Home
Back to category
Hades
Hera
Artemis
Artemis Plus+
Shadow
Superstarlight
Xplorer
Aspire
Eraser Xtreme
Fazer
Victor F3J/F3B
Nyx F3J
 

Hera

Specifications:

 
Wing Span: 3.1 m (122")
Wing Area: 64 dm2 (999 sq. in.)
Wing Airfoil: SA7035
Wing Loading: 35 g/dm2 (999 oz/sq. ft.)
Flying Weight: 1.9 - 2.1 kg (999 - 999 oz)
Radio: Micro servos in the wings
and regular equipment in the fuselage
 

The Hera (F3J) won the 1998 Canadian F3J Nationals, and had several wins in other local contests. It has been chosen by a dozen top pilots for the US F3J Team trials in July 1999. Both designs are made, using the best knowledge in hollow core molded wings. The wings are a beauty, in airfoil respect and surface finish. It has nothing to envy to an Esprit or similar glider, everything is perfect: fit, finish and performance. The long tail arm gives the Hera a smooth, gentle and predictable handling. It can handle tight continuous thermal turns with minor input, a must to make the most out of the lightest thermal. The S7035 has excellent climb rate, a wider speed range as the SD7037 and consequently better L/D. We think that there are three aspects which make a good TD glider:

  1. the handling for clean thermal turns and accurate landing.
  2. a clean, efficient airfoil for a wide speed range and a high L/D,  to increases the working range far beyond others.
  3. a low wing loading, to out climb other in the same thermal.

All these aspects are packed in the Hera for the demanding  thermal duration competitor.

Standard kit content:
Strong colored Fiberglas fuse with removable nose cone and molded servo tray. V-tail pushrods are installed. The Hera has an adjustable tow hook to optimize hand tows. Hollow core molded wings are in three pieces. Center panel bolts down to the fuse and tips are connected to the center panel by means of rectangular carbon wing joiner and two locating pins. All moving parts are gapless hinged. Molded servo cover and Allen keys for the different bolts are included. Standard Hera weights average 64-67 oz.

Hera KC kit content:
The Hera KC has been optimized for serious thermal duration competition, it features a regular lightweight wing. The fuselage is a mix of Kevlar/Carbon lay-up and weights 2-3 oz less then a regular fuselage. The target was to achieve and all up weight of 65-68 oz. This option is a good value for low budget competition pilots wanting something at the top of the edge.

Hera LT kit content:
The Hera LT has been optimized for serious thermal duration competition, it features a regular wing. The fuselage is single piece and has a canopy, it weights 4 oz less then a regular 3 pieces fuselage. The target was to achieve an all up weight of 62-65 oz.

Hera XLT kit content:
The Hera XLT is the weapon for AMA Thermal Duration contest (TD), it features an extra light wing. The fuselage is single piece and has a canopy, it weights 4 oz less then a regular 3 pieces fuselage. The target was to achieve an all up weight of 57-59 oz. This extra light version is fully winch zoom launchable, but the wing skins or so thin that they are prone to dent, so particular care by handling this plane must be taken. Available upon request.

Hera, F3J, TD, nose cone type fuselage, price: tbd

Hera KC, F3J, TD, price: tbd

Hera , F3J, TD, canopy style fuselage, +tail,  price: 989.00U$

Following options and accessories are also available:

  • Custom paint scheme.
  • Servo packages (Volz, Hitec).
  • Carrying bags.
 
 
 

Copyright 1997-2009 ICARE enr. All rights reserved.