1905 Wright Flyer from Radical RC

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This kit is an outgrowth of our stand-way-off scale Wright Stick. These kits have flown with great success all over the world for years. Many have commented how cool it would be to have the correct color, wingspan and tip shape to make the kit even more scale like. One builder, Peter Sripol made his own Depron wings and flew his at SEFF in 2011. It flew very well and looked as controllable and gentle as the version based on Slow Stick wings. In 2012 there is a possible opportunity to fly at a famous Wright location. I wanted to have a model ready should that develop further. Also, I wanted a new and unique kit for Toledo this year, we decided now was the time. This machine has all the same struts as the original 1905 Wright Flyer. The 1905 was configured a couple different ways both prostrate and seated pilot and actually carried a passenger In 1908/1909 as the first military aircraft. It was the culmination of everything Wilbur and Orville had learned from the first 2 flyers. It has a longer tail and canard moment and was the first version that truly flew well. 2009 was the 100 year anniversary of Military flight. The flyer sold to the military was essentially the 1905 Wright model 3 with seating and control modifications. So, this is a 1905 or 1908 depending on what scale detail you add.

Our Wright Stick was historic in being the first ever sport type Wright Flyer. Our new stand off scale version follows all the same scale lines in all areas possible while still keeping the model simple and rugged.

This is our second open framework kit. We hope to produce a few more in this style. A Curtis Pusher is high on my list as is the Wright EX (Vin Fizz) or perhaps the Wright B Flyer. This is a kit and not an ARF. However it assembles more like an erector set. It will fly well and you'll certainly draw a crowd. I suggest you fly it over a grass field and 10mph wind or less. I've flown in as high as 16mph but less is certainly more fun.

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Wingspan: 1727mm (68 in)
Length: 1168mm (46 in)

Weight: 1474 g (3.2 lbs)
  • Wingspan: 1727 mm (68 inches)
  • Length: 1168 mm (46 inches)
  • Weight: 1.5 kg g (52 ounces)
  • Power: 200-350W
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