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09-02-2005, 12:55 AM
Sportsman Aviation Corby Starlet - 27% size Scale Model
Motor - AXI 4120/12
Prop - APC 15x10 E
Battery - Duralite 4S2P 5000 mAh
Receiver - FMA FS-8 Bulletproof
Servos - 4 Hitec HS-645MG High Torque Servos
Transmitter - Hitec Optic 6
ESC - Castle Creations 60Amp, BEC defeated and a 2S1P 1500-mAh pack using a FMA VR-1 Voltage regulator for Receiver power
Weight 114 oz
Static Thrust - 105 oz
Static Current Draw - 52 Amps
Watts - (Astro Whattmeter) 385
Wing Span: 60.75 inches
Wing Area: 730 sq. in.
Wing Loading: 22.49 oz/sq. ft.
Cubic Wing Loading: 9.99 oz./cu.ft.
The plane flies great, and is gorgeous in the air. I've added night lighting, and flying it at dusk is really a thrill. It's a great scale project. It flies at half throttle most of the flight and is good for 12 minutes without pushing the pack.

09-02-2005, 01:06 AM
full image of the plane.

Jeff Boyd 2
11-22-2005, 08:00 AM
Hi Dick,

Just wondering . . are you the designer/builder of the original full size Corby Starlet ?

Jeff Boyd 2
11-23-2005, 05:57 AM
PS . . I believe he was John Corby. Sorry, my mistake. Any relation?

I think the Corby Starlet is a great little airplane, and I would love the full size version. Must get me a SA model . . . there's something about the look of them . . neat !