The Taser Electric is a distinctive thermal glider with a wing loading from about 16g/dm2 and handling characteristics similar to those of a DLG. The climb-out is about 10 seconds for 200m. The Taser slices through the wind with ease.
With a heavier battery, the model can be flown with a higher wing loading. Find more information in the building instructions here.
Construction of the ship is interesting and beautifully done.
The wing cores are vertical grain balsa laminated with carbon spars and shear webs; with a final laminate of 26g Carboline on the exterior.
The V-Tail is made in a similar manner and is controlled like a DLG with kevlar threads and torsion springs.
The fuselage is constructed in two parts; pod and boom and are joined together at the factory. The fuselage layup is all light weight woven carbon cloth with Carboline on the exterior; 2.4gHz antennas will need to be routed to the outside of the craft for good reception.
The fuselage is perfectly tailored for the electric drive, roomy with plenty of room for gear without being draggy.
Includes nice wing bags.
Basic recommended power system.
- Battery: 800-1800mAh
- Motor: Speed 400 or equivalent
- Propeller: Aeronaut 13x8 folder
- ESC: 25 Amp min.
- Spinner: 32mm
- Wingspan: 2000mm
- Weight: 450-580g approx.
- Airfoils: AG455ct-02f / AG47ct-02f