Basic 3D

First published in 2006, Basic 3D is Mike Keay’s popular, easy-build, aerobatic trainer and 3D aerobat specifically designed to take a budding pilot from basic through to advanced aerobatics.

It can be built with a 52” or 58” span according to preference and, although designed for a .40 – .53 two-stroke engine, an electric conversion would be easy to accomplish too.

Mike’s accompanying build article is available to view and a laser-cut/cnc parts set and wood completion pack have just gone on sale at the RCM&E plans service.

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Wingspan: 52'' (1321mm) or 58'' (1473mm)
Fuselage length: 50'' (1270mm)
Wing area: 4.8 sq. ft.
All-up weight: 4.5 – 5 lb
Wing loading: 15 – 16.5oz / sq. ft.
Rec’d engine: .40 – .53cu. in. two-stroke or equivalent

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