In love with the original pure glider Sequoia 2 meter but don't have a slope or winch to fly it? Introducing the Electric Sequoia 2 meter! Like the original, the clean lines, the very handsome wings with a nicely tapered planform and the large surfaces all scream refinement and to top it off, it is not just a chopped off nose, it has extra molded area to run the wires for an outrunner motor if you like.
The black poplar veneer on the foam core wings is the icing on the cake that really makes a statement. Not only is it beautiful with the furniture grade finish work, but they are fully built and ready to slide onto the fuselage wing joiner. With carbon tow under the skins to carry the load, these wings are an excellent study in adding lightness for peak performance. With the 7% HN 785 airfoil from Norbert Habe, you will enjoy great all around performance.
The fuselage is is very nice looking shape with a snug fitting canopy that is easy on and off, and the tail boom is nice and wide resulting in a stiffer boom. Using aerospace quality resins and proper layup the fuselages are light, strong and not brittle. No need to cut the nose any further, the thrust angle has already been set and to make the mounting of motors easier, a recess for your motor wires in the bottom of the nose is present.
Many people are used to very thick fuselages that have no give, or worse yet a poor resin to fiber ratio. Extra resin is a total waste and only makes a plane weaker, these planes appear to have excellent ratio. Not many planes, especially for this price can say the same.
The completeness of these airframes is very high. The wings and tail slip on much like a fully molded glider. The finish work to complete is installing the radio gear, electric setup of your choice and securing the pins for the v-tail. The v-tail may need some final sanding for clearance of the elevators. We suggest cutting out the servo access hatch on the underside of the fuselage and soft mounting a servo tray with a rubbery adhesive like Foam Cure. The rubbery glue allows the fuselage to flex a bit on those hard landings.
The E-Sequoia should be able to build out for a fairly light wing loading, this means you will be up there with the thermal ships. But with the 7% airfoil and plenty of room in the fuselage and a nice carbon wing joiner, we think she will be a very versatile plane with a wide speed range.
I would not be doing my job if I did not point out the wonderfully large flight surfaces on this plane. The flaps are big enough to slow a freight train to a crawl and are bottom hinged to allow a full 90 degrees of airbrake should you desire. The ailerons are very nicely sized and hinged nice and tight but still have plenty of throw for an impressive roll rate.
Does not come with instructions, but pretty straight forward build if you have ever outfitted a powered glider.
Spinner not included but if you need one try this LINK
Recommended spinner size 38mm
|Airfoil||HN 785 7%|
|Wingspan||2000mm (2 Meter)|
|Empty Weight||About 850g, 30 ounces|
|Flying Weight||From 1130g, 40 ounces|
|Controls||Throttle, Aileron, Elevator, Rudder, Flaps|
|Construction||Foam / Wood Wing, Carbon Reinforced, Fiberglass Fuselage|