The Gin is a very well rounded glider that can do a bit of everything well. Enjoy her on the slopes, or chase some thermals the MH32 airfoil works well in both environments.
The foam core, sheeted wings are robust and accurate and have ample sized surfaces for better control.
Pleasing lines are reproduced in the fiberglass fuselage with it's distinctive canopy and a large tail to keep her tracking perfectly.
Build quality from TopModels is always excellent. This model is no exception. This plane is nearly ready to fly, just install your radio and enjoy.
Contents of the kit:
|Wingspan||2.3 meters (90.5 inches)|
|Wing Area||38,5 dm2|
|Length||1340mm (52.75 inches)|
|RTF Weight||33,8-39 g/dm2|
|Controls||Aileron, Elevator, Flap, Rudder|
|Construction||Fiberglass Fuselage, Foam Core Wing|
|Recommended Setup||Please see included instructions.|
The build was very interesting, with the manual mostly in Czech with an english parts list. Fortunately the engineering drawings were excellent. I used KST servos and they are quiet and positive. I did swap the supplied rudder control rod for a carbon fiber rod and got really solid response. The fit and finish of this aircraft is the best I've ever seen.
Flying: This is my first non-foam glider, and it is really fast. I was flying patterns with a Radian Pro, and just blowing by him on every pass. It flies big, and very positive. I increased my servo travel from my initial conservative settings and it came to life, with all the control authority I need.
The Gin was the first sailplane I have put together in quite a few years. Construction was was a bit challenging. Wayne supplied all the servos. Used Hitec servo wells and covers, and replaced the balsa elevator push-rod with a carbon one. I also provided support for the push rod right behind the wind bolt down plate. Every part of the ARF kit fit well. Used a LiFe pack on the nose, and after adding led to the nose for balance, it was ready for the fist toss.
My wife tossed the sailplane for the first time from a very small hill at a park near our home. The darned thing kept on gliding for ever. I was impressed by the long glide.
Next trip was at the Chambelain SD slopes. What a well behaved sailplane. Second flight and it was in the air for one hour. I have since flown the sailplane several more times. It thermals well and it performs very well on the slope.
Over all a good slope or thermal sailplane. I would buy another one.