MODEL: Night Walrus
WINGSPAN: 55. 13 in.
WING AREA: 304 sq. in.
WEIGHT: 30. 5 oz
WING LOADING: 14. 45 oz./sq. ft.
LENGTH: 40.75 in.
RADIO REQ’D: 6-channel
MOTOR REQ’D: 1350Kv brushless
RADIO: Spektrum DX18 w/ AR6110e 6-channel
receiver ( spektrumrc.com); six 9g servos
MOTOR: 2212 brushless outrunner 1350Kv and
30A speed control (installed)
BATTERY: Turnigy 30C 3S 2200mAh LiPo
PROPELLER: Folding (included)
; Good value
; Easy to fly
; Quick to assemble
A great flier before and
after the sun sets
BY LOU CETRANGELO
PHOTOS BY LOU CETRANGELO & SAL CALVAGNA
At our club field on Long Island, New York,
we typically only fly airplanes with a wingspan
of a minimum of 80 inches. After hours,
however, while the sun is setting, out come
the smaller foamies. The fun and challenge
of chasing each other around is on. As the
lighting conditions grow dimmer, things really
get interesting as we try to keep our eyes on
our airplanes. So when I saw the new Night
Walrus from HobbyKing, a night-capable plane
with built-in lights, I had to get it. I thought it
would be really cool to be able to fly well past
when everyone else was grounded.
A typical hand launch
has the Night Walrus
at altitude in no time.
It has a lot of power.