Guppy - 48 In. EPP
Fun in your face acrobatic flying! Are you ready to move beyond the limitations of 2-axis "bank and yank" slope aerobatics? If so, the GUPPY is ready to take you to the next level!
Fun in your face acrobatic flying!
Are you ready to move beyond the limitations of 2-axis "bank and yank" slope aerobatics? If so, the GUPPY is ready to take you to the next level!
Inspired in equal parts by fullscale aerobatics gliders, the French VTPR phenomenon, Its big brother the LeFish, and the desire for an EPP glider capable of unlimited aerobatics performance, this original design by Leading Edge Gliders introduces a straight leading edge planform combined with ultra-durable American-born EPP construction techniques that's a whole lot of fun for intermediate through expert pilots.
The state-of-the-art SB96V and SB96VS airfoils provide excellent aerobatic performance both upright and inverted. Full span flaperons make for a great roll rate and allow true "4-axis" flying for those so inclined.
The GUPPY is extremely neutral in all axes and has great energy retention for its size and significant rudder authority. You'll be able to do every glider aerobatics figure in the book, as well as many that aren't!
Never again believe someone who claims that "slopers can't fly knife edge." The GUPPYcan and does, with little rudder input, and when given sufficient speed is capable of sustaining long and pleasing knife edge passes with a nose-high attitude.
The GUPPY incorporates Leading Edge Gliders' pioneering EPP construction techniques, making for a fast and true build that "falls together" like a kit should. When combined with "best practices" EPP build techniques such as the use of thinned Goop, Solartex, and Ultracote, The GUPPY will assemble into an extremely durable slope aerobatics glider that can take the sort of abuse hardcore slope pilots dish out!
- Wingspan 48"
- Airfoil root SB96 modified
- Airfoil tip SB96V modified
- Weight 18-22oz
- Number of Channels - 4
- Flaperon (x2)
- "Fish"-shaped fuselage for sustained knife edge flight
- Giant flaperons for excellent roll rate and 4-axis flying.
- Blend of airfoils provides great inverted performance and versatile all-around capability
- Legendary EPP durability
- Leading Edge Gliders' proven EPP construction techniques and kit design