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    Electro version will be available soon...=)

    Contents of Snipе 2 kit

    accessoires kit snipe2

    detalis kit snipe2

    Contents of accessories kit:

    1. Launching peg;

    2. Aileron clevises (with M2.5 thread);

    3. Stabilizer control horn;

    4. Rudder control horn;

    5. Set of screws for fixing of the wing;

    6. Ball heads of rods;

    7. Wing horn shafts;

    8. Screws for fixing stabilizer (2 pcs, 1 spare set);

    9. Pipes for the closing control cables;

    10. Torsion spring;

    11. Wing control horn;

    12. 3m kevlar thread;

    13. Aileron pushrods.



    Contents of part kit:

    1. Vertical stabilizer;

    2. Stabilizer;

    3. Fuselage with nose cone;

    4. Accessoires of Snipe 2;

    5. Wing.


    Recommended equipment not included to the kit 

    1. Battery 1S: 240-600 mAh, 2S: 150-250 mAh;

    2. Servos: KST X08, MKS DS75K;

    3. Receivers:reciver

    SNIPE Protection Bag SNIPE Protection Bag
    The Wing Bag sewn from polyethylene foam laminate protection fabric. At it is printed logo Snipe and velcro to secure the cover on the wings. You have a great opportunity to ensure safety of your models during transportation and protect them from ultraviolet radiation
    more info Buy 49,00 €

    SNIPE2 Ballast 40 g

    SNIPE2 Ballast 40 g

    We make ballast for Snipe 2 weighing 40 grams. In the complete set you receive cargo on a textolite basis and a PP clamp. All you need - is to connect the lock and load with duct tape in the area ...
    Buy 22,00 €
    SNIPE2 Ballast 65 g

    SNIPE2 Ballast 65 g

    We make ballast for Snipe 2 weighing 65 grams. In the complete set you receive cargo on a textolite basis and a PP clamp. All you need - is to connect the lock and load with duct tape in the area ...
    Buy 22,00 €
    SNIPE2 Ballast 95 g

    SNIPE2 Ballast 95 g

    We make ballast for Snipe 2 weighing 95 grams. In the complete set you receive cargo on a textolite basis and a PP clamp. All you need - is to connect the lock and load with duct tape in the area ...
    Buy 22,00 €
    SNIPE2 Ballast Set

    SNIPE2 Ballast Set

    Buy 20,00 €

    You can additionally buy items below:

    Snipe2 wing throwing peg for left-handler set

    Snipe2 wing throwing peg for left-handler set

    Snipe2 wing throwing peg for left-handler set
    Buy 14,00 €
    Snipe 2 wing throwing peg for right-handler

    Snipe 2 wing throwing peg for right-handler

    Snipe 2 wing throwing peg for right-handler.
    New ergonomic shape of throwing peg.
    Buy 14,00 €
    Snipe 2 aileron ball links set

    Snipe 2 aileron ball links set

    Snipe 2 aileron ball links set
    Buy 9,00 €
    Snipe 2 aileron control horn (left + right) set

    Snipe 2 aileron control horn (left + right) set

    Snipe 2 aileron control horn (left + right) set
    Buy 24,00 €

    snipe2 ballast

     

     Ballast system for SNIPE 2

     

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    Weight, gr

    24

    40

    65

    80

    95

    115

    130

    150

    165

    180

    200



    Our recommendations for assembling of Snipe 2

    You can download a PDF file with our recommendations for assembling of Snipe 2.

    pdflogo Snipe 2 Instructions_EN.pdf

     

    snipe 2 installation with kst x08 servos2

    snipe 2 installation with kst x08 servos 2

     

    Snipe 2 MKS servo arrangement

    snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 001  snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 002  snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 003

    Snipe 2 KST servo arrangement

    snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 001  snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 002  snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 003

    snipe 2 aileron kst x08 servo installation 90 degreessnipe 2 aileron kst x09 servo installation 17 degrees

    snipe 2 aileron kst x08 servo installation 0 degreessnipe 2 aileron kst x08 servo installation 48 50 degrees






    Attention: Type of coloring and color of characteristic elements please specify in the letter. Just copy the text to the right of your desired image and specify the item color from our palette.

     

      

    color sheme

    snipe 2 top 01snipe 2 top 02





     

     

    SNIPE 2 top paint #1:

    -  Nose cone: color

    -  Top strip and SNIPE2: color











     

     

    SNIPE 2 top paint #2:

    -  Nose cone: color

    -  Top SNP2: color

    snipe bottom ver 01snipe bottom ver 02snipe bottom ver 03





     

      

    SNIPE 2 bottom paint #1:

    -   Bottom "Peace": color









     

     

     

    SNIPE 2 bottom paint #2:

    -  Srtipe 1: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 2: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 3: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 4: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 5: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 6: color/no stripe

     

     





      

    SNIPE 2 bottom paint #3*:

    -  Srtipe 3: color/no stripe

    -  Srtipe 4: color/no stripe

     

     

     

    *You can make your choice from two colours one of them can be some variant of neon color and the other is only white.

    You can see some examples below:

     

    snipe2 top 01snipe2 bottom 01

     

     

    snipe 2 1

     

    Snipe 2/2

    Extremely portable Snipe 2/2 allows you to bring the model with you anywhere. The box dimensions for the single model is just 1080x230x60 mm.

    Wing fitting construction adds 5 gr. only to the model weight.

    High-strength joiner and the unique wing joint design ensures the integrity of the glider at launch with full power. Autoclave molding secures high durability of the wing joiner which is made of high-tech carbon prepreg.

    Snipe 2/2 has the additional pin around which the aileron horn rotates. The pin is mounted along the aileron hinge axis. This pin eliminates the vertical movement of the aileron and prevents the flutter. 

    We make two-part wing Snipe 2/2 for both right- and left-handers. Consider it before ordering. 

    Be sure to tape the wing joint on both sides before the flight!

    Snipe 2/2 Technical Data


     

    SNIPE2/2

    SNP2/2 Reg

    SNIPE2/2 Strong

    SNP2/2 Str

    Length

     1081 mm (42.56 inch)

    Wing span

    1496 mm (58.9 inch)

    Wing area

    19.65 dm²  (304.6 sq in)

    Wing airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Wing aspect ratio

    11,3

    Horizontal stabilizer area

    2,14 sq dm (33.17 sq in)

    Horizontal stabilizer airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Horizontal stabilizer aspect ratio

    1,42

    Vertical stabilizer area

    2 sq dm (31 sq in)

    Vertical Stabilizer airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Vertical stabilizer aspect ratio

    1,08

    Control surfaces

    Ailerons (flaps), rudder, elevator



    Weight characteristics Snipe 2/2


     

    SNIPE2/2

    SNP2/2 Reg

    SNIPE2/2 Strong

    SNP2/2 Str

    Fuselage 

     , gr ( , oz)

    Nose cone

     6,7 gr ( 0,24 oz)

    Aileron pushrod, reinforcement plates

      

    5.5 gr (0.19 oz)

    Wing

    106-115 gr (3.7 – 4.1 oz)

    120-130 gr (4.23 - 4.6 oz)

    Horizontal stabilizer

    5,5-6,2 gr (0.19 - 0.22 oz)

    Vertical stabilizer

    5,8 – 6,2 gr (0.2 - 0.22 oz)

    Details like screws, crevices

    4.5 gr (0.16 oz)

     

    NT model weight*

    166.4-176.5 gr (5.87 - 6.22 oz)   179.4-191.5 gr (6.33 - 6.75 oz)

     RTF weight **

    231.4-241.5 gr (8.16 - 8.52 oz)

    254.4-265.5 gr (8.97 - 9.36 oz)

    Wing loading

    11.77 - 12.3 gr\dm²

    12.95 - 13.51 gr\dm²

     

     

     Price, EUR

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

     for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

     for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

    * - weight of the components depends on the color and the presence of stripes. Dark colors lighter, yellow is the heaviest;

    ** - typical value shown; the actual values depend on the radio gear used.

    snipe 2_v19 main drawing 2

    Snipe 2 Technical Data


    Click on the model name to paint it

    SNIPE2

    (SNP2 Reg)

    SNIPE2 Strong

    (SNP2 Str)

    SNIPE2 UHM

    (SNP2 UHM)

    SNIPE2 Light UHM

    (SNP2 LUHM)

    Length

     1081 mm (42.56 inch)

    Wing span

    1496 mm (58.9 inch)

    Wing area

    19.65 dm²  (304.6 sq in)

    Wing airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Wing aspect ratio

    11,3

    Horizontal stabilizer area

    2,14 sq dm (33.17 sq in)

    Horizontal stabilizer airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Horizontal stabilizer aspect ratio

    1,42

    Vertical stabilizer area

    2 sq dm (31 sq in)

    Vertical Stabilizer airfoils

    Proprietary airfloil family by Joe Wurtz

    Vertical stabilizer aspect ratio

    1,08

    Control surfaces

    Ailerons (flaps), rudder, elevator



    Weight characteristics Snipe 2


     

    SNIPE2

    (SNP2 Reg)

    SNIPE2 Strong

    (SNP2 Str)

    SNIPE2 UHM

    (SNP2 UHM)

    SNIPE2 Light UHM

    (SNP2 LUHM)

    Fuselage 

     32,4 gr (1,14 oz)

    Nose cone

     6,7 gr ( 0,24 oz)

    Aileron pushrod, reinforcement plates

      

    5.5 gr (0.19 oz)

    Wing

    101-110 gr (3.56 – 3.88 oz)

    115-125 gr (4.06 - 4.41 oz)

    101-110 gr (3.56 – 3.88 oz)

     

    Horizontal stabilizer

    5,5-6,2 gr (0.19 - 0.22 oz)

    Vertical stabilizer

    5,8 – 6,2 gr (0.2 - 0.22 oz)

    Details like screws, crevices

    4.5 gr (0.16 oz)

     

    NT model weight*

    161.4-171.5 gr (5.69-6.05  oz)    175.4-186.5 gr (6.19-6.58 oz) 161.4-171.5 gr (5.69-6.05  oz)  

     RTF weight **

    226.4-236.5 gr (7.99-8.34 oz) 

    249.4-260.5 gr (8.8-9.19 oz)  

    226.4-236.5 gr (7.99-8.34 oz)  

     

    Wing loading

    11.52-12.03 gr\dm² 

    12.69-13.26 gr\dm²

    11.52-12.03 gr\dm²   

     

     

     Price, EUR

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    680,00 €  Buy

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    710,00 €  Buy  

    for right-handed (ex VAT)  

    720,00 €  Buy   

    for right-handed (ex VAT)  

    Coming soon...

     for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    680,00 €  Buy

     for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    710,00 €  Buy  

     for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    720,00 €  Buy

    for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon... 

    * - weight of the components depends on the color and the presence of stripes. Dark colors lighter, yellow is the heaviest;

    ** - typical value shown; the actual values depend on the radio gear used.

    snipe 2_v19 main drawing 2

    snipe 2 56snipe2 03

    snipe 2 wing horn 01

     

     

    Wing

    Joe Wurtz had worked for many years to obtain the perfect DLG wing aerodynamics and came to the conclusion that the use of thin profiles is needed, especially for the aileron part of the wing. Analysis of the traditional sandwich and even unitized constructions showed that such wing is not enough rigid and durable. Completely new solution was required.

    We managed to integrate the carbon I-web for the spar into the Rohacell core. The spar shear web significantly increased wing rigidity and protects the spardelamination during launch high loading. The other integrated shear web closes the aileron contour and makes a very thin aileron extremely rigid. Rohacell core is made with CNC precision. Wing skin is made of unique ultrathin carbon fabric Carboline 39 g/m ² provide light weight (about 104g), rigidity, strength and accuracy of the wing.

    For Snipe 2 wing and tail we use the unique ultralight Rohacell, created by our individual order.

    The strong wing version of Snipe 2 Strong provides a high powerful launch with a  ballast in windy conditions. Reinforcement wing longitudinal Carboline layers marginally increases the weight, but significantly increased the strength of the Snipe 2 Strong wing. Additional aileron reinforcement counteracts flutter at high launch speed. (Snipe 2 Strong wing weight is about 115g.)

    For expert pilots we developed a new Ultra High Module Wing (Snipe 2 UHM). The weight of the wing in this version is only 102-108g. However, the rigidity is 20% higher than the wing of Snipe 2 regular. 

    Snipe 2 Light UHM - coming soon.

    Snipe DLG flap construction

    Snipe 2 wing construction

    1.     Ultralight Rohacell core;

    2, 4. Carbon spar cap;

    3.     Carboline spar shear web;

    5.     Aileron hinge tape;

    6,7.  Carboline skin layer:

         - Snipe 2: Carboline_SC_39_2/45;

         - Snipe 2 Strong: Carboline three layer custom preform;

         - Snipe 2 UHM: Carboline multi layer custom preform from Ultra High Module Carbon. 

    8.     Lower strengthening of wing fitting;

    9.     Solid filler;

    10.   Upper strengthening of wing fitting;

    11.   The aileron shear web.

    Snipe DLG wing construktion

     

    snipe 2 fuselage 01

     

     

    Fuselage

    The shape of the fuselage is optimized for low aerodynamic drag and high rigidity.

    The fuselage is laminated of  Ultra High Module Carbon custom preform Carboline in aluminum mold with high pressure.

    Removable nose cone allows you to conveniently place the equipment on the inner tube, despite the very small cross-section of the nose. The thin plates, on both sides of the inner pipe, increase its strength and prevent damage to the nose cone and equipment when squeezed by hand.

     


    Please, pay attention, we produce two versions of Snipe 2 fuselage: for left and right handed pilots with different slot for the vertical stabilizer. The Snipe vertical stabilizer is fitted to both this versions. Please pay attention during the assembly, the fin airfoil must fit to the slot profile (it is right fin position).

     

    snipe sn for lefthandersnipe sn for righthander

    snipe 2 throwing peg 04snipe 2 throwing peg 03 

    snipe 2 throwing peg 05

     

    Snipe 2 MKS servo arrangement

    snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 001  snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 002  snipe 2 mks servo arrangement 003

    Snipe 2 KST servo arrangement

    snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 001  snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 002  snipe 2 kst servo arrangement 003

    snipe 2 ballast fixing system

       

    Snipe 2 can be additionally equipped with a quick-change ballast from 30 to 200 g. The ballast is securely fixed in the pipe and an additional lock under the wing.

     

     Ballast system for SNIPE 2

     

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    Weight, gr

    24

    40

    65

    80

    95

    115

    130

    150

    165

    180

    200

     snipe 2 fin 01snipe 2 tail 01

     

    Tail

    The tail airfoils and shape was optimized by Joe Wurts for high launch altitude and perfect controllability.

    The rudder gluing spot  is extended to increase strength and is smoothed to reduce aerodynamic drag.

    The stabilizer pylon is molded separately and precisely glued in the jig. The pylon not only has the minimum weight, but also it rims  of the groove for the stabilizer horn, for the strength.

    The horizontal stabilizer with elevator has significantly increased rigidity of whole control system. The stabilizer is mounted on the pylon under the tail boom. This allows easy to use very light and backlash-free pool/spring control system.

    The tail skin is made of unique ultrathin carbon fabric Carboline 26 g/m ². In conjunction with the core of the unique ultra-light Rohacell, it provides light weight (about 12g for both stabilizers), rigidity, strength and accuracy of the tail.

    Vertical and horizontal stabilizers are finished completely. Rudder and elevator are hinged already by light Kevlar. Horns and torsion springs are included in the kit.

     

    snipe 2 ballast fixing system   snipe 2_v19 main drawing 2   snipe2 coloring
                 

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    Snipe 2

    In preparation for the F3K World Championship 2017 was made a batch of experimental Snipe SN with 1 degree insidence in wing. Consequently the stabilizer was lifted up on 25 mm (in flight) with the aim to decrease the air stream’s influence going from a wing to stabilizer. Also the glider’s rigidity and stiffness of the control system were increased. These models were successfully used during season 2017 by Cederic Duss (World Cup 2017, Eurotour 2017 winner), Ihor Butseroha ( 2-d Place in F3K WCh 2017), Austria, New Zeland, Ukraine, Italy, South Africa Teams.
    Snipe 2 is developed on a base of this experiment. Also we added more streamlined and extremely toughed fuselage.
    Significant decrease of stream’s influence going from a wing to stabilizer simplified a model’s control in turbulence condition. It makes possible to move the gravity center to 5mm back nevertheless the model is still comfortable and stable in handling.
    This back position of the CG decreases the angle between the wing and the stabilizer, consequently, decreases common aerodynamic drag of the model. The new thinner and more streamline Snipe 2 fuselage is also instrumental in drag reduction. But above all, due to these changes, Snipe 2 is able to climb more effective in thermals with smallest circles and better displays about the smallest thermal babbles.
    We significantly increase the stiffness of all parts of the model to get the highest launch:

    • The rigidity of the fuselage is enlarged on 65% in relation to Snipe SN. Because of the new streamline Snipe 2 fuselage has wider tailboom and using the Ultra High Module Carbon preform Carboline.

    • Snipe 2 has stiffer carbon aileron rods with ball links without free plays. Aileron horn has extra shaft combined with the aileron hinge. It minimizes free plays in the hinge. It also greatly increases the rigidity of the ailerons’ control system.

    • Snipe 2 has tougher torsion springs and steel control cable in pool/spring tail control system.

    • For expert pilots we developed a new Ultra High Module Wing (Snipe 2 UHM). The weight of the UHM wing is only 102-108g. However, the rigidity is 20% higher than the wing of Snipe 2 regular.



     

    SNIPE 2

    (SNP2 Reg)

    SNIPE 2 Strong

    (SNP2 Str)

    SNIPE2 UHM

    (SNP2 UHM)

    SNIPE2 Light UHM

    (SNP2 LUHM)

    NT model weight*

    161.4-171.5 gr (5.69-6.05  oz)    175.4-186.5 gr (6.19-6.58 oz) 161.4-171.5 gr (5.69-6.05  oz)  

     RTF weight **

    226.4-236.5 gr (7.99-8.34 oz) 

    249.4-260.5 gr (8.8-9.19 oz)  

    226.4-236.5 gr (7.99-8.34 oz)  

     

    Wing loading

    11.52-12.03 gr\dm² 

    12.69-13.26 gr\dm²

    11.52-12.03 gr\dm²   

     

     

     Price, EUR

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

     680,00 €  Buy

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    710,00 €  Buy

    for right-handed (ex VAT)  

    720,00 €  Buy

    for right-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

     for left-handed (ex VAT)  

    680,00 €  Buy

     for left-handed (ex VAT)  

    710,00 €  Buy

     for left-handed (ex VAT)  

    720,00 €  Buy

    for left-handed (ex VAT) 

    Coming soon...

    * - weight of the components depends on the color and the presence of stripes. Dark colors lighter, yellow is the heaviest;

    ** - typical value shown; the actual values depend on the radio gear used.