USA, OH, Aurora
Joined Jan 2006
Flyzone: Calypso EP glider appeals to everyone
Easy to assemble and easy to fly, the Calypso EP glider appeals to everyone! With included ailerons and optional flaps, it’s ready for aerobatics when you are. Now that four factory-built versions of the Calypso are available — with varying degrees of flight-readiness — modelers can choose the one that’s perfectly matched to their needs. No matter which they choose, pilots can expect soaring that’s effortless and fun!
Introducing the Calypso Rx-R™ and ARF — with all the advantages of the RTF and Tx-R™ versions:
Durable AeroCell™ foam construction
Very low overall parts count – only five main pieces
Two-piece wing removes easily for transport
No glue required – only a Phillips screwdriver
Bold green and black trim scheme stands out at high altitudes
Includes landing wheel plus nose and tail skid plates
Large on-board compartment with magnetic hatch allows easy access to the flight battery
Includes ailerons and optional flaps* for increased maneuverability when the pilot is ready
*Flap hardware sold separately
Four Calypso versions available – one that’s right for everyone!
Allows for radio customization!
Includes: Brushless power system with outrunner motor, 18A ESC and 4 micro servos
Requires: 4-5 channel transmitter and receiver, 11.1V 1300mAh LiPo battery and compatible charger
Offers “all-in-one” convenience!
Includes: Tactic™ 4-channel TTX404 2.4GHz radio, brushless power system with outrunner motor and 18A ESC, 1300mAh LiPo battery, balancing charger and (4) “AA” batteries.
Lets you fly with YOUR favorite transmitter!
Includes: Brushless power system with outrunner motor and 18A ESC, AnyLink™-compatible receiver, 4 micro servos, 1300mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger.
Requires: AnyLink and compatible 4-5 channel transmitter, or a Tactic 2.4GHz transmitter with SLT™.
Rx-R™, TX-R™, AnyLink™ and SLT™ are trademarks of Hobbico®, Inc.
Equip the Calypso the way you want it!
The ARF version is the most affordable and offers the discerning pilot the most options for the power system, radio system and batteries.
Requires: 4-5 channel transmitter and receiver, 4 micro servos, 28 mm outrunner brushless motor, 18A brushless ESC (min), 11.1V 1300MAh LiPo battery and compatible charger.
Wingspan: 73 in (1855 mm)
Wing Area: 526 in² (33.9 dm²)
Length: 47 in (1195 mm)
All four versions of Calypso will be available late June.
FLZA3000 Calypso EP Glider RTF Retail: $299.99 Street: $249.99
FLZA3002 Calypso EP Glider Tx-R Retail: $249.99 Street: $199.99
FLZA3004 Calypso EP Glider Rx-R Retail: $199.99 Street: $159.99
FLZA3006 Calypso EP Glider ARF Retail: $109.99 Street: $89.99
I got one when they first shipped almost two months ago. Now there are at least ten of them in my active club. Highly recommend these for improving pilot skills. They have done wonders for some of the guys that were struggling with the basics of flying. Many of them did not even know they were struggling with the basics until flying the Calapso.
Two huge tips: remove the Y harness on the ailerons and mix them as Flaperons. A small amount of down flaps helps when gliding considerable. Also program in at least 45% differential on the ailerons. That will get you flying with a big smile.
They are of course more tweeks but do those right off.
United States, NY, New York
Joined Oct 2008
I have a question on the TX-R version. When I read the specs on the AnyLink system I believe it said it has a 1000 foot range. That may be fine for small electric planes, but for a 1.8M sailplane I would think that is a bit short ranged.
Perhaps I missunderstood. Anyone know the range on the AnyLink/TXR system?