This is an Aerobatic Funfly-Style Park Flyer Fundango Aircraft.
Designed for experienced advanced pilots.
Park Pilot Program Legal Aircraft
Love to do aerobatics or just bore holes in the sky but don't have enough
time to run to the flying field? Great Planes has the answer for you!
Important note: Please check with the local R/C club before operating your
radio equipment. Signals from your radio system could interfere with other
R/C modelers in the area. You may also contact the AMA (Academy of Model-
Aeronautics) for a club nearest you.
FEATURES: Balsa wing and tail construction
Fiberglass tube fuselage
Oversized ailerons and elevators for exciting performance
Complete, detailed plans and instruction manual to ease construction
Optional landing gear included (hand launch/bellyland (see COMMENTS)
Warranty guarantees this kit free from defects in both material and
workmanship at date of purchase.
INCLUDES: All balsa required to build the kit, fiberglass fuselage, optional
landing gear, all necessary hardware, aluminum tube, (2) 1½"
foam wheels, CA hinges, illustrated instructions, rolled plans.
REQUIRES: Radio: 3+ ch with 2 micro servos & micro receiver (Required-see ACG)
(DO NOT USE sub micro servos. Per designer, they do not have
sufficient power. Ignore cross sell of C5 on GPMG0415 instr.)
NOTE: If modeler already has a 72MHz transmitter and servos, Great
Planes offers a Micro Receiver and Speed Control in High Band.
Flight packs with Speed Controls and Servos are also
Requires High Band crystals (FUTL63**)
An advantage to these systems is that they automatically adapt
themselves to the brand of transmitter they are used with.
Battery pack: 8 cell (AA cell or smaller)
**We offer a flight pack specifically for this aircraft, GPMG0415
which includes motor, gearbox, prop adapter, APC 10x7 Slo-Fly prop.
Electronic Speed Control: 20A w/BEC such as GPMM2025.
Motor: 9.6V, 400 size
Propeller: "Slo-Flyer"type (Can use APC 10x7 Slo-Fly also APCQ5018
Charger with GPMM3108 adapter for battery.
Covering: One 6-foot roll(Top Flite MonoKote Transparent recommended)
Misc. Items: Building and Field Equipment
SPECS: Wingspan: 35" (890mm)
Wing area: 350 sq in (22.5 sq dm)
Airframe weight w/gear: 4oz (1130g)
Ready-to-fly weight: 13-16oz (370-455g)
Wing loading: 5.3-6.6 oz/sq ft (16-20 g/sq dm)
Length: 30" (760mm)
Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical
Control throws- High Rate Low Rate
Elevator: 2" (51mm) up 1" (25.4mm) up
2" (51mm) down 1" (25.4mm) down
Aileron: 1-1/8" (28mm) up ½" (12.7mm) up
1-1/8" (28mm) down ½" (12.7mm) down
ESC: Follow mfgr's instructions to arm/set range.
CG: 2-7/8" to 3-9/16" aft of wing LE, with 3-1/16" ideal.
COMMENTS: Only one receiver is required depending on the channel of the
radio selected(Low band Ch 11-35, High band Ch 36-60). Please note
the Accessory Completion Guide lists both Low and High band
receivers. Channel selection is left to the modelers preference.
Weight is critical on small, lightweight electric models such as this
Model's performance will be noticably increased by hand-launching
and belly landing and not using the optional gear.
NOTE: servos & battery are externally mounted
TECH NOTICE FUNDANGO/FUNDANGO POWER SYSTEM USING the 1.7:1 Gear Box:
Improving the performance and preventing damage to your system.
1) The gear mesh is Critical. Set the gear mesh by running a sheet of notebook
paper between the gears. It should and will feel sloppy. If the gear mesh
is tighter than this the motor will OVERHEAT (60° hotter!) and
immediately lose performance. If you have already run your motor with
this tight gear mesh and performance is lacking, please send us the
problem motor with a copy of this tech note and we will replace it at
2) Oiling the motor's shaft: This is a part of normal service of most
electrical motor components which was accidently omitted from instructions
for your power package.
Please apply one drop of lubricating oil to each end of the shaft. This will
also dramatically increase the motor's performance.
3) Balance the prop and centering the prop are CRITICAL. Being off even 1/16"
will cause a wobble which robs nearly half the available thrust from your
If options 1 through 3 did not solve your performance concerns (acceptable
being flight times of 3-5 minutes with sufficient power for the model to
climb comfortably at a 45° angle). please consider:
4) Prop/Gear box match. The 1.7:1 gearbox works well on the Fundango for most
modelers as is, but for some, the performance is increased by using a
9x6 prop. The 3:1 ball bearing gearbox, GPMG0225, does also offer an
increase in performance when using the 10x7 prop already provided with
the power system you previously purchased, or an 11x7 with even more
power system you previously purchased, or an 11x7 with even more power
but shorter run time.
After trying options 1 through 4, if your performance remains unacceptable,
please mail us your motor/gearbox combination for warranty consideration.
If the customer is looking for the BEC connectors they are:
updt jxs 2/21/03
updt NNA 8/27/03
Decal sheet FUNDD01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
One 8" x 1-1/2" Red, White & Blue Fundango logo
Two 2-5/8" x 5/8" Red, White & Black Great Planes logos