Fully moulded composite high-performance electric-launch sail plane

The announcement of the new ‘E-soaring’ height-limiting competition class caught the attention of Chris. With insufficient time to design and develop a new model for the inaugural 2009 season, he took a standard SuperStarlight airframe and adapted it for electric power.

The slim glider nose presented enormous installation challenges but after considerable cutting and re-moulding the necessary equipment was eventually installed – a tight fit would be an understatement!

The model was an instant success with Chris winning all rounds of the E-soaring Southern League, placing second in the National League and taking fourth at the British National Championships.

Chris’s success with the electric version finally convinced the manufacturer to produce a dedicated electric fuselage, the nose being enlarged in cross-section for an easier installation and a micro rudder servo factory-installed in the fin. A special lightweight all- carbon wing set has also been developed, made possible by the elimination of the high stress winch launch.

Super Starlight e
Super Starlight E 2 (8)


Carbon and Kevlar fuselage constructionPre-hinged control surfacesBallrace pivot for all-moving tailplanePre-installed tail control rodsBuilt-in ballast tubeAdjustable tow hookSheath nose cone for easy radio accessRobust solid carbon wing tip joinersChoice of carbon D box or full carbon wingFactory installed rubber servo


Hacker A20 6XL motor and gearbox
Aeronaut 16x10 folding propeller
Hacker X70 opto speed controller
2250maH 3 cell Li-Poly motor battery
Graupner 4N-1600A NiMH
receiver battery
Schulz Alpha 8.35w receiver

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