Pilot-1 Champ 1/8 Scale ARF RC Airplane
The model comes with all main components pre-built and pre-covered with all hinges pre-slotted and ready to glue. Landing gear is pre-bent and ready to install. Fiberglass cowl is pre-finished to match the color of the airplane. Complete step-by-step photo illustrated instructions assure that even a novice builder will be successful. Assembly will take about 6-8 hours. For 4-channel control: Ailerons (2 servos), Elevator, Rudder and Throttle., Technical Specifications:, Length:, 32", Wingspan:, 52", Flying Weight:, 34 oz., Controls:, Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle, Wing Area:, 362 sq. in.,
Classic Civilian Aircraft from Pilot-1
52" wingspan, 32" long, 362 sq. in. wing area, 34 oz. flying weight. All laser cut built-up wood construction with true scale outline and proportions. A contemporary of the Piper Cub; the Champ was its biggest competitor and in many ways its superior. Like its full scale counterpart, the 1/8 scale Champ is a joy to fly, easy and relaxed. Shoot touch-and-go's, cruise around or do some lazy aerobatics, it's all in a day's work with the Champ.
Introduction and History
The full-scale Aeronca Champion, or "Champ", was manufactured by the Aeronca Aircraft Corporation, in Middletown, Ohio between 1944 and 1951. Over 10,000 were built. In 1946, it was marketed as "the newest in aerodynamic design! It's the easiest plane you've ever flown." Like the Piper Cub with which it competed, the Champ also featured tandem seating. While the Piper Cub is soloed from the rear seat, the Champ can be soloed from the front seat, giving improved forward visibility on the ground, and during takeoffs, climbs, landings. Although the Aeronca Champ has a wider cabin than the Piper Cub, the Champ's cruise speed was about 15mph faster. Its Continental 65hp engine powered it to a top speed of 100 mph.
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