This is the radio controlled, glow powered, Almost-Ready-to-Fly,|
Great Planes Super Skybolt Aerobatic Scale Airplane.
For Experienced to Advanced Modeler/Fliers.
Construction: Balsa and plywood
Wings: Balsa and plywood
Struts: Constructed of wood with simple thumbscrew wing attachment
system that eliminates brackets
Covering: Factory applied Top Flite MonoKote, see COMMENTS
Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced, accessible under lower wing
Cowling: Painted and constructed of fiberglass
Wheel Pants: Painted and constructed of fiberglass
Canopy: Constructed of molded plastic and tinted brown
Landing Gear: Main; pre-formed aluminum .098" (2.5mm) thick
tailwheel wire; .079" (2mm) diameter
Wheels: Foam, two main 2.75" (70mm) diameter, one 1" (26mm) tailwheel
Aileron Control: Dual servo in bottom wing half
Spinner: Aluminum 2.5" (64mm) diameter
Fuel Tank: 14.2oz (420cc)
Engine Mount: Two-piece composite construction
Building Time: Ready to fly in only 12 - 15 hours.
Warranty Period: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees
this kit free from defects in both material and workmanship at date
of purchase. The warranty does not cover any component parts
damaged by use or modification.
Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies, pushrods,
.098" (2.5mm) pre-bent landing gear, .079" (2mm) tailwheel wire,
2.75" (70mm) main wheels, .079" (2mm) tailwheel, adjustable
engine mount, 14.2oz (420cc) fuel tank, 2.5" (64mm) spinner plywood
servo trays and wing joiners, wing and cabane struts, hardware
package, decal sheet and illustrated instructions
Engine: .60-.75 cu in (10-13 cc) 2-stroke
OR .70 -.91 cu in (11.5-15 cc) 4-stroke
Muffler: Pitts type for 2-stroke or stock muffler supplied with
Servos: 5-Standard (2-Aileron, 1-Elevator, 1-Throttle, 1-Rudder)
6" (152mm) Servo Extensions:
Y-Harness: One, for aileron servos
Misc. Items: Glow plug, ¼" foam rubber padding, medium fuel tubing,
fuel filter, propeller, building and field equipment.
Wingspan: 57" (1450mm)
Wing Area: 924 sq in (60 sq dm)
Weight: 7.7lb (3490g)
Wing Loading: 19.2 oz/sq ft (59 g/sq dm)
Length: 53" (1345mm)
Airfoil: Fully symmetrical
Center of Gravity: 4-5/8" (118mm) Back from the wing's leading edge
Control Throws- High Rate Low Rate
Elevator: Up & Down 1" (25mm) 5/8" (16mm)
Rudder: Right to Left 3" (76mm) 1-1/2" (38mm)
Ailerons: Up & Down 5/8" (16mm) 3/8" (10mm)
Pilot shown inside the plane is not included.
Following are the Top Flite MonoKote colors used on this model and
order numbers for six foot rolls;
Metallic Blue TOPQ0402 Metallic Gold TOPQ0404
True Red TOPQ0227 White TOPQ0204
If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 14oz
Flextank (SULQ1742), or the DuBro 14oz tank (DUBQ0214).
Some minor trimming and modifications may be required.
updt jxs 11/16/09