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HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner (ARF)

HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner (ARF)

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Are you looking for a hotliner that not only looks the part but flies like it's on rails?  Our design team have come up with the Russell, a 2m wingspan composite hotliner that will enthrall and excite.

With a molded carbon/fiberglass composite fuselage and obechi ply sheeted foam core wing and tail, this model is fast but has smooth handling and outstanding gliding characteristics.

The Russell arrives boxed almost ready to fly and with your choice of components it can be completed in an evening. 

A fantastic model aircraft that is great value, great to fly and with such an impressive finish is sure to become a favorite. 

Features:
• Carbon/Fiberglass composite fuselage
• Obechi covered wings
• Perfect first hotliner
• Quick and responsive

Specs:
Wingspan: 2000mm
Length: 1050mm
Weight: 1100g

Recommended Parts: (Not Included)
Motor:  2213 1100kv or similar
ESC: 40 Amp
Servos: 4 x 12g
Battery: 3S 11.1V 2200mAh or similar
Propeller: 10x6 folding

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  • SKU:
    9049000049-0
  • Brand:
    HobbyKing
  • Weight(g)
    2440.00
  • Length
    1130.00
  • Width:
    80.00
  • Height:
    340.00
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I purchased two of these models back on Valentine's day when HK had them for $128.00 each! What a value!!! Shipping for the two planes has fedex ground for just $12.00. Total costs of each plane to my front porch was $134.00. I did read the review on rcgroups and the posts about the horizontal stab crank fouling with the inside of the fuse; well I can report that both of my Russell's had a smooth action with no sticking or binding.

The finish is excellent and the only issue I have is the slop in the horizontal stab (it doesn't stay 90 degrees square with the rudder, but I can fix that or not.. I read on rcgroup that people have replaced the stab spar with carbon fiber rod, and I will do the same.).

Getting the ailerons to crow full up to crow the plane for landings will take a rework. I think having one as EP powered and then one for slope/thermal is the way to go. Just use a model rocket plastic or blase nose cone (one that fits the diameter and profile) as a nose for the plane if you don't go with electric power. I have seen so many people just slap on some crap for a nose cone and it make the plane look terrible.

You will have to get an in-line geared motor to make this plane zoom and there is a right up on rcgroups about the setup.

All in all, $134.00 U.S. delivered to my front door is an awesome price! This is why I have shopped with Hobby King for over 10 years now and continuing! Great savings to we the modelers who are struggling against the world's elites!
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The Russell comes well packed and perfect looking. The rods for elevator and rudder are preinstalled but the plastic clewis should be changed into metal clewis.
Mine is build up as a glider so I can not say anything about the motor...
There is no need of thin wing servos - 'normal' 12g digital metal geared servos are perfect. The tail is weak and was reinforced with glas fiber after the first flights because it broke open.
The plane also is no hotliner but can be flown faster. Because of the used airfoil it is perfect for gliding at the slope or in thermals. The CG for the first flights is at 85mm from the leading edge of the wind for a safe maiden. The total weight is about 1,5kg so that's normal for planes with that wingspan.
Overal it's a nice plane and worth what you pay for it. Some things can be reinforced or changed by your own choice but the plane itself is flying nice.

Cheers - Tom
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Nun bin ich endlich zu der Reparatur gekommen. Es ist kaum zu glauben, aber die Führung der Flächenstreckung ist aus einem Kunststoffröhrchen, welches super fragil in die Fläche gebaut war. Habe es jetzt mit einem Harz-Micro Ballon Gemisch und Glasfaserschnitzel aufgefüllt und nun ist es eigentlich passend. Die Flächen flattern nicht mehr und alles passt. Nun steht der Remaiden an und ich hoffe, daß der eingebaute Inliner 2845 1950 kv das Ding gut nach oben zieht. Aufgrund des relativ schweren Motors ist nun die Schwerpunktermittlung viel einfacher.

Wenn es jetzt nicht besser ist, dann treten ich ihn in die Tonne.
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Nun bin ich endlich zu der Reparatur gekommen. Es ist kaum zu glauben, aber die Führung der Flächenstreckung ist aus einem Kunststoffröhrchen, welches super fragil in die Fläche gebaut war. Habe es jetzt mit einem Harz-Micro Ballon Gemisch und Glasfaserschnitzel aufgefüllt und nun ist es eigentlich passend. Die Flächen flattern nicht mehr und alles passt. Nun steht der Remaiden an und ich hoffe, daß der eingebaute Inliner 2845 1950 kv das Ding gut nach oben zieht. Aufgrund des relativ schweren Motors ist nun die Schwerpunktermittlung viel einfacher.

Wenn es jetzt nicht besser ist, dann treten ich ihn in die Tonne.
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I bought one of these models about a month back and find the overall finish is good.. .During assembly, I had slight problems fitting the motor regarding mount holes, but managed! I could only fit one servo in fuse because of the longer servo arm to give sufficient movement on elevator.. A trial fit of all parts showed the need for about one inch extra to front of fuse because there is no space to fit required lead to get CG even close to recommended position....I have taped some sheet lead around front of fuse outside to get CG to 85mm from leading edge of wing. I test flew the model today for 65mins and am very pleased with the CG and general performance of this model-I recommend it-but be aware of CG and difficulty in getting battery and ESC in the front of fuse !!!!!
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Attenzione!!! il centraggio è impossibile da ottenere. Non ho trovato nessun video in volo di questo modello.Forse nessuno è mai riuscito a farlo volare??
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Ich bin von diesem Flugzeug überhaupt nicht überzeugt. Leider bereits bei der dritten Landung im hohen Gras die Tragfläche an der Wurzel beschädigt. Schon muss wieder gebastelt werden.
Insgesamt finde ich die Bespannung der Flächen sehr billig ausgeführt, in der Hand fühlt er sich ein bisschen instabil an. Das Seitenruder ist verzogen. Insgesamt würde ich ihn nicht mehr kaufen.
Werde die Flächenverbinder und die Fläche wieder aufbauen und mit Kohle verstärken. die Flächen bekommen eine neue Bespannung spendiert und dann darf er nochmal in die Luft. Eine zweite Chance hat er jedenfalls verdient. Aber vermutlich bekommt er den Motor durch eine schöne Spitze ersetzt.
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Das Modell ist gut verarbeitet bis auf die Nasenleiste (keine Profilanpassung) der Schwerpunkt passt nicht, gehört auf 85mm.
Von den Flugleistungen ist es ein guter Allrounder/Thermiksegler kein Hottliner!!
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I had a bad start with this plane. Bell crank (elevator) jamming, too much epoxy in the tail. Tail much too heavy. Butchered the fuselage to free the crank. Cannibalised the elevator to make one of balsa 30g lighter. I ordered a very heavy motor and still needed 40g more weight to finally balance it, 15mm behind the recommended CG. Other:
The manual is not bad but has some things wrong.
The finish is stunning, top manufacturing! Real eye candy!
Finally, she flies and quite well so. Not a very fast hotliner, but a good speed range. Very placid stall, good rudder authority. A real pleasure to fly, slow or fast. So, five stars, ignoring the problems with the fuselage as a one off.
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Modèle reçu : belle finition du fuselage et des ailes, MAIS !!! : gros problème pour le centrage, une fois tous les éléments placés avec un lipo 2200 avancée au maximum il faut ajouter environ 150Gr de plomb pour centrer le CG correctement. Malheureusement le fuselage est tellement fin qu'il est impossible de placer cette quantité de plomb ! Le seul moyen serai de refaire le stab et la dérive, qui pèsent environ 85Gr, avec des matériaux beaucoup plus légers. Sans cela je ne vois pas comment faire voler l'oiseau ! Dommage car c'est une belle machine !
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