Thunder Tiger YAK 54 3D ARF REVIEW [No. 4349-K20-03 Red/White/Black/Silver] By: Barry Yarkon About the author: A member/webmaster of the Rockland County Radio Control Club (RCRCC) and the Hudson Valley Radio Control Club (HVRCC), both in New York, Barry Yarkon is a previous contributor to Sport Aviator. Can a relative newcomer successfully step up to [...]
Long a favorite of private pilots everywhere, the Piper Cherokee series has not always been available as a model. Great Planes has changed that with its new Cherokee ARF. This sport airplane has amazing vertical and aerobatic performance on just a 46-size engine. Walk On The Flight Line, climb in and learn about this surprising sport airplane as we try a few tricks and aerobatics.
Movies Added!Here is a truly striking looking large airplane (76 –in. span) that performs like a master aerobatic airplane. But, its slow speed, polite manners and powerful engine remove all the stress from even the most advanced maneuvers. Yet this airplane is so easy to fly that it is probably one of the best second airplanes ever designed. Walk the Flight Line and look inside this airplane in great detail.
Movies Added!Remove the training wheels from the Hangar 9 Mustang PTS and this is what you get. Add flaps and retractable landing gear and this scale fighter becomes a classic performer. Descended from a trainer, this advanced aircraft is exciting and suitable for those pilots with a few airplanes already in their logbooks. Grab a `chute, climb in the cockpit and roar off the Flight Line for some special times.
Here is a truly striking looking large airplane (76 –in. span) that performs like a master aerobatic airplane. But, its slow speed, polite manners and powerful engine remove all the stress from even the most advanced maneuvers. Yet this airplane is so easy to fly that it is probably one of the best second airplanes ever designed. Walk the Flight Line and look inside this airplane in great detail.
Sport Aviator’s first twin-engined review is the capable and widely-known PBY Catalina. While the Great Planes version can be flown from grass and snow, its true home is your local lake. Join us as the Sport Aviator Flight Line moves to the water’s edge and enjoy this scale patrol bomber that flies like a Trainer.
Movies Added! Float flying is an exciting and fun way to enjoy a little different RC piloting experience. Hangar 9’s Saratoga 40 sport airplane is amazing on land. What happens when it is paired with its matching floats? Put your bathing suit on and come on in, the water is fine.
The Saratoga ARF is really an RTF airplane without the radio and power system. Everything is done for the pilot. Assembly time is only fours hours. This airplane is truly relaxing to fly and builds pilot confidence. Yet, it will perform any non 3-D maneuver you can think of. Build and fly this surprising airplane located On The Flight Line.
Movies Added! – The Model Tech Super Cub ARF would serve very well as either a first, basic trainer or a second sport airplane. Surprisingly easy to assemble and with excellent performance, the Super Cub remains stable in the air and can handle even the strongest winds (within reason). Walk the Flight Line with Eric Henderson as he both reviews this fine airplane and passes along many building and assembly techniques and tips.
Kyosho makes some of the finest ARF kits available. Their Calmato trainer flew great and was easy to assemble. The next step up, the Calmato 60 Sport low-wing offers Kyosho quality in a performance package that is easy to fly and build. Fly it along with Master Pattern Pilot Ron Lockhart On The Flight Line.