Archie was designed to be an Arena flyer with outside capabilities in light winds. I have always liked the “Heel” shaped wings and have had a lot of fun flying mine, mostly indoors. You can fly around normally but she also will high alpha and hover pretty well. The landing gear is nice too. You can practice touch and goes. The gear allows takeoffs from the arena carpet. You don’t have to hand launch the model. I would suggest the Archie for a modeler that has flown and built something before. This is not the best first plane but makes a good decision for a second after you have mastered a trainer. You will need a radio that has Delta Mixing for the Elevon’s.
Wing Span –23”
Wing area – 340 Sq. In
Weight 6.5 to 8 ounces (Picture prototype 7.3oz)
Typical Equipment used on prototypes:
BP Hobbies A2204-19 Outrunner “Pancake” type
Prop GWS 6- 5 or 8×4.3” range
10 amp brush-less ESC
2s 320-600 MAH Lipo
Servos – (3) Any 8.5 gram
Small light receiver.
Note: The 320-450ma 2s and a 8×4.3 will allow some decent 3d with high alpha’s easy.
We have a great power set up package part number “FP250″ if you look it up they are on Ebay as well. Perfect match for the Archie. All wired up ready to go.
Some unique features are:
- Tuff 6mm EPP Construction. Carbon fiber reinforced wing.
- Tab and notch construction, self aligning quick building.
- 1/32” Plywood nose reinforcement.
- Large surfaces allow aerobatics and good slow speed characteristics.
The Archie fly’s really well and is very neutral to the controls. A photo CD Rom with over 100 photos and step by step instructions make for a smooth build
I hope you enjoy your Archie!