Kyosho Calmato 40 Sport

Brand: Kyosho

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

READER REVIEWS
aidan mcatamney  |  Oct 29, 2019

Strengths:
Very stable plane to fly. I have an OS 55AX on mine and it does the job well. Good ground handling too. .
Weaknesses:
None that I could see. The covering on mine is the new purple toughlon and I have no issues with it. . .
Overall:
Overall a great flying plane that looks both great in the air and on the ground. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Capt Kremen  |  May 09, 2019

Strengths:
One of the few ARTF trike u/c low wingers available. Flight performance very good - All basic sports flier manoeuvres easily achieved. It Looks neat too!. .
Weaknesses:
The awful printed covering - Just looking at it puts a hole in it! Trim covering comes away very easily too. Canopy is very thin, don't try holding/steadying the model by it. Usual cheap/down to a price rather than up to a quality clevis, horns, wheels. Pilot figure too small and poorly painted.
Overall:
Despite the niggles, a great sports hack, low-winger. Fly it on 5 cell LiPo for best performance and flight duration. Needs a little bit of nose weight even with a 'beefy' 40-46 size brushless motor. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Ben B  |  May 23, 2011

Strengths:
Very simple assembly, flies very nicely without any obvious nasty traits. Rolls are nicely axial and the rudder is nice and "pure" for knife edging- no induced rolling movement. . .
Weaknesses:
It's a light plane so you need to be careful to avoid hangar rash (the leading edge on my plane got dented after a relatively low impact knock). . . .
Overall:
Absolutely love it! The combination of the Calmato Sports 40 and a SC46 is (in my eyes) an unbeatable combination. A very easy plane to fly once the trainer has been mastered. The instructions could be a little bit clearer in terms of throws- if you use the control horn holes shown in the diagram you'll end up with much more throw than stated as recommended. However reality is that the amount obtained using the control horn holes recommended is perfect for loops, rolls etc and really the stated throws should be used as a low rate setting (ie use the holes shown then use 100% high rate, 55-60% low rate).

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
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