Orion-V is very light weight thermal sailplane with flying weight approx. 770 grams (27 oz.)
The wing is based on SD7080 high lift airfoil that was specially modified for this sailplane, the benefit of that are excellent thermal abilities with very wide speed range.
- 2.4 GHz friendly composite fuselage pod is made of few layers of fiber glass with glass roving and carbon fiber reinforcements for extra strength. It has removable canopy for rapid access to the radio gear. The V-shaped wing saddle with molded in nuts for the wing mounting bolts.
- tapered tail boom is made of carbon fiber/glass composite.
- wing cores are precision cut from white polystyrene foam, and the black poplar veneer is
bonded to the foam with aircraft industry grade epoxy in high pressure molds for perfect airfoil fidelity and a warp-free wing.
- light weight tail made from balsa and has pre-hinged control surfaces.
Model components, all necessary hardware, plans and step by step instructions.
~1370mm / 53.9in.
~585g / 20.5oz.
37.47dm2 / 580.8 sq.in
Minima-6E, Maxima-6, Optima-6/7
HS-65MG, HS-5065MG, HS5070HM
800 - 2200 mAh - NiMH
or 1300 - 2200 2S LiPo with UBEC