Vista from Tower Hobbies


New to soaring? Have years of flight experience under your belt? Regardless of your skill level, the Vista BL is a superior electric sailplane. It's just as capable of slow-and-steady gliding as it is chasing thermals!
A factory-installed 1000kV brushless motor and LiPo-compatible 30A brushless ESC allow the Vista BL to aggressively climb to thermaling altitudes in a few seconds. The plane's low parts count helps keep assembly time down to a mere 2-3 hours. A factory-applied trim scheme helps the Vista BL stand out in the air – and on the flying field. Remove the easy-access battery hatch, and you'll find there's plenty of room inside the fuselage for a 3S LiPo battery. Built-up, lightweight balsa and ply construction makes the Vista BL easy to repair. A 12x6.5" folding propeller and dynamic decals round out everything this spectacular glider has to offer.


  • Aggressive climbs to thermal-catching altitudes in seconds.
  • Powerful 1000kV brushless motor and LiPo-compatible 30A brushless ESC provide a wide flight envelope.
  • Lightweight, built-up balsa/ply construction.
  • Factory-covered in colorful, quality heat-shrink film.
  • Prehinged tail surfaces and factory-installed control horns.
  • Spacious interior for installation of micro or standard servos.
  • Convenient, quick-access battery hatch.
  • 12x6.5" folding propeller.
  • Low parts count for fast, trouble-free assembly.



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Wingspan: 1995mm (78.5 in)
Length: 1040mm (40.9 in)

Weight: unknown

ESC: LiPo compatible 30A
Propeller: 12x6.5" plastic two-piece folding design
Spinner: Plastic, black in color, 2" (51mm) diameter_
Radio: 3-ch minimum (elevator, rudder and ESC control)
Servos: Two standard or two mini with at least 35g of torque
Battery: 3S 11.1V, at least 1800mAh
Wing Area: 678 sq in (43.7 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 7.5 - 8.0 oz/sq ft (23-24 g/sq dm)
Airfoil: Flat bottom
Center of Gravity (CG): 3-1/8" (80mm) back from the leading edge of the wing measured at the fuselage sides
Control Throws: High Rate Low Rate
Elevator Up & Down: 5/8" (16mm) 3/8" (9.5mm)
Rudder Right & Left: 1-1/2" (38mm) 1" (25mm)

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