The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan

Feature:
5 Channel Full Function Radio Controlled (Aileron,Elevator,Rudder,Throttle,Flaps)
New 2.4GHz spectrum technology, with the functions of automatic identification and precise code pairing, strong anti-jamming, and allow more than 20 aircrafts to fly at the same field at same time
Perfect for beginners flying RC model airplanes for the very first time!
Super huge wingspan for superoptimal flying experience and stability!
Fly steadily and operate easily, beginners can master the flying skills in short time
Configured with flaps to reduce speed and shorten landing distance when descent for landing
Simple and easy to assemble
Perfect for FPV(First Person View) usage
Constructed of EPO Flex Foam for Excellent Impact Resistance!
Detachable main wings excellent for transportation
All spare parts and accessories are available

Specification:
Wingspan: 2400mm (94.5 inch)
Length: 1350mm (53.1 inch)
Flying Weight: 2000g (70.5 oz)
Drive System: 1250KV brushless outrunner motor
Speed Controller: 40amp brushless ESC
Servo: 6X 17g

Package Include:
Airplane (95% assembled)
Pilot Figure
User Manual
Required 4 Channel or above Transmitter and Receiver (NOT INCLUDED)
Required 3S Li-Po Battery Balance Charger (NOT INCLUDED)
Required 11.1V 3S 3600mAh 25C Li-Po Battery (NOT INCLUDED)

http://www.bananahobby.com/2391.html

I've been trying to decide between the various Easystar-like planes for my next FPV and (hopefully) Arduplane platform.  Could this be the best of both worlds?  Between the Easystar clones of various sizes, the Skywalker types and all the other good options out there, how does one decide?

Thoughts on this plane?  Thoughts on this dilemma?

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Comment by Duran - SteadiDrone on August 8, 2012 at 8:53am

looks pretty good to me, the 2.4m wingspan would be great for those cameras, GoPro, Ion Air Pro etc. I would get on of these quick quick


Developer
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on August 8, 2012 at 1:31pm

Nice, I like this one, it's a good size.  I would like more detail however.  Do the wings seperate in halves, or one-piece?  It looks like it has a single wheel?  Cool.  Does it include the motor and ESC?  Can it handle 4S 5000?


3D Robotics
Comment by RoboCopter on August 8, 2012 at 2:12pm

This Looks great, going to pick one up right now! 

"ice, I like this one, it's a good size.  I would like more detail however.  Do the wings seperate in halves, or one-piece?  It looks like it has a single wheel?  Cool.  Does it include the motor and ESC?  Can it handle 4S 5000?"

Yes, the site says the wings can be removed for transportation.

Comment by Thomas Gregg on August 8, 2012 at 2:31pm

Wow! This is huge. The picture looks almost identical to the Bixler 2, but the Bixler 2 is only 1500mm. Very interesting. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...


Developer
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on August 8, 2012 at 3:25pm

I know it says the wings are removable.  But I want to know if they are one-piece, or two-piece.  A 2.4m wing is fairly large.  I've got a plane with a 2m wing which barely fits in a small car.

Comment by James masterman on August 8, 2012 at 8:10pm

Looks great. I just bought a 2m FPV Raptor, but this looks better. I have a normal sized skysurfer (bixler) and it flies great.

I wonder how stiff the wings are in this one? Even the smaller one requires work to ensure the carbon wing rod is strong enough and more rods are needed in the fuselage to prevent flexing. Hopefully this one has 2 wing rods or something else for stiffness.

The FPV raptor has extremely stiff wings, using a square section aluminium tube as well as carbon and wooden rods throughout the plane. Doesn't fly as nice as a bixler, though!

Comment by Carl La France on August 8, 2012 at 8:42pm

The long wings on my Radian Pro went to mush after 70 flights pulling to many "G"s that is the problem with a long foam wing after flexing to many times . If it is a 2 piece wing I hope they have a decent wing attachment system in it.  Hey then again  if it is not priced ridiculous? and for out of the box it is a "Nice Plane " and is descent size for putting stuff in and is the size drones will "Evolve to "in the future . (More range more payload! there will still be smaller ones )

 

Comment by Justin Stiltner on August 9, 2012 at 5:18pm

It looks very nice, but the link appears to be down, and searches on the website do not show it.

Comment by Michael on August 9, 2012 at 7:19pm

Try here:

http://www.bananahobby.com/super-sky-surfer-rc-sailplane-arf-80099-...

http://www.bananahobby.com/super-sky-surfer-rc-sailplane-rtf-80089-...

I think they are moving everything over to a new version of their website.

I sent them an email with a bunch of questions and was contacted (through a post on RCG) asking what I would like to know.  I asked:

There are a lot of us interested in this plane (just check the other forums). We would like to see more pictures, specifically the cockpit and space inside the fuselage for gear, also something in the picture to reference and give a sense of scale, and ideally some video.
Does the main wing come apart (2 1.2m wings)?
How are the wings secured to the fuselage?
How many and what type of spars support the wings?
Is there spar supporting the length of the plane (wings to tail)?
What size prop comes with the kit?
What size prop can the airframe accommodate?
Is that a wheel beneath the fuselage and the tail?
It appears on the new version of your site that this plane is sold out, but on the other site it's available. What is it's stock status?

What else should I ask about?

Comment by Justin Stiltner on August 9, 2012 at 10:49pm
I would like to see it as a true arf. No servos or radio. Just the foam, and maybe the motor. Also will they sell replacement wings and fuses?

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