Idol Traditional Balsa Trainer 3 Channel 890mm (ARF)
The Idol is a traditional Balsa, 3 Channel High Wing Trainer that is easy and fun to both build and fly, with it's high dihedral wing, the Idol is forgiving and stable, no matter how slowly it is flown.
This version allows you to choose your own power train, or is perhaps an ideal candidate for the motor, ESC & servo's out of that old crashed foamy that has been sulking in the corner of your workshop for a while! Because the Idol requires a little work to assemble, it is ideal for new pilots who are maybe looking for a parkfly trainer that is a little more involved than many foam PNF's and with it's Vintage looks, it is bound to appeal to a fair number of experienced pilots too!
Features: Nice Quality Traditional Balsa ARF Expertly Pre-covered with lightweight film Hi-lift, Hi-Dihedral wing for superb, stable, slow flight Easy, Quick and cheap build Vintage Looks Traditional Rubber Band Secured Wing for Durability
Este motor serve é so você dar uma olhada nas especificações dele - o ESC de 20A tambem serve, agora a bateria acho que 850mA/h é muito pouco e vai te dar puca autonomia mas o motor - de acordo com as especificações aceita baterias de 3 e 4S. Hélice 7X¨tambem é indicada da uma ilhada aqui ( www.link )
Wireman great. I could of just given, you all the directions but this way you have a poke around. I am hopping to get more and more members to use that forum. There is no monetary reward, but we can share a bit more freely! Good Flying
Why do people give the wrong impression on this plane, it will fly with an .049 and with the stock electric motor which is less powerful as well as a more robust cf2812 with 2200 mha 3 cell lipo and a 7X3 prop or somewhat smaller. Be careful of the center of gravity, it needs to be forward of the mark on the so called plans. Mine flys well even in a mild 8 mph wind. (estimated). This is a light trainer so do not expect too much.
this plane works with a slightly larger motor than I started with, I don't know the exact size but it pulls 17 oz. with a 8x4.5 inch prop. You should reinforce the wing mount area with doublers all around as six #64 elastic bands have a lot of pull. I used 1/4" x 1/8 " basswood stringers.
I added an 8x4.5 prop which gives 28 oz. of thrust more than enough for this plane, I don't run it at full power for long enough to overheat the motor, just enough to take off from the runway. It climbs out well. I set the control surface movement down to 1/2 the max by changing the control surface end to the far out hole and the servo end to the third hole out,for me as I tend to over control. Then you have to readjust the control rod length to bring it back to neutral.
thank you for your answer, but 2 things, correct me please cause i'm just asking XD
1.- i've seen bigger planes with this engine, i want relax flying no acro, and if it's too big i can do some work to fit it, it won't be difficult i think.
2.- About fuel tank i want the engine with tank
included, i think fuel won't last a lot of time
but with 5 min i'm happy.
Adel Yes I do know the engine has a fitted fuel tank. BUT the plane is NOT FUEL PROOF. The oil will make it fall apart. So you need to fuel proof it. Also need a more power full motor than a 049. The power to weight ratio is too low. Yes I have seen larger planes powered with a O49 but the power weight ratio is what you need to watch. If you have a 049 well give it a go and prove me wrong. If you need to buy then buy a electric MOTOR please. I hope we can be friends.
I'm not familiar with diesel .049's, but regular glow ones should power it according to what they are showing for recommended power. I usually got close to 20,000 rpm with a 6" prop and high nitro fuel. (The recommended setup shows a 7" prop but some pretty low rpm kv for a 2 cell battery.) Also, keep in mind that a large portion of the flying weight as they list it would be the battery. You could use a smaller receiver battery. It wouldn't be fast, but with glow it should fly, but diesel I have never messed with.
steven not yet but I got this from Hobby King "" *HobbyKing_Admin(8563) Everything thats in the HK warehouse will eventually be available from the satellite warehouses in a country near you."" So keep watching. I have my fingers crossed.
Elmer you do realize that this plane is not built for a glow motor. BUT with a little work it would work. It will be hard to fuel proof. The plane would not last long, but what plane does. OS15 mmm now that is about 2.5cc. Yes I think it is enough power. If you do this let us know, it would be so sweet. THANKS
Max that would be great. There is a kit version available (Just the Balsa PRODUCT ID: 099000020 Idol Laser Cut Kit 890mm KIT) for $15.60. That is a great price. You would hard pressed buying the balsa for that. But no plans or instructions YES. If you find please up load. Thanks
I'm not sure why Hobbyking is filling its catalogue with these cheap planes. Even if anyone is interested, postage will be more than the plane itself which is self defeating. But who am I question the marketing strategy of the might HK.
It noticed me as well, but no reason not to buy it, it can easily be fixed by adding a new balsa rudder, or even just an old credit card to it.
Plane looks like fun and simple summerevening flying to me!
Rudder is more then big enough its not a 3d plane as for the cheap planes and shipping total price is still about half that of most country's in the local store. and on top of that If you live in the same country as the warehouse then shipping could be next to nothing Or pic it up at there front door
various taxes and import duties are added so the price will be higher.
This plane arrived in great shape with an excellent covering on the fuselage and wings. The kit was assembled with ease. This is a great flying plane, which has good handling characteristics. It is a super floater...