Options included for electric motor power or pure sailplane flight
Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® and UltraCote Lite film covering
All wood, plug-in wings with pre-hinged spoilers
Streamlined fiberglass fuselage with built-in fin
Large canopy provides easy access to equipment and batteries
Heavy-duty carbon fiber wing and stabilizer joiners
Two-piece, plug-in stabilator
The E-flite® Mystique® RES 2.9 m ARF sailplane is inspired by the popular full-house Mystique 2.9 m except it has been specially modified to provide exquisite performance with only rudder, elevator and spoiler controls.
Its large wingspan is built with just the right amount of polyhedral to provide gentle flight characteristics yet still have the authority to turn abruptly into a thermal the instant it’s sensed. The Selig S3021 airfoil provides excellent handling over a wide speed range, plus the all-wood open-wing construction keeps weight to a minimum so you can take advantage of even the smallest amount of lift. Built-in spoilers offer the ability to dump lift so you have control to escape a thermal and perform spot landings with greater precision. The contour of the molded fiberglass fuselage is sleek yet provides ample room for its pushrods to run internally and still have room for a powerful Li-Po motor battery.
What you Need
Common radio equipment - 4+ channel full-range transmitter and receiver radio system - (2) micro servos, (2) thin wing servos - Charger for flight/receiver pack
Pure glider setup - 700–1300mAh 4.8–6.0V receiver pack - Hi-start or winch
Powered setup - 25-size brushless outrunner motor - 60-amp brushless speed control - 3200mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po flight battery - 14 x 8 folding propeller and 40mm spinner with folding blade hub
114 in (2.90 m)
58.5 in (1.48 m)
1030 sq. in. (66.5 sq. dm.)
4.85-5.00 lb (2.20-2.25 kg)
4+ channel full-range radio system
(2) micro servos, (2) thin wing servos
Trim Scheme Colors
UltraCote White (U870), Transparent Yellow (U967)
CG (center of gravity)
4.56-4.69 in (117-120mm) back from leading edge
9.5–10.5 oz/sq ft (29.0–32.0 g/sq dm)
14 x 8 folding
40mm with folding hub
11.1V 3S 3200mAh Li-Po
Control Throw (Elevator)
23mm up, 20mm down
Control Throw (Rudder)
Minimum Age Recommendation
Is Assembly Required
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Bought this a few weeks ago, spoilers are very difficult to set-up but worth the trouble. First flights where electric and flew really well, thermals nicely but if the turns are too steep it will slide down. Bungee launch was marginal but winch was great with one exception - the tow hook behind the CG was a handful to keep straight.
Some improvements needed as follows:
Move tow hook forward of CG as per normal practice.
You must and I repeat must support the battery tray, I nearly lost mine due to the tray coming loose and moving inside the fuselage. More glue/epoxy plus plywood support under the tray to prevent it moving vertical especially on arrivals.
Other than these small faults flies well and very happy with it.