Pike Perfect electro
After many years of tweaking and testing models the time came for a real scientific approach to F3J. Everybody knows that an athlete is no better than his tools. This model also can be delivered with an electro fuse!

Pike Perfect electro
The Pike Perfect or Pike Perfect ET can also be delivered with electro fuse. The fuse can be delivered empty or as most customers prefer with the servos ready installed in the tail.

The electro fuse is very similar to the sailplane fuse and because of the slightly dropped nose and canopy fitting of almost any large battery
is possible. The new A123 cells fit very well and together with a powerful motor one can have +10m/s climb or settle for more economic setup with minimal total weight. Most new Lipo cells also fit well and with an economic setup flying weights can be as low as 2,2kg if one uses a SL wing. This means F3J practice can be done with very similar model to the sailplane version.
Receiver and RX battery (highly recommended) is seated just behind the wing and there is a hatch for installing these in the wing seat.
The size of the nose is big enough for any of the popular large sailplane motors on the market and size of spinner is 40-42mm.
The motor mount is made in the moulds seem free so that maximum strength is achieved.
Fuse can also be delivered with glass/kevlar front for 2.4ghz receiver installation in front of wing.

Video of the Pike Perfect HERE (15,6mb)

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Read and see more about the first flights HERE



Pike Perfect
The Quest for the Ultimate F3J-Model

High quality moulded glider designs now dominate the F3J Class. The F3J pilot has to decide which one of the many excellent models currently available he will use in competition. The majority of these models offer excellent performance potential, and are built to the highest standards now expected for competition F3J models.

Philip Kolb with his Pike Perfect

Motors used for electric
Pike Superior / Pike Giant / Pike Brio / Pike Perfect :

Hacker B50 6S with 6,7:1 gear
17x13 prop
10x 1700CP pushed
controller 100-150A
apx 10m/s climb
Hacker B50 6S with 6,7:1 gear
17x13 prop
6x 1700CP pushed
controller 80-100A
apx 6m/s climb
Hacker B50 7S with 6,7:1 gear
20x11 prop
10x 1700CP pushed
controller 100-150A
apx 12m/s climb
Hacker B50 7S with 6,7:1 gear
20x11 prop
8x 1700CP pushed
controller 80-100A
apx 8m/s climb
Hacker B50-10S, 6.7:1,
18x11 prop
apx ? climb
Kontronik Drive Set 502 (Fun 500-27 5,2:1)
17x10'' prop
10 cells (Sanyo 1950 AUP NiMh pushed and matched)
controller 40-50A
Kontronik Drive Set 502 (Fun 500-27 5,2:1)
17x10'' prop
10 xCP1700
controller 70-100A

Electronic model Cyclon Elite 10

Equipment used by Guillaume Bourely (Pike Superior carbon and Pike Brio carbon):
The propeller is RFM 14.5x10 Slim.
Motor is an Electronic Model Elios 25 geared 3.7/1
Controller Flash 40/60A
2 packs of TP 3S 2100 gen2 (draws 41A and can take 60A)
Also used with 10 cell CP1700 (37A)
Receiver Shulze 835w
Rx power: SBec (power from the battery)
All up weight 2540g
This setup gives apx 8-9 climbs to thermal altitude.
Suggested changes that can be made:
The propeller can be slightly bigger so that the current comes up to 55-60A. This will give faster climbs.

Cheap example:
AXI 2820/10 outrunner
Aeronaut 14x8 (44A)
3S Lipo that takes 50A
50A controller
Apx 3.8m/s climb


Both Kontronik, Hacker, and many others have competition drives that will give a few more % of thrust or lighter. But this should maybe be sold complete with motor/controller/prop/battery from a dealer that can tell the customer what to buy.

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