CASSIOPEA AND STARLIGHT 2000
These 2 gliders originate from the Czech Republic, a country that excels in producing good quality, high performance, competitively priced, fully moulded gliders.
Whilst primarily developed as serious F3J and Open Class competition thermal soarers both are equally suited for general ‘sport’ flying, whether it be thermal or slope. Any reasonably competent pilot will feel at ease with their surprisingly benign handling qualities whilst the more experienced will delight in exploring the impressive aerobatic abilities.
Chris has been competing with his own ‘T-tail’ Cassiopea for the last 3 years in F3J and Open Class competitions, with considerable success.
||The latest batch of Cassiopeas and Starlight 2000s both feature the greatly improved ‘cross tail’ configuration which offers the weight saving advantage of the earlier ‘V-tail’ design, but with superior control and handling characteristics.|
Both designs feature a 3-piece wing with centre flaps and outer ailerons already attached by full length hinges bonded within the skin during manufacture. The Cassiopea’s centre section is moulded with 4° dihedral each side whilst the tips are inclined a further 5° for excellent lateral stability. Also supplied are optional winglets. The Starlight 2000 has a flat centre section with 3° on the inner tips and a further 10° on the outer tips.
The fuselages, now laminated with carbon fibre, incorporate a sheath nose cone enclosing an inner nose of generous length with adequate space for a regular size battery pack, rudder and elevator servos and standard size receiver. The Starlight 2000 also features a built-in ballast tube accessible from beneath the nose cone. The all-moving tailplane is supplied in two halves which plug in to the fin on substantial carbon fibre joiners.
Also included is an accessory pack containing wing servo covers, 9-pin main wiring plug and socket, high tensile wing mounting bolts and Allen keys, and quick links for connection to pre-installed rudder and elevator linkages.
For further details contact Chris Foss designs