The Hera (F3J) won
the 1998 Canadian F3J Nationals, and had several wins in other local contests. It has been
chosen by a dozen top pilots for the US F3J Team trials in July 1999. Both designs are made,
using the best knowledge in hollow core molded wings. The wings are a beauty, in airfoil
respect and surface finish. It has nothing to envy to an Esprit or similar glider,
everything is perfect: fit, finish and performance. The long tail arm gives the Hera a
smooth, gentle and predictable handling. It can handle tight continuous thermal turns with
minor input, a must to make the most out of the lightest thermal. The S7035 has excellent
climb rate, a wider speed range as the SD7037 and consequently better L/D. We think that
there are three aspects which make a good TD glider:
|Wing Span:||3.1 m (122")|
|Wing Area:||64 dm2 (999 sq. in.)|
|Wing Airfoil:||SA 7035|
|Flying Weight:||1.9 - 2.1 kg (67 - 74 oz)|
|Wing loading:||35 g/dm2 (10 oz/sq. ft.)|
|Radio:||Micro servos in the wings|
and regular equipment in the fuselage.
- the handling for clean thermal turns and accurate landing.
- a clean, efficient airfoil for a wide speed range and a high
L/D, to increases the working range far beyond others.
- a low wing loading, to out climb other in the same thermal.
All these aspects are packed in the Hera for the demanding
thermal duration competitor.
Standard kit content:
Following options and accessories are also available:
Strong colored Fiberglas fuse with removable nose cone and molded servo tray. V-tail
pushrods are installed. The Hera has an adjustable tow hook
to optimize hand tows. Hollow core molded wings are in three pieces. Center panel bolts
down to the fuse and tips are connected to the center panel by means of rectangular carbon
wing joiner and two locating pins. All moving parts are gapless hinged. Molded servo cover
and Allen keys for the different bolts are included. Standard Hera weights average 64-67 oz.
- Custom paint scheme.
- Servo packages (JR, Futaba, Hitec) and wing servo wire harness.
- Carry bags.