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Seagull Pilatus PC-9 60" span

Manufacturer: Seagull Models

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No. of Reviews11
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Kim Taylor wrote on 29/12/2019:
NICE LOOKING PLANE
Strengths: Pretty strongly built. Earlier comments about control rods and elevator flutter have been addressed by using 'snakes'.
Weaknesses: The undercarriage could be a little more scale looking at the now not inconsiderable price. My first one arrived via carrier and had been damaged in transit so maybe better packaging could be used
Overall: I built mine using a 4250 500kV motor, 6S 3000 LiPo and 70A esc. 730w with a 12x8 prop and it goes like stink - mostly flying at half throttle. Weighs about 6.5 lbs, so a bit over the 'book' weight but can still be slowed down for landing so no problem,
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Sopwith Pup

Manufacturer: Ares

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No. of Reviews1
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Steve Nash 1 wrote on 15/12/2019:
BEAUTIFUL MODEL
Strengths: This plane looks absolutely fantastic and can be slowed down in flight to a very slow speed due to it being so light. I also have the Fokker DVII and the Spad XIII from Ares, and even though they all fly really nicely, the Sopwith Pup is the best flyer of the three. The finish and overall look is great and there is no way I could build a model like this and this light. Several flyers at our indoor sessions have been amazed by these little Ares models and have immediately been on their smartphones trying to find them to buy. The models sometimes come with their own transmitter or will bind with any HiTec Red transmitter. I use a HiTec Flash 7 transmitter so I cant comment on the supplied ones as they are all mode 2 and I fly mode 1.
Weaknesses: None really, just handle them carefully and try not to fly them into walls!
Overall: Well worth picking one up if you see it. Obviously designed for indoors but I suppose an absolutely flat calm evening would be ok for a flight outside.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
100%

Kyosho Calmato 40 Sport

Manufacturer: Kyosho

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews4
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aidan mcatamney wrote on 29/10/2019:
BRILLIANT FLYER
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.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

DB Mascot

Manufacturer: DB Sport & Scale

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews2
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wingcoax wrote on 05/08/2019:
BEST TRAINER
Strengths: Very forgiving in standard build
Weaknesses: Must reinforce firewall
Overall: Very good trainer, with mods a good intermediate.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

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