Electric Sailplanes

Electric sailplanes, as the name suggests, are meant to sail along on the wind currents with minimal usage of artificially generated energy. Fitted with large wings, these electric sailplanes are quite popular amongst hobbyists. Built with large wingspans, these electric sailplanes are easy to maneuver making them perfect for beginners as well as seasoned flyers.

Electric sailplanes are generally made of wood and are available in different forms for all types of flyers from the beginners and intermediate levels to those interested in serious flying and competitions. While the most popular variety has a wingspan of around 2m, electric sailplanes are also available with almost 3m and above, wingspans.

Electric sailplanes are not only meant for sport & pleasure and have been widely used by many organizations in thermal hunting even. For anyone who has spent a bit of time flying these electric sailplanes, it is easy to understand why they are so popular.

Electric sailplanes have an extremely stable flight pattern. This makes them highly maneuverable and extremely predictable in movements. For beginners, this makes the model extremely easy to understand and adapt to.

If you are looking to build an electric sailplane on your own, then all you need is the wood, for the structure; the engine, the wireless equipment and some other basic tools and equipment to help you cut and put the pieces together. There are many kits for electric sailplanes available at hobby stores that will allow you to simply take the parts out of the box, follow the detailed instructions and with a little bit of experience, you can build the entire sailplane in your own workshop.

Electric sailplanes also give you the chance of spending some quality time with your friends or children. You can either build it together or fly it outdoors with equal ease.

If you are looking to learn more about them and get started, there are a number of clubs where people who love electric sailplanes gather for competitions and learning. These clubs have trained and experienced instructors who will be able to tell you how to build, repair, maintain and fly your electric sailplane. These clubs are also known to organize various meets and competitions where people are encouraged to display their talents.

Whether you choose a ready-to-fly kit or just pick some materials and supplies to build one, electric sailplanes are the most convenient and easy to fly RC planes that are available today.

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