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Model Airplane News - April 2013

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Model Airplane News - April 2013

Flight Test Seagull

Flight Test Seagull Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Have a ball with this quickbuilding, sporty plane! BY MIKE GANTT | PHOTOS BY JOHN REID & MIKE GANTT 26 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT MODELAIRPLANENEWS.COM

The full-size Glasair airplanes are touted as “Two Weeks to Taxi” projects starting with the company’s fast-building kits and accessories. Much like assembling a higher-end ARF model airplane, the homebuilder can end up with a complete airplane ready WATCH IT NOW! to be signed off for flight in only 14 days. With the new Seagull ARF, M0413 distributed by Horizon Hobby, you can enjoy the same quick-build assembly time with this sport-scale ARF. Top-quality balsa and light ply are used to make the structure, which is covered beautifully with Hangar 9 UltraCote in a winning color combo. Also included in the package (which was double boxed for shipping) are painted fiberglass wheel pants and cowl, nice foam wheels, painted landing gear mains, a pull-pull steerable tailwheel, color matching wing struts, an extensive hardware pack, precut decals, and an instruction manual. This manual is available online as well and is a bit better than the paper one included with my test model. If you have built a few ARFs before, the instructions will not be an issue. New builders/pilots should ask for an experienced second set of hands just in case there are any questions or issues encountered. SPECIFICATIONS Model: Glasair Sportsman Manufacturer: Seagull ( Distributor: Horizon Hobby ( Type: Civilian-scale Length: 52.8 in. Wingspan: 70.9 in. Wing area: 644.8 sq. in. Weight: 147.6 oz. Wing loading: 33 oz. /sq. ft. Motor req’d: .75-.91 2-stroke, .91-1.10 4-stroke, Power 90 outrunner Radio req’d: 6-channel with 8 servos Price: 9.99 HIGHLIGHTS + + + Amazing in flight + Assembles like a higher end ARF Awesome color scheme Absolutely pilot friendly APRIL 2013 27

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