BY GREG GIMLICK
Percival Mew Gull
This Golden Age air racer ARF is great for glow and electric power
Call me biased, but I think the Golden Age era pro- duced the most beautiful airplanes to date. The Per- cival Mew Gull was a long-lived British race plane, and it set many
records in its interesting racing career.
It was the first civilian aircraft to exceed
200mph, and at the outbreak of WW II
it was faster than the Hawker Hurricane
fighter at sea level.
The Seagull Models Mew Gull distributed by Horizon Hobby is a very nice sport-scale version, and its construction is superb
with all built-up surfaces. It’s covered with
UltraCote. The model is just gorgeous right
out of the box, and the covering job was
I hardly know where to begin; it’s rare
that I open a box and am immediately
impressed with everything I see. I was
oohing and aahing as I pulled the parts out.
It was hard to remember the last time I was
so impressed, and the Mew Gull is big, too!
Its overall construction is very good. It’s
as if I had built it from a kit, with sheeted
built-up wings and a sheeted fuselage. The
fact it’s a quarter-scale airplane and IMAA-
legal brings it to the forefront of the ARFs
offered in this price range.