|The Blaze is set to re-define your
concept of electric foam gliders. A bold statement? read on....
This is a model that is all about performance. From the vertical climb
as high as you can see to the super fast dives off power and the full
aerobatic schedule she can perform, the Blaze is guaranteed to put a
smile on your face!!
Never before has so much thought been lavished on an EP glider. The
basic shell is crisply moulded in the established ST method of tough,
EPO foam, but that is only part of the story. Hidden underneath that
sleek exterior is a clever design that adds immense strength combined
with design features that make assembly easy and accurate.
The nose section is re-enforced with carbon strips along the inside and
the motor mount/nose area, which is moulded in tough polythene and
bonded over its entire circumference to the internal foam. Even the back
edge has been designed not to create a stress edge and spread the load
in an impact. The canopy is injection moulded in tinted plastic with
strengthening ribs and an integral catch to add further structural
rigidity. No cheap vacuum formings here!
Moving back into the wing mounting area, there is a combination of
wooden formers and injection moulded plastic parts that are integrated
and bonded into the foam. The rear former acts as an orientation mount
for the square carbon tube inside the rear fuselage. That provides
immense strength to the fuselage. The wing mounting bolt fixings are
inserted steel inserts not just tapped into the plastic. At the rear,
another clever, internal plastic mount orientates the tail assembly by
using the fuselage tube and outer shell to provide a unique method of
mounting both V-tails and their servos. You will be sure to be muttering
'how clever' as you screw it all together!!!
The wing is a work of art! Three internal carbon spars (one a
super-strong, square tube) are all bonded in internally and provide
unbelievable strength to what is just a foam wing. You will not see it
even bend slightly in flight. Once again, the wing joining method is
designed not to have a stress fulcrum and be both simple and effective.
Just four screws will have it assembled in five minutes! Individual
aileron servos provide the power to perform full aerobatics and the
ailerons themselves are re-inforced with carbon strips to stop flexing.
The anti 'spill' airflow straighteners at the aileron ends keep the
aileron response effective at all speeds. Remember, the Blaze had them
Now comes the long bit, fitting the fabulous decals!! If you have taken
your time the whole thing can be done in less than 30 minutes. If you
rush a bit, even less.
The 1130kv outrunner, brushless motor is pre-installed as is the the 30A
ESC (with brake if programmed) and Deans connector. A tough, engineering
plastic, 10 x 6 folding propeller on the front combined with these is
more than enough for that straight up climb. All you need to provide is
an 1800-2500mAh 20C battery and your own receiver and you are ready to
When you go flying, the Blaze will blow your mind! Even at relatively
slow speeds, she is pretty efficient and pure gliding performance is
very impressive. Like all hotliner type gliders, she will stall, but it
is predictable. Loops can be tight or wide, rolls can be fast or slow,
it's entirely up to you. Even stall turns are possible with the right
technique and that is often a problem with other V-tail models.
As we said at the beginning, the Blaze is a totally new kind of EP
glider that combines technical innovation with great looks and stunning
How can you resist??
||4 x 9g
2100/2500mAh 20C Required