NexSTAR .46 Trainer ARF
This is the radio controlled, glow powered, Almost Ready-to-Fly,
Hobbico NexSTAR .46 trainer airplane.
For Beginner Modeler/Fliers.
** This version does not include a radio, pilot assist link, engine, **
NexSTAR Simulation Software, and the learn-to-fly guarantee.
With such features as SpinControl
Airfoil Extensions, SpeedBrakes and Training Flaps
no other trainer offers so much help for the first-time pilot.
Construction: Balsa and plywood
Wings: CenterCore Molded Composite Main Wing Rib maintains perfect
alignment and includes a built-in aileron servo mount, wing halves
are joined with a steel rod.
Flat bottom high mount configuration
One-piece, all wood precision airfoil with SpinControl Airfoil
Extensions that provide lift even in a stall to keep the
NexSTAR level and the pilot in control.
PivotFlex Wing Mounting System fastens with one 1/4-20x2 nylon wing
bolt (GPMQ4402),a rubber retainer and pivoting channel absorb minor
jolts of normal use, more severe jolts cause the wing to separate
from the fuselage and escape the full force of impact.
Airspeed Restrictor: SpeedBrakes Training Flaps attach to forward
section of wing near fuselage and hold airspeed to a minimum to
insure smooth landings, removeable as pilot skills increase
Covering: Polyester based heat shrink, color scheme is White and Red
with Silver accents. True Red TOPQ0227
Landing Gear: Duraluminum SnapGear Quick Landing Gear Mounts,
(US Patent #6,886,780) lock in place with a snap and provide the
strongest landing gear of any trainer, also easily removeable
Aileron Control: Requires single standard size servo, wings are built
with dual aileron servo trays for future upgrades as skills
increase, can also be equipped with flaps
Tail Mounting: EasyAlign System guides parts into place automatically
in perfect alignment without tools
Building Time: Ready to fly in 3-5 hours
Warranty Period: Hobbico guarantees this kit free from defects in
both material and workmanship at purchase date. This warranty
does not cover any component part damaged by use or modification.
Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies,
pre-bent main landing gear with three 2¾" (70mm) foam main
wheels, steerable nose gear, IsoSmooth aluminum and rubber engine
mount, 9.1oz (270cc) fuel tank, 2¼" (57mm) red plastic spinner
pushrods, linkages, and photo-illustrated instructions
Servos: Four standard size (1-throttle, 1-rudder, 1-elevator,
Engine: .46 cu in (7.5cc) engine (*see comments below)
Model airplane fuel
Building and field equipment
Charging Rx and Tx batteries
Wingspan: 68.75" (1746mm)
Wing Area: 722 sq in (46sq dm)
Weight: 6.5lb-6.75lb (2835g-3060g) ready to fly
Wing Loading: 20-21 oz/sq ft (61-66g/sq dm)
Length: 56" (1420mm)
Center of Gravity: 3-3/16" (81mm) forward limit
3-9/16" (90mm) aft limit from the wing's leading
edge at the fuselage sides
Elevator: Up & Down ½" (13mm)
Rudder: Right to Left ¾" (19mm)
Ailerons: Up ½" (13mm) Down 3/8" (9mm)
Right Thrust Angle-3°
Down Thrust Angle-4° wing respect to wing incidence
Wings are equipped with dual aileron servo trays if dual aileron
servos are desired. If you wish to use flaperons you will need to
upgrade your radio system to 6 channels. The instruction manual
list parts needed and information to perform these conversions.
The metal straps described on page 13 for the engine mount are not
included with the kit.
If a replacement fuel tank is needed, an 8oz (240cc) tank like
SULQ1739 can be used. Some minor modification may be needed as this
is not the exact shape of the original tank
*Because the .46LA dimensions are different than a bearinged engine,
it will not work in this plane unless modifications are made. You
will need a different engine mount. Depending on which engine
mount is used, you may need to add aprox. 1/4" to 3/8" plywood
to the firewall to extend the prop forward enough to keep it from
contacting the fuselage.
*If a Tower .46 is being use, you will need to use an muffler
extension. The Dubro 699 Muffler Extension DUBG1319 will work fine.
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