The Terry isn't a new model per-se, having been first introduced by Graupner in 2000. This new version is made from Solidpor (Elapor/EPO) type foam rather than the standard polystyrene type foam used for the old version - durability is therefore much improved. The Terry has always been a difficult model to pidgeon-hole. It was always designated a park-fly beginners/sport model, yet the new 'S' version is described by Graupner as a 'mini hotliner' style model suitable for beginner or expert - the choice of powerplant will likely dictate how the model is flown and by whom.
It would be fair to say that the Terry hasn't made quite the impact it deserves in the UK over the last few years yet this simple classy design has a dedicated fan base of flyers, flyers who know a good model when they see one. This new Elapor version seems set to find the Terry new friends.
Eight years ago the brushed speed 400 motor was king and the model was designed to accomodate this unit through which she would turn in a good performance. With a modern brushless inrunner however the Terry will have a performance to satisfy any hardened speed freak. It's possible to fit a 150-250 watt power system to the model - a substantial power-train when considering that the all-up weight is just over 1lb! The Terry S retains the three-channel format employing rudder, elevator and throttle, yet despite the lack of ailerons, flyers have found the model to be very manouverable, with even four-point rolls possible. A review model is in production and will feature in RCM&E very soon.
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