With the help of Johannes Dillinger, Philip Kolb and Benjamin Rodax this design is cutting edge. Many 100's of hours were devoted to this project, and the results speak for themselves! As close to an elliptical wing planform as you can get!
Pike Precision E F3F Version
SoaringUSA is proud to announce a very exciting model from Samba Models: Pike Precision E.
Imagine the Pike Precision with its incredibly fast airfoil and now coupled with an electric motor. Get ready! That thrill ride you have been looking for is here.
With the help of Johannes Dillinger, Philip Kolb and Benjamin Rodax this design is cutting edge. Many 100's of hours were devoted to this project, and the results speak for themselves! This model will be available in a 2000gm. (71oz) F3B layup, or a 2200gm. (78oz) F3F layup.
A rather ‘’aggressive’’ (by means of taper ratio) planform was designed. Using LLT methods the lift distribution was calculated to be as close to the elliptical shape as reasonably possible. This measure reduces the tip volume and thereby its mass as well as inertia helping to increase the roll rate. The planform was designed to run the ailerons all the way out to the wingtip, thereby maximizing both aileron span and lever arm. This measure minimizes the aileron throw for a given roll rate or, vice versa, maximizes the roll rate for a given amount of aileron throw.
MOTOR: NEU Motor 1110-1Y-6.7/P29
ESC: Phoenix EDGE Lite 100
PROP: RFM 17x13
BATTERY: Thunder Power 65C Lipo 2250-3S
Here is more on the Precision from our friends at Samba! Samba site info.
Flying video on Vimeo by Pierre Rondel, click to view
Video below by hokwdennis