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HobbyKing Skipper All Terrain Airplane EPO 700mm (PNF)

HobbyKing Skipper All Terrain Airplane EPO 700mm (PNF)
HobbyKing Skipper All Terrain Airplane EPO 700mm (PNF)

Quite possibly the most fun plane ever...the Hobbyking Skipper!

Capable of taking off from and landing on just about any surface including water, ice, snow, grass and more, the Skipper is a truly versatile model. Add to that its super low wing loading and high performance brushless power system and you've got yourself a model that is an absolute blast to fly!

The pre-installed 40A brushless power system provides tons of power, just what you need for getting off of the water or grass take-offs. This abundance of power adds to the fun factor in the air, providing unlimited vertical performance. The large control surfaces allow for a fast roll rate and excellent elevator response making aerobatic flight a big part of the Skipper's wide flight envelope.  

Constructed from low-density EPO foam, this model is very lightweight yet maintains a high level of durability. The wing halves are joined with twin carbon fiber spars providing excellent rigidity. The fuselage of the Skipper is moulded in a "flying boat" shape allowing it to easily take off, land and cruise on the water. This smooth, low-drag design also lends itself very well to use on snow and grass.

The Skipper comes in "Plug and Fly" form meaning that the brushless power system and all servos are pre-installed, you will simply need to add your own 4CH radio system and 3S lipoly battery. Assembly is a breeze requiring gluing of the horizontal stabilizer only. You can have the Skipper built and ready for flight in as little as 15 minutes.

Features:
• The most fun plane ever
• "Plug and Fly" - simply add your own radio system and 3S lipoly battery
• All terrain flight ability - capable of flying from water, snow, ice, grass and more
• Ultra durable EPO foam construction
• Waterproof brushless power system and servos
• Easy to assemble

Specs:
Wingspan: 700mm
Length: 970mm
Wing Loading: 25g/dm²
Flying Weight: 575g
Motor Thrust: 850g

Included:
Skipper All Terrain Airplane (PNF)
Spare propeller
XT60 plug for battery
Balloon for protecting receiver from water

Required:
4CH transmitter and receiver
3S 1300~1500mAh lipoly battery


PRODUCT ID: 9215000015-0

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2 1:IC/2:Elec 4 Channel 700mm (27.56in) 970mm (38.19in) 575g (1.265lb)

Weight: 1950g Quantity: 
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battery
  • Turnigy nano-tech 1500mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $11.62   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy nano-tech 1300mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $10.05   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy nano-tech 1300mAh 3S 45~90C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $12.52   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy nano-tech 1500mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $13.96   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $8.91   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $9.95   IN STOCK



acc.
  • OrangeRx R615 Spektrum/JR DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver

    Combo Price: $5.85   BACKORDER

  • OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 1)

    Combo Price: $64.95   BACKORDER

  • HobbyKing Super Glue CA (50g / 1.7oz) Medium

    Combo Price: $2.25   IN STOCK

  • OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 2)

    Combo Price: $64.95   BACKORDER

  • OrangeRX RX3S 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer w/DSM2 Compatible 6CH 2.4Ghz Receiver

    Combo Price: $24.95   IN STOCK



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Total of 191 discussions.
Philip  1 points - 4/6/2014
 
As an RC pilot I consider myself an advanced beginner (close to intermediate but not quite there). Would the Skipper be a suitable for me?
 whipper Snapper 169 points
Hi Philip I'm an advanced flyer from jets to 3Ds and helis etc. So when flying from beginning I can relate to your ability too we all been there^^. One big step for beginners is mastering Ailerons and then onto low wing aircraft. If you can fly a low wing sport plane then you will be able to handle this. Keep in mind the swept-back wings on the Skipper so it likes a bit of speed not a slow flyer! That being said it isn't hard to fly at all, Its wonderful to fly with no bad tendencies. I flew it on 1300mh Nano techs with 8mins flights, I would recommend flying from grass field first to get the COG and trims perfect before hitting water. This is a great plane even with motor on top...with sudden throttle changes it flys straight as an arrow. Check my video of it in videos section. Hope this helps happy flying:)
David  1 points - 4/6/2014
 
Does anyone know what the replacement motor for this would be? Or maybe an upgrade since mine came apart on a crash and I lost the bearing off the shaft
 Rolf 3 points
I think this is the same www.link
 Rolf 3 points
The link is not showing, google: atomic rc joysway dragonfly motor its the 2nd link that comes up
Rolf  3 points - 4/3/2014
 
When will it be back in stock?
jb1801  257 points - 3/28/2014
 
want one
Surfmonster  14 points - 3/26/2014
 
Does anyone know if the servos are digital? I am thinking of putting an AR635 receiver in my Skipper and it has AS3X stabilization, however because the stabilizer "twitches" a lot, it may burn out the servos if they aren't digital.
Customer Reviews
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Just Remi
89 likes
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Came today in perfect condition, took me 15 min to put it together, only easy gluing needed. Flies great of grass, gonna try it out in water tomorrow. Do think that the motor could be a little stronger, no chance going unlimited vertical. Will surely try changing the motor in the future. But good for now. Hope H.K do make it as a Kit as well and maybe make a spare-part list for it.


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1Gene
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I fly the polaris all the time and the skipper is the best of the lot. Arrived in less than a week in great shape. Only using a 1300 mAh lipo and plenty of power. Several club members are going to order one.


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Jonas
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Received mine last week and emptied 10 batteries during the weekend. Both on grass and water and I must say I'm very satisfied with this plane. Flight time, for me, when using 1300mAh was around 7-8 minutes and it is definitely no problem to use larger batteries.


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93664329
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I have this plane now for 2 weeks, so far i have only used one a gras field, no problem with take offs and landing.Flies very good , and it is also acrobatic.Vertical climb no problem with a 3s 1300 maH lipo.A very good buy for a little money.


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canard
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Hi Guys, mine will be delivered on Tues. 22nd Oct after paying £38.00 import duty on top of the £29.00 postage. So this plane is not as cheap as I thought it was!!! in fact I could have bought the original model plane a lot cheaper and quicker. The duty and postage is nothing to do with HK I know, but I will give serious thought in future before buying abroad. It's a pity it's not on sale in the UK depot yet. I will give a review after delivery on Tues.


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