Arrows Hobby, after the success of trainers, warbirds, and jets, now brings you gliders. This first glider, the 2000mm SZD-54, has been thoroughly tested, and has been brought to you in it's best form.
To achieve the best dihedral, the SZD-54 was designed with a specialized two-piece CNC threaded metal spar joiner- allowing the aircraft to maintain its wing geometry during demanding flight routines. Additionally, the pre-embedded carbon fiber spars in the fuselage and main wings ensure overall rigidity in high-G maneuvers.
A high-quality 30A ESC paired with a 3136-KV1000 motor provides ample power with a 3S pack (1300mAh-2200mAh) to perform most aerobatic maneuvers. Positive and negative loops, stall turns, point rolls, and inverted flight can be easily and excellently performed.
The wing and horizontal stabilizers are designed with a snap-fit structure, which can be installed by pressing and detached by pulling. No screws or glue necessary! This superb design makes transportation and storage easy. With the majority of the aircraft pre-assembled and no need for screws or glue, this aircraft can be built in as little as 3 minutes!
Don't settle for any less than the best - Arrows Hobby 2000mm SZD-54.
3 minute build. Out to the field the next day. Really good foam. Very similar to the Eflite Conscendo. Fun to fly, you can go fast, you can soar, loop and roll. Great plane to start the day with, or if you’re in the mood and just chill out for 15 minutes + and glide.
Wow. Great flier , top quality from the hinges to final model completed. Wow. Get one you will love it.
My first ever glider and I picked the right one. I was always afraid of launching by hand but with this glider it’s so smooth launching it with a bit throttle. I highly recommend this product to anyone. Great job hobbyzone.
This plane is everything you could want as a novice glider experience. It flies exactly how I wanted. Less sporty than the Conscendo its more of a pure glider. I run it with a 3S 1300 battery and that provides plenty of power to climb to 400 feet in under 30 seconds, and then just shut the motor down and glide around for 10-15 minutes before I do it again. If there is a breeze, or thermals it would stay up much much longer. I had to put a lawn chair out to sit on. If you are an advanced pilot you could slope soar very easily with this. You can also sport fly under power if you want, it has lots of power even with a small battery, and a 2600 would give a very long powered flight. I just prefer the 1300 for gliding. Lighter works best for that.
I have had several sailplanes/gliders. This Arrow Sailplane is the best I have ever flown. It effortlessly will climb with an easy toss when you rev the motor. It has flaps which is a big plus. It can perform aerobatics. I only added some colored duct tape strips on the underside of the wings for orientaion.
Its capable of pure gliding, powered gliding, and sport gliding. It does all of them very well, it just depends what you want to do that day. It isnt the super high speed powered sport glider that the Conscendo is. but its still capable of aerobatics and 5-10 minutes of full powered fun. But then you can put a 3s 1300 battery in it and fly for up to an hour just using the motor to climb. Or you could take it to an unpowered gliding area and slope soar. This plane will definitely help you learn whether gliders are for you, and put a plane in your hangar thats flexible and capable.
I just maidened my SDZ-54 today. It was a birthday present from my kids and I’ve been wanting to fly it for almost a month now.
Flies beautifully. The motor is super responsive, it’s very easy to hand launch.
I actually didn’t have to trim absolutely nothing on my first flight.
Easy compartment to access battery.
The one only thing that I wish it had was an easier wing connector to plug in the flaps/aileron servos. Other than that the plane has absolutely no flaws. It’s extremely well built.
I personally give it 5/5 stars!
I have finially got to fly the SZD 54, I had my friend hand toss It. It took off just great, had a light breeze flew up to a decent altitude in no time. Turning into the wind really slowed it down and throughout the flights I had a tendency to fly it too slow. This sailplane needs some speed into it , I saw it start to tip stall several times. Setting up to land it did bad tip stalls from less than 50 Feet turning final striking the ground on both flights. Fortunately it was high grass and did no damage, I can’t believe it!!! Now I know and will keep the speed up in turns close to the ground. Most of this is on me for trying to fly slow, not the planes fault. I bought some hobby shop fluorescent yellow for the wing tips and outer bottom of the wing.
Great sailplane, not for beginners.
Very nice looking in the air.
Take this sailplane over a Multiplex product anytime.
I will probably order another one for a spare in the near future.
This is a Christmas Present from my grandson's. Plane will not be opened or used until after Christmas Day. Can hardly wait.
I heard about Arrows AZD 54 and tried to get one only to find that it was sold out. When I saw on YouTube that they were back in stock I immediately sent my order in. Just several days later it was at my door. Upon opening the box I right away saw that what was said about the plane was true. I am now looking forward to getting it in the air.
I love my new sailplane szd-54. Flies great can’t wait for warmer weather.
This is a complete, ready to fly right out of the box sailplane with some umph to it!
On today's maiden flight, I was surprised and pleased that this SZD 54 needed no trimming of anything, right out of the box. It was a wind of 4 to 6 mph, but the plane sliced into it like a knife.
The only thing that was a negative about the sailplane was that it was advertised having digital servos. It was disappointing to see the servo label saying "analog" on it.
Other than that, I just love this plane and would recommend it to any intermediate pilot! Oh yeah, one more thing, the flaps are AWESOME!!
The SZ-54 came packed very well and intact. It went together easily and the instructions were easy to understand. This glider is a fantastic flyer and has become one of my favorite aircraft. It was easy to balance and hand launch yourself. I would recommend this glider for anyone looking for something easy to fly and learn on.
Nice powered glider,Flies great and flaps really help to slow it down.
Had some original problems getting the wings onto the wing spars; the slot for the spars was not deep enough but with some rocking back and forth and a lot of force finally got them to fully install. Getting better all the time.
The plane is clearly solid should be able to take a beating. It looks great but in the air, its all white color can make it hard to keep orientation. Painted the upper wing tips fluorescent orange. Painted a wide dark blue strip on the lower wing about 2/3rds the way out. Makes a huge difference.
Added a throttle/down elevator mix so the plane did not pitch up so much with throttle. I am still getting used to this kind of flying but am really enjoying it. Will fly it a lot. I
I am still figuring out how much flap to use and if I need some flap/elevator mix.
Would rate the quality 5 stars except for the problems I had with the wing spars.
I had some original problems getting the wings to fully install on the fuse as the spars did not want to go all the way in. Eventually was able to work them in and now it is easy get the wing off and on. It is my first plane of this kind so it took some getting used to but it has always launched well. It is tough. It is well built. It is predictable.
I typically use a 3S 1800 mAh battery. I can keep it up for at least a half hour with the battery. Tried a 1300 but it seemed to fly better with the 1800.
I have learned it turns best using the rudder but keep power on in turns or make gentle turns to avoid losing speed. I use a throttle to Elevator mix once launched as under power the plane wants to pitch way up. I also mix in a little down elevator when using the flaps. The flaps slow it down enough to make good landing and not float too far away.
The model is almost all white which can create orientation problems, especially in overcast conditions so I painted the top wing tips a fluorescent orange and put a broad dark blue stripe on the bottom wing about 2/3rds of the way out. Makes a huge difference.
A nice plane to fly around the sky and not worry about it getting away from me.
This is a very well built plane. Easy to assemble and get into the air. Easy to fly. It is kinda caught in the middle between a glider and a warm-liner. Really does neither great. Not much aileron authority, has enough power for loops, and seems a bit heavily loaded for catching thermals. So for me it was not a fun plane. Though it would likely be a fun plane for someone else getting into power gliders.
This is a good power glider. Very responsive. It will keep you on your toes. Watch out for tip stalls.
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