ELECTRIC SOARING PAGE
Electric models use a small electric motor and battery pack along
with a folding propeller to launch them. The extra weight of these
items increases the wing loading of the plane and decreases its'
efficiency as a soarer, but for the lone flyer who doesn't want to
drag out winch or bungee every time they are an excellent way of
getting air time.
Many of the models that are available as thermal soarers also
have an electric powered variant. The Graphite form FVK is one such:
"Graphite" Model, electric variant in inset
In some cases this carries as far as being able to buy 2
nosecones for the model. One for normal thermal soaring and
competition and the other for electric motors.
|Two "Hotliner" type electric models. Designed
for speed and soaring ability
||Two "soaring" type electric model. They use the
motor to get to height and the "float" on the rising air.
Basically thermal soarers with motors
8 Minute precision thermal flight.
Points off for over and under time. 1 point per
Points normalised for each round.
More than 60 secs over = zero score.
Time starts when motor is turned off.
15 seconds for BRUSHLESS motors
60 seconds for BRUSHED motors