Hobbyking Cosmic Wind 920mm (Fiberglass/Balsa/Ply) Kit
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The Cosmic Wind was designed and built by Lockheed's chief test pilot, Tony LeVier, and a group of Lockheed engineers. A very small single-seat racer, it was aimed at the Goodyear Trophy for Formula 1 class racers initiated in the US soon after World War II. It is an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane. Wings and tail surfaces are all straight-edged and tapered. The ailerons are full span and carry trim tabs, as does the full-fin-depth rudder. The undercarriage is fixed, with streamlined main legs and wheels in long fairings. The roller tailwheel is tucked into the rear corner of the fuselage behind the rudder. The cockpit is enclosed with a small, single-piece, perspex canopy. The first aircraft were powered by 85 hp (63 kW) Continental C-85 horizontally opposed engines but more recently at least four have used the 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200-A. The engine installation includes a large pointed spinner and long, bulbous cylinder head/exhaust fairings. Three Cosmic Winds were built at Lockheed's between 1947 and 1948 and a fourth rather later, a fifth was also built in the US by amateur constructors, the last example was built in the UK as late as 1972.
The Hobbyking Cosmic Wind is an elegant and fast looking example with a high quality glass fiber fuselage, with balsa and lite ply built up wing construction. All parts have been beautifully CNC cut which makes for a very strong light airframe. A large glass fiber battery access hatch located under the nose is magnetically attached which allows plenty of room for your chosen battery. The undercarriage is an all metal double leaf type with glass fiber wheel pants. There is a sturdy motor mount in the nose allowing secure fixing of your chosen 35mm motor. The Cosmic Wind requires some construction work, the horns and control surfaces require fitting and also the tail sections and ailerons require glueing into place and of course the motor and R/C equipment need installing but 2 or 3 evenings of work should see the Cosmic Wind on the starting line for your very own Goodyear Trophy race.
Assembly at the airfield is very quick and simple, the joined wings bolt in place with pegs on the leading edge to ensure a tight fit. All in all a very nice easy to construct and fly scale model which will be admired on any model flying field.
• Scale looks with fast, easy handling
• Beautifully crafted, high quality airframe and covering
• Pre-made undercarriage and steerable tailwheel
• Glass fiber fuselage and wheel pants
• Top quality hardware included
• Simple and straightforward to build
Flying Weight: 850g (less battery)
Your own 4~6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
35-XX Brushless motor or similiar,
Spinner,prop and adaptor
4x Mini Servos
2200 3s Lipo
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