Looking like it's doing 100mph standing still, the Racer Cat is an all things to all pilots model that will give hours of fun. The Racer Cat is a nice size and the attractive colour scheme is great for orientation. The more you look at this ARF, the more the quality impresses, superbly applied Oracover covering, the hardware is top notch, the cowl and spats have a deep laquered finish and the airframe is amazingly well built, strong yet light.
Designed for either a 0.60 two stroke or 0.90 four stroke engine, the model only requires fairly basic standard servo's and so offers a cheap, quick build. The wing is removable 1pc set up so the Racer Cat is easy to transport and the wing design is impressive, thin section with a light wing loading, the tailpane is also profile not flat sheet.
This model offers the RC pilot so much, capable of speed or gentle slow flying, impeccable manners yet fully aerobatic, good looking but durable, the Racer Cat 60 will make you smile and smile for years to come!
That cat looks amazing, just saw the video! I'm keeping my eye on this one... hopefully they get it in stock soon, looks like it slows down pretty good to... no need for flap mods? it also looks like it handles the wind pretty well. Thanks for the conversion review and vid.
no it doesn't need flaps, just need to give it plenty of room to slow down, then it just floats right in. As soon as it comes back in stock, I'm buying another and putting it on floats. No problem in the wind, I live on the gulf coast, it's always blowing here, couldn't fly a foamy if i wanted to. This is a sweet plane, and I just got it a few weeks ago, so it cant have been out of stock for long at all. Should be awesome on the water.
cant wait to get mine, and put a 90 on it with tuned pipe. crazy fast!!!!!!!!!
I got one of these planes when HK first released them and are more than happy with it. With a 60 size motor it is a very true and straight flyer. but i do recommend you use good centering servos as it is very
direct at high speed, I had the HXT 6.9 for a start but the plane needed retriming every flight so i changed to hitec and the plane is now a pleasure to fly and standing up to it as good as my more expensive planes. Well worth the money if you put it together right
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got mine today,well doubled boxed,not a wrinkle anywhere,good hardware as well.I will put it together and fly it and get back with the results.Im thinking going with a Rossi 45, should be really fast
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Hello All, Just got two of these for my son and me. At this point I am in the middle of assembling them. Overall this is a very nice plane. The covering was wrinkle free when they arrived. The parts are fitting together perfectly. The construction is very good compared to some other Arf's I've had from other companies. The wood is of good quality, much better than most. I think these planes will be a real blast to fly this summer. I did notice two things that could be improved. The fuel proofing on the firewall leaves a bit to be desired. This is easily taken care of with a coat of dope or polyester resin. I usually give most of the arf's another coat anyway. The pushrods are the main area of concern. The metal rods barely go through the guides and are very stiff. They are not satisfactory, but then again, the plane is value priced. Other than the pushrods I really have no complaints. I still think that they will be great planes to fly. Thanks Hobby King.
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Setup Rimfire 60 Castle Ice 75 13 x 8 prop Turnigy 40-50c, 3000mah, 6 cell lipo Hitec 422 & 645 mg servos 1560 watts peak, 65 amps All up weight, 6.1 lbs 250 watts per lb max burst 220 average
pretty dang fast for such a heavy plane
Modifications Reinforce firewall with 3/16 ply doubler 2 dowels in each wing, in addition to HK joiner Large HK motor mount, cut to allow for cowl Sliding batter tray, to get battery completely forward Servos mounted in rear of fuselage for tail surfaces 4/40 ball links and rods on all control surfaces Upgraded sullivan tail gear, and 4.5 inch foam main wheels Muffler indention cut out to allow for ventilation, rear exit made from old wheel pant mounted on bottom of fuselage.
Plane went together beautifully. It's very well designed, great arf. Buy it, it looks great in the air, on the ground or hanging in my man-cave..you won't be disappointed. Flys straight and true, 2 click adjustment on maiden. Crappy video my wife shot is uploaded.