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Durafly™ Me-163 Komet 950mm High Performance Rocket Fighter (PNF) (Red Edition)

Durafly™ Me-163 Komet 950mm High Performance Rocket Fighter (PNF) (Red Edition)

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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.

 

Features:
• 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

 

Specs:
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.

 

Requires:
Your Own 5-6ch Tx/Rx with elevon/delta mixing
1300-2200mAh 3S~4S (11.1~14.8V) lipo battery (30C min)

 

Optional:
Turnigy receiver controlled switch (9107000266-0)
C6-0 (18mm) class rocket motor from local supplier

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  • SKU:
    9306000268-0
  • Brand:
    Durafly
  • Weight(g)
    2415.00
  • Length
    770.00
  • Width:
    220.00
  • Height:
    270.00
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This plane is a lot of fun, but not for the faint of heart. They are a handful on take off, flight and landings are mostly of the bounce and tumble style. But it can take a beating. Most damages can be fixed with glue.
It's a fun and fast plane for experienced pilots.
Get some spare props, they just get bent easily. Hope HK will stock some more replacement parts soon.
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I purchased the red one and am currently flying the camouflage painted original and am very happy with the design and performance of this plane. It is plenty fast on 2200 mah 3s and faster on an 1800 mah 4s, both batteries weighing about the same. The new wider gear works well but I widened the original narrower undercarriage with 4mm brass tube (fits over the axle) and Dave Brown 3.5 inch lite flight (low bounce) wheels. The wheels fit perfectly on the brass tube and are spaced at a very wide 11 inches. That works great as well, on our grass field, just need to drop the undercarriage upon takeoff so as not to loose it. Full up elevator on the takeoff run at the low rate elevator setting in the manual works well for me. Not worried that there was no glue tube for the red one as I found UHU POR glue for Styrofoam online which will be perfect. I am not having paint issues with my camouflage one, but if the paint on the red one wears, it is nothing that a paint brush with Martha Steward red gloss paint can't fix. Love this plane that's why I have two.
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Here Is a video with my ME-163 with rocket
https://youtu.be/56iLIcxtnpk
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The wider dolly makes takeoffs much better and you need to get the GC about right especially when you use the rocket this plane is so good I have two of the old versions and now two red !
Some spare dolly's would be nice but not in warehouse's yet
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Hobby King has emasculated the once-useful "DISCUSSIONS" tab. If you check, you will see almost all products have DISCUSSION tabs that are BLANK! This feature WAS a very helpful source of product info, and it's almost impossible to get permission to use it now. BRING STEWART BACK AND LET HIM FIX THIS! As for the Red ME-163, it arrived undamaged and went together easily, although mine did not include the usual tube of glue. I wonder if we will be able to buy the new "wide-track" dolly, because the dolly being sold as a replacement has dimensions of the old, narrow-track dolly. Also, the red paint job looks good, but flakes off easily.
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Hobby King has emasculated the once-useful "DISCUSSIONS" tab. If you check, you will see almost all products have DISCUSSION tabs that are BLANK! This feature WAS a very helpful source of product info, and it's almost impossible to get permission to use it now. BRING STEWART BACK AND LET HIM FIX THIS! As for the Red ME-163, it arrived undamaged and went together easily, although mine did not include the usual tube of glue. I wonder if we will be able to buy the new "wide-track" dolly, because the dolly being sold as a replacement has dimensions of the old, narrow-track dolly. Also, the red paint job looks good, but flakes off easily.
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Hobby King has emasculated the once-useful "DISCUSSIONS" tab. If you check, you will see almost all products have DISCUSSION tabs that are BLANK! This feature WAS a very helpful source of product info, and it's almost impossible to get permission to use it now. BRING STEWART BACK AND LET HIM FIX THIS! As for the Red ME-163, it arrived undamaged and went together easily, although mine did not include the usual tube of glue. I wonder if we will be able to buy the new "wide-track" dolly, because the dolly being sold as a replacement has dimensions of the old, narrow-track dolly. Also, the red paint job looks good, but flakes off easily.
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Hobby King has emasculated the once-useful "DISCUSSIONS" tab. If you check, you will see almost all products have DISCUSSION tabs that are BLANK! This feature WAS a very helpful source of product info, and it's almost impossible to get permission to use it now. BRING STEWART BACK AND LET HIM FIX THIS! As for the Red ME-163, it arrived undamaged and went together easily, although mine did not include the usual tube of glue. I wonder if we will be able to buy the new "wide-track" dolly, because the dolly being sold as a replacement has dimensions of the old, narrow-track dolly. Also, the red paint job looks good, but flakes off easily.
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