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The Real Thing ARF
40th Anniversary Edition
Who but Hobby People would bring you an ARF of the Almost Sort-of-Genuine Stand-Way-Off Scale of The Real Thing?
Created in 1972 and kitted in 1973, the Real Thing was the inspired and designed by Paul Bender and his good friend Bob McVickar. In more than 40 years since our opening in May of 1972, the Real Thing has been kitted by 4 companies, has had 10 revisions, and was present for our 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th anniversaries. Today this classic is now an ARF, compatible with glow or electric power, yet still features all the charm and fun of the original concept from 1972. Thank you for celebrating our 40th year and we hope you enjoy flying "The REAL THING". Dedicated to the real champions, those who fly for fun.
Power .049 to .10 Glow (EP 2814BL Motor)
Weight: 1.7+/- lbs (no power system or batteries)
Required, not included:
3 Channel or more radio with receiver
2-3 15 gram servos (HP-A15N 119015 or similar)
1 Engine or Motor with matching support equipment
(Electric HP 2814 motor 129026, Castle Thunderbird 54 ESC 701468, and 11.1V 2200 LiPo 118160) or Magnum XLS 15 Engine 210605.
Glow-power motor mount
Quality Die- and Laser-Cut Balsa Parts Framed in Factory Jigs for Perfect Alignment
Factory Covered, Quick and Easy Assembly and Fun!
Includes Boondocker 09 "dummy" replica engine from the original plans
Scale Pilot Included
Wheels with Formed Landing Gear Included
Quote about The Real Thing from Don Dewey, August 1974 R/C Modeler Magazine:
"The Real Thing is a quickly-built .10-powered parasol wing designed for 2- or 3-channel operation. Extremely easy and economical to build, The Real Thing is a very docile flyer but, surprisingly enough, will perform outside as well as inside loops. Flying low and slow around yourself at half throttle is so easy you feel like taking a whack at it with a fly swatter! Cutting the engine to full idle will produce one of the longest glides you have ever seen. And, if you are game, you can even snag a thermal or two. The purpose of this model is to provide the newcomer to R/C with an inexpensive trainer that will utilize some of the low price 2- and 3-channel proportional systems now on the market. And, even if you are not a novice, you'll enjoy flying this machine as a relaxing change of pace. You might even consider passing the transmitter to your wife and 10 year old - I doubt if they could get into too much trouble with it!"