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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.

• 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

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

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

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

PRODUCT ID: 9215000015-0

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

Weight: 1950g
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Total of 268 discussions.
DutchRC  536 points - 10/4/2015
Hello people :) last week HK released the XL version of the Skipper and because I like the smaller version very much, I just had to order it *) SO! Here is my unboxing build comparison to the V1 Skipper video of this plane!
ChillPill  1 points - 10/3/2015
Hi everyone, I just got this as my *first* plane a few days ago and I am just waiting for my transmitter so I can start flying :D I wanted to ask if there is a model of this plane (or something that comes close) for the Phoenix sim?
 Emmanuel 7 points
An old man told me : do not fly as young people do. Fly slowly and yoy will learn faster how to fly. I never used a simulator to try to learn but practise. Find on youtube, good videos are available. See my french blog : good luck.
 wouter 1 points
please dont use this as your first plane as you will probably nose dive it and it is way to beautifull for that, you are probably better of by buying a bixler or something like it. just a sugestion from a guy that made his first plane a few inch shorter on his first flight if you know what i mean
 ChillPill 1 points
Hi wouter, good to know you are concerned for the well being of a piece of foam *) but thanks for the heads up! I'm going to cheat and fit it with a Guardian gyro, plus I have a friend who will do training with me. I'll tell you how it went *)
wouter  1 points - 9/26/2015
hello, i bought this plane and it came in yesterday, i put it together and i put the receiver, battery pack etc in and everything is connected propperly, if i turn on my transmitter it will just keep on beeping and wont respond to any input, then when i turn the transmitter off and back on again, the prop will just flinch even when i dont aply any throtle. but all the servo's will work. ps. when i use the receiver and transmitter on my other model it will work just fine. 2nd ps, i use a 2200 mah 20-30 C 3cell battery can anyone pls help thank you
 wouter 1 points
okay, i forgot the throtle range check. so i did that now and when i have my throtle down the proppeler wont move, but when i aply throtle it will stil stay in its horizontal position and just shake (just like it would do before) someone knows how to solve that?? thank you
 Emmanuel 7 points
Hi, check all cables and try to reverse the throttle signal. Always be careful. Hope this can help you to solve your problem.
 wouter 1 points
Thanks, tried it and still didnt work, then put one of my older esc in it and it worked perfectly fine, so it seems like its just a broken esc. So im now gonna wait for a replacement. but thank you anyway :)
 Emmanuel 7 points
You re right. My second skipper were sent with a broken esc, and i no waited for hobbyking to replace it. Enjoy this plane, and take really care of CG if you wants to land over a lake.
 wouter 1 points
Thanks for the help, i filled in the form but it still says waiting for initial warranty or something like that, i filled in the form 6 days ago, does it always take them this long to give you greenlight to send it back? Ps. Sorry if im being impatient but i really want to fly it you know
 Rickard 1 points
I had the same problem with a shaking propeller on my Skipper. It happens when one of the three leads to the engine does not have power. I pulled the the connectors and one of them came off. The connectors on these wires must be soldered.
 wouter 1 points
yes i know and i also know how to fix it, but since i can't return it once modified i thought it would be a better idea to return it anyway.
Alain  1 points - 9/23/2015
Need to buy the horizontal stabilizers. Does Hobby King sell them?
Luiz Antonio  2 points - 9/11/2015
friends, I have a Skipper and my engine stopped working. which motor can use this model? thank you
 HobbyKing CS NY 4 points
Either the 2835-2100 or D2826-62200 work well with this model.
Customer Reviews
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Just Remi
Like it?
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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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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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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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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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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