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HP60

The 60″ Supersonic, Super-Clean Blade!

Price: $159.00

Available March 6th, 2017!

 

The HP60 is not just a scaled-up version of its little brother. Instead of an overall embiggening of the planform, we spanned the 48″ Halfpipe templates to 60″, resulting in a higher aspect wing, with even less sweep at the trailing edge.

This plane flies just as lean and mean as it looks, and the energy retention is spectacular.

In bigger air, on bigger slopes, this plane, honestly, rocks. It will grip and bite turns beautifully, with great energy–you just need a bit more air than the 48″ version. Note: As with all of our aircraft, the HP60 is not intended as a first airplane.
This plane is intended strictly for medium to heavy air. If you only fly little pink “girly hills”, please opt for another bird. In light conditions, on smaller slopes, you CAN get this plane to flick, if pushed too hard on a turn, in meager lift. It is simply the nature of a higher wing loading design, balanced with a slightly swept LE, to keep nose weight/mass distribution at the absolute minimum.

The HP60 comes with a monster, tapered carbon spar system (aka golf club shafts), coupled with a beefy, custom, pre-angled, 15″ spar joiner made from T6-6061 aluminum, and with a 5″ steel center… it is very likely one will never be broken.

All combined, this is THE most torsionally rigid EPP wing we have ever felt, pre covering, and with excellent weight distribution. Depending on your intended use and building techniques, it can only get stiffer. While not shown in the below pics, the wings also come with pre-cored chambers for the provided lead balance weight, (8) 35 gram, 1″ slugs.

We spent quite a bit of time redesigning the tail mount system. The old molded version was prone to breakage of the carbon boom and we received repeated complaints about the cost of replacing the boom. So the decision was made that the best solution for the tailmount was to use a beefed-up version of the Coroplast system used on the Halfpipe. The HP60 Coroplast mount is bigger and thicker and balsa Fin stock has been stepped-up to 3/16″, versus the 1/8″ on the littler HP. (As addressed in the manual, DS guys may want to reduce the fin planform area by about 30-50%, and potentially go split-fin, as with the Blutos, given the opposing flight loads; the stock tail config is more intended for heavy frontside loads).

Span: 60″ Wing
Area: 525 Sq. In.
Average Unballasted Flying Weight: 40 Ounces
Max Ballast Tube Diameter: 9/16″ x 12″ length: (Our Universal Ballast Kit will work perfectly with the HP60)

Transmitter Requirements:

Elevon Mixing with End-Point Adjust and/or Dual Rates
Receiver: Berg, Hitec Micro or smaller (end-plugs best).
Servos: (2) HS-85MG or beefier!
Battery: 600mAh Nicad flat pack (KR600AE weighs approx. 95 grams) or 1000-1200mAh NiMH – similar weight.

Materials Needed:

Gorilla Glue
Epoxy: 5 & 20 Minute+ Slow J-B Weld Epoxy Resin for spar joiner
Goop, Shoe Goo, or Similar Clear Gel Glue (optional)
Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate (Thick C.A.)
Strapping Tape (1″ or 2″ will work)
Masking Tape 3M77 or Similar
Spray Adhesive
Drywall Screen and/or Misc. Sandpaper
Lightweight Spackle
Several Small Disposable Brushes
Ultracote / Oracover Covering Material
2″ Clear Poly Tape (we like Manco, with the duck)
(2) 6″ Servo Lead Extensions (likely)

Kit Includes:

 

• (1) 1.9lb Density EPP Wing, Pre-Cored for the Provided Lead Balance Weight
• (2) Tapered Carbon Spars
• (1) 15″ T6-6061 Aluminum/Steel Joiner
• (1) Coroplast Fin Mount
• (1) 12″ Solid Carbon Fin Boom
• (2) 30.5″ Weight-Matched Balsa Elevons
• (2) 2-5/8″ Fixed Center Elevons
• (2) 30.5″ Basswood Drag Spars
• (1) 1/4″ x 5″ Triangular Basswood Gusset
• (2) 1/8″ x 4″ Tapered Basswood Gussets
• (6) 3/8″ x 3/8″ x 3″ Balsa Spar Cap Weight Shims
• (2) Foam Tip Inserts
• (2) 3/16″ x 4″ x 10″ Balsa Fin Sheets
• (2) Elevon Control Horn Sets / 4 Machine Screws
• (2) Du-Bro EZ Connectors
• (2) Steel Clevises
• (2) End-Threaded Control Rods
• (1) Comprehensive Instruction Manual with Detailed Graphics

 

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