The Mig 15 was a shock to NATO pilots when first encountered due to it's advanced swept wing design, heavy armament and truly class leading performance. The Soviets had been engaged in advanced swept wing aerodynamic design since the 1930's and the Mig 15 used minimal captured German technology. The engine was a reverse engineered Rolls Royce Nene, which the UK government, for reasons still unclear, gave to the Soviets as a gift! The end result was the most widely produced jet fighter ever built, not to mention one of the most succesful, seeing service with and being produced by Eastern Bloc countries, as well as seeing service in Asia, truly a Cold War Classic.
If you are looking for a large scale EDF Jet with truly outstanding performance and flight characteristics, look no further. The fuselage is of a glassfibre construction, the wings are balsa sheeted/foam core. The paint finish, covering and pre-applied decals just ooze quality. The model features split flaps and is retract ready, with a host of scale accessories available seperately that will make you the envy of the flying field.
A 90mm Fan unit, fixed under-carriage and all hardware is included, electric or air retracts can be fitted if desired (sold seperately), your power train choice will want to be 6s~8s to get the best out of this amazing jet.
Material: Fiberglass, Balsa/ply
Flying Weight: 2800g~3000g
Rotor Diameter: 88mm
5~6 Channel (aileron, elevator, rudder/steering, throttle, flaps, optional retracts)
36mm EDF Motor 5mm Shaft
2 x 4000mAh~5000mAh 3s or 8s Lipoly Batteries (connected in series)
6~8 x Metal Gear, High Torque Mini Servo (depending on landing gear choice)
I've built and flown this one ... good value in spite of that hideous canopy and a rather heavy tail. I have a build thread with tons of pictures on RCGroups. Google search Herb composite MiG-15. Mine has a WeMo evo on 6s in it, witn air retracts. Flies nice and fast, see the video.Bought this model some time ago and have now built it, I started to build it for a jet turbine Kollibri T25, but it turned out to be to tail heavy despite I used a thrustpipe.
Pro: Nice plane, looks very god seems to be quite rigid in construction
No building instruction
Paint on wings falls of easily, paint on ordinary covering, very bad sollution.
Twisted taiplane, this model wont be flying due to that.
Tailheavy construction, hard to get CG right.
Canopy has very bad fitting to fuselage whith a lot of trimming/sanding it can be solved.
In overall a dissapointing experience, I hope I just had bad luck, sending it back wont be an issue due to high shipping costs.
A good quality model. Well done.I just received my Mig 15. It is an amazing kit for an even more amazing price. Finish is first class. No wander that no one wants to build anymore. First impression is excellent, HK did a very good job packaging in a double box and lot of bubble protection inside. Delivery was expedient even though it was regular mail.
I would recommend this model kit highly.I own this kit. It's made by ProDesign. The kit itself is a 9 out of 10 The Materials and hardware are all of higher quality. Please Note: It dose not come with any instructions, but the build is straight forward with no sup-prizes. The canopy is very delicate and is held on with very strong rare earth magnets so be careful handling it. I did a building thread video, and will post it as soon as I can find the memory stick i loaded it onto. And as for the instructions I have the F86 manual that was produced by the same company and is very similar and I used the CG location witch seams to be good and yes I fly it with 2 3000 3s batterys with electric retracts it will take off from a paved runway If it helps I will scan and post the f86 manual If there's any interest.