This classic design
has been popular for more than 50 years,
and Graupner’s latest versions (kit and ARF) blend
nostalgia with excellent flight characteristics. Ideal as a
first sailplane or for competition, this 79-inch-span aircraft
features laser-cut balsa parts and can be outfitted with an
optional electric power pod for powered flight. The Amigo IV
kit is $179.90; the ARF version is $239.90.
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRIC RC
Blade UM F- 27 FPV
Now you can fly FPV practically anywhere, anytime! Made out
of Z-Foam, this 17-inch-span wing has built-in AS3X stabilization
and SAFE technology. The included 150m W video transmitter
will work with most goggles. It comes with power system and
servos installed, and costs $469.99.
Hitec RDX1 Pro
Suitable for most battery types, this 100-watt,
microprocessor-controlled AC/DC charger/
discharger has an integrated 6-cell
balancer for all lithium chemistries,
including high-voltage LiPo cells. Hitec’s
Charge Master software feature allows convenient optional
control using your own PC. Its slim, inline tower design with
easily accessible front ports make this handy space saver a
must-have in the workshop. It costs $69.99.
Phoenix Model Piper J- 3 Cub
Compatible with electric, glow, or gas power, this 90.5-inch-
span, built-up ARF has loads of scale details, including a
realistic cockpit, instrument panel, and pilot figure; operational
cockpit side doors; and functional panel flaps. It costs
$299.99. Add optional floats (sold separately
for $169.99) for water takeoffs and landings!
HobbyZone T- 28 Trojan S
Earning your RC wings just got easier with
this lightweight, ultra-micro foam flier. The
Trojan S is equipped with SAFE technology, so
you can learn in multiple modes that range from beginner
to experienced, and a Panic Recovery trigger instantly
returns the aircraft to level flight. Add a compatible
camera and headset (sold separately) and you can even fly
FPV! Available RTF for $89.99 and BNF Basic for $129.99.