way through a beautiful flight I throttled up and watched the spinner fall from space never to be found again. The wind kept the props back and held them on or I would have otherwise lost them also. Lesson learned. Without a manual I used the old 1/3 wing chord rule and the plane balanced nicely with the 3s pro 2200 battery right in the middle of the strap. This is directly under where the wiring runs through the wings to the fuselage. I programmed in 50 percent and 100 percent on the flaps and I would recommend putting in a small mix of down elevator. Flaps slow this plane WAY down. Also, at full throttle this baby will take itself vertical. I hand launched with out power and had a nice level flight and then kicked the throttle up slowly. It has plenty of power and takes seconds to get to a good flying/sailing altitude. I left all the surfaces at max and feel there is plenty of room for some aerobatics. I gave this product a 5 star for its ease of assembly and overall quality. Your getting a very nice craft for the money and its enjoyable to fly.

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