AndREaS electric version - R.E.S.-model for electric drive
Top quality lasercut kit - made in Germany!
In the year 2012 we were the first commercial provider in Germany of our R.E.S.olution, a fully suitable plane for competitions in R.E.S, which had been a new class at that time. In this competition class, the RC-functions are restricted to rudder, elevator and spoiler. The models with a weight of approx. 600g, except for some few self-made models, made this competition class very successful - despite of the restrictions, such as RC-functions, design and high start with a standard rubber. In the meantime the models have developed concerning lower weight and wider chord, in order to attain larger high start heights. when there is no wind at all. Under the leadership of Pietro Tescari (Andreas Decker's best friend) experts of the scene and profile specialists gathered together to create a new, powerful and competitive R.E.S.- model, based on the analysis of current successful competition models and own ideas. This has been implemented successfully, because with a prototype of this model Andreas Decker won the qualification and finished fourth in the final classification of the 1st RES German-tour in Minden the 21st, of March 2015 - a few days before his death.
The plane is manufactured by "HJW Modellbau und Laserdesign" together with PT flight models (Pietro Tescari). Herr Wreege (HJW) is a former employee of Robbe and has decades of experience in construction (CAD/CAM) and CNC-manufacturing (milling and laser) of flight models. 100% made in Germany, of course!
AndREaS is made entirely of wood (spar/leading edge/D-Box) and has a profile of 8,5% thickness (MB-674RES), which has been developed especially for this class. With it's wingspan of 1990mm it respects the regulations. The model has a flying weight of 550g-580g (non-tuned standard version), that means a wing loading of approx. 16.3g/dm²! Resulting from the profile, our AndREaS has excellent penetration characteristics -even with higher wind speeds- despite the lower wing loading.
Lasered wooden kit, constructed in a lightweight but solid interlocking framework
Huge rudder for agility
Two-part wing with multiple dihedral and stylish wingtips
Spring steel wing connector
D-Box (sheeted leading edge section with shear webbing, ribs are inserted in an innovative "comb-like" spar, in which you insert the ribs)
Magnetic wing retainers
Excellent break efficiency of the spoiler
Multicolored construction plan and a detailed and fully illustrated German construction manual
Made in Germany!
The wing is constructed with a balsa leading edge, pine spars, sheeted balsa trailing edge and various pieces of plywood made from poplar and birch plywood. The lasercut ribs are form-fitting connected with the trailing edge by the use of support feet. Stylish wingtips ensure an elegant appearance. The wings are connected with a 5mm steel wire, but it can optionally be replaced by a double carbon fibre wing joiner. The fuselage made of balsa is reinforced with plywood. The kit contains, besides of the lasercut and numbered parts, all the small parts and linkages needed. All the kits of the Gruener-CNC-line include a multicolored construction plan scaled 1:1 and a fully illustrated German construction manual.
Glue, covering film and RC-components are NOT included in the kit. As covering film - especially for the fuselage and tail unit - we recommend ORALIGHT iron-on film.
Roxxy 2220/20: No. M314949
Cool Nose spinner 30/2,0: No. AN725900
Cam-Carbon prop 8x4: No. AN723413
- LiPo-battery 3S/800mAh: No. SLSXT08003130
Hacker X-12 Pro controller: No. H87100001
Hacker A10-7L with gear: No. H97104407
Spinner: No. RE-29.5
Center hub: No. RE-32.3,0.8
Cam-Carbon prop 12x10: No. AN723449
LiPo-battery 3S/450mAh: No. SLSXT04503130
Hacker X-12 Pro controller: No. H87100001
- Transmitter with at least 4 functions and a spoiler/elevator-mixer
- Receiver with normal range
- 2 x servo HiTec HS-53 (fuselage) and 2 x HiTec HS-55 (spoiler)
Further information you find in the corresponding tab pages above this description.
|Bauweise||Lasergefertigter Bausatz Highest Quality made in Germany|
|RC-Funktionen||Seite, Höhe, Klappen, Motor|
|Spannweite ca. [mm]||1990|
|Länge ca. [mm]||1150|
|Tragflächeninhalt ca. [dm²]||33,8|
|Flächenbelastung ca. [g/dm²]||16,3|
|Fluggewicht ca. [g]||ab 550|
In the basic version with Roxxy motor, my AndREaS weighs 590 g but I could have saved at least 15 g, or even 20 g, by saving glue and using two carbon rods instead of the single wing rod in steel (option proposed in the manual). The center of gravity was right from the start and I didn't have to add a single gram of lead.
Attention, to use the option with two carbon rods it is imperative to ensure, by a blank assembly of the glider, that the key sleeves in the wings are perfectly parallel before gluing them. Otherwise, it will get stuck when mounting the glider.
The first flight was without problem. The main adjustment was to set the elevator mix to compensate for the pitch down effect of the spoilers. The power of the Roxxy motor is more than sufficient. You can even launch the AndREaS with only 3/4 of the power to save the battery. This is sufficient for a gentle climb.
The flying qualities are very good. Bank angle is perfectly controlled with the fin rudder and once in the air, you quickly forget that there are no ailerons. Once the elevator mix is set correctly, the spoilers are easy to control to manage the rate of descent before landing.
Thanks to its low weight, the AndREas catches the slightest thermal and spirals easily. You don't have to wait for big lift to fully benefit from it. "Light air" conditions are sufficient to fly with pleasure.
So a light, affordable and efficient electric glider to recommend without restriction.