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Written by Chris Mulcahy.
This gas-powered aerobat is fun and easy to transport.
Read the entire article in the January 2014 issue of
Model Aviation.

The 30cc class of airplanes is the perfect size for anyone who is looking for a model to perform similarly to a Giant Scale gas airplane, but has transportation or storage problems.


Model type: 26% gas-powered Slick 540
Skill level: Intermediate builder; intermediate pilot
Wingspan: 75 inches
Wing area: 1,100 square inches
Length: 72 inches
Weight: 11 pounds
Engine requirements: 30-36cc gas engine
Radio requirements: Six-channel recommended
Retail price: $369

Test-Model Details

Engine and propeller: O.S. GT 33; 18 x 8 Redwing propeller
Radio system: Futaba 14SG; Futaba R70008SB receiver
Ready-to-fly weight: 12.75 pounds dry
Flight duration: 15 minutes (.75 tank of gas)
Construction: Balsa/plywood
Finish: Oracover
Time to complete: 12-15 hours


• Removable hatches.
• Built-in canister tunnel.
• Excellent flight characteristics.
• Fuel economy.


• Lower cowl screws difficult to install.
• Incorrect wing tube diameter (later corrected by the manufacturer).

Flight Video

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