Quality in ARFs

Quality in ARFs

Chianelli, Chris

Yellow Aircraft, which has a reputation for producing very high-quality ducted-fan and prop-driven fiberglass kits, now offers ARFs. According to Yellow, its new line of ARFs is manufactured by the same factory as produces its kits, and these ARFs will maintain the high standards of quality that the company has always met.

The Sukhoi SU-31M, Extra 300L and CAP 232 pictured here will be available in both .60 and 1.20 sizes. They’re of all balsa and ply construction, and the major components are covered in MonoKote. The fiber-reinforced plastic cowl and aluminum landing gear have been painted for you, and a full complement of hardware, spinner, engine mount, vacuum-formed canopy, fuel tank, linkages and attractive, fuelproof decals is included. The .60-size version ($249) has a 60-inch wingspan and weighs approximately 7 pounds, and the 1.20 version ($379) has a 72.5-inch span and weighs in at 11.5 pounds. Spies in the field report that the trio live up to the reputation of their full-size counterparts’ aerobatic capabilities but are very stable when they’re low and slow.

Yellow Aircraft, 203 Mass Ave., Lexington, MA 02173; (781) 674-9898; fax (781) 674-2288.

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