e-Medina from ArmSoar


A lot of us wants to fly high-performance e-RES/F5 gliders for competition or sport flying, but may not have the skills or time to spend two weeks’ worth of evenings putting together a balsa kit nowadays? We get it. That’s why we set out to do something about that!

The Medina comes fully pre-built and covered, so to complete the model you need to glue the carbon boom into the nose, glue the tail-mounting carbon pins into pre-drilled holes, mount the servos and run the pull-string wires. An electric power system and servos are not included in the kit, but are available from Performance Models.

The E-Medina has been designed by Performance Models and is based on the successful OZeRES 2 with the only change being the rounded wings and tail shapes. Like the OZeRES 2, the Medina has purpose-designed airfoils for modern F3/F5-RES competition flying. The wingtip airfoil is specifically optimized for great tip-stalling characteristics and can handle high variations in angle of attack. The result? A glider that turns tighter and more efficiently than similar designs, perfect for low-level thermal flying.

The properly-sized and removable V-tail is designed for control and great low speed handling, crucial during soft thermals and the landing phase. And of course, the V-tail not only looks good, but helps minimize the overall drag of the E-Medina for better L/D in all aspects of the flight envelope.

The fuselage is minimalistic but fits the ArmSoar 1806 powertrains perfectly, further minimizing overall drag by keeping the fuselage size to a minimum.



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Wingspan: 2000mm (78.7 in)
Length: unknown

Weight: 460 g (16.2 oz)
  • 4-channels: V-tails, Spoiler, Motor
  • Wing airfoils: MS41-43 series
  • Wing area: 36.2 dm²
  • Root chord: 200mm
  • Wingspan: 2000 mm
  • AUW: ~ 450-460 grams

Recommended Gear (not included in the kit):

  • Tail servos: 2* KST X06 v6
  • Spoiler servo: 1* KST X06H v6
  • Battery: 3S LiPo – A maximum cross section of 18mm x 14mm is required and we use the Tattu 450mAh or 550mAh 3s batteries.
  • Motor: ArmSoar 1806 Powertrain with speed controller
  • Spinner: CN 25/5/19
  • Prop: CN 6×4

What’s Included

  • Pre-built and covered removable wing panels (1* centre, 2* tips)
  • Pre-built and covered removable tail surfaces (1* left, 1* right)
  • Pre-built and covered nose and canopy
  • Pre-drilled carbon boom
  • Tail mounting pins
  • Joiners
  • Tail springs
  • Pull-string wire
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