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    AT-6 Texan (Backyard Flyer)

    AT-6 Texan (Backyard Flyer)

    $12.95

    Description:Designed by Nick Ziroli Sr., this little AT-6 likes to fly fast and should not be considered a trainer. Built of traditional balsa and plywood, the Texan has been flown with both the Graupner Speed 400 direct-drive 6V motor and the Astro Flight brushless 010 motor. A formed canopy and an engine cowl are available from the author.
    Additional Information:
    • Wingspan: 20 in.
    • Wing Area: 158 sq. in.
    • Weight: 61 oz.
    • Radio Req'd: 3 or 4 channels (rudder optional)

    Difficulty Level: LD: Should not be considered a trainer. It is aerobatic and fun to fly for those with experience.
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    F/A-18 Hornet

    F/A-18 Hornet

    $23.95

    Description: Semiscale pusher-prop jet

    This semiscale park flyer looks remarkably realistic in the air. It has excellent flying characteristics and is easy to fly in small fields. It also features simple, foam construction so it can be built quickly.
    Additional Information:

    • Length: 41.7 in.
    • Wingspan: 28.4 in.
    • Wing Area: 254 sq. in.
    • Weight: 15 to 18 oz.
    • Wing Loading: 8.5 to 10.2 oz./sq. ft
    • Power: GWS EPS-350C with C gearing
    • Prop: GWS 8x6 Slowflyer
    • Radio req'd: 6-channel micro-receiver such as the GWS R6N or Hitec Electron 6
    • Battery: E-Tec 1200mAh, 11.1V Li-poly
    • Servos: 2 GWS Picos for the flaperons; 1 Hitec HS-55 for the stabilator
    • Minimum Flying Area: Outdoor Sports Field
    • Building Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Flying Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Flight Duration: 15 min
    • Sheets: 2


    Difficulty Level:
    LD2
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    F-15 Eagle Park Jet

    F-15 Eagle Park Jet

    $23.95

    Description: A Sheet-Foam Fighter That's Easy to Build!

    Designed by Steve Shumate, this semi-scale park flyer looks remarkably realistic in the air, has excellent flying characteristics and is easy to fly in small fields. It features simple foam construction so it can be built quickly.
    Additional Information:

    • Wingspan: 27.9 in.
    • Wing Area: 257 in.
    • Length: 41.5 sq. in.
    • Weight: 15 to 18 oz.
    • Wing Loading: 8.4 to 10.1 oz./sq. ft
    • Motor: GWS EPS-350C with C-gear reduction (or brushless outrunner equivalent)
    • Prop: GWS 8x6 slow flyer
    • Radio: 3 channel (flaperon, stabilator, throttle)
    • Battery: 1200 to 1500mAh, 11.1V lithium-polymer
    • Flight Duration: 15 min.
    • Sheets: 2
    • Difficulty Level 2
    Difficulty Level:
    LD3
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    Profile Waco Cabin

    Profile Waco Cabin

    $19.95

    Description: Build this skinny-scale biplane!

    Designed by Randy Randolph, the Profile Waco Cabin is a straightforward project that uses balsa construction. At 1/2 throttle, it is a gentle flyer that's at home in a small gym; at full throttle, it's an aerobatic performer.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: Electric biplane
    • Wingspan: 24 in. (top), 18 in. (bottom)
    • Weight: 5.5 oz.
    • Wing Area: 158 sq. in.
    • Wing Loading: 5 oz./sq. ft.
    • Motor: GWS S-2
    • Propeller: GWS 7x6
    • Receiver: GWS 4-channel
    • Servos: GWS Pico (2)
    • Speed Control: GWS 5A
    • Difficulty Level: 2
    • Sheets: 1


    Difficulty Level:
    LD2
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    Piper Cherokee

    Piper Cherokee

    $19.95

    Description: A Lightweight, Everyday Aircraft

    Designed by Ilkka Klemetti, the Piper Cherokee uses stick-and-tissue construction and builds into a very lightweight scale model for calm-weather and indoor flying. it is very stable and a 40-minute flight duration is normal with a 2-cell, 1020mAh Li-poly battery. Some building experience is required.
    Additional Information:

    • Wingspan: 40 in.
    • Wing Area: 279 sq. in.
    • Ready-to-fly Weight: 8.25 oz.
    • Wing Loading: 4.26 oz./sq. ft
    • Power: GWS LPS B(geared 5:1)
    • Prop: GWS 9x4.7
    • Radio req'd: 3-channel (throttle, elevator, aileron/nose-gear steering)
    • Radio Gear Used: 2 sub-microservos, GWS Pico R-4 receiver, GWS ICS-50 ESC
    • Battery: 2-cell, 1020mAh Li-poly
    • Sheets: 1


    Difficulty Level:
    LD2
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    The Foam Wedgy

    The Foam Wedgy

    $19.95

    Description: A Classic Returns with Electric Power

    The Foam Wedgy is a simplified, electric-powered version of Leon Shulman's original 1940 record-breaking Wedgy and is very easy to buld and fly. It is made using 1/4-inch Dow blue insulation foam, and it can be powered by a geared, brushed electric motor or a brushless Axi outrunner. Span: 38 in.; radio: 3-channel; power: GWS geared or Axi brushless motor; 1 sheet; LD 1
    Additional Information:
    Difficulty Level:
    LD1

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    Piper Vagabond PA-15

    Piper Vagabond PA-15

    $19.95

    Description: A scale beauty for indoor or outdoor flight

    Designed by Dave Robelen, the Vagabond is a true-scale, light-weight RC model with extremely realistic performance. The structure closely represents that of the full-scale machine, and its flight characteristics are extremely gentle. Although it was designed primarily for indoor flying, its clean design allows outdoor flying in modest breezes.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: Indoor/outdoor scale electric
    • Wingspan: 34 in.
    • Wing Area: 299 sq. in.
    • Weight: 4 oz.
    • Wing Loading: 3 oz./sq. ft.
    • Engine Used: DC5-2.4 motor geared 7.5:1
    • Prop Used: 8x4
    • Radio Req'd: 3-channel (rudder, elevator and throttle)
    • Difficulty Level: 2
    • Sheets: 1

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    Difficulty Level:
    LD2
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    Pattern Babe

    Pattern Babe

    $19.95

    Description: Easy-to-fly, pint-sized aerobat

    Designed by Dave Robelen, the Pattern Babe is a state-of-the-art, lightweight model that can fly a wide range of smooth aerobatic maneuvers on modest power and in relatively small spaces. A baseball infield would be big enough for most maneuvers. Because it handles smoothly, the Pattern Babe does not require a high degree of expertise to fly it well.
    Additional Information:

    • Type: Electric aerobat
    • Wingspan: 28.75 in.
    • Weight: 5.7 oz.
    • Wing Area: 194 sq. in.
    • Wing Loading: 4.3 oz./sq. ft.
    • Drive system used: GWS IPS power unit
    • Prop used: 9x6, 9x7
    • Battery used: 8-cell, 120 mAh Ni-Cd
    • Radio req'd: 3-channel micro
    • Radio used: GWS receiver, 2 Hitec HS-50 servos and a GWS 2A ESC
    • Difficulty Level: 2
    • Sheets: 1


    Difficulty Level:
    LD2
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