The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is an advance supersonic trainer that was developed jointly between Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin. It is the first indiginous trainer design to South Korea, as well as having supersonic capabilities. Development began in the late 1990's, with it entering active service with the Republic of Korea Air Force in 2005. In addition to being a trainer, it has been ordered by other countries for use as a light attack aircraft and is even being considered for use by the United States Air Force as their next generation of training aircraft. Design consideration for the T-50 was taken from the F-16 Fighting Falcon, including: use of a single engine, speed, size, cost, and the range of weapons. KAI's previous engineering experience in license-producing the KF-16 was a starting point for the development of the T-50.
Our T-50 Golden Eagle also uses a single electric ducted fan unit, though the airframe is composed entirely of EPO foam. A host of nice features include a remotely operated canopy that opens and closes from your transmitter, plus working retracts with gear doors. Assembly is quite quick, just glue the wing panes and tail sections in place, hook up the control rods, and program your radio. A pre-installed 5 blade, 70mm ducted fan provides almost a 1:1 thrust to weight ratio, giving excellent performance and handling.
The T-50 offers you a scale model, with nice details at an affordable price while being something a little different...yet strangely familiar.
• Plug and Fly - Complete final assembly, and install your choice of battery and radio system
• Molded airframe
• Working retracts with gear doors
• Remotely opening/closing canopy
• Steerable Nosewheel for optimal ground handling
• Quick assembly
Servos: 5x 9g
Speed Control: 40A
6CH transmitter and receiver
4S 14.8V 2200mAh LiPoly Battery
First off, this guy looks great. There are a lot of nice tiny details. The only thing that keeps the look from being truly superb is actually a huge detail, there is no giant golden eagle decal on the underside. I only got to fly this guy once after a few failed hand launches. It's a bit difficult to throw due to its weight. On the other hand once it got in the air, it shrugged off gusts of wind like Superman shrugs off bullets. Once it get to speed it flies like a train on tracks. It has a really basic five-blade fan on a mediocre motor so it also takes as long as a train to get up to speed(trains are pretty slow here in USA). Unfortunately I got shot down over hostile territory by an AAT(anti-aircraft tree) and my model exploded, so I never got to try the landing gear, but they looked nice.
As for value, I bought this on sale for half price. For me it was a great deal on a good plane.Don't bother this thing is way under powered and does not make the grade. Have a lot of HK gear and this was a big disappointment. Much better things available.I received this model from (AUS) warehouse today, packed well in plain box. Retracts and canopy are certainly the best features of this aircraft, they look AWESOME! Also comes complete with good quality ESC/servos pre-installed. I can't wait to put this baby together and get her out to the field. Overall, a really great looking plane and I picked up for the sale price. Thanks again HK!Este modelo no vuela con la batería recomendada y ademas se daña con mucha facilidad el secuenciador del tren de aterrizaje y apertura de la cabinaWhat a blast this thing was to fly. This was my first ever RC plane (I know, mistake going with an EDF), but it worked out very well. After a few pretty decent crashes, and rebuilds, this thing still flew so well with all the damage and rebuilt parts glued back together. I finally had an electronics failure cause this plane to be completely destroyed and I miss it! I will be ordering another!Me encanta este avin. La nobleza en el aire. Los mecanismos del tren de aterrizaje con sus compuertas, la cabina que se abre para recibir la batera. Me parece todo sorprendente para el precio. La nica pega es que al despegar necesita mas pista que mis otros EDF pero lo recomiendo totalmente. La relacin calidad precio es de lo mejor que he visto. Hobbyking debera tener recambios.
j'adore cet avion. La noblesse de son comportement en vol. Les mcanismes du train d'atterrissage avec ses trappes, la cabine qui s'ouvre pour recevoir la batterie. Tout est surprenant pour ce prix. Son seul dfaut est qu'au dcollage il a besoin de plus de piste que mes autres EDF mais je le recommande totalement. La relation qualit prix est une des meilleures que j'ai vu. Hobbyking devrait avoir des pieces de rechange.Waiting for initial evaluation since more than 3 weeks ! It's about a defect electronic gear/canopy module. What quality of support HK is offering to us ? Also very poor quality of EPO and painting.I got my t50 this week I'm very impressed with the scale detail of this plane just waiting for the rain to stop and she how it flies hopefully as good as it looks on the ground will get back with a review as soon as the rain stopsGiving this jet 5 stars across the board. Easy build plenty of power beauty for the eyes. Very impressive!! Landing gear strong with metal struts. And the electric canopy is awesome!! Can't say enough good things. I bought it during the August airplane sale but would gladly pay full price with all the features and robust power plantSuper schnelle Lieferung. Qualitt und Verpackung super, nur die Verbauten Komponenten EDF und Servos sind fr nichts.