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Graupner Elektro Junior S

Manufacturer: Graupner

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews4
RRP£70.00

ian holt wrote on 11/06/2009:
BETTER THAN I EXPECTED
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
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

oliver gibbs wrote on 28/05/2009:
GREAT....JUST GREAT...GET ONE
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...so relaxing..and I'm not the best pilot either.
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. When you get used to this the climb is strong. 90 is quite a lot of money for a motor and a box of foam.
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...in fact I've tended to fly it about on 1/4 throttle for most of the time. It's given me bags of confidence.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
40%
Overall
60%

GrumpyGnome wrote on 05/03/2009:
EVEN BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
Strengths: Nice looking Great flying
Weaknesses: Foam gets dirty easily - hard to get pristine again
Overall: Excellent - even on 2S
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Capt Kremen wrote on 31/10/2008:
FAB FOAMIE FLIER
Strengths: Value for money ... The kit includes a reasonable quality Brushless Motor. It's well produced. Looks good and above all is capable of all the performance the 'average' Joe Flier wants and some...
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 ... The wing 'spar' carbon tube is weak and prone to damage/breakage if any real exersion is placed on the wing e.g. high 'G' pull-out or 'Wun-Wing-Lo' Chinese landing catching a wing tip. AND ... beware of snaring the motor wires on the (rotating) motor case when fitting in the fuselage. The supplied plastic motor mount has a large slot cut-out which can allow this to happen. (I wound some G/F Duck Tape around to seal the hole once I'd fixed the motor in the mount. AND ... All white colour scheme and poor decals make for an 'invisible' model if you go to Thermal seeking heights on your flights! AND ... The T-Tailplane is secured by just one nylon bolt held in a plastic/nylon captive nut glued into the foam. Make sure this is well glued in. The Canopy is a superb 'carbon' looking molding. It is retained under a lip at the front and by a magnet at the rear. The air scoop however allows sufficient air in (and pressure to build up), to allow the canopy to 'pop-off' in for example a fast fly-by. How do I know?...A lost canopy and a 14-50 dent in the wallet for replacement. Also ... The motor mounting screws supplied are very short and have mimimal purchase on the motor. Either replace or ensure thread-lock is used. Also .. Having flown the model quite extensively now, the wings are beginning to be a very loose fit and sometimes are found drifted apart, following any aerobatic style flight. I've resorted to using packing wedges to jam in the fuselage wing gap. Now many months (and hours flown), from first review the wings are VERY loose fitting. Still a great model though.
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. I used 2.4GHz Spektrum Radio (AR500) which fitted easily in the fuselage. I modified my 'early production' fuselage version to allow the servos to locate in the tail. This took a while so as to ensure smooth operation and no fouling of pushrod control linkages against the fuselage shell halves.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

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