The Arsen wing is molded from carbon and fiberglass. In between the layers of carbon and fiberglass is a layer of Herex foam which separates the inner and outer wing skins giving them their high stiffness and resistance to torsional loads. The fuselage is molded from fiberglass and reinforced with carbon tow in the high stress areas. This results in a light airframe that is stiff but reasonably flexible.
We like that the Arsens slip-on nose cone clicks into place, no need to tape it on. We also like that it comes with a pre installed adjustable tow hook . The control surfaces are pre cut, hinges relieved, and gap wipers installed. All control horns are installed and the V-tail control horns come with the ball links soldered into place.
The Arsen comes with 4lbs / 1.814kg of ballast. The small brass bars fit into the wing spar while the larger ones slide into pockets in the roots of the wing.
The Arsen is smooth and graceful, tracks beautifully and retains energy like a champ.
All in all, an excellent molded composite, sailplane.
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|Airfoil||DP Sections 1.89 / 7.83|
|Wingspan||119.6" / 3040mm|
|Wing Area||919 sq. inches. / 59.3dm|
|Length||59.054" / 1500mm|
|Empty Weight||70.5oz / 2000 grams|
|RTF Weight||77.6 - 151.6oz. / 2200 - 4300 grams|