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Lightning Bug


A 27″ span high wing trainer for 20 Watt bell motors and 3-function R/C. Adapted from Bill Winter’s original plan by Tom Binkley.

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Tom Binkley has taken Bill Winter’s original 1961 design and updated it for modern lightweight R/C, a 20W bell outrunner motor for power, and two 5g micro servos. This simple to build all-wood model is drawn to full scale and requires basic model building skills. Model weight approx. 4 oz. Ideal beginner’s model.WING AREA:  123 sq. in.WING LOADING: 4.7 oz. / sq. ft.


  • Designer: Bill Winter – adapted by Tom Binkley
  • Wingspan: 27″ / 685 mm
  • Power Source: 1811 2000KV 20W micro outrunner (bell type) 6A brushless ESC
  • Radio Functions: 3
  • Battery: 2S 300 mAh LiPo
  • Length: 19 ½” / 495 mm
  • Weight: 4 oz. / 113 g


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