The Super Decathon is one of the more recognized light aerobatic planes in the world. Loved by full size and model pilots alike for the stability of a high wing airplane, coupled with large surfaces and a generous amount of power, the Super Decathlon is one for the ages.
Our Super Decathlon features an interesting mix of construction. The fuselage is a ultra durable blow molded plastic, with the wings and tail molded of EPO foam. Arriving as a plug and fly model, the Super Decathlon can be prepared for flight in about an hour of work. It requires no glue to construct as it is all bolt or screw together. The pre-installed 4023 1000kv motor provides ample power for sport aerobatics all on the very common 3S 11.1V 2200mAh lipo. Accessing that lipo is very easy through a hatch on the bottom of the airplane. No need to pull the wing off just to change packs. Though a sport scale model, the Super Decathlon features scale wing struts and cockpit detail including pilot.
Flying the Super Decathlon is great with its large wing it will float around nicely at slower speeds, but apply full throttle and jam the sticks in the corners and she comes alive. With a little bit of aileron differential she rolls very easily, and has plenty of rudder authority. Take off and landing is a breeze thanks to the steerable tail wheel and wide set main gear. Lower the flaps to really slow down for smooth, precise landings.
This classic aerobatic model is available now. The traditional red/white scheme looks good in the air and on the ground. A small amount of work is all that is needed to make this classic ready to go!
• Plug and Fly - Just add radio sytem, battery and fly!
• Blow molded plastic fuselage with EPO wings and tail
• All bolt together construction, no glue required
• Easy access bottom hatch for quick battery changes
• Partial scale cockpit
• Two piece wings with scale strut detail
• Rugged aluminum landing gear
• Working wing flaps for nice slow landings
Motor: 4023 1000kv Brushless Outrunner
5+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver
3S 11.1V 2200~2600mAh
You can find spare parts for this plane here.
The engine is completely insufficient. With a 12 x 6 inch propeller this heavy aircraft can't be moving safely and to have some fun is not possible. There are at least a 350W motor power needed. The built in motor with 250W power operates far in the red region at full throttle.short on screws to hold the control horns to the elevator and flaps and also the same problem only right hand wheel pants and not left ones. Please have your people check before shipping. I have invested a lot of time and money into HK. I also left a message about the problem and I hope they will make it right otherwise I may think twice before ordering a plane from HK. this is the order number 20012217360 just so you can make it right.A great plane and good value for the money. The plane itself is of good quality although the manual and some of the fittings could be better. The manual skips a couple of steps and does not give any indication or information on throw settings for any of the controls. The plane flies its size and weight helping to make it very stable in the air.I purchased this plane and the first flight "30 seconds" the entire motor shaft and prop assembly flew off! The wing supports are either slightly short or the connection points are in the wrong locations causing the wings to pull downward slightly causing down-force in flight. I contacted Hobby King and created a RMA weeks ago with no response from them. Contacted them today and waited 30 minutes to speak to costumer service. I was asked to try back again in 2-3 hours due to no one being available to assist in my issue. Does anyone know where I can find a shaft and complete prop assembly including prop? I was flying over a tall hay field and lost everything....Great PNP kit , came out of the box and went together perfict. I did change out the motor for a bigger one (power 32) took out the weight that was under the battery tray and with this motor and a 4s/3300 it hit the CG with out any weight and the plane weighs the same. So with the 550 watts of power this plane rocks.
BobGreat plane, flys beautifully straight out the box (almost) with minimal building and balanced nicely with 3C 2200. Has nice CoG imprint on lower side of wing.
Wing attachments popped out of wing on maiden flight, need to be glued more securely.
CAUTION servo tray is also poorly glued via foam to a ply rail that is screwed to fuse. After a rough landing servo tray and foam surround was floating inside fuse for potential disasterous loss of control. Painful to reglue as limited access to this part of fuse.
HOBBYKING pls ask manufacturer to put ply attachments to servo tray as this could easily fail in flight!I love this plane so much I have two of them the second one for spares as the spares take about 3 to 4 weeks to arrive from volantex rc (China) to UK I have only recently started flying and this model is a dream to fly the only complaint is that on both models the front wind shield was damaged on both planes when they arrived but I can live with that they are a great looking plane for the price I just wish I had waited for them to be on sale in the UK as with the shipping and customs charges it almost doubled the cost of the plane !I liked the model! Really screw mounting and smooth finish of the parts. First flight tranquil worth the price.Fly very well, nice looking (even if i don't really like the plastic fuselage), i can fly about 7 minutes with a 2200mah 3S while doing some acrobatic.
The only downside of the PNF i think it is the radio position, i didn't want remove the pilot/servos holder to install the rx under it so i put it over the passenger seat ( it don't looks very nice but the "glass" are a bit black so you can't really see the cables until you get really close ).
Any way it is really nice! Thanks HK!Got mine in todays mail. two right wheel pants and no left. No screws for the tail assembly. Otherwise looks great.