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A Simple to Build, Radio Controlled, 3-channel Electric Glider
Wingspan 1510 mm (59.5")
Length: 850 mm (33.5")
Wing Area: 23 sq mm (375 sq")

Designed for Mini or Micro R/C Equipment, for Rudder, Elevator and Motor Control (2 servos required).

Please note: This kit now includes parts and instructions for fitting a brushless outrunner motor.

Kit includes:
CNC cut balsa components with tab and slot location for quick and accurate assembly. All other wood required to build the model. Plans and written instructions with building diagrams. Control horns, plastic clevises, control snakes and wing bands.

Additional items required: All electrical items,covering material ( Solarfilm or Profilm recommended) glue.


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The success of our Orion glider gave us a great idea, why not make an electric version?

It was not quite as easy as that, as the Orion fuselage did not have the spare space and strength required to accommodate the motor, battery and speed controller. So we decided to design a new one!

It's still a 'slot together' CNC cut design, similar to the Orion glider, but with the additional space and strength needed for the electric power equipment. The new fuselage was designed to accept a 400-size 120-watt (or thereabouts) brushed or brushlessmotor and a small battery. Motor and the required folding propeller are not supplied in the kit.

The Orion wing was pretty strong but we've improved it with the addition of lower leading edge sheeting to create a full 'D' section. This easily copes with the increased load created by the extra weight in the Orion E.

Flight performance is almost 'sparkling' and well up to the standards of sophisticated models costing much more. Stability is good and you could easily use the Orion E as a second model after basic training.

With a span of just under 60", the Orion E could be a great model to pack for a family holiday

. Small, no mess and loads of fun, what more could you want!

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