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Pulsar 4.0 PRO electric glider kit

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 Peter Pine
PO Box 324
Pottsville Beach NSW 2489
Phone (02) 6676 1437
Fax (02) 6676 2831
E-mail: ppine@northnet.com.au 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Pulsar 4000 now replaced by this Pulsar 4.0PRO
 
 

 

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StarFlight kits, hand-made by experts in the Ukraine, have become famous for quality and value. The Pulsar 4.0PRO is a development of the popular Pulsar 4000, and has some significant improvements! They have added slight dihedral to the centre-section to improve handling in small thermals, and made the nose pod one piece with a hatch for easy access to your data logger - and ended up with a high-tech glider of maximum size for F5J and thermal hunting.

The wing is in three pieces with two flaps in the centre panel mounted on a slight pylon - split flaps are operated by two servos. This gives the ability to employ crow-braking for effective landing control (flap down, ailerons up, compensating elevator) PLUS flaps operating slightly as ailerons and aiding roll control. A well-tuned model with this feature is a delight to land on a chosen spot and to thermal in light conditions.

Carbon/kevlar/balsa construction has been used throughout to give great strength with minimal weight. A D-box leading edge, carbon-capped ribs and carbon trailing edges are features of this model. Ailerons, flaps and rudder are pre-hinged with integral shrouds to cover the hinge gaps. This is magnificent construction!

If you are looking for a large size, superior glider, beautifully constructed, at a reasonable price, you need look no further!

This model has a cross-tail as illustrated and now employs an all-moving tail mounted on a carbon stand in front of the fin and rudder.

Specifications are:

  • wing span 4000mm
  • length 1815mm
  • wing area 85.7 sq.dm
  • wing section AG-25 modified
  • R/C functions: rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps, motor control
  • kit weight 1050g
  • flying weight 2.0kg approx.
  • 4 x Hyperion DS13 servos or KST-DS135MG for wings
  • 2 x Hyperion D09 servos or KST-DS245H for tail
  • Spinner size 40-42mm
  • realistic price for a glider of this size and calibre - completely assembled structure
  • Pulsar 4.0PRO - price $1,695 - new stock just arrived! (July 2016)

    See these links for Pulsar 3200PRO and 3600PRO.


  • Power recommendation 1: MVVS 5.6/690 outrunner in a case with 3S and a 15x10" prop at 35A - or use 4S with a 14x7 at 43A

  • Power recommendation 2: MVVS 4.6/840 outrunner in a case with 3S and a 14x9" prop at 40A - I have now launched my new Pulsar 4.0 PRO with this motor combination and a 1300-3S LiPo - because it is much lighter than previous verisons at 1.6kg, this set-up has plenty of power and even climbs out at half power!

  • Power recommendations 3: Hacker A20-6XL

  • Power recommendation 4: Scorpion-Reisenauer geared - small heli motor grafted to a superlative Reisenauer gearbox for light weight and slim lines


    Click here to go to the Esprit Models web site.
     
    Click here to go to the F5 site and see the whole range of Star Flight kits available.

    Click here for covering to match the Pulsar 4.0 PRO - for repairs or recovering.
Recommended Settings:

Ailerons - 15mm up, 6mm down

Elevator - 15mm up, 10mm down

Rudder - 35mm movement, mixed 80-100% with ailerons

Flaps - maximum down

Note - if flaps operate also as ailerons, the aileron movementr may be reduced - more efficient in light air.

Very important:
CofG recommended at 95-105mm

Start with a forward CofG and move back slowly as you become used to the aircraft - Europeans usually set up their models very twitchy for light air flying, but that can be dangerous if you are not ready for it. Experiment carefully!

I flew mine at 95mm back and tried the dive test - it pulled out slowly - I would not go any further back!
Pulsar 4000 Contest Successes - watch this space
Place
Event
Glider Task
Date
Pilot
8th
Joint AEFA/NAAS event
F5J electric glider
November 2014
Stan Rucinski
10th
Joint AEFA/NAAS event
F5J electric glider
November 2014
Al Dally
4th
NEFR Canberra
F5J Electric Glider
April 2015
Stan Rucinski
9/24
NEFR Canberra
F5J Electric Glider
April 2015
Al Daly
1st
Lismore Club F5J
F5J Electric Glider
2 August 2015
Peter Pine
4th
Maddens Plains Club F5J
F5J Electric Glider
13 September 2015
Jack Murphy
1st
Black Rocks Invitational
F5J Electric Glider
25 October 2015
Peter Pine
7/19
Picton Cup Rnd 2
F5J Electric Glider
29-11-15
Jack Murphy
4/17
Sailplane Expo 2016
F5J Electric Glider
23-25 January 2016
Jack Murphy
5/17
Sailplane Expo 2016
F5J Electric Glider
23-25 January 2016
Peter Pine
4/32
Picton Cup Round 1
F5J Electric glider
3 July 2016
Peter Pine
6/33
Australian F5J Trophy
F5J NAAS Canberra
29-30 October 2016
Peter Pine
7/24
Picton Cup Round 2
F5J Electric Glider - Appin
20-11-16
Stan Rucinski
5/20
2017 Sailplane Expo
F5J - Armidale
26-1-17
Peter Pine