This high quality Katana has been built to satisfy both 3D pilots and precision aerobatic flyers. It features huge control surfaces and a light wing loading, the perfect recipe for some extreme aerobatics!
The build quality is quite superb and is both strong and light, the covering is expertly applied and the attractive colour scheme is ideal for orientation. The glass fiber cowl is nicely painted and lightweight to keep the flying weight down. The supplied hardware is excellent and this model offers an easy and quick build due to large amount of pre-fabrication. This kit includes the hardware to go with either a glow or electric build, making it very versatile. Wings are plug in as you would expect to make transportation easy and the large canopy is of course removable for easy changing.
This very attractive Katana offers superb performance on the reccomended set up for both the 3D pilot and the sport flyer, the .46 class models are popular as they fly like a large scale plane but are relatively inexpensive to build and are very practical. This Katana is the perfect all round model for the intermediate to experienced pilot. It looks good, flys great, is practical and doesnt break the bank!
Flying Weight: 2250g~2400g (with .46 engine)
Wing Area: 36g/dm2
Suggested Prop: 12x8~14x10
Your Own 6 Channel TX/
.46 Glow Engine or equivilent brushless motor
50~60A ESC (for brushless option)
Ho acquistato questo modello circa una settimana fa, oggi l'ho collaudato e appena al secondo volo ho perso una semiala, l'aereo si praticamente disintegrato in volo, i materiali sono veramente scadenti in 15 anni di modellismo non mi mai capitata una cosa del genere, ho praticamente buttato 140 euro. ASSOLUTAMENTE NON VI CONSIGLIO QUESTO MODELLO e hobbyking non si nemmeno degnato di rispondere in chat ad una mia lamentela, sinceramente visto la pessima qualit dei materiali e visto il fatto che la rottura non assolutamente dipesa da me mi aspetto un rimborso.Der Flieger ist absolut sein Geld wert. Er fliegt wie auf Schienen. Die Verarbeitung lsst bis auf einige kleine Risse in der Cowl nichts zu wnschen brig. Den kann ich beruhigt weiter empfehlen. Antrieb mit 6S 5000mA Motor 4250 540KV von HK.
Nimmt mit 5S 32A auf und mit 6S 5000mA max. 42AArrived well packed and undamaged. Build quality is great as is the covering! Overall the plane feels very solid. Only drawbacks are that the cowl is very thin fiberglass and cracks easily, and there is no throttle servo tray, so be ready if you are going the glow route. I chose an O.S. .50SX for a powerplant so, we will see how she goes. More after maiden!!Flies like it is on rails. I haven't found a bad flight characteristic yet. OS 40 glow motor with Futaba radio gear and Corona receiver. Box was missing throttle servo tray and wing mounting bolts but that was easy enough to replace. Don't glue the elevator hinges onto the horizontal stab before you mount the stab.. it wont fit with it pre-glued! I found that out the hard way! Other than that an easy build.Quality is ok for the price. Its no 3DHS plane, but it works. The flight characteristic are weird. It flys great straight and level, but when you go to pull out of something or recover from a blender, it really wants to snap over. If stalls as if it is tail heavy, but I don't think it is. If you have any ideas as to why it wants to snap when you pull out of maneuvers, please tell me.AWFUL PRODUCT OF WHICH I PURCHASED 3. EACH LASTED 2 MINUTES!!!. THERE'S A MAJOR FAULT WITH THE DESIGH OR CONSTRUCTION.Hi, I love this little plane.
My setup is using an OS 55 nitro with a 13x4.5 Turnigy wooden slow fly prop. COG is as per manual. Has heaps of pull and flies nice and straight without any bad tendencies.
I fly IMAC and came 3rd in my class with this plane!
There are a few things to fix, first I swapped all the plastic clevises, I broke a few just looking at them. Next the tank is too small for a nitro engine and needed to be replaced with a larger tank (no issue for electric setup) The elevator joining section is too weak and needs to be reinforced. The landing gear mounting is a bit weak too (pulled that out on a bad landing because of the small tank)
Overall a nice looking little plane, a few things to fix but at this price you won't find any better. Good job HobbyKing!http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kAbO9nnw70U
Plane flies great. Tacon Big Foot .46 670kv motor, 70amp ESC, HK17148B servos, 3700MAH 25C 4 cell Zippy Compact Lipo, 14x7 APC prop, and OrangeRC 6 chan RX.
Good quality hardware, tight covering, excellent wood builtup air frame.Part 2 of review. Have completed model, and flies really well...BUT and it's a big but, on the second flight, in a level pass over the field, the entire left half of the horizontal stabiliser and elevator parted company from the fuselage.
It was only luck that this wasn't the side the servo was installed on, as the remains of the model made a perfect landing.
On examining the now dissembled detached half of the structure, it appears the only spanwise structure is a balsa leading and trailing edge.
I don't think this is strong enough. I will be removing the other side also, and scratch building a new structure using spruce not balsa and a 3mm carbon spar also.
Ordered from UK warehouse on Friday, delivered on Monday. Excellent service.
Build quality of the kit appears excellent. however, am part way through the build, and a number of small but annoying issues have appeared.
The bolts supplied to fix the control horns to the ailerons aren't long enough, I had to recess the back plate of the horn into the aileron in order to get the bolts to do up.
Also, the thickness of the control horn means the clevises won't stay clipped shut with out a silicon retainer made from some fuel tube, as none supplied.
And finally the wings have a metal retained captive bolt inside, to bind the wings to the fuselage, instructions mention 2 x 5mm plastic bolts, but these don't appear to be supplied either.
None of these are insurmountable problems, but they detract from what would other wise be a well fitted out plane.
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