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Old 06-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Default Balsa Built Parkflyers (not kits)

I have come to the conclusion that there are very few balsa parkflyers avaialble on the market today, The best balsa parkflyers are all built from kits from places like Mountain Models, Stevens Aero, Zeke's Park Scale Models, and the like.

Sadly, for those that do not have the time to build airplanes we are being shorthanded. Please note that this list does not include profile planes. That will be another list entirely. Also note that I am using the AMA's standard for a parkflyer which is 32 ounces or less.

I have started to put a list together of all the balsa parkflyers available on the market today. I know there must be more so please chime in with what you know and a link to who makes it.

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Balsa Planes under 10 ounces

Piper L-4 Grasshopper 250 ARF… http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL5025


Balsa Planes under 20 ounces

Cessna 150 Aerobat 250 ARF… http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL5050

Katana Mini ARF… http://www.precisionaerobatics.com/p...ls.php?pid=229


Balsa Planes under 32 ounces


Addiction ARF… http://www.precisionaerobatics.com/p...ils.php?pid=53
Extra 260 3D 480 ARF… http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2475
YAK-54 www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1542.html
SU-31… www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1547.html
SPAD XIII www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1143.html
Sopwith Camel… www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1144.html
S.E.5a… www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1140.html
Reactor… www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1540.html
PT-19… www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1149.html
Mini Pulse XT… http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-EFL2375#t2
Cosmic Wind… www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1810.html


PS I have a list of over 70 companies that build ARF planes and I am slowly going through them. But please feel free to let me know if I missed any and as a bonus, if you have flown one of these planes, it would be great to get some feedback on them.

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Some of the World Models Electric kits are in the Park Flyer size and are wood construction.

http://www.airborne-models.com/index.asp

I have their Delta Jet (listed at 28 oz flying weight) and it's a nicely made wood ARF. Not what I would call a park flyer, because of the speed needed to take off and land even though it is slightly underpowered for my taste. It does fly well.

Also, I think some of the smaller 3DHobbyShop planes may qualify. I think they are listed at 32-35 oz....


But I do not know of any that I would consider Classic Sized (MM Switchback) wood ARFs. The throw in the trunk and fly at a baseball field sized planes. Looking foreward to your list.

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Couple more added to the list. Man, these are tough animals to find.

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Found a "bunch" more just under the 2 lb limit.

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