Seagull Radial Rocket ARF
Seagull Radial Rocket ARF

Seagull Radial Rocket ARF

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Part Number:SEA229

Seagull Radial Rocket ARF

  • A classic balsa and plywood ARF (Almost-Ready-To-Fly)
  • All major components are factory built and finished
  • Modern construction methods utilize CAD design and laser-cut parts
  • Covered in genuine UltraCote® covering film
  • Brilliant color scheme stands out in the air
  • Factory painted fiberglass cowling and wheel paints
  • Operational Flaps for expanded flight envelope
  • Airfoil shaped tail surface for improved flight performance
  • 2-piece plug-in wing for easy transport
  • Strong aluminum wing joiner tube joiner
  • Scale cockpit detail with pilot
  • Designed for gasoline/glow engines or electric
  • All necessary hardware and accessories included

In the world of full-scale homebuilt aircraft one of the hottest new designs is the Radial Rocket TD. This small two-seat airplane is all-composite construction with a 25.5 ft. wingspan. With a 360 hp radial engine the flight performance is HOT! How about a 230 mph cruise speed and 3500+ feet per minute climb - WOW!

Like the full-scale airplane, Seagull's Radial Rocket ARF is a real attention getter on the ground and in the air. The nostalgic color scheme is Radial Rocket #105 which competes at the Reno Air Races in the Sportsman class. With a broad flight envelope and smooth aerobatic performance, the Radial Rocket can put some real excitement in your R/C hobby.

Additional Resources:
Assembly Manual: Seagull Radial Rocket

Landing Gear Fix: Seagull Radial Rocket Landing Gear

Press Release: Seagull Radial Rocket


*There is an Oversize Shipping Charge of $28.00 on the Seagull Radial Rocket ARF.

Specifications:
Wing Span: 62.3 in. 1582 mm
Wing Area: 570.4 sq. in. 36.8 dm2
Fuselage Length: 45.1 in. 1145 mm
Approx. Flying Weight: 7.1 - 7.3 lbs. 3.2 - 3.3 kg
Wing Loading: 28.6 - 29.4 oz./sq. ft. 87 - 89.6 g/dm2
Rec. Engine: 10 cc Gas or Glow
Radio Required: 5-Channel with 7 Servos
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Seagull Radial Rocket
I was pleasantly please with the overall kit. The fit and finish were above other ARF planes I have built. I think this airplane is an exceptional value for it's size. I built the plane around the new EVO 10cc gas engine. I mounted the engine on it's side with a wrap around Pitts style muffler. The tank position for this type install was perfect. I mounted all the gear as far to the rear as possible but still had to add 3 oz of tail weight. The overall weight came in at under 8lbs. Flight performance it nice. Top speed in level flight with the 10cc gasser is 80 mph per installed GPS. Landing with full flaps are very predictable but you must carry a little throttle until touchdown. I had to program in about 12% down elevator to counteract the extra lift from flap deployment. I slowed the flap deployment and down elevator buy a few seconds. This is not a beginners airplane but with caution on landings is well within the capabilities of a seasoned low wing pilot.
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Reviewed by:  from Sun City West, AZ. on 12/14/2015
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Good Flying Plane
First off the plane flies great, well mannered and moves with authority. Putting the plane together went well and I do not really have any complaints with the build or the performance. The only feedback I would give is with the cowl installation. They tell you to secure with 4 screws but the screws only go into very thin sheathing on the airframe. This resulted in two of the screws tearing out the wood. I glued threaded inserts and that has solved the problem. I installed an O.S. FS95v and mounted it inverted as I wanted the clearance hole in the cowl at the bottom. The following comments are only intended as a head up to anyone wanting to install a OS 95v. My choice of using this engine is probably not the best decision if you want a straight forward build as there were some challenges getting it to work. I had to make some modifications to the motor mounts as the engine was too wide. The fuel tank was fairly high relative to the carb, which gave me some fits with tuning the engine (mainly getting a reliable low idle with a good transition). I ended up having to mount a square tank using some custom made mounts to get the tank closer the CL of the carb. All this being said the power of the engine is very nice with the plane. I am using a 11X7 prop and the plane probably hits 70 mph. The flaps are nice for landings although the plane still like to land fairly fast (at least what I am used to). Overall looks great and flies great.
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Reviewed by:  from Iowa. on 12/13/2015
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