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  • Swiss1
    started a topic Hangar 9 ASH 31 ~ 6.4m ARF

    Hangar 9 ASH 31 ~ 6.4m ARF

    So here it is gentlemen, what you all have been waiting for



    Hangar 9 ASH 31

    Features
    • Pure scale glider or electric powered sailplane option
    • Fully molded to deliver the utmost in precision fit, low weight, and outline accuracy
    • Constructed with layered carbon-fiber and other premium composites
    • High-gloss, painted in the mold for an outstanding appearance
    • Four-piece wing with wing bags for ease of transportation and storage
    • Heavy-duty carbon-fiber main wing joiner block and carbon-fiber wing tip joiners
    • Removable stab allows storage to be as compact as possible
    • Factory installed control horns, completed flight control and gear door hinging, and more
    • Hidden, quick-release clear-canopy hatch mechanism, installed
    • Factory-installed, proportional electric spoilers
    • Factory-installed, carbon-fiber electric retract with aluminum wheel hub
    • Giant-scale, tow-release mechanism included (servo required)
    • Integrated tail and wingtip wheels with fairings
    • Complete hardware to finish the minimal assembly required
    • Decal set included


    Giant-scale soaring is a premier model aviation activity that allows RC pilots to grasp everything sailplanes have to offer in miniature. Nothing compares to the thrill. Even standing on the ground, the seemingly simple experience of your model finding lift is nothing short of breathtaking. The Hangar 9® Elite Series ASH 31 6.4m ARF is a giant-scale marvel that combines premium fully-molded composite construction with a high-level of completion to deliver a scale sailplane experience that’s simple with unexpected versatility.

    The Hangar 9® Elite Series ASH 31 6.4m ARF sailplane delivers a premium giant-scale soaring experience with elegance and innovative convenience that makes flying a huge 252-inch wingspan glider simple. Like its full-size counterpart, premium composites meticulously combine with fully-molded construction to deliver a state-of-the-art design. As a result, unmatched airfoil accuracy is maintained while painstaking-engineering produces a strong, lightweight wing load for impressive performance capabilities. Fly it as an authentic scale replica or just for sport. Beyond the stunning appearance of its accurate outline, the fit and finish of every part creates a model that’s elegant in every respect.

    Better than many all-composite aircraft in its class, a Hangar 9 Elite Series model offers a higher level of completion—all of the “hard” parts are done for you—so that your time at the workbench is minimal. Appointments like the special retract and electric spoilers come factory installed; all of the hinging is done including doors for the retract wheel. Even going further into detail, like on the cockpit, is made easier because we’ve already sourced outstanding partners in the industry to have quality options ready for you. Despite its dramatic 20-foot span, convenience features make the model easy to enjoy. The wings attach as four convenient panels with plug-in wing tips, and the stabilizer mounts with just a few screws. It’s a giant-scale thrill that packs up easily.

    Haven’t got a tow plane available? No problem! Have a blast at the slope. Better still; the ASH 31 can be enjoyed as a self-launch motor glider. Just add the versatile E-flite® Power 60 brushless power system for launch performance that’s practically vertical. Combine use of the flaps and spoilers together and explore its STOL capabilities. Aerobatics wise, this ASH-31 will perform beyond the scale aerobatic book of sequences, especially when motor equipped. All combined, the Hangar 9 Elite ASH 31 6.4m glider is in a class by itself that sets a new standard in giant-scale soaring fun.


    Hangar 9® Elite Series
    Hangar 9 Elite Series, like this ASH 31, is part of a bold new venture that offers only premium composite aircraft. All-molded full-composite construction ensures strength, lightweight, precision, efficiency and a premium finish unachievable by any other means. The result is an attention to detail that extends Hangar 9® manufacturing expertise while increasing your ability to enjoy a premium giant-scale replica at the highest level of finish and completion. However, these hand-made results take time and are naturally only available in small quantities. We highly recommend placing your order as soon as possible—it’s an easy, no-charge guarantee you can cancel at any time.

    Motor-Glider Conversion
    To make the ASH 31 extremely versatile, an electric power system featuring an E-flite® Power 60, 470Kv motor and 90-amp ESC that uses either a single 4, 5 or 6S Li-Po battery can be easily installed. It allows the ASH 31 to launch without assistance and deliver powerful short-field takeoff performance. The recommended spinner is contoured to match the scale outline and, along with the propeller, can be painted so that it’s nearly invisible in flight.

    All-Composite Airframe
    No painting or finishing is required. The outstanding fit and finish of an all-molded airframe is well known. Not only is it a tribute to the construction of the full-scale, it delivers accuracy that translates to high-strength, lift efficiency, and precision flight. Better than many all-molded composite aircraft in its class, the ASH 31 doesn’t include a hefty hardware bag weighted down with mystery components. Instead, the complete hardware kit included is minuscule because tedious parts of final assembly are done. Everything that needs hinging and precise fitting is complete, even on the landing gear doors.

    Premium Accessories Included
    Hangar 9 Elite Series models are developed so that you can enjoy a premium experience as quickly as possible. On the ASH 31, this means that accessories such as retracts, spoilers and wing bags, for example, are factory installed, tested and packed in the box.


    The Model Box is now accepting orders
    Jeremy
    SCCAAA TT TN
    Last edited by JimD; 05-25-2018, 08:36 PM.

  • RickS
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    I finally got to fly with some other planes this past weekend at Visalia. We had some of the best and longest duration lift we have had in Visalia in a long time. It was almost good enough for ballast. The ASH 31 was right at home on the GPS Triangle course flying against Antares, AN66, ASW 22, and a JS1. It's just a bit slower (5-10 kph) as can be expected given it's light weight. But it is considerably faster than "normal" type scale sailplanes. It is definitely a great first GPS plane. It is fast enough that you will not be frustrated and climbs as well or better than the others while being much easier to land. I was so impressed I didn't even put my other glider together until the last of the 3 days.

    Something that I don't recall being mentioned by anyone so far is how easy this plane is to put together and take apart. I actually pulled the wings off and put the plane back in the trailer each night, something I haven't done with my other models in years. It's a very easy plane to live with and with the quick takeoff and ease of landing can operate out of a much smaller field than you would expect given its impressive size.

    At our Montague GPS race this year if we get more than a couple of these entered they will compete against each other as a one design class as well as be included in the normal classes. They will fly with the other gliders and scored with them but also scored against the other 31s.

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  • Sinkhappens86
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    And I'm sitting here waiting on a day nice enough to fly mine!

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  • Ali Machinchy
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    The second production run is all headed to EU as we speak. I expect it will arrive very soon. Although. I am pretty sure all are presold on this and maybe even the second shipment ( Sorry. No news on when the second shipment will be ready yet )
    Regards Ali

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  • Uha
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    In Germany the Hangar 9 ASH 31 is not in stock at any dealer!

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  • chishp
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    Hi Guys
    After 6 months wait my Hangar 9 ASH31 has arrived down here in New Zealand. Happy to report nil damage to what was a very well packed model, she is model (A10) not sure what that means in the production line, but very happy with the Quality. It is going to also be elect powered having purchased the spinner and two prop assys and the matching paint. I am intending to use a Scorpion SC4025-10 motor with a 100amp SEC. interested in peoples opinions, all the servos are Hitec, the same specs as the LET model of the same type. It will be also used for GPS racing as have T3000 gear to fit also.
    regards
    Paul Chisholm
    NZ

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  • ARUP
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    Might be fun to have a 'one design' GPS Triangle race with these! BTW... I know nothing of this sort of flying.

  • kevj
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    I have had a dozen or so flights with mine so far and have been reasonably happy with it. The very first flight was going to be just a short trimming flight but there was some terrific lift about and as I had the GPS Triangle gear in it, I decided that what better way to set up the trims than by flying around the course. After 30 minutes, I decided that I really had to change a few things as it flopped and wandered all over the place like a drunken duck and was hard to keep in line with the turn points but still managed to do 10 laps.
    I moved the CG a bit forward and played with the aileron differential and aileron/flap mix and since then it behaves a lot better. It tracks between the turns well now and turns into thermals very nicely and makes use of even the lightest of lift.
    I doubt it will match the big dollar machines but it is very much worth trying if anyone wanted to try GPS racing without spending lots of money.
    Last edited by kevj; 03-10-2019, 11:06 AM.

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  • RickS
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    I have flown mine several times in the past couple of weeks and it continues to impress. It is probably the nicest landing scale sailplane that I have flown. It really slows down with full flaps and the spoilers are very effective. They are so effective that I have so far always touched down with the spoilers fully retracted. The L/D is really impressive. It has by far the best L/D per dollar that I have seen. You would need to spend at least twice as much money to even get close.

    I got to fly some laps on a GPS Triangle course today and it did very well. Conditions were far from ideal with a fully overcast sky, 39* F temperature, a 10 mph wind and weak choppy thermals. It did a good job of utilizing the weak lift in the thermals and covered ground quickly and efficiently in between thermals and turn points. I had a low start (380m vs the 500m that is allowed) yet still flew the 30 minute task and did 7 laps. Hopefully next week we will be able to fly at Visalia and I will be able to directly compare it to the all out GPS Racing models. I think it will be close in performance on days when ballast is not necessary.

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  • ARUP
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    Ali... you are a cool dude!

  • Ali Machinchy
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    It is so rewarding to see customers getting out and enjoying their ASH's. It has ( and still is ) a super challenging project for us at Hangar 9, but I am really happy to be a part of it. Even more so now that I get to see fellow modelers getting to the point where the ASH really comes into its own. Thanks for your patience, feedback and understanding. Now.. back I go to hounding the vendor to rectify a few small niggles for future production models... Whilst trying to get them to speed up production so we can catch up with back orders.
    FYI I have replacement bag sets on the water. Not sure when they will be here yet , but the good news is that they are on the way !

    Regards Ali

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  • ARUP
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    Make sure your sailplane is sponsored by your favorite mountain bike manufacturer! Looks great!

  • lenb
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    Congratulations Bryan. So happy you were able to get out an fly the beauty. The ASH-31 has been a wonderful project to be a small part of and to see the global acceptance and positivity is truly rewarding and inspiring.

  • mtnbiker63
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    Retracts arrived today. Thank you Horizon Hobby and Ali, they are working great. I also started applying the decals. Now is all I need is some good weather.
    Retracts arrived today. Thank you Horizon Hobby and Ali, they are working great. Also began applying the decals today. Now I just need some good weather to take it out.

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  • ARUP
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    Awesome! Congrats, buddy!
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