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Durafly™ Me-163 Komet 950mm High Performance Rocket Fighter (Unpainted Kit Edition)

Durafly™ Me-163 Komet 950mm High Performance Rocket Fighter (Unpainted Kit Ed...

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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.

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 Me-163.

Features:
• Scale and fully functional dolly style undercarriage (Servo Included)
• 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

Specs:
Wingspan: 950mm (37.4")
Length: 585mm (23')
Flying Weight: 800-850g (28-30oz) 

Requires:
Your Own 5-6ch Tx/Rx with elevon/delta mixing
1300-2200mAh 11.1v 3S lipo battery (30C min)
ESC: Durafly 40A brushless ESC
Motor: Durafly 2836 2200kv Outrunner
Prop: 6x4
Servos: 2 x metal geared 9g (aileron/elevator) 1 x 9g rudder

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

Note: Due to the size of the box, it is recommended that you order this model separately from any other large parts so as to avoid higher shipping costs.

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  • SKU:
    9306000188-0
  • Brand:
    Durafly
  • Weight(g)
    2231.00
  • Length
    770.00
  • Width:
    220.00
  • Height:
    270.00
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This plane is a LOT of fun! Everyone at the field stopped flying to watch, as the rocket ignited and swooshed high into the air. I'm told, by flyers of "real" airplanes, that the wheel-drop is very life-like. You DO have to be aware that, when the rocket is exhausted, there is an ejection charge, meant to free up the parachute of a model rocket, and this blast will blow the canopy off and fill the fuselage with carbon. I stuffed a little fiberglass insulation into the hole before inserting the engine, and this seemed to minimize the damage. But all-in-all, a great plane; well-engineered, beautifully finished, historically accurate, and fun to fly! I lost mine due to receiver failure, but I'm buying the unfinished kit so I can fly it again. Make sure, when inserting the igniter, that your firing switch is off, or it will burn your fingers very badly. Don't ask me how I know this...
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Je suis allé cherché mon colis chez GLS car "pas trouvé l'adresse ! ".

A l'heure du GPS j'ai trouvé ça plutôt grossier !

Le numéro de transport était bidon et c'est une secrétaire qui m'a appelé afin de m'avertir que le colis était arrivé dans son entrepôt.



Le carton est doublé et très compact, en bon état, le fuselage est bien calé dedans sur des supports en mousse et les 2 demie ailes sont scotchés sur le dessus sur un support en carton.

Tous les éléments sont sous plastique et concernant les pièces de l'avion, à peindre...

Une notice de montage couleur en anglais, une planche de décalcomanie type film autocollant, 2 hélices 6x4, un pilote peint, deux tiges carbone, l'accastillage complet pour les commandes, un servo déjà implanté dans le fuselage pour le largage du train.

Il manque : La colle, 2 servos 12g pignons métal (ailerons) et 1de 9g pour la dérive, 1 vario 40/50 Ampères, les douilles de connexion moteur de 3.5mm, la gaine thermo, un connecteur XT60, 1 moteur brushless 2200kv (commandé sur le site chinois doit suivre sous peu), 1 batterie 1300_2200 mah 3S_50C, un switch tout ou rien pour l'allumage de la version moteur fusée (3 secondes) qui donne un bon surplus de puissance et 2 aimants pour maintenir la verrière en place, pour faire décoller l'engin.

Pourquoi ne pas proposer une version blanche équivalente à la version peinte avec sa grande boite de rangement pour éviter de bugner dans le transport vers le terrain ?
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Durafly ME 163 Komet (Kit Edition). A very good quality kit with a low parts count and a very good fit and finish. Its evident great care was taken in the design of this kit. It took dollar store acrylic paint very well (I washed the foam of course). A very happy customer here. I was able to order the correct motor (once in stock) as well and I hope to receive it soon to finish the model. Also I noted the quality of the small bits was so good I did not consider upgrading with Hobby King aftermarket parts necessary. Also the packaging was excellent. No damage at all to the product considering it traveled halfway around the earth. Thank You Durafly and Hobby King.
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fliegt einwandfrei, das Fahrwerk musste ich etwas nacharbeiten
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Really fun this model, very sturdy and easy to put together.
Paint with acrylic paint. You may firstly have to clean it with some household benzin to make the paint stick properly.
Delta set up; reduce the throws about by half, it's a bit nervous. Balances with 3s 1300 mAh and then flies 7 min. Add a velcro to hold the battery. The cg is indicated in the instructions and is spot on. Flies fast or slowly very stable; does all warbird tricks. Easy to land. Nice plane.
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This unpainted version is great value at its discounted price - less than 23GBP.
I paid the full 45 and still thought it good value.

I specifically wanted the unpainted, non servo, esc, or motor version.

I wanted to try the model as my first PSS slope soarer! and boy what a machine.
I flew it in a 17-20 mph wind on my local coastal slope. Set up as per the manual, no trim changes at all and a pussy cat to land. I had a huge smile on my face and had real fun.

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Arrived today quick delivery from NSW W/house, No damaged or twisted parts, everything looks as it should, first impressions are the wings are quite thin and the fuselage quite thick, it looks like it will be fast, the wings have substantial amounts of carbon moulded into them and they should take quite a beating, as with all flying wings It should be great to fly! I'm still deciding on which motor to use I'm thinking Turnigy 2826 2200kv with a apc 6x5.5 prop, it's lighter and can easily handle 350watts, the motor mount looks to be quite thick fibreglass with pre drilled holes, the original motor seems to be underused with only 6x4 props on it, I think it may have been selected to help with the CG, the cabin locating pin is a piece of metal again I think to help with CG, I will report again after it's painted (canary yellow or orange) and flown, looking good Mr HK :-)
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