Hangar 9 Showtime 50

Brand: Hangar 9

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

READER REVIEWS
Richard Irons  |  Nov 02, 2009

Strengths:
will do everythig I ask of it, even my 7 year old son can fly it. . . .
Weaknesses:
Weak undercarrage poor design. . . .
Overall:
I now have 3 all on different engine set up's. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
colin watson  |  Oct 22, 2009

Strengths:
build quality easy build. . . .
Weaknesses:
predrilled engine mounts recommended engine size range great for trainer type flying. . . .
Overall:
great handling airframe needs to have a powerfull engine to explore limits i fitted a os 91fs pumped. it really comes alive with the os91fs and will fly everything my first flights with os70fs really didn't do the airframe justice now it flys everything easily and looks great doing it only problem it does'nt want to stall so i flick it into a spin i have now been flying it for about 6 weeks the under carriage is still intact this aircraft lands itself it is like a good wine it gets better with time i played around with c of g i had to fit 20 grams to port wing to lateral balance it but now it flys perfectly. spend your time setting this baby up to get great results. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Andy Blackburn  |  Sep 19, 2009

Strengths:
Good at all the 3D stuff that I can do, well-mannered (doesn't drop a wing easily) and easy to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Weak undercarriage unless you fly from a bowling green. And even then a moment's inattention might break the U/C mount. . .
Overall:
Bought one of these some time ago when going back to power flying after years of gliders; went together easily, just about adequate power with an O. S. 55 AX - 6. 5 lb is a lot of model to pull around, I wouldn't personally call it "light".

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Djay  |  Aug 26, 2009

Strengths:
very light so needs small engine, looks nice, performs very well, balances spot on with no added weight. . . .
Weaknesses:
Hinge slots on wings/tail/flight controls were one long continuos slot so needed repairing before fitting the flight controls. States in instructions it will take an 82 size four stroke, brought a new TT 91 FS to fit, same size as the 75FS and found the non adjustable engine mount was much to narrow, Fitted an OS 55ax but this needed an exhaust extension to clear the fuse. Instructions need clarifying on the size engine that can actually be fitted, canopy hatch not a brilliant fit. junk the tailwheel and fit a more sturdy item otherwise no steering on the ground.
Overall:
Once the engine issue overcome, test flew it in a gale, with no problems. Will fly very slow and do all the required manouvers with no problem, lands at less then walking pace, very nice pleasant model to fly, good turn of speed when the tap opened up. . .

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