This PA-28 is a superbly built and covered scale model balsa model that is designed specifically for electric flight.
This great looking Cherokee comes complete with a superb scale interior, a comprehensive, quality hardware kit and nicely finished Glass Fibre cowl & wheel pants. The model comes with fixed undercarriage but would be really quite simple to convert to servoless retracts.
The PA-18's thick wing and light wing loading offer the scale pilot complete control at any speed and the flaps ensure landings are a breeze. With the reccomended motor, there will be plenty of power, the large canopy provides easy access for battery changing and the 1pc bolt on wing makes for easy transportation. Scale models of this size are often only available for glow engines, this superb size, very scale Cherokee offers the electric flyer a practical & attractive scale model, with exellent flight characteristics, perfect for a relaxing days flying!
Flying Weight: 2600g~2800g
Wing Loading: 60~64g/dm2
Wing Area: 43.5g/dm2
Airfoil: NACA 2416
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
50-55 Brushless Outrunner Motor
7 x Standard Servo
4000mAh~5000mAh 4s Lipoly Battery
ordered this plane and was lost in the post , hobbyking dont care that i paid nearly 100 to them for something i still havent received and they wont put a claim in to parcel force which is what theve been told to do , so no money and no plane , and still no update off hobbyking after months. where is my refund ???!!!!!!!!!!.Mine arrived today the horizontal stabilizer is one solid piece. Has this been strengthened or does it need some work on it? We're these made of stick originally?
Can anyone tell me were I can get a new canopy, mine arrived broken and still waiting on HK to answer my request.
Other than that it Looks solid and a really nice model4 stars, looks very nice and well made ! A good value for the price. A part for the horizontal stabilizer ; it looks very fragile, I will re enforce it with 1mm balsa on each side. I will run it under 4S with a old TR4250 kv700 and will use 26g and 19g servos to keep it as light as possible (metal for the stabilizer and front wheel and nylon for the 5 other).
4 etoiles mais il est trs beau et bien fait a part le stabilisateur qu'il faut renforcer, il semble trs fragile, je vais le renforcer avec du balsa 1mm de chaque cot. Tournera en 4s avec un vieux TR4250 kv700 et des servos leger de 26 et 19g... la suite aprs le 1er vol.
It is a beautiful plane no dough. Easy to mount very stable in the sky. But due to very weak Tail Elevator, fancy wheels, weak canopy and a not well understandable manual, i'll give an advice to the manufacturer to look deep on that issues. BTW: until now, replacement parts has been difficult to find.My last review was deleted so I'm not going to type that much again.
I will say that this plane looks nice, with nice covering and scale details. There are some things that need to be done to make it durable enough to be a regular flyer. First, do some research on the horizontal stabilizer modification. This needs to be done or your stab WILL fold up in flight. Also, the first time taxiing on our paved runway, both the left and right landing gear support blocks split in two. There was simply too much direct force coming through the rock solid tires and through the straight steel struts. You'll need to get softer tires and some oleo struts. I have ordered these and will update after I get it in the air.
You need to offer replacement parts, specially the canopy and cockpit
Plastic is very brittle and cracks easily !
I agree with the other review mentioning stabilizer reinforcement
Other than that, a good valuejust taken it out of the box big Rumpf.. cockpit a little flimsy.but all in all a nice scale plane Im satisfiedwell finailly flew her...ended up (highly recommend)stiffing the rear stab. i used 1/16 bass wood stripped off coverin and backed existing structure...a must!!!!..
so w/ my setup she was off ground in 3'..flew very smooth and looked great ..after few clicks she flew hands off like a arrow..when you banged throttle plane stands right up and dissappears into the clouds...pullin 1756 watts @60a..flew for bout 10min less if i was pounding it im sure but madien flight you know..
upon landing noticed hope action and slide due to crap wheels..so home i went copied same wheel setup minus the pants and extended the gear a little put some bigger rubbers under her..
back out again now she rolls nice easier to steer and id say grassable now..i opened her wide and let her sing she screams!looks great and damn near hover(ifn i was little better on the sticks..lol)..
great plane for the $..just wish there were parts avaible..my canopy came cracked and after lights and all the other stuff like it to look little nicer..but hey cant see it at 80mph fly by's..
happy smashing ..I'm quite happy with this airplane. I have completed the servo installation and have not encoutered any difficulties.
but you need to reinforce the horizontal stabilizer due to weak balsa used.
a small gap between the canopy and fusalage is noticeable.
I recommend this plane for those who love scale planes.Lovely plane, went together easy and everyting fitted.
The stabiliser needed beefing up a bit and the undercarrige is very weak. Nose gear is prone to bending even on fairly light landings. I'm running it with a 4260 outrunner motor, 100 amp ESC with a 6s 4000 li-po and get at least 10 min flying.
This plane flies beautifully and is very stable even in moderate winds. Great value!
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