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Seagull Turbo Raven

Manufacturer: Seagull Models

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No. of Reviews5
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Ian Offer wrote on 21/07/2014:
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY.
Strengths: Looks very nice, and went together easily.
Weaknesses: 1). Manufacturers recommended CG appears to be wrong, but didnh't get a chance to figure it out. 2). More serious is the wing stall with very little elevator. Couldn't even do a loop without snapping out. Eventually, nosed in, after snapping out of a very conservative Split S. Very disappointing flight performance.
Overall: This model was built with an OS 60 2 cycle engine. It is difficult to tell if the disasterous flight performance of this model was caused by manufacturers recommended CG being in the wrong place, inadequate engine power, or some other problem, but like other reviewers, I found it very disappointing. A great shame. I was looking forward to flying this beautiful looking model.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
20%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Top Flite AT-6

Manufacturer: Top Flite

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews1
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Andy Blackburn wrote on 16/07/2014:
GOOD FIRST WARBIRD
Strengths: Good instruction manual. Very nice flyer. Good first warbird.
Weaknesses: Plastic mechanical retracts are fragile.
Overall: Easy to put together, good instructions. Plastic retracts are a bit fragile and will probably break if you have to straighten the legs. However, very rewarding to fly, has a definite presence in the air, very smooth, stall behaviour with the c.g in the middle of the range is exemplary - normally it just wallows and nods the nose a bit. And landings with flaps can be a thing of beauty! Requires tail weight with an RCV-91CD, would be better with a Laser 80/100 or an OS 91 - be warned though, it will only just climb with a 14x6 prop turning at 8000 rpm on an new engine - a 14x7 at about 9000 rpm is more than enough. A good first warbird if you can land properly.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
40%
Overall
60%

Laser Engines (all sizes, please state)

Manufacturer: Laser Engines

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews6
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Martin U wrote on 13/07/2014:
LASER 80
Strengths: Sounds, starts & runs great
Weaknesses: Bulky, carb position can be tricky to fit in cowl.
Overall: What a great engine. Sounds amazing, very fuel efficient.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Seagull 40 low-wing trainer

Manufacturer: Seagull Models

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews3
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Paul Marsh wrote on 13/07/2014:
GREAT, CHEAP LOW-WING TRAINER.
Strengths: Easy to fly, very strong, can fly in any conditions, responsive, but also smooth.
Weaknesses: Poor covering. Looks great, but soon gets damaged and unable to repair the sticky back film.
Overall: One of my favourite hacks. Has a TT54 four stroke and is ideal. Does all aerobatics, very strong, even pushing the envelope, nothing has moved or caused concern
Ease of assembly
0%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
60%

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