After listening to customer feedback the Durafly team has designed this, stunningly painted, Red Edition Me-163 Komet. It is based on the plane that EK16 commander, Wolfgang Spate, flew on the first operational mission. After this flight the plane was returned to it's more traditional color scheme. As well as this stunning color the Durafly team has incorporated a wider tracked 'dolly' to improve ground handling during take-off.
The German Me-163 Komet was the worlds first and only rocket-powered fighter. Designed as a rapid response interceptor to combat the US daylight bombing raids, the Komet was years ahead of anything the allies possessed with speeds upwards of 600mph and an incredible rate of climb. The Komet's volatile rocket system accelerated the Me-163 to an altitude of 39,000ft in just minutes from which it then only had 3 minutes of fuel left to attack its targets with its deadly 30mm canons. Once out of fuel it became a glider and very vulnerable to fighter attack when returning to base for landing. Although it can be considered a failure in operational terms, the Me-163 has gone down in history as a truly legendary aircraft of WW2 thanks to its ground breaking design and blistering rocket performance.
The Durafly Me-163 is in itself a truly a ground breaking model. Not only does this Komet feature a fully working scale 'dolly' style undercarriage, blistering performance and a high-quality finish, but it is designed out of the box to accept a model rocket engine! In its Plug and Fly (PnF) form, Durafly's 950mm (37.5") span Me-163 comes with all electronics pre-installed and ready to hook up to your choice of 6ch receiver. A minimal part count allows assembly to be completed in just a few steps. The molded EPO has a highly detailed surface finish externally, carbon reinforcement internally and features a color matched hard plastic belly skid. It also has good access to all electronics via the battery/canopy hatch, excellent cooling through out and of course a very authentic looking scheme. Quality is definitely the name of the game.
Designed for pilots with some experience, Me-163 benefits from incredible flight performance and stability throughout the speed range. Full power climb outs, virtually unlimited vertical, huge loops, blistering rolls and very fast passes are easily had at full throttle. Slow the Me-163 down and she's just as stable and has no hint of a stall. Using the recommended 2200mAh 30-65C 3S lipo and supplied 6x4 prop, you can expect flight times well beyond 6 minutes and with excellent performance throughout. If you are looking for a lighter set-up, the Durafly Komet is equally happy on a 1300mah 3s, especially at lower speeds. But if you want a bit more punch then a 1300~2200mAh 4S 30C+ lipo can be used with the standard Komet setup.
For those of you looking for the ultimate scale experience, the optional rocket system is a simple drop-in affair (see manual for details), and will give you a thrill like no other. The working dolly-drop is activated at the flick of a switch on your transmitter, allowing for the most scale of take-offs.
Durafly have taken EPO scale models to the next-level with the Komet, and have put you firmly in the pilot seat with the new red Me-163.
• Fully functional dolly style undercarriage (now with a wider wheelbase)
• Ready made for drop in optional rocket motor system
• High level of pre-assembly and minimal part count
• Tough EPO construction with extensive carbon reinforcement
• Super smooth surface finish
• Stable and high performing aerodynamic design
• Large canopy/battery hatch for easy access to electronics
• Authentic and re-applied decals and paint finish
• Standard setup will run 3S and 4S lipo batteries
Wingspan: 950mm (37.4")
Length: 585mm (23')
Flying Weight: 800-850g (28-30oz)
ESC: Durafly 40A brushless ESC
Motor: Durafly 2836 2200kv Outrunner
Prop: 6x4 (2 included)
Servos: 2 x metal geared 9g (aileron/elevator), 1 x 9g rudder
Controls: 6 ch 'Elevons' (aileron/elevator), throttle, rudder, gear (dolly), optional rocket switch.
Your Own 5-6ch Tx/Rx with elevon/delta mixing
1300-2200mAh 3S~4S (11.1~14.8V) lipo battery (30C min)
Turnigy receiver controlled switch (9107000266-0)
C6-0 (18mm) class rocket motor from local supplier
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