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Pulsar 4000 electric glider kit

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 Peter Pine
PO Box 324
Pottsville Beach NSW 2489
Phone (02) 6676 1437
Mobile: (0407) 732 440
E-mail: ppine@northnet.com.au 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pulsar 4000 now replaced by 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 4000 is a development of the popular Pulsar 3200, but has been completely redesigned - it is not just scaled up! They have optimised a lightweight, high-tech glider of maximum size for F5J and thermal hunting.

The wing is in three pieces with a flat centre panel mounted on a slight pylon to enable split flaps to be operated by two servos. This gives the ability to employ crow-braking for effective landing control (flap down, ailerons up, compensating elevator). A well-tuned model with this feature is a delight to land on a chosen spot.

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 3.98m
  • wing section AG-26 modified
  • R/C functions: rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps, motor control
  • kit weight 1150g
  • flying weight 2.0kg approx.
  • 4 x Hyperion DS13 servos for wings
  • 2 x Hyperion D09 servos for tail
  • Spinner size 38mm
  • realistic price for a glider of this size and calibre - completely assembled structure -
  • Note - Pulsar 4.0PRO available - price $1,450. Pulsar 3200PRO and 3600PRO came in the same shipment and 3600PRO still available.

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

  • Power recommendation 2: Hyperion GS3025-10 outrunner and 3S with a 16x8" prop at 50A

  • Power recommendation 3: Hyperion GS3032-08 outrunner and 3S with a 15x8" prop at 45A

    Click here to go to the Esprit Models web site where you will find a link to a video clip of this model in action.
     
    Click here to go to the F5 site and see the whole range of Star Flight kits available.

    Performance with an MVVS 5.6/690 swinging a Vitaprop 15x9.5" on a Hyperion LG335-2200-3S LiPo pack - pulls 40A
    Climb at full power - 8.4m/sec. Achieves 182m in 25 seconds in still air - ideal for F5J!
Recommended Settings:

Ailerons - 15mm up, 6mm down

Elevator - 10mm up, 6mm down

Rudder - maximum movement, mixed 80-100% with ailerons

Flaps - maximum down

Very important:

CofG at 100mm from the Leading Edge - further back is dangerous

The recommendations on the F5J site are not correct - actual tests show that the movement specified is too small and the model tucks under when using a rearward CofG. With the above settings it is a delight!
Pulsar 4000 Contest Successes
Place
Event
Glider Task
Date
Pilot
3rd
Goulburn F5J
F5J electric glider
May 2012
Peter Pine
1st
Appin F5J
F5J electric glider
July 2012
Peter Pine
5th
Appin F5J
F5J electric glider
September 2012
Stephen MacMahon
1st
Appin F5J Picton Cup
F5J electric glider
December 2012
Peter Pine
1st
National Electric Flight Rally - MAAA Nats Cootamundra
F5J electric glider
April 2013
Peter Pine
2nd
Picton Cup - Appin
F5J electric glider
23 June 2013
Peter Pine
4th
F5J Goulburn
F5J electric glider
15 September 2013
Peter Pine
1st
Picton Cup - two rounds
F5J electric glider
7 December 2013
Peter Pine
2nd
Lake George F5J
F5J electric glider
March 2014
Peter Pine
1st
National Electric Flight Rally
F5J electric glider
April 2014
Peter Pine
1st
Joint AEFA/NAAS F5J
F5J electric glider
November 2014
Peter Pine
1st
NEFR Canberra
F5J Elctric Glider
April 2105
Peter Pine
New model Pulsar 4000PRO- slight central dihedral - one piece nose pod with canopy hatch. Now available!