CLM Pro has released a new RC model Element 3 – light version – with a 3m / 118“ wingspan.
Due to its aerodynamic design and excellent performance, it is very stable and is a joy to fly. The model is constructed using full-carbon parts, so the strength - mass ratio is ideal. Total ARF model weights 823 grams / 29.03 oz.
The wing is made with flaps and ailerons, making it a full house (REFA) model. The model is exceptionally easy to fly with its small turn-radius. Furthermore, it can be effectively point-landed if needed, due to its big flaps, which also give the model amazing sailing characteristics.
The wing is constructed so that the center panel is angled while the mid and tip panels are angled, which gives the model excellent stability and easy handling during flight.
Since it is so light and its performance is excellent, the Element 3 is designed to fly in the F5J, ALES category and other competitions where you need to stand out when there are little or low thermals.
Model Element 3 comes in Rudder-Elevator-Flap-Aileron, REFA version.
It is a full house model, with a Rudder, Elevator, Flap, and Aileron, which makes it extremely agile and easy to fly. Moreover, REFA allows the flyer high-angle landing due to big movable surface of the model.
To achieve better stability and easier handling during flight, center panel, mid panels and tip panels are all angled.
The wing is made with ribs, main spar, carbon D-Box, carbon trailing edge, and ribs reinforced with carbon cap strips. giving it an excellent strength to weight ratio.
The center panel is a single segment, and the mid panel is another which are joined with carbon joiners and have pre-prepared pins so that everything fits together perfectly.
The wings are built with full balsa ribs and everything else out of carbon.
For the carbon D-Box, a 1K hybrid material carbon-aramid of highest quality is used (the material is custom made for this purpose only.
The main spar is made as a hybrid sandwich panel of carbon fiber, fiberglass and kevlar thread, with rohacell used as core and reinforced with numerous carbon layers and strips, and covered with glass. Ultimately, it is wrapped in kevlar, giving it even greater strength combined with the carbon D-Box. The trailing edge is made of carbon, and there are carbon cap strips on the upper and lower side of the ribs, which gives greater stability and more strength to the whole construction. The flaps are on the whole surface of the center panel with a built-in kevlar hinge, which are used for ailerons, as well. Mid panels are also carrying ailerons with relatively big movements on its whole length, giving the model great agility. Upper side of the wing also features gap tape right above the hinges to prevent turbulent flow in the area. The center panel, mid panel and tip panel ribs, as well as outer ribs, are reinforced with additional carbon strips for greater strength and neater look. Carbon joiners are also made as sandwich panels with carbon fiber and rohacell as the core, making them extremely strong and lightweight. The wings and the tail are covered with high quality Oracover Oralight transparent foil which weighs only 36g/m2.
This electric pod is designed so that it has beautiful aerodynamic lines, is easy on the eyes and, most importantly, possesses excellent flight characteristics. The overall length of the complete fuselage is 1730 mm / 68.11" inches and weighs 216 gr including the tail. The electric carbon pod is completely made of composites (multiple types of materials). It is made of fine 1K Aero carbon fiber material, and has carbon fiber reinforcements on strategic spots, giving it additional strength to endure heavier straining. It is strong enough to withstand even hardcore landings and other occurring forces. The pylon is also reinforced, just like the top of the nose, so it can be landed roughly.
The canopy is designed in a way that there is enough space to easily manipulate all the components in the pod, allowing the battery to be inserted and connected easily, improving usability in the field. The edges around the canopy are also reinforced with carbon. It is supplied with a removable carbon canopy.
The pylon is 168 mm / 6.61" long and is additionally reinforced with multiple carbon types and layers,
The carbon tail boom is 1000 mm / 39.37" long and weighs 57g / 2.01 oz.
It is made of several carbon types. Materials are strategically positioned, so the boom is at its maximum strength and minimum weight.
The carbon V-mount has an ID of 18 mm / 0.70" and weighs 6.8 grams / 0.23 oz.
We use A-tested resin, certified for aeroplane construction for all parts made of composite materials. Also, the boom and other parts are additionally heated so they achieve maximum strength.
If you require a pod version which is lighter or much stronger than the standard one, simply contact us and we can make a custom one for you. This also goes for the selection of materials.
The tail is made as a construction of laser cut ribs covered with carbon cap strips and additional carbon reinforcements which give it great strength. It is also made with a carbon main spar and trailing edge.
The rudder / vertical stabilizer is made the same way and it already has a built-in kevlar hinge.
The rudder is mounted fairly easily, it only has to be mounted onto the tail boom from the top and fastened with two screws which are provided and already prepared.
It has a built-in slot corresponding to the tail boom diameter, so it fits perfectly on the tail boom, and therefore only a few seconds are needed to mount it firmly.
The elevator is also prepared to be mounted on our V-Mount. It has a slot and the V-Mount simply slides into it and you only need to fasten them together with a screw.
Complete tail is covered with high quality Oracover Oralight transparent foil which weighs only 36g / m2.
NOTE: Your tail can be covered with any color from our Oracover Oralight offer.
Elevator / horizontal stabilizer:
Weight: 32g / 1.12oz
Rudder / vertical stabilizer:
Weight: 32g / 1.12oz
Note: Since the model is designed and built to be as light as possible, it possesses excellent flight characteristics, so slope flying is not recommended.
Note 1: You choose the Element 3 wing and tail foil color combination.
These are the colors you can choose from: http://www.clm-pro.com/shopping-cart/covering-material
In order to assemble the set and fly it, little time is necessary, because the majority is already assembled.
The wings have boxes for joiners and pre-prepared pins, making them ready for assembly, that is, you simply connect them one into another.
There are only a few things left to do: to glue the carbon tail boom to the pod, mount the vertical stabilizer to the end of the pre-prepared boom, repeat that with the V-mount, place the commands or connect the commands for the rudder, flaps and ailerons, and then join everything together. Finally, place the electronics and you are ready to fly.
Hacker B40 10L with 4.4:1 box, 15x9 prop, 3S 2Ah LiPo (58A, 2550 fpm)
XPower F2919 / 10, 1480 RPM, Light F5J, 11x6 prop, Hot LiPS VHD 1300 3S1P, 37A
Recommended servo motors
KST X08 V5.0
|Element 3 specifications:|
|Wing area:||64.32 dm2||996.96 sq. in.|
|Airfoils:||AG 40-43||AG 40-43|
|Weight ARF:||823 g||29.03 oz|
|Element 3 weight of parts:|
|Carbon pod||95g||3.35 oz|
|Rudder / vert stab||32g||1.12 oz|
|Elevator / hor stab||32g||1.12 oz|
|V- Mount||6.8g||0.23 oz|
|Center panel||267g||9.41 oz|
|Tip panel left||145g||5.11 oz|
|Tip panel right||145g||5.11oz|
|Carbon joiner||21.6g||0.76 oz|
|Servo cover||10g||0.35 oz|
|Bolts / accessories||11.5g||0.40 oz|
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