This is the Brushless Electric Powered, 2.4GHz Radio Controlled, Almost Ready to Fly Calypso Glider from Flyzone. For beginning to experienced glider pilots.
Construction: Aero-cell foam, white in color with green and black trim Wing: Two-piece Aileron Control: Dual servo with flap option (SEE COMMENTS) Battery Compartment: Located under canopy Landing Gear: Landing wheel with nose and tail skid plates Warranty: Flyzone guarantees this kit to be free from defects in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or modification.
Flyzone Calypso Glider ARF and Instruction Manual
Radio: 4-5 channel with four micro servos (SEE COMMENTS) Motor: 28mm brushless outrunner Electronic Speed Control: 18A 24" (610mm) Servo Extensions: Two for aileron servos LiPo Battery: 11.1V 1300mAh LiPo Battery Charger Y Harness to mix ailerons (if radio does not have electronic mixing) Propeller: 9x5 folding design Shoe Goo type glue to glue in servos Threadlocker and 1.5mm hex wrench
Part # in manual for servo is incorrect. Please use FLZA6013 - Flyzone Micro Servo Calypso
For optional flap installation you must upgrade to a minimum 5-channel radio system and purchase the following items; Two Flap Servos, FLZA6013 One Flap Linkage Set, FLZA6008 One Y-Harness for Flap Servos, FUTM4130 Two 6" (150mm) Servo Wire Extensions, HCAM2000
I have had my Calypso for a couple of months and find that it performs well in catching thermals. But what disturbs me is that in the reviews I read, all are adding weight to the nose. All who have one at our field have added ¾ to 1 oz in the tail with the battery all the way back in the well to get a flat glide. Having the right CG is important and can make or break an airplane on the first flight. There can't possibly be that much difference from glider to glider. This misinformation can hurt a first time buyer who is unaware. My advice is to check your CG carefully before flying the first time. Once trimmed, it is an excellent power glider that you will enjoy flying.
the old Dude - Acwirth, GA
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