Graupner Elektro Junior S

Brand: Graupner

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
ian holt  |  Jun 11, 2009

Strengths:
Easy to put together,was suprised with its performance on 2 cells and standard motor and prop,more than enough power for some relaxed thermaling. . . .
Weaknesses:
being a foamie it may soon become gruby. . . .
Overall:
for 70 quid great flying. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
oliver gibbs  |  May 28, 2009

Strengths:
relaxing to fly, standard motor and prop work very well (I'd stick to 2 cells), motor mount and spinner are nice. 1800 mAh 2 cell gets you up 200m in no time at all. This would make a great trainer, I lay on my back in the grass and flew mine today. .
Weaknesses:
While this is a glider and motor is intended for gaining height. . . it really could do with more down thrust, be ready for a big shove of down elevator on launching or it may go up 20m then stall.
Overall:
I have not used a spoileron mix on my TX yet, I've tried flapperon but this tends to render the ailerons redundant. I've yet to fly it on a nice hot "thermally" day. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
2
GrumpyGnome  |  Mar 05, 2009

Strengths:
Nice looking Great flying. . . .
Weaknesses:
Foam gets dirty easily - hard to get pristine again. . . .
Overall:
Excellent - even on 2S. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Capt Kremen  |  Oct 31, 2008

Strengths:
Value for money . . . The kit includes a reasonable quality Brushless Motor.
Weaknesses:
Beware there are TWO variants of this kit - The early production run features servos installed in/near the cockpit area. The latest version has cut outs for servos (Rudder & Elevator)to be installed in the tail with extension leads to the Rx mounted in the cabin. (Download the latest instruction manual from the Graupner web site). Also .
Overall:
Despite my moans, it is a great value 'Schnell' - Quick build kit or rather assembly! It flies very well and is capable of some great flights. The supplied Brushless motor is modest on 2 (LiPo) cells, better with 3 but then Amps are up and efficiency down. A better motor could transform the model. Experiment with props too.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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