Finished in the paint scheme of the F4U flown by Ira Cassius
Kepford in the Fighting 17, this 74-inch-span ARF is designed
for a 1.50 to 1.80 4-stroke or 26cc gas engine. It has a
fiberglass fuselage and balsa built-up wing with a flat painted
finish. It costs $480; optional rotating retracts are also
Kondor Model Products (888) 968-7251; kmp.ca
O.S. 91HZ HELI ENGINE
Designed for F3C competition, the
91HZ delivers the high-end power
and hovering stability needed for
executing competition maneuvers.
The piston and crankshaft are
newly designed to reduce
vibration and improve torque
stability over the entire rpm
range. It costs $400.
O.S.; distributed by Great Planes
(217) 398-6300; (800) 682-8948; osengines.com
Made of all EP foam, this pusher prop jet is perfect for park
flying. It can be powered by a 2808 or similar motor with a
3-cell LiPo and uses a 3-channel radio. The 37-inch-span jet
Sport Flyers; distributed by Hobby People (800) 854-8471;
HOBBY LOBBY TYPHOON
No assembly required—this micro heli is completely ready to fly right out
of the box. Charge the included 3-cell 1800mAh LiPo battery with the
included safety charger, install eight AA cells in the 72MHz 6-channel
transmitter, and get ready to learn collective-pitch RC helicopter flying.
Typhoon’s brushless motor has plenty of power for sport flying and
learning basic aerobatics. It costs $300.
Hobby Lobby (615) 373-1444; hobby-lobby.com
PHASE 3 MINI SPITFIRE “RADIO READY”
This 21-inch fighter comes ready to fly with its motor, ESC and servos
installed. A battery charger and a 1-cell LiPo flight battery are also
included. It has three channels: aileron, elevator and throttle. It only
requires a receiver and radio, and most small 2.4GHz receivers will fit right
in. It costs $90.
Phase 3; distributed by Global Hobby (714) 963-0329; globalhobby.com