A middleweight 2m glider that has a beautiful planform.
Introducing the Paprika 3 produced by Japanese manufacturer PILOT.
The Paprika 3 is a 2 meter electric glider with a fully sheeted built up wing construction and a stiff yet light fuselage. This makes the Paprika 3 a middleweight electric glider that is tougher than the typical film over balsa rib thermal ships. The Paprika 3 sports ailerons, flaps and a V-Tail. The flaps and ailerons are controlled by independent servos allowing full featured mixing; full span ailerons, snap flaps, crow/butterfly etc. Servo pockets are precut and the control surface hinges are installed. The fuselage is laid up from 2.4GHz friendly fiberglass and sports a pre-attached beautifully made and machined carbon tail boom. The entire unit feels good in the hand not too soft or flexy and not too heavy. FYI, the motor mount is preinstalled and is somewhat thick, requiring a motor with a longer than usual shaft.
In the small bits department, the kit comes with control horns, screws for mounting the motor, shrink tubing for the servos (for gluing servos into the wing) and for the servo extensions (keeps them from coming unplugged), a ply servo tray and some velcro. Carbon wing joiners, music wire control rods, servo covers and a V-Tail assembly jig round out the kit. An assembly manual (with decal set) is included. The manual is written in both English and Japanese and has great pictures that simplify understanding the various build tasks.
|Wing Area||36.1dm2 (559.6in2)|
|All Up Weight||800~880g (28.2~31oz)|
|No of Servos||6|
|Controls||Ail Flp Rud Ele|
|Battery||3s 800~1500 approx- depending on balance/runtime needs|