The Super Chipmunk is a great looking sport model that is designed to take up to a powerful 0.60 glow engine. The durable composite fuselage is nicely made and not too thick, the paint finish is excellent as is the superbly applied covering. The removable one peice wing is balsa, as are the tailfeathers, which helps to prevent the usual tail heavy tendency often associated with scale fibreglass models. As well as a quality and comprehensive hardware package, the Chippy also comes with a fuel tank & fittings, engine mount and a nicely finished glassfiber cowl and wheel pants.
Despite the composite construction, flying weight is not excessive, this model is the perfect sport scale aerobatic flyer and the attractive, bright colour scheme is great for orientation as well as being a nice representation of this great looking aircraft. The Super Chipmunk is practical and very, very durable, treated well, this very attractive Super Chippy will look good for years to come, the perfect sport scale model!
Finally getting around to assembling the Chipmunk. However could ANYONE please tell me how/where the servo/s for the ailerons is/are mounted. There is no cutout/s? The ailerons finish 130mm approx from the center of the wing! The instruction booklet says to glue in the aileron hinges but makes no mention of any other way to get the servo linkages setup!
Hey bondicola. There are no aileron cutouts. The assembly manual suggest cuting out an area where the wings join. Like all good little modellers I read the manual before attempting assembly and familiarized myself with the parts needed to assemble the Chipmunk. I didn't see the two servo plates. Now it makes sense. I assume one fits the servo/s to the plate/s like you would if there were cutout plates and screws this assembly to the wing somewhere inline with the aileron after drilling a hole for the servo wire? There are two holes in the top of the wing at the centre. Its all a bit guess work but I'll figure it out. I think it must have the wrong assembly manual!
Geoff, I think they just used parts of a manual of a earlier smaller model.
I have 2 other models to complete before I start on the Super chipmunk so keep me informed of your progress and how you proceed. My engine for this is a OS 82 four stroke.
I have uploaded to the Australian version of the super chipmunk an installation guide including pictures on how do install the aileron servos and servo trays. Its called Super Chipmunk Addendum. I found after much investigation that there are recesses in the wings (under the oracover) for the aileron trays that come with the kit. Hope this helps.
My Chipmunk arrived this week. Absolutely fabulos ARF. Packaging and presentation is excellent.This Hobby King/Turnigy ARF beats all the other ARF's I have ever bought. My brother is a professional fiberglasser and he says he cant fault the manufacture and finish. No loose ovracover on wings or any other part unlike some ARF's straight out of the box. I will be fitting an O.S. 75AX 2 stroke. Same footprint as the 61. I think I might try and make the rear wheel steerable thru separte servo? Any suggestions on rear wheel size. I am thinking 1&1/4".Can highly recommend this model! More to come when I finish assemblying it and test fly!
Take a look at the Turnigy G60 Part#G60-500,the specs state that with a 4cell pack and a 15x8 prop you will get 2650g of thrust which is more than enough.You will need a 70-80amp ESC and a 4s 5000mah battery.
Got this plane off a friend that did'nt have time to build it,This plane flies well with a 46 2 stroke but had to add weight up front to get it to balance, if I was starting over I would use a 61 2 stroke, and I think the balance would be perfect, even tho a little over powered, may still do just that, definatly use the 2 aileron servos, plane looks good and flies well
hmmmm, got my ordered chipmunk, but too bad the instructions are from the wrong version. i got the 60 kit and the instruction are from the .46 does anyone have the correct one? because in de file tab there is also the wrong version.
Penal. Install a .61 and the best set up, put two servos in the aileron. you can us a stanerd servos in the wing on that one of least 47oz, thats what most std are. you can use a std on the elevater, BUT! I would use a littel stronger, like an 80oz. If your radio has mixing, than use a std on the ele. and mix in some flapperron, that will take the doad off the std servo on the ele. watch some videos of Atr Scholls flying and fly it like the real thang and all will talk about you. be smooth. the Chip munck is a beautiful thang to watch. And remember that the gut that invented the (SUPER CHIPMUNK) Died doing what he loved. He wall killed filming the move (TOP GUN) flying a PITTS and intered a spen and crashed into the sea, his body and the Pitts was not ever found. In the move, when it showed it looked like it in a spen, he was kiled after that. Be proud and make this plane your BABY!
The ***r manual supplied on a CD is suggesting engine .46 / 2 cycle or .52 to 70 / 4 cycle. But on above specifications it is mentioned .60 size glow engine. What size is needed? Manual also show a central single servo for aileron but the plane need two servos in the wing.
Pejay, what is the AUW? Technically if the AUW is between 2.8kg to 3.2kg, use a class 60 2C or 90 4C or 15cc gasso. I am stating these specs "on the safe side". Slightly overpowered is always safer especially for a low winger...
Thanks kekelala but sorry I don't know the meaning of AUW. Anyhow the manual supplied is for a smaller Chipmunk - I have informed HK and they will (eventually) supply the correct version. I may use my 15 cc gas engine- not decided yet
AUW is all-up weight. I am still browsing this page when your reply arrived. I was wondering if I should buy this for I am phobia of having the landing gears mounted on the wings. I have a Great Plane Super Sportster and each hard landing destroys the internal wood of wings. I am skeptical now and I can't keep squeezing epoxy into the mount area. That is just not practical.
Ok thanks for the info and I don't know the AUW as I haven't built the plane yet. Actually I don't like the plane very much - it is pretty straight forward and body is glassfiber and heavy. All stickers has to be applied - not sure if I will build it.
If I want to use a gas engine, what is the maximum size I can use for this plane? Is the DLE 20cc too big? Or the RCG 15cc? And has anyone converted the full span ailerons to half aileron and half flaps? I am thinking of doing this for a more scale like type of flying.
Hi kellyann/ Allison O that's right you go by the name NewToHobbyKing now so when you get banned again what will be your new name?. Mr. KalyanProdhan from West Bengal India Plus you have accounts in the name of Sharron, Allison, Sally, Chris, DelSt and others.
Zarak a little out of my depth here. I am a glow/electric type girl. But the listing says "0.46~0.60 Glow Engine". Do they make gas engines of 10cc or less?? i hope this helps. 0.046 is about 7.5cc and 0.60 is about 10cc.
kellyann/ Allison O that's right you go by the name NewToHobbyKing now so when you get banned again what will be your new name?. Mr. KalyanProdhan from West Bengal India Plus you have accounts in the name of Sharron, Allison, Sally, Chris, DelSt and others.
Get the chord's length and it would be 25 to 30% of the chord's length starting from the leading edge back. example the total length of chord measures 18cm. CG should be 6cm from the leading edge back.
The canopy on there is just a regular universal canopy that you use when you need one for what ever reason, i use them in my own desighn.Also there are no rib lines on it like the other chipmunks and the it would be painted makeing it look much better. i never did like th plane anyway. """"lolzer """" grow up
very nice plane.... well build.... the only issue is the manual on cd (cool) but missing alote of infos
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I received this plane 23- 12- 2011 the wings are damaged . I placed a claim, claim accepted , new wings ordered from there supplier. 6 MONTHS LATER STILL WAITING. Hobbykings warranty service is professional, fair and fast ? Will advise ( when they arrive ) how good this plane is .
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2/27/2013 kelvin T
I don't know what you guys are going on about It is a semi scale model of Art Schols super chipy. I just finished building ,looks great.Sure the manual on CD is for a earlier version with one aileron servo but any one with building experience should have have no trouble working it out.The only trouble I had was mounting the tail wheel to have it steerable.. and the main wheels were somewhat difficult to mount in the spats but doable .the power I chose was a 60 Enya 4 stroke,fits in nicely without having to chop the cowl around to much .Any one with some experience should have no trouble.But operate on short grass.