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Kyosho Calmato 40 Sport

Manufacturer: Kyosho

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews3
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Capt Kremen wrote on 09/05/2019:
GREAT SPORT LOW-WINGER
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.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

.. wrote on 21/09/2011:
GOOD FIRST LOW WINGER
Strengths: Well built fuse , maybe slightly fragile but it went together nicely
Weaknesses: COVERING!!!! wow this is not good, mine started to peel after the first session. I cleaned the oil residue of and have applied clear nail varnish to all the covering overlaps likely to get oil/fuel near. Flies well but I would have preferred slightly less dihedral to improve inverted flight.
Overall: Great fun to bank and hold round in circuits. Its a long fuselage so don't expect tight twisty maneuvers.A Good second plane or maybe first for the more adventurous novice. I would recommend it despite the fact I will probably have to recover it before to long, shame as the three colour scheme is nice and catches the eye at the field. I got my kit from ebay , not sure I would pay the 100 + from a shop tho.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Ben B wrote on 23/05/2011:
BRILLIANT
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).
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

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