Maricardo (56″)

£15.50£148.00

The Maricardo is quite a large and impressive model at 56″ wingspan for this engine range and she isn’t short of wing area, so has a good speed range with excellent lift, and a superb glide. She is stable at all times; at low throttle settings, she’s amazingly docile, giving excellent approach and landing characteristics.

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Plan for the Maricardo, a large and impressive model for this engine range and she isn’t short of wing area, so has a good speed range with excellent lift and a superb glide. She is stable at all times; at low throttle settings, she’s amazingly docile, giving excellent approach and landing characteristics. Ground handling is first-rate, and if you want to get into tail-draggers (after your tricycle trainer) she’s the one.

£15.50

Laser Cut Wood Pack for the 56″ Wing Span Maricardo. The Maricardo is quite a large and impressive model for this engine range and she isn’t short of wing area, so has a good speed range with excellent lift, and a superb glide. She is stable at all times; at low throttle settings, she’s amazingly docile, giving excellent approach and landing characteristics.

£66.50

The Additional Wood Pack for the Maricardo. The Maricardo is quite a large and impressive model for this engine range and she isn’t short of wing area, so has a good speed range with excellent lift, and a superb glide. She is stable at all times; at low throttle settings, she’s amazingly docile, giving excellent approach and landing characteristics.

£83.50

Short Kit (Set) includes Plan, Laser Cut Wood Pack and Additional Wood Packs. The Maricardo is quite a large and impressive model for this engine range and she isn’t short of wing area, so has a good speed range with excellent lift, and a superb glide. She is stable at all times; at low throttle settings she’s amazingly docile, giving excellent approach and landing characteristics. Ground handling is first rate, and if you want to get into tail-draggers (after your tricycle trainer) she’s the one.

£148.00
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Full Description

Ground handling is first-rate, and if you want to get into tail-draggers (after your tricycle trainer) she’s the one. The Maricardo is straightforward to build from the new plan, which follows the original very closely. As with all plan-built aircraft, it’s a good idea to make a kit of parts before assembly. Note that the original dihedral is dispensed with, so the dihedral brace is flattened and now becomes a wing joiner. Since she’s a traditional balsa-and-ply model and needs neither cowl, canopy, fibreglass nor commercial items to complete, she is amazingly cheap to build. This traditional building method also produces a model that’s tough and that shrugs off most of the petty knocks and grazes. If you do break a bit off her, it will repair easily, since the construction is so basic. Truth is, if you pay careful attention to fuel proofing and seal all the edges, she’ll probably be flying in twenty years time, barring thumb-trouble, of course! She’s an excellent low-wing trainer on a .40 and returns superb aerobatic performance on an Irvine .53, which is both quiet and powerful. This model is capable of flying anything in the book, indeed the performance is only limited by the pilot’s skill. Inverted flight is very neutral with just a touch of forward stick required… I’ve seen Gareth Williams spinning his Maricardo down to grass level, flat inverted! Although you might not think it to look at her, she has excellent knife-edging capabilities, too. Couple that with a racer’s good looks and this model is just about the perfect all-around sports aircraft.

  • Name: Maricardo
  • Aircraft Type: Sports Aerobatic
  • Wingspan: 56″
  • Designed By C.A. de Felice
  • All-Up Weight: 4 1/2-5lb
  • C of G From L.e
  • Rec’d engine range: .29-.53 two-stroke .48-.54 four stroke
  • Rec’d no. of Channels: Four (five servos)
  • Control Functions: aileron, Elevator,Rudder,Throttle

RACY LOOKING SPORTSTER
Designer Mr. de Felice said that he was sick of uninspiring boxes with the shoulder wing stuck on top. He desired what most of us want from a club sports model: one that flew like a demon, but looked like a real aeroplane. A model that handled well enough to be suitable as a first aileron trainer, yet looked like a pylon racer. In addition to all that, de Felice wanted an aircraft that would be good for sports type aerobatics – a forgiving but agile aerobat.

CLASSIC DESIGN
As de Felice claimed in 1971, Maricado is indeed ‘cheap, simple and strong’. The basic design relies on a straightforward, but shapely, balsa sheet fuselage, with a classic built-up wing – a formula that produces a light and tough sports airframe.

WHAT MAKES A CLASSIC?
A classic embodies its period. It crystallises a time and a mood, and often introduces new ideas, styling cues, and layouts which later become the norm. Sometimes, that which we now look upon as a classic was actually not the first, or necessarily even the best, of what later would become a famous look, but it is the most memorable. The true classic always has a certain purity of conception, and economy of line. Form truly follows function.

Visit Modelflying.co.uk for full the review by Alex Whittaker on this great Aerobatic model – https://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article/maricardo/691

Visit Modelflying.co.uk for full build article by Paul Strawson on this great Aerobatic model – https://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article/maricardo–the-plan-build-article/5800

Please note that all Laser Cut and additional wood packs are cut to order and as such we are unable to accept returns unless they are found to be faulty.

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 and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.

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 modelling 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 and GRP sheet.

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.

Plan MAG1529 Laser Cut Wood Pack WPMAG1529 Additional Wood Pack AWPMAG1529 Short Kit SETMAG1529

Specification

  • Name: Maricardo
  • Aircraft Type: Sports Aerobatic
  • Wingspan: 56″
  • Designed By C.A. de Felice
  • All-Up Weight: 4 1/2-5lb
  • C of G From L.e
  • Rec’d engine range: .29-.53 two-stroke .48-.54 four stroke
  • Rec’d no. of Channels: Four (five servos)
  • Control Functions: aileron, Elevator,Rudder,Throttle

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