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    Servo rail1

    Before assembling, measure your receiver, battery and other equipment, then decide on the location of the elevator and rudder servos.

    Both pushrods are located on the starboard (right) side of the fuselage. The space on the other side will be taken by the wires from the wing servos.

    We recommend using a ball joint for the rudder servo, which allows to place the rudder and elevator pushrods above one another, as shown in the picture.

    Sand the inside of the pod in the area, where the servo tray will be installed.   Mix epoxy with your favorite filler (microballoons, chopped fibers, colloidal silica, etc.) and apply it liberally to the servo tray rails.

    equipment into instruction

    Insert the servo tray/rails assembly with installed servos into the pod. The rails should be shaped so that the bottoms of the servos (e.g., JR DS368) touch the bottom of the fuselage and no deformation of the fuselage cross-section occurs. If needed, apply extra epoxy over the rails/fuselage joint.

    Servo rail is fitted with 4 screw

    Servo_rail_1

    Remove the excess of the epoxy from the inside of the pod with a cotton swab or paper towel. The outside of the fuselage may be cleaned with alcohol or gasoline before the epoxy is cured.

    The servo tray is mounted on its rails with 4 supplied screws. The receiver and the battery should be wrapped in protective foam before installing.

    After finishing assembly of the pod, glue the tail boom to it with epoxy, ensuring that the horizontal stabilizer is parallel to the wing.  The glueing surfaces are pre-sanded for better adhesion.

    If there is excessive gap between the pod and the boom, wind some thin thread over the end of the pod.

    New color series Carboline

    To select a coloring kindly requested type of coloring and color characteristic elements specified in the letter. Just copy the text to the right of the desired pictures and you select an item from our color palette.

    Note: black color for Sprite Carboline and Sprite Carbon - the color of natural Carboline.

    Палитра с рускими цветами 3

    2m Sprite carboline painting coloredStandart PAINT:

    Fuselage: color;
    - Stabilizercolor;
    - Fincolor; 
    - Wing: color;


    2m Sprite carboline painting 1CARBOLINE Sprite El #1:

    - Fuselage: color;
    - Stabilizer: color;
    - Fin: color;
    - Color wing: black / white
    - Top right wing tip stripecolor;
    - Top left wing tip stripecolor;
    - Bottom left wing tip stripecolor;
    - Bottom ight wing tip stripe: color; 


    2m Sprite carboline painting 2CARBOLINE Sprite El #2:

    - Fuselagecolor;
    Stabilizercolor;
    Fincolor; 
    Color wing: black / white;
    Top right wing tip stripecolor;
    Top left wing tip stripecolor;
    - Central stripe:color; 


    2m Sprite carboline painting 3CARBOLINE Sprite EL #3:

    - Fuselagecolor;
    Stabilizercolor;
    Fincolor; 
    - Color wing: black / white;
    Top right wing tip: color
    - Top left wing tip:  color


    2m Sprite carboline painting 4CARBOLINE Sprite EL#4:

    - Fuselagecolor;
    Stabilizercolor;
    Fincolor; 
    - Color wing: black / white;
    - Top right wing tip stripe: color
    Top left wing tip stripe:   color; 


    2m Sprite carboline painting 5CARBOLINE Sprite EL #5:

    Fuselagecolor;
    Stabilizercolor;
    Fincolor;
    - Color wing: black / white;
    Top right wing tip stripecolor;
    Top left wing tip stripecolor;
    Central stripe:color;


    2m Sprite carboline painting bottomBottom wing Sprite EL  #1:

    Wing: color;


    2m Sprite carboline painting bottom stripesBottom wing Sprite EL #2:

    - Wing: color; 
    Top right wing tip stripecolor;
    Top left wing tip stripecolor;

    Contents of Sprite kit

     

    Sprite kitSprite accessories kit

    Contents of part kit:

    1 - Contents of accessoires Sprite kit;

    2 - Canopy;

    3 - Vertical stabilizer;

    4 - Left wing tip;

    5 - Right wing tip;

    6 - Stabilizer;

    7 - Fuselage.

    Contents of accessories kit:

    1 - Fuselage servo tray and rails for servos;

    2 - Aileron and flap clevises (with M2 thread);

    3 - Aileron and flaps control horns;

    4 - Tail clevises (with M2 thread);

    5 - Wing servo hatches;

    6 - Rudder control horn;

    7 - Tail feather pushrod adapters (with M2 thread);

    8 - Tail clevises (with M2 thread);

    9 - Flap and ailerons push;

    10 - Aileron and flap clevises (with M2 thread);

    11 -Wing mounting screws M3 (with two spare).

    Recommended equipment not included to the kit

     

    1) Ballast Sprite HOT or Sprite Thermal;

    2) Bag for glider 1100 mm; 

    3) Batteries:

    Shread-RC Smart Li-Po 650mAh;

    Sanyo 4 cells NiMH 1500 mAh;

    Sanyo 5 cells NiMH 1500 mAh;

    4) Servos:

    MKS S311; MKS 6100; JR DS285; Hyprion DS09AMD – for flaps and elevator;

    JR 285MG; MKS S311 – for ailerons and rudder;

    5) Reciver:

    Spectrum AR9000 (JR R921);

    Futaba 6008HS;

    Weatronic Micro 8 Dual Receiver 2.4 Dual FHSS.

    Technical data of Sprite family

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    Sprite HOT

    Sprite Thermal

    Modification of the model

    SPRITE Hot Glass

    SPRITE Hot Carbon

    SPRITE Hot SC

    SPRITE Thermal Glass

    SPRITE Thermal Carbon

    SPRITE Thermal SC 

    Aerodynamic characteristics

    Length

    1318mm (51.9")

    Wing span

    2000mm (78.7")

    Wing area

    36.5 dm² (3.92 in²)

    Wing airfoils

    AG40, AG41, AG42, AG43

    Wing aspect ratio

    10.96%

    Stabilizer area

    3.63 dm² (56.26 in²)

    Stabilizer aspect ratio

    6.34%

    Stabilizer airfoils

    HT14/HT12

    Vertical Stabilizer area

    2.94 dm² (45.57 in²)

    Vertical Stabilizer aspect ratio

    2.3%

    Control surfaces

    ailerons, flaps, movable stabilizer, vertical stabilizer

    Weight characteristics , gr (oz)

    Fuselage with tail boom and rods

    170 (6)

    Wing

    420 (14.7)

    450 (15.7)

    340 (11.9)

    420 (14.7)

    450 (15.7)

    340 (11.9)

    Horizontal stabilizer

    28 (0.98)

    Vertical stabilizer

    14 (0.49)

    Details like hatches, rods, screws, crevices.

    48 (1.69)

    NT model weight

    680 (23.8)

    710 (24.9)

    600 (21.0)

    680 (23.8)

    710 (24.9)

    600 (21.0)

    Flight weight   *

    860 (30.2)

    910 (31.9)

    780 (27.4)

    860 (30.2)

    910 (31.9)

    780 (27.4)

    Wing loading  *

    23.6  gr/dm²

      24.9 gr/dm²

    21.4 gr/dm²

    23.6 gr/dm²

    24.9 gr/dm²

    21.4 gr/dm²

    Price, EUR

    622,60 €

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     Sprite HOT drawing Sprite Thermal drawing

    Wing

    Two piece wing - colored , painted in the mould. In the wing of the Sprite used the original VM construction with solid flap filling. 

    Ailerons and flaps are very light and rigid, thanks to the original CF tubing spar design. This design moves the center of rigidity and C.G. of the control surface forward, which eliminates flatter even at the highest flight speed.

    The picture on the left shows the structure of the wing:

    1. Herex core of the composite sandwich ;

    2. Inner layers of thin glass composite of ±45 degree layup;

    3. Rear wall from balsa plywood covered with glass fabric ;

    4. Strip of the hinge material ;

    5. Styrofoam core of the flap (aileron) wall;

    6. Carbon braid;

    7. Herex core of the composite sandwich ;

    8. Flap core - Rohacell ;

    9. Outer layers material.

    The wing structure is tied together with special shape nut, which is glued through the whole thickness of the wing.  Such design better spreads shock loads of hard landings ;  

    The carbon spar are made on the technology prepreg in the autoclave. The I-cross section wing joiner are also prepared from hight-strength carbon.

    Ailerons and flaps have shields closing the slots and are completely ready to installation of servos. The nuts of the brackets of flaps and ailerons are reliably glued in. The fairings of the control rods of flaps and ailerons are moulded together with the wing.


    Fuselage

    Sprite comes with pre-assembled fuselage. The pod is glued with the tail boom. Ballast tube is glued in the tail boom and in the pod connecting them. The tow hook is already glued in. The push rods of the rudder and the elevator are glued in the fuselage. The original carbon TAILPLANE MOUNT is glued on the tail boom. The control bracket of the rotatable stabilizer is fastened to the push rod.

    The front part of the nose is radio transparent made out of kevlar and high modulus fiberglass. You can place an antenna of 2,4 GHz receiver inside the  nose (to the end of the canopy).

    The fuselage is attached to the bottom of the wing with 4 screws to facilitate the assembly—you don’t need to turn the plane over, after you plug the wing servo connectors.

    Tow hook

    The Adjustable Tow Hook allows for launch optimization for any weather or C.G. location in the recommended range. 

    Ballast

    BALLAST TUBE is glued in the tail boom and in the pod connecting them. It has the internal diameter of 18mm in the tail section and of 22mm in the nose for the arrangement of maximal heavy ballast (up to 750 gr).

    Canopy

    Canopy is made of carbon composite. . It uses reliable mounting latch design proven in many Vladimir’s Model planes: Supra PRO, SupraElectric, Blaster 2 Electric, Graphite 2 Electric.

    For the competition, which allowed the use of additional types of braking devices "skeg" thought the ability to install the special parts Removable "skeg" (see "Landing sceg intallation.pdf").

    Snap_in_the_cocpit_07 


    By numerous requests, we made Maxa’s tail of classical X-shape design.

    We managed to overcome inherent drawbacks of this design and the resulting aerodynamic gains became apparent.   

    Vertical stabilizer

     

    The tall and stiff vertical stabilizer gives Sprite good yaw stability and control even at low flight speeds. The horizontal stabilizer doesn’t shadow the rudder, which improves its efficiency. 

    Sprite's vertical stabilizer has incredible rigidity through the use of structural foam core of Rohacell. 

    The rudder is very easy to remove. It is inserted into the slit of the  special rudder block on fuselage and fixed with duct tape. Thanks to this it is possible to remove the rudder during transportation. You can also buy additional electric fuselage and use the wing and ruder with the both fuselages.

     

    Horizontal stabilizer 

    Well balanced and light rotating horizontal stabilizer provides the required pitch stability.

    We have beefed up the horizontal stabilizer’s pivot, which resulted in substantial stiffness increase of the whole control system.

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    2m Sprite 2


    Sprite - is a new generation of 2-meter gliders from Vladimir's Model.

    This model is made for experienced pilots, who can fully appreciate its unique aerodynamic characteristics calculated by Dr. Drela. Our original design delivers incredible strength with minimal weight.

    Sprite is very easy to accelerate, it has an excellent penetration ability and does not lose speed in a turn.

    Sprite is available in two versions of the wing construction:

    • Sprite HOT (wing has one kink in the middle);
    • Sprite Thermal (wing has three inflection on the front view);

    For each wing offers a choice of three types of external cladding materials:

    • Glass;
    • Carbon;
    • Spread carbon.

    Sprite HOT

    Sprite HOT - model has a V-shaped wing, consisting of two consoles. Angle V is 4 degrees (2 degrees on the side). The model is designed for fast flight in dynamic flux, or for those who like to drive electric version of the model. For a quick flight recommended carbon (heavier) version, and for flights to the highlands is the ballast weight to 750 grams, which increases the wing loading of 20.5 grams per dm². 

    Sprite Thermal

    Sprite Thermal - has a multi-sectional wing, significantly improves the quality of soaring glider. Right and left wing have an additional 5 degree bend. Thanks to the triple V-wing corner Sprite Thermal is extremely stable and forgiving on the long-range management. At the same time, the model is extremely sensitive to the flow and mixing of perfect circles with the rudder.

     Different sets of ballast available for the model (for different weather conditions from 156gr to 750gr).

    Technical data of Sprite family

     Click on the model name to paint it

    Sprite HOT

    Sprite Thermal

    Modification of the model

    SPRITE Hot Glass

    SPRITE Hot Carbon

    SPRITE Hot SC

    SPRITE Thermal Glass

    SPRITE Thermal Carbon

    SPRITE Thermal SC 

    Aerodynamic characteristics

    Length

    1318mm (51.9")

    Wing span

    2000mm (78.7")

    Wing area

    36.5 dm² (3.92 in²)

    Wing airfoils

    AG40, AG41, AG42, AG43

    Wing aspect ratio

    10.96%

    Stabilizer area

    3.63 dm² (56.26 in²)

    Stabilizer aspect ratio

    6.34%

    Stabilizer airfoils

    HT14/HT12

    Vertical Stabilizer area

    2.94 dm² (45.57 in²)

    Vertical Stabilizer aspect ratio

    2.3%

    Control surfaces

    ailerons, flaps, movable stabilizer, vertical stabilizer

    Weight characteristics , gr (oz)

    Fuselage with tail boom and rods

    170 (6)

    Wing

    420 (14.7)

    450 (15.7)

    340 (11.9)

    420 (14.7)

    450 (15.7)

    340 (11.9)

    Horizontal stabilizer

    28 (0.98)

    Vertical stabilizer

    14 (0.49)

    Details like hatches, rods, screws, crevices.

    48 (1.69)

    NT model weight

    680 (23.8)

    710 (24.9)

    600 (21.0)

    680 (23.8)

    710 (24.9)

    600 (21.0)

    Flight weight   *

    860 (30.2)

    910 (31.9)

    780 (27.4)

    860 (30.2)

    910 (31.9)

    780 (27.4)

    Wing loading  *

    23.6  gr/dm²

      24.9 gr/dm²

    21.4 gr/dm²

    23.6 gr/dm²

    24.9 gr/dm²

    21.4 gr/dm²

    Price, EUR

    622,60 €

    Buy

     723,30 €

    Buy

    740,70 €

    Buy

     

    641,30 €

    Buy  

     

    742,00 €

    Buy

    759,40 €

    Buy