The Piper Aircraft company was made famous with the venerable Piper cub and grasshopper. Nearly every RC flyer has crossed paths with a Cub at some point as they are easy to fly and mainstay trainer at most RC flying clubs.
After WW2, the Piper Aircraft company designed a new plane with a spacious cabin and impressive speed (for its day) adding a nose wheel to overcome limited forward visibility and to make it easier for ground handling and safer flying, the Piper PA-22 Tri-pacer was born.
Now you too can have a unique high wing designed traditionally built balsa and light plywood constructed Piper. With a wingspan of 63" and a stunning red and white color scheme the Pacer will be a stand out at the field.
Flying the Piper Tri-pacer is a delight with light wing loading and with the ability to perform as a trainer or when pushing the envelope will easily handle big loops, rolls, stalls and spins. The tricycle undercarriage improves ground handling and will make your take off and landings look like you're a seasoned professional.
This ARF kit is a traditional balsa and light ply construction, superbly covered and all related hardware is included. Combining the Tri-pacer ARF kit with your selection of engine or electric brushless outrunner motor and your choice of electronics will complete this model and satisfy the most scale fanatics.
• Classic Piper Aircraft high wing design
• Traditional construction balsa and ply ARF
• Striking colour scheme
• Professionally covered
• Fibreglass cowl
• Tricycle undercarriage
• Scale details
• All hardware included
Wingspan: 1620mm (64")
Length: 1210mm (48")
ARF Piper Tri-pacer kit
All related hardware
Comprehensive instruction manual
Your choice of engine or equivalent electric brushless outrunner motor
Minimum five channel Transmitter and receiver
Batteries and selected electronics
Glues and relevant building tools
Experience with Balsa and ply constructed almost ready to fly model kits
got 5 more flights today and this plane flies just fantasticgood plane....1st flight did just fine1st flight was good....plane did fineinstalling .61 asp 4 stroke....assembly going goodthe assembly is going ok so farhave always wanted this plane....nice VQ model and good price...was shipped quickly and came seemingly undamaged....will post again when I start buildingalways wanted this piper. nice VQ model and only 94 bucks...quick shipping and came seemingly undamaged .....haven't decide yet how to power it....will post again when I get to building itThe model is realistic and well built, no major problems in putting it together, hardware supplied is usable, but the spinner (crap) and landing gear fairings (didn't fit them). I fly it with a ASP .91 4S just because I didn't have a smaller one available; it flies realistically with ail/rud mix, good handling at low speed, but no good for aerobatics. Only remarks are quality of covering material - a bit weak- and front landing gear that bends easily even in soft landings (replaced with a spring wire type, problem solved). Overall I am happy with this plane, looks good and it is easy to fly.Received this model today, well packed no noticeable damage to packaging however there was a big hole in the covering on the fuselage, looked like someones thumb went thru it. The covering is wrinkled in many places and of poor quality. It is more like sticky kitchen shelf paper rather then a Monokote type of covering. Applying heat forms wrinkles rather then shrinking it.
I'm in the process of removing all of the film and will recover it with some quality film of suitable color and trim. Also found several poorly glued joints.A great looking model which can be made into a good scale flier.
(See online video from French reviewer).
Unfortunately the finer detailing does require a bit of work and or replacement of some supplied parts.
The instruction manual is OK but still leaves quite a bit of guesswork, trial and error fitting before achieving a satisfactory result.
Typical examples: The undercarriage fairings need holes drilling.Various bolts do not fit the threads in the captive nuts. The fitting of servos in the cabin area is very fiddly as access is restricted. Wing strut bolts do not fit captive nuts, another fiddly replacement in the cabin required.
However, this assembles into a large attractive looking airframe.
Flight durability??? Time will tell but with care should be reasonable.
The original aircraft which this aircraft is based on is/was last registered in Canada's Prince Edward Island and does not have the spats as supplied in the kit.