Ace Sim RC presents
the Carbon Kestrel TM
The CARBON KESTREL is the baby brother of the Carbon Falcon. It's smaller, lighter and more maneuverable for indoor or outdoor flight.
Control is mixed pitch and roll via true wing warping without any control surfaces.
This indoor or light wind park flyer is very efficient and performs well with just the little GWS brand LPS motor and a pair of small LiPoly cells.
It is stable in flight yet offers exceptional controllability with its exclusive Warperon (TM) wing shaping system.
The Carbon Kestrel is a very stable wing yet due to its small size is still highly maneuverable.
The slow speed flight characteristics are very solid since the controls add more washout at high angles of attack just when you need it most.It is also very comfortable in breezy conditions due to the outstanding control response.
The wing holds
its airfoil shape at all times from the exclusive pre-tensioned wing bows
without the use of ribs.
The washout is varied for complete control by directly twisting the wing tips.
CARBON KESTREL SPECS:
Span = 30 inches
Area = 246 square inches (1.7 square feet)
Length = 14 inches
MAC = 8.5 inches
AR = 3.5:1
RTF Weight = 4 to 6 oz
Wing loading = 2.5 to 3.5 oz/sq ft
Micro Receiver - GWS R4P or better
ESC - GWS ICS-50 or Castle
Creations Pixie 7 for brushed motors
Castle Creations Phoenix 10 for brushless
Servos - Hitec HS-55s or
mixed as elevons
Requires 3 channel radio with
delta or elevon mixing preferably with programmability
(but an inexpensive Hitec Focus III or Neon works just fine!)
POWER OPTIONSFor the lightest wing loading for the slowest speeds for indoor or limited area flight, the GWS 7.2 vt "C" LPS motor at only .6 oz can't be beat for it's price.
Even with a GWS IPS motor it can be looped from level flight plus do some amazingly tight turns, wingovers, rolls and even inverted.Add a light CD-ROM (outrunner) style brushless motor and you can get almost unlimited vertical performance.
Kestrel is constructed from strong, lightweight coated ripstop fabric with a
carbon fiber tube and rod frame.
It can be collapsed in a couple minutes into a skinny bundle for convenient transport.
Here's what the kit looked like (Sorry, currently out of production):
See what others are saying about their CKs on Ezone:
And if you are just starting out in RC electric flight, be sure you read the excellent FAQ section there that will answer all your pressing questions:
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