Nice Autumn days for flying and for outdoor activities in Switzerland. Not only for our gliders and drones, but also for a big flying cat (HB-QGU)! It visited in low flight the region of Wauwilermoos-Egolzwil (Lucern-Switzerland), saturday the 14th October. MIAOW!
The new plane review of the TASER UNPLUGGED and TASER ELEKTRO from PCM are online. F4N-Team built and flew this axtraordinary 2.0m full carbon gliders for you (unplugged version builded and flew by Philippe D., electrical builded by Martin K. and flew by Lorenzo).
Last year I [Philippe] found too many days with not enough lift for my slope ships so over the winter I wanted to build a light lift sloper that was tougher than a DLG and at least 2 metres span. After a lot of research, I made my decision…
The Taser Unplugged is a new creation from PCM in Austria. She was born out of a mixture of DLG and sloper DNA resulting in a very slippery and extremely light 2m ship that can fly in the lightest of lift but when the wind picks up can penetrate surprisingly well for a 2m ship with a flying weight of just 485g!
She is 100% carbon fibre from tip to tail and looks absolutely stunning for it. All that carbon means a very, very lightweight model that flies a lot like a DLG. The model is manufactured to the absolute highest standards as we have all come to expect from PCM. All surfaces are cut and hinged at the factory meaning all you need to do is install the radio gear. One option that is left to the builder is the ailerons/flaps. They are supplied as one long, single flapperon like a DLG allowing you to choose the number of control surfaces. Seeing as the F4N team fly predominantly on the slope where flaps are a must to allow controlled landings (see the maiden video for a great example) I opted for both flaps and ailerons however those who want the lightest possible model can opt for a single control surface that means 2 less servos to carry.
I have opted for a 2 cell 850mAh LiFe battery that allows for a whole long afternoon on the slope without changing and is the perfect weight whilst avoiding the need for a UBEC.