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HW-4 Flamingo (3.5m / 137.8″) – 1/5th scale

SKU: GP-RC2215 Category: Tag:

Yet another superb Scale vintage sailplane replica from Chris Williams, 1/5th Scale HW-4 Flamingo is both elegant and at 3.5m wingspan a fine flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

 

£28.00£289.00

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Canopy made to order

Plan (4 large sheets) & Article for this superb scale replica from Chris Williams the 1/5th Scale version of the HW-4 Flamingo. At 3.5m wingspan, it’s an elegant flyer whether aero towed or launched from the slope.

 

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PETG Canopy for this superb scale replica from Chris Williams the 1/5th Scale version of the HW-4 Flamingo. At 3.5m wingspan it’s an elegant flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

 

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Additional Wood Pack for this superb scale replica from Chris Williams the 1/5th Scale version of the HW-4 Flamingo. At 3.5m wingspan it’s an elegant flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

 

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Laser Cut Wood Pack for this superb scale replica from Chris Williams the 1/5th Scale version of the HW-4 Flamingo. At 3.5m wingspan it’s an elegant flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

 

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Short Kit (Set) includes the Plan & Article, Canopy, Laser Cut Wood Pack & Additional Wood Pack for this superb scale replica from Chris Williams the 1/5th Scale version of the HW-4 Flamingo. At 3.5m wingspan it’s an elegant flyer whether aero towed or launched from the slope.

 

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Specification

  • Model: HW-4 Flamingo
  • Model type: 1/5 scale vintage sailplane
  • Designed by: Chris Williams
  • Wingspan: 3500 mm (137.8″)
  • Length: 1570 mm (62″)
  • All up weight: 8 lbs (3.63 kg)
  • Wing section: HQ3515-12
  • Wing area: 8 sq. ft.
  • Wing loading: 16 oz/sq. ft.
  • Control deflections: Elevator: 25mm up, 15mm down
  • Rudder: 40mm each way
  • Ailerons: 20mm up, 20mm down
  • C.A.R. 50%: adjust to suit
  • Spoiler mix: Ailerons up 20mm with full spoiler
  • For 5 function RC: Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons, Spoilers and Tow Release

 

Full Description

HW-4 FLAMINGO (3.5M) – RC2215 – World Class Designer Chris Williams turns to a Brazilian sailplane dating from 1947. The HW-4 Flamingo was a one-off sailplane built in Brazil in 1947 and described in Martin Simons’ book ‘Sailplanes 1945-1965’ as ‘elegant’, having a relatively high aspect ratio wing, coupled with a classic gull break. Chris Williams has been campaigning a larger 1/3.5 scale version for some years now, but after the success of the 1/5th scale Petrel (full short kit also available from Sarik Hobbies RC2207), producing a smaller version of the Flamingo was a no-brainer.
Just like the Petrel the fuselage is relatively heavy, being plywood-clad, whilst the wings are super-light. It’s this combination that allows these models to fly in just about any condition, regardless of wind speed.

Featured in RCM&E December 2019

Useful links –

HW-4 Flamingo (5 M) is also available, please CLICK HERE for the: Flamingo 5m (MW3463)

Slingsby Type 13 Petrel (3.4 M) is also available, please CLICK HERE for the: Petrel 3.4m (RC2207)

Slingsby Type 13 Petrel (4.3 M) is also available, please CLICK HERE for the: Petrel 4.3m (MW3820)

Plan RC2215 Laser Cut Wood Pack WPRC2215 Additional Wood Pack AWPRC2215 Canopy CANRC2215CY Short Kit SETRC2215

What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack?

A CNC or Laser Cut Wood Pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply & lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets.

What’s in an Additional Wood Pack?

Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated Laser Cut Wood Pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modeling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets. CLICK HERE for further information & our FAQs

What’s in a Short Kit?

A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

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