The HobbyKing® ™ Slick 55 blurs the line between foam and light plywood 3D airframes. Featuring a fully built-up fuselage and incorporating a light plywood framework covered with EPP foam, this Slick 55 is superlight for a model of its size. The combination of materials offers an ultra-light yet rigid airframe that is full bodied like a real airframe. Its rounded cowl, curved canopy, air-foiled stabilizers and smooth lines of the fuse really give this model a scale look.
The Slick's large control surfaces offer a huge amount of deflection thanks to the servo arm extensions. This combined with the ultra-light airframe allows for anything from lively sport flying to all-out extreme 3D; prop hanging, spins, tumbles and harriers are all well within this model's repertoire.
The Slick is outfitted with high quality hardware including carbon fiber landing gear and plastic wheels with foam tires. No need to upgrade the hardware on this model, quality is already included.
The HobbyKing® ™ Slick 55 couldn't be easier to build with its bolt-on wings, pre-installed servo mount plates and magnetic canopy. Even the cowl clips on and off without the need for glue/screws. Assembly is simple, all you will need to do is hinge the control surfaces, glue in your horizontal/vertical stabilizers, attach the tail wheel mount and install your electronics.
This is one unique and beautiful model with flight characteristics to match. From sport flying to extreme 3D, the Slick 55 can handle it all.
• Fully built-up EPP/light plywood constructed fuselage
• Carbon fiber landing gear
• Rounded cowl and canopy
• Air-foiled stabilizers
• Optional side-force generators included
• Bolt-on wings
Airframe weight (w/out electronics): 1225g
Slick 55 EPP/light plywood ARF airplane
All necessary hardware
Your own 4~6CH transmitter and receiver
4 x Park size servos(metal geared recommended)
42mm brushless outrunner motor (4250 510KV recommended)
50~80A brushless ESC
13x6.5 ~ 14x6.5 propeller
4-5s 14.8v 2200-2600mAh liPoly battery pack
Kapacita ( mAh )
Hmotnost ( g )
I have the models for more than a month now and here it is my setup: SK3-4250 500kv, YEP 60A, TGY nanotech 2650 mAh 6S, 15x8 TGY Ultra-light wooden prop and 4 X RS-3878MGT.
The motor has plenty of power for vertical speed up, the plane hovers at 1/2 throttle and harriers at about 1/3 maybe. The plane itself is very capable. I am still learning maneuvers, but I enjoy it a lot and I felt my skills went level up shortly after I have started flying with it. It is also capable of taking some beating and hard landings. I have had broken propeller and hit the rudder several times due to my mistakes, but within 1 hour of repair I was on the track again. 4 stars for quality because there is some play in the ball joints which annoys me and think it is pity, because it is something very small. I would rather pay 5 bucks more and have a better quality ball-joints. I will change them anyways. Overall I am very satisfied. I enjoy the plane, the price is very good and I am more relaxed to experiment than I would be with a 300Euro model.Really a stunning Plane! Mine fly with a sk3 4250-500 on 5S 4000mA Turnigy with a Aeronaut CamCarbon 16x7 and Blueseries 70A ESC. Infinite vertical with lots of power, awesome 3D capabilities, fast rolls, torques wit half gas and about 9min of flight time. Kit quality is really ok for the price. Airframe is very lightweight an rigid, slots for rudder and elevator are straight and fits well. Small parts like screws and rudder horns are of good quality, complete and works fine. one star missing: left Side-Force-generator was gone on first snap roll and the mounting slot for the landing gear is weak. Landing gear ha to be glued in place with lots of thick epoxy. For the rest: By it! You can't get more 3D-Plane for that money!