Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel

Brand: Hangar 9

Overall:
3.25
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3.5
Flight performance:
3.5
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
Don Luck  |  Jun 16, 2008

Strengths:
very good glass components. . . .
Weaknesses:
enthusiastic fuel proofing blocked several anchor nuts,glossy covering,american screwthreads. obviously designed not to dismantle, its rather big as a one piece aircraft. . .
Overall:
I changed controls to closed loop elevator and rudder, resprayed semigloss top surfaces set pilot lower,repainted coaming imitation wood. Have replaced aileron rods. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Geoffrey Graham  |  Feb 22, 2008

Strengths:
Build quality of timber parts is first class. Semi-scale detail excellent. e. g.
Weaknesses:
Metal tabs for cabane struts are much too soft - break easily. Undercarriage not substantial enough for model with 25 ounces of lead in nose! Ailerons are covering hinged and were so tight on my model that I had barely any up-aileron. Horizon Hobby had to exchange upper wing set for that reason. .
Overall:
It does look beautiful on the ground and in the air. However, the designers and production team have aimed really high and set themselves a hard task bringing this model to the market as an ARTF. Breaking cabane strut tabs,flimsy undercarriage and careless wing covering suggest a lack of production sampling for quality and/or flight testing. Metal clevises for rigging wires would cost little and look so much better than the cheap plastic ones supplied.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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