Despite having it's design origins in the 1950's, the 310 is a thoroughly modern looking 6 seat aircraft and this superb Durafly model is a great scale representation.
Made from ultra tough EPO foam, this Plug and Fly 310 is a fast and easy model to assemble, the pre-fitted motors and ESC's are already wired in parallel and all servo's are pre-installed and centered. The 1pc wing is removable for easy transport and also features nav lights, as does the tail. The Nav lights are also pre-installed and pre-wired so all you need to do is plug them in! The plug-in scale under-carriage is held in by a clever but secure bracket and when testing this model we found it to be very robust and able to handle the roughest of landing strips. There is lot's of scale detail on offer including the three blade props with matching spinners, detailed pilot & cockpit, ladder, exhaust stubs and so on.
As you can see from our flight test video footage, the Durafly 310 is a fantastic performer with plenty of power on tap, very smooth and predictable in flight and a synch to land. The battery hatch is perfect size for a 2200mAh 3s Lipoly, which gives excellent flight duration, and it's not likely you won't have one or two of those in your flightbox! Good looking, easy to assemble & fly and very robust, this is a brilliant scale model that would make an excellent choice for new pilots that have mastered a high wing trainer, but at the same time offers the more advanced pilot a quality, robust and superb flying sport-scale model that is brilliantly practical and guaranteed to give hours of fun!
Specs: Wingspan: 1100mm Length: 950mm Flying Weight: 1100g Wing Area: 27.0dm2 Wing Loading: 56.3g/dm2 ESC: 20A w/BEC x 2 Motor: Bell Type Brushless Outrunner 1300kv x2 Servo: 9g x 4
Includes: Decals All Hardware Glue Tools Color Instruction Book
Requires: Your Own 4ch TX/RX 2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Viewed by many children in the 1950's, this program was responsible for inspiring many later aviation careers. (Written by Wayne Coleman)
At the beginning of the television series, Sky flew a Cessna T-50 twin-engine "Bamboo Bomber." The plane, a World War II surplus UC-78B, was owned by legendary Hollywood pilot Paul Mantz and flown by employees of his Paul Mantz Aerial Services for filming of the flying sequences. At least two other T-50s are known to have been used for on-ground and in-the-cockpit scenes. The best-known Songbird was a twin-engine Cessna 310B. The airplane used was the second production 310B (N5348A), which was provided by Cessna at no cost to the producers and piloted by Cessna's national sales manager for the 310, Bill Fergusson. Fergusson got the job after the motion picture pilot already selected was deemed unqualified to land the airplane at some of the off-airport sites required. Some months after a library of stock footage had been compiled, additional sequences were filmed using a different airplane. The original 310B was eventually destroyed in a 1962 crash at Delano, California, that killed its owner-pilot. Cockpit sequences were filmed using the static test fuselage, also provided by Cessna.
This is the songbird 1 from the black and white program. The black-and-white film masked the actual paint scheme of the Cessna 310B, which was done in a rich multi-color pattern of Coronado Yellow, Sierra Gold and White, with a gold interior
anybody have an issue with the left motor, pilot side, spinning slower than the other? the brake is set to off and there is nothing rubbing on the bell to slow it down. set both esc to default settings and calibrated throttle. any help with this and also ideas for different motors to use would be great.
no 2 motors will be exactly the same..u might be SOL ....the easiest way (if u have a tx and rx with enough channels) would be to use separate channels for each esc and mix them together and use trims to match rpm
harold....that other dealers plane is not the exact same model....this version would require foam cutting and gluing mod to install retracts (especially the nose gear)....the other version is just a drop in for retracts....if u look at how the batt mounts for both, u will see they have diff methods
There is a definate motor problem that is in this plane* Loosen the 2 screws and pull the front part from the back of the motor* Notice that the shaft protrudes slightly at the rear and rubs against the solid motor mount. I used a step drill to make a clearance hole for the shaft. Clean and put a drop of thread lock in the back part. Re-insert the front part fully and tighten the 2 screws. The motors run much better. Also add a small piece of clear tape to help keep the cowling on.
right those i think are made by dynam harold ps also from ny killerplanes
I got mine from the USA warehouse and the box was in great shape. It was double boxed to help prevent damage, but the contents were not secured very well. The wing moved around so much that one of the wing tip tanks was broken and hanging by the wires from the LED. No biggie a little glue fixed it right up. The foam feels kinda like EPP which is more flexible than EPO, but I don't think EPP would have broken like this. The landing gear mounts are very weak, kinda like the Airbus A-380. If you fly off pavement and land gently you should be OK, but I'm going to fly without gear in my grass field. The white tape they use on the bottom of the wings to cover the wire slots really looks bad. I'm going to pull it off and use some white bath tub silicon caulk to fill the gaps. Overall it is a very pretty airplane and one of the few kits that include LED lighting. Excellant value overall.
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HobbyKing has no spare parts for this plane! Break a proppeler and and you will be grounded for good.
HobbyKing, where are the spare parts for this kit????????
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I've had this plane for a few months now and I have been very pleased with it's performance. It's a real kick shooting touch and go's off a paved surface. The model flies well at about 70pcnt power. The only problem I found was the landing gear needed to be glued in a little better, but other than that the plane is a lot of fun and really looks cool on low fly by's. One thing you absolutely must do before every flight is to use the Velcro strap on the battery as the plastic hatch cover is not enough to hold the battery in place. On one flight I did not use the strap and the battery fell out. The plane went in nose first into the grass but was easily repaired. I really love this model and when ever it decides to expire I will replace it for sure.