Medina (2M Almost Ready to Fly)
Many of us want to fly high-performance 2-meter F3L/F3-RES gliders for competition or sport flying, but who really has time to spend two weeks' worth of evenings putting together a balsa kit nowadays? We get it. That's why we set out to do something about that!
The Medina is an almost ready-to-fly (ARF) F3L/F3-RES electric glider and comes with fully pre-built and covered surfaces so you can enjoy flying the model shortly after receiving the package. To complete the model, you need to glue the carbon boom into the nose, glue the tail-mounting carbon pins into pre-drilled holes, mount the servos and run the pull-string wires.
Created in partnership with Performance Models in Australia, Medina uses new airfoils purpose-designed for the flight envelope of modern F3/F5-RES competition flying. The wingtips are specifically optimized for great tip-stalling characteristics and could handle high variations in the angle of attack. The result? A glider that turns tighter and more efficiently than similar designs, perfect for low-level thermal flying
The properly-sized and removable V-tail is designed for control and great low-speed handling, crucial during soft thermals and the landing phase. And of course, the V-tail not only looks good but helps minimize the overall drag of the E-Medina for better L/D in all aspects of the flight envelope.
The fuselage is minimalistic, further minimizing overall drag from the completed model.
For orders from Australia and New Zealand, please purchase from Performance Models
- 3-channels: V-tails, Spoiler
- Wing airfoils: MS series
- Wing area: 36.2 dm²
- Root chord: 200mm
- Wingspan: 2 meters
- AUW: ~ 450-460 grams
- Tail servos: 2* KST X06 v6
- Spoiler servo: 1* KST X06H v6
- Battery: ArmSoar 1S 1100mAh LiPo
- Pre-built and covered removable wing panels (1* centre, 2* tips)
- Pre-built and covered removable tail surfaces (1* left, 1* right)
- Pre-built and covered nose and canopy
- Pre-drilled carbon boom
- Tail mounting pins
- Tail springs
- Pull-string wire
- Repair covering patches NOT included
The Medina is shipped in very sturdy and robust box. Inside it, individually packed pieces are carefully stored.
The assembly process is easy and intuitive, it becomes even easier with the very well produced ARM soar assembly videos available on YouTube.
After adjusting the CG, AUW ended up around 450g. At such low wing loading, the model surprised me penetrating quite well during my tests at around 7mph wind.
Thermaling is easy and the recommended V-tail control settings (15mm up/down rudder/elev with 20mm max when both rudder and elevator are deflected + 30% expo) show good balance to control the model.
I`m quite happy and positively impressed with the level of attention to the details and package completeness that ARM soar provided with this ARF!
The assembly completion instructions were easy to follow.
It would be good to have an Ethos template for the V tail glider.
very happy with the purchase, looking to get a motor and folding prop.