Web Site Updated with eSKA Information, Etc.
This web sit got a major update. We now have a new section
with everything you always wanted to know about eSKA. The How
To Order page was update with a more complete list of products
we stock and pricing. More information was added to the Fusion
pages. Still some work to do on the Motors, Radio Gear, Misc.
Supplies, and Builders' Pics pages.
eSKA Kit is Now Shipping
eSKA has been available to local flyers for a couple of months
now. This was the first run of eSKA kits. It's amazing how
many flyers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota have
purchased this new kit. Even some glow flyers have made eSKA
their first electric kit. ElectroFlying Models is now ready
to accept orders from around the country and world. The kit
costs $50, which includes free shipping to the 48 contiguous
United States. (Shipping to Canada is $15 extra. Check with
us about shipping to other locations before you order.) Checks
must be in US dollars.
I will be updating this web site over
the next few days to have more information about eSKA and how
to order. For now,
click on the "Order Now" Button for information on
how to order with check payment. (I hope to have credit card
processing in the future.)
New eSKA Kit - Available In a Few Weeks.
I have been test flying the 3rd prototype and having a blast
with this new design. As a small, fly-anywhere electric-powered
airplane, eSKA may be my new favorite airplane. I have flown
it at a couple of local meets, and almost everyone who watches
it fly wants one. This may turn out to be a very popular kit.
The third prototype is flying with an Astro .010 geared motor
and 3 Series 1200mAh High Discharge Kokam LiPoly cells. I am
using a 10 x 7 APC slow flyer prop and drawing about 7 amps
static. This setup provides over 110 watts per pound of input
power. It goes straight up without any problem. Top speed is
about 35 mph and yet lands very slow. I have been getting 20
minutes of aerobatics or 50+ minutes of level flight. This
version has landing gear and still weighs only 11.4 ounces.
The eSKA kit has been engineered to build very light, strong,
and fast. Most parts are interlocking to make building fast
and accurate. It is possible to frame-up eSKA, ready to cover,
in about 6 hours.
eSKA is a really nice
laser-cut kit and flies fantastic.