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Easy Glider Pro V Radian Pro

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Robert Jones 1015/06/2014 18:05:45
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Hi Guys,

Having learnt on an Easy cub and then moved onto a Riot (it is a riot to)

I am now thinking of getting an electric powered glider with ailerons, but which one. The foam quality of the Multiplex Easy Cub is better than the riot, is this the case with the Radian Pro? The Radian Pro is a good price when compared to the Easy Glider Pro RR. However, not seen either in action.

Any advise on which to get?

Bob J

Tom Satinet15/06/2014 20:38:23
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I think the Easy Glider is the better model.

Broken Prop16/06/2014 20:41:54
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Hi Robert

I agree with Tom. I have owned both planes and to me the EasyGlider is the better performer.

Good luck!

Pete

Tom Satinet17/06/2014 10:09:37
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From what I hear the original radian was better than the pro.

The pro is okay, but I think the fuselage is too bendy and it just has several issues that need addressing (i,e stiffen the fuselage). The EG is a pretty well sorted model. I had the "normal" EG - the non "pro". I wasn't in love with the elevator linkage but I don't know if it is better on the EG pro.

Edited By Tom Satinet on 17/06/2014 10:30:39

Steve Houghton 117/06/2014 12:00:08
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Other foamies are available, eg Multiplex Solius!

Steve

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Percy Verance17/06/2014 14:23:05
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I have an Easyglider (non Pro) here, assembled but not flownt yet. However I also have the Easystar 2.

A friend has recently acquired a Radian and although it does seem to fly well enough , the Easyglider/Easystar have it well beat for sheer quality. As a trad builder, these things are a constant source of amazement to me. They're obviously extremely well developed, which explains their tremendous performance. They're also a good deal tougher than some would believe.....

It'd be the Easyglider or Solius all the way for me.

Pete B - Moderator17/06/2014 14:40:06
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My old EG has been a reliable, steady performer but if I was in that area of the market now, I'd go for the Solius. Appearance has improved over the EG and has probably a broader performance range, too.

Pete

Frank Skilbeck17/06/2014 15:23:04
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I have an EG Pro as a glider and it's very good, several years old, has survived a mid air and crashing into the slope when some idiot blush forgot to switch the Rx on before chucking it off, friends Radian Pro bent when left in the car in the sun................

We also have several HYPE Relax electric gliders in the club and I rate these higher than the Radian Pro.

Solius is a different class up again, and has a fair turn of speed

Robert Jones 1017/06/2014 17:01:28
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Thanks for the replies Guys, Think I will go with the EG Pro if I can find one at a good price.

Bob J

Steve Colman17/06/2014 17:02:08
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Another vote for the Solius.

It's a great all-rounder that's happy thermal soaring, slope soaring or being flown like a hotliner.

We now have five being flown regularly at the club and slope.

Braddock, VC17/06/2014 17:08:55
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I bought a radian about 4 or 5 years ago, very pleased with it. It's the only plane I've ever been able to fly back to me and catch rather than land.

On the strength of it I also bought the radian pro but have yet to even asseble it.

I think they both need setting up carefully and respond extremely well to an aft centre of gravity, well the ordinary one did.

At Day's end I think I paid the same for both in total as the cost of a fully kitted out EGP.

The radian has been my first electric model and a battery can make it fly as long as the arthritis in my neck allows.

I have a multiplex merlin and tbh can't see much difference in the quality, but the merlin is anything but relaxing to fly, but we're talking chalk and cheese here.

I'd say find which one is available then get the cost of kitting out the EGP with the correct powerplant and some good quality servos then decide which you prefer.

There's oodles of stuff on the web re tuning the radian and radian pro to make them more efficient gliders but, tbh, they can outfly me anyday.

I don't think you'll be disappointed which one you'll choose.

Bill_B17/06/2014 17:11:33
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Another vote for the Solius. You won't find better quality moulded foam models than those made of Multiplex's 'Elapor' . The fit and finish is second to none.

ROY DAVIES 121/08/2014 00:00:03
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I have a battered rekitted/rebuilt Graupner Easy Star and it will out fly my Radian Pro which was a bit of a pig with its old fuselage. New fuse reinforced with rods in the rear fuse and the finpost plus going to a direct elevator servo, 'T' tail and moving the C of G back to 70mm has made it a bit better, more work to do yet to make it behave properly. The easy star has a hot motor and with go vertical and roll all the way up if I want it to and it just sits up there smooching about.

Rob Jones 221/08/2014 01:02:04
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Can I ask, why do you want ailerons?

I ask because I personally only use ailerons when I have to- a war bird has to have them. But for thermalling or sloping I think rudder and elevator is just fine. Am I missing something- quite probably I am!?

Old Geezer21/08/2014 09:22:25
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EGPro every time, for value for money knit your own though. The Solius is nice, but is the next step on the learning ladder, especially landing, it floats on and on in ground effect.

The EGPro is the plane you fly wearing your L plates, once you're really flying the thing, then get a Solius.

Robert Jones 1029/10/2014 16:37:10
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Well I went for the EGPro, easy to put together, using 2S 2000 lipos. Set it up with both ailerons going up on flap switch (on advise from my mate the Air Commodore) to help with landing, it stills floats on and on in ground effect!!!

A bit of a difference to flying my other planes, yes do need L plates, it climbs very fast needing a touch of down elevator to stop it going vertical, just using rudder & elevator to keep it up there. Moved the Cof G back and now flys better. Need more practice to land it on the strip and not at the end.

Great fun, think I might like this gliding lark.

Frank Skilbeck29/10/2014 16:52:33
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Posted by Robert Jones 10 on 29/10/2014 16:37:10:

Great fun, think I might like this gliding lark.

That's it you are on the slippery slope now wink

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