RCRCM Predator – Build Report – RCRCM Kit Description

Content of this page is taken from the RCRCM home page for Predator glider version PIII (3) and others.

Description

Glider for intermediate to experienced pilots, PIII provides outstanding performance and excellent thermal flight qualities. The flight of the PIII is very agile and maneuverable, it will go where you like in a dream. It is able to fly in virtually all conditions.

PIII is part of a new generation of compact, precision, full composite, hollow molded sailplanes. This new generation of sailplanes are designed and built to be extremely lightweight with great strength and full competition capabilities. Clean, efficient designs are sure to satisfy the most demanding pilots. The 2-piece, hollow molded, carbon fiber reinforced wing has a little bit of dihedral with beautifully curved leading edges and an incredibly strong, full Carbon Fiber, square wing joiner. The strong and lightweight canopy gives easy radio and battery access. If you have the mixing capabilities, combinations of ailerons and flaps can be used to significantly increase the soaring and speed capabilities. The 2-piece, composite, hollow molded wings and full flying stabilizers are easy removable. All surfaces are pre-painted in the molds for flawless external finish. The whole model uses live hinges and wipers for control surfaces. From its super-efficient V-Tail, to its new larger diameter nose area, this little guy was built for fun!

Evolutions

  • Predator PII (2) glider
  • Predator PIII (3) glider
  • E-Predator, motor

Material Versions

  • Fiberglass+Carbon Standard (stock): Standard hollow molded fiberglass construction reinforced with carbon fiber which gives good stiffness and torsion stability with lower weight and cost. Highly recommended for sport flying. 
  • Carbon (stock): Wings built using carbon cloth as well as fuselage reinforced with carbon from leading edge of the wing to the tail. This configuration gives the model enormous stiffness and torsion stability. 
  • Light Carbon (custom): less weight
  • Double Carbon (custom): two layers of carbon

Special Features

  • Control Surfaces: Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons and Flaps
  • Two-piece hollow molded composite Carbon or Fiberglass wing design
  • Carbon Fiber reinforced wing with square wing joiner
  • Live hinges on the wing and rudder with pre-installed wipers
  • Smooth, gel-coated finish with pre-painted graphics
  • Full flying stabilizer with pre-installed bellcrank
  • Glider fiberglass or full carbon with a beautiful finish comes with all necessary accessories for mounting

Includes

  • Ballast Tube(for Motorless Glider only)
  • servo support
  • Push Rod
  • Clevis
  • Linkage Rod
  • Control horn
  • Servo Cover
  • Wing joiner
  • tail joiner
  • servo plate

Specifications

  • Preferences: Motorless
  • Wingspan: 2950 mm
  • Length: 1450 mm
  • Wing area: 58.9 dm2
  • Flying Weight: n/a
  • Empty Weight
    • Fiberglass + Carbon Standard Version: 1’650 g
    • Carbon Version: 1’710 g
  • CG: 98 mm from leading edge
  • Tow hook setting: NO
  • Ailerons: YES
  • Elevator: YES
  • Rudder: YES
  • Flaps: YES
  • Required Radio: no less than 6 channels

Recommend Equipment

  • Servos for wings: 4 x KST DS125MG
  • Servos for fuselage: 2 x KST DS215MG