We saw these models at Nuremburg in February and they've been (particularly the P-38) eagerly awaited ever since. For the first time Horizon Hobby UK have included details in a press release so they should be on the shelves soon. The Lightning is particularly impressive and is pre-painted and 95% pre-built. It features detailed panel lines, a cockpit and pilot figure along with pre-hinged control surfaces and fitted control horns. The wing panels are of the plug-in variety and a 'no glue required' boast is made!

The model can be flown with a brushed or brushless set-up. The two recommended speed 480's with gearboxes would probably be ignored in favour of a couple of 890Kv Park 450 outrunners (or equivalent) by most flyers even when the cost of an extra 25 amp ESC is factored into account. In both cases a 3s 2200 mAh Li-Po will provide the power.

Spec -

  • Wingspan - 48" (1219mm)
  • Length - 35" (889mm)
  • Weight - 33 - 40oz (936 - 1134g)
  • R/C required - 3 channel with 3 sub-micro servos or 4 channel with 6 sub micro servos if using rudder and landing gear.
  • RRP - 79.99

    The curiously named Sobre 3D is a 32" park-fly shockie made from 3mm Depron. It has been engineered to accept E-Flite's new variable pitch propeller system and side force generators can also be fitted as desired.

    Spec -

  • Wingspan - 32" (845mm)
  • Length - 34" (875mm)
  • Weight - 7.5 - 9.25oz (215 - 260g)
  • Motor - Park 300 or 370 outrunner.
  • RRP - 34.99