In the world of slick aerobatic airplanes, there
are quite a few Yaks and Sukhois out there yet not too many Zlín
models. Let it be known that the full-scale, Czech-designed Zlín
dominated the wins in the 1978 World Aerobatic Championships,
and the Seagull Zlín is a .75- to .90-size sport scale model built of
ply and balsa covered in UltraCote. ;e shape of the model and its
lines really flow, making the Zlín an eye-catcher right o; the bat.
In addition to the airframe parts, the ARF kit includes a fiberglass
cowl, fiberglass wheel pants, an aluminum wing tube, a good
quality hardware pack, an EP conversion pack, painted main gear,
a sprung tail wheel, a decal sheet and
32 pages of black and white build info.
;e text and photos of this assembly
manual are well done and this plane is
intended for intermediate to advanced
RC pilots. Let’s get going!
SPECIFICATIONS Name of plane: Zlín 50LS Manufacturer: Seagull Models Distributor: Horizon Hobby ( horizonhobby.com) Type: Aerobatic/sport monoplane Length: 49.1 in. Wingspan: 67. 7 in. Wing area: 779.7 sq. in. Weight: 8. 95 lb. w/ battery Wing loading: 26. 4 oz./sq. ft. Engine req’d: .75-. 91 2-stroke, .91- 1.00 4-stroke or 60-size brushless Radio req’d: 4+ channel (6-channel recommended) Price: $229.99
; + Happily accepts electric or glow
; + Inexpensive to outfit
; + Excellent flight performance