;e leaf-spring tailwheel assembly is both functional
and scale-like in appearance. ;e servos located in
the tail help keep linkages short.
To be truthful, I’m not sure how long it
took from box to sky, but it wasn’t any
longer than your typical 40-size ARF. I was
actually surprised at how low the piece
count was. The Rascal 110—in fact, all
Rascals, are exceptionally well built and
expertly covered. What I especially ap-
THE RASCAL 110;IN FACT, ALL RASCALS;ARE
EXCEPTIONALLY WELL BUILT AND EXPERTLY
Nothing fancy here, just a good-looking rugged gear
with attractive wheel pants added for style.
preciate are the transparent panels in the
covering. Why not be able to appreciate
the fine woodworking under the skin? The
balsa and ply construction is a work of art.
If the fiberglass cowl and wheel pants are
the whipped cream, the aluminum, aerodynamic wing struts are the cherry on top
of this treat of an aircraft.
The size of the Rascal 110 actually cuts
down on some build time. Why? Well, you
can just about get your entire arm into the
fuselage, so there is no fighting to reach
what you have to—stuffing the fuel lines
through the firewall for example. Hinging
the control surfaces is very easy. The bigger
the wing, the bigger the control surfaces,
and the bigger the hinges—it’s that much
easier to deal with. For this, and other
It was a perfect September flying day
in New England, comfortable shirt
temperature with winds of 0-5mph.
;e grass field was just cut and everything was in line for a great day
of flying. ;e O. S. 1.20 fired right up, and I taxied around to get a feel for
ground handling. As long as I held up-elevator to keep the tail on the
ground, ground handling was excellent. I turned
down the center of the runway and slowly added
throttle. Our field is relatively short, 290-feet long,
and we sometimes worry about launching and
landing large aircraft. Without flaps, the Rascal
was airborne in about 1/3 the length of the field.
Climb-out was scale and graceful. Putting this bird
IN THE AIR
back on the ground was just as easy and graceful
as taking o;, with or without flaps. With flaps,
touchdown to stop was about half that of my
just watch. ;e tail moment is long and the vertical fin and rudder lock the
plane in for smooth turns.
Aerobatics: Although the Rascal is not considered an aerobatic aircraft,
she will loop and roll with the best of them. Wingovers and tailslides are
cool too. Little e;ort is needed to hold inverted flight.
Glide and stall performance: When the Rascal stalls, the nose drops and
the wings hold level. With the flaps deployed,
stall speed is just above stopped. With the flaps
up, you should have no problem gliding back to
the field when you fly her out of fuel, assuming
you’re not flying on the deck.
Radio: Futaba 10C, Futaba R617FS receiver
( futaba-rc.com), five Savox 0254MG servos
( savoxusa.com), 1-JRPST47 servo for throttle,
MaxAmps 4.8V 4200mAh receiver pack
Engine: OS 1.20 2-Stroke Glow (os-engines.
Prop: Master Airscrew 16x8 w/ Sig spinner
FUEL: Morgan Cool Power 15% Nitro
GENERAL FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
Stability: ;e Rascal is as stable as they come. It
might look like a scale vintage plane, but it flies like
a trainer. Even with the flaps deployed, it’s like flying a giant balloon.
Tracking: ;e Rascal tracks true. In a no-wind situation, point this bird in
a direction and you can put the transmitter in the palm of your hand and
With the trainer-like looks, why would an
experienced pilot want this aircraft? Well, who
wouldn’t want a luxury car? ;e Rascal is a style
of aircraft that one can kick back and enjoy some
relaxing scale flying. Just because you are driving
a luxury car, it doesn’t mean you can’t hit the
back roads and put her through the paces. ;e
Rascal can handle whatever you throw at her.
Although the cost might keep a beginner away, the Rascal is as easy as
they come to control, and I would not have a problem putting a student on
a buddy box with this bird.