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HW-4 Flamingo (5m / 196.85″)

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The 5 m wingspan 1/3.5 Scale version of this Scale vintage sailplane replica from Chris Williams, HW-4 Flamingo is both elegant and a fine flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

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HW-4 Flamingo

Plan & Article for this 5 m wingspan 1/3.5 Scale version of the Scale vintage sailplane replica from Chris Williams. HW-4 Flamingo is both elegant and a fine flyer whether aero towed or launched from the slope.

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HW-4 Flamingo - Canopy

PETG Canopy for this 5 m wingspan 1/3.5 Scale version HW-4 Flamingo. Can also be used for RC2260 SZD Fokka 4 by Chris Williams.

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HW-4 Flamingo - Laser Cut Wood Pack

Laser Cut Wood Pack for this 5 m wingspan 1/3.5 Scale version of the Scale vintage sailplane replica from Chris Williams. HW-4 Flamingo is both elegant and a fine flyer whether aero towed or launched from the slope.

£250.00 £225.00Add to basket
Buy the Short Kit & Save 10% HW-4 Flamingo - Set

Short Kit (Set) includes Plan, Laser Cut Wood Pack, and PETG Canopy for this 5 m wingspan 1/3.5 Scale version of the Scale vintage sailplane replica from Chris Williams. HW-4 Flamingo is both elegant and a fine flyer whether aerotowed or launched from the slope.

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Specification

  • Designer: Chris Williams
  • Wingspan: 5 m / 196.85″
  • Radio Functions: Rudder, elevator, ailerons, tow release
  • Weight: 8.6 kg / 18.95 lb
  • Scale: 1/3.5

Full Description

HW-4 Flamingo 5 m (196.85″) Wingspan – MW3463 – 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 this 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), a smaller 3.4m version is also available.

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.

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HW-4 Flamingo (3.4 M) is also available, please CLICK HERE for the: Flamingo 3.4m (RC2215)

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 MW3463 Canopy CA3463CY Laser Cut Wood Pack WP3463 Short Kit SET3463

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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 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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