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Written by Tom Sullivan.
Fly the ’70s and ’80s aerobatic thoroughbred
Read the entire article in the January 2014 issue of
Model Aviation.

The full-scale Laser 200 was originally a Stephens Acro that was modified by Leo Loudenslager. Leo won an unprecedented seven US National Aerobatic Championship titles between 1975 and 1982, as well as the 1980 World Champion title. AeroWorks new Laser 200 is a faithful reproduction of Leo’s Laser in its final red, blue, gold, and white color scheme.


Model type: Fun Scale IMAC 3-D ARF
Skill level: Intermediate builder; intermediate pilot
Wingspan: 76 inches
Airfoil: Symmetrical
Length: 67.5 inches
Weight: 11.5-12.5 pounds
Radio: Six-channel minimum
Engine: 30-35cc gas
Price: $499.95

Test-Model Details

Engine and propeller: O.S. GT33; Falcon 19 x 8 carbon-fiber propeller
Radio system: Spektrum DX18 radio; Spektrum AR9020 receiver; four Hitec 7954SH servos, one Hitec 635HB servo (throttle); Smart-Fly PowerSystem Sport Plus with ignition cutoff; two Thunder Power 3,800 mAh two-cell LiPo receiver batteries
Ready-to-fly weight: 12.25 pounds
Flight duration: 15 minutes (.75 tank of gas)
Construction: Balsa/plywood
Finish: UltraCote iron-on covering; painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants


• Comes pre-covered in UltraCote that closely matches the full-scale Laser 200.
• Cowl and wheel pants are fiberglass and painted to match the iron-on covering.
• Included high-quality hardware is complete.
• Quick assembly aided by prehinged control surfaces, predrilled holes, preinstalled hardware, and included templates.
• Switches for radio, ignition, and fuel dots can be hidden under the quick-release canopy/hatch.
• Many extras including engine mounting templates, throw gauges, and a CG gauge.


• Elevator control horn bolts needed to be trimmed to prevent them from poking through the top covering.

Build Video

Flight Video


I am going to buy on.

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