Seagull Steen Skybolt ARF
Seagull Steen Skybolt ARF

Seagull Steen Skybolt ARF

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Seagull Steen Skybolt ARF

  • A classic balsa and plywood ARF (Almost-Ready-To-Fly)
  • All major components are factory built and finished
  • Modern construction using CAD design and laser-cut parts
  • Outstanding aerobatic performance
  • Four ailerons for rapid roll rate
  • Dual elevator servos for precision aerobatic flight trimming
  • Authentic color scheme of Skybolt N250SB "Batman"
  • Covered in genuine UltraCote®
  • Detailed cockpit with hand painted pilot
  • 3-pc Top wing with strong aluminum wing joiner tube
  • 2-pc Bottom wing with strong aluminum wing joiner tube
  • Painted fiberglass cowling and wheel pants
  • Complete hardware pack
Designed by an R/C modeler named LaMar Steen in 1970, the full-scale Skybolt became the most successful a 2-place home-built fully aerobatic biplane
in the world. Over 450 Skybolts have been built and flown in the US, and another 200 or so in 29 other countries. It is larger and easier to handle than
smaller biplanes, yet is capable of unlimited aerobatics. The Skybolt is a straightforward, honest, and absolutely beautiful biplane.

Seagull Models has created an outstanding 15cc size version of the Skybolt. It inherits the same classic good looks and great flight performance of the
full-scale Skybolt. Difficult free-style gyrations and the full slate of aerobatic maneuvers are routine for this R/C model. The airframe is conventionally
built using balsa and plywood, yet the laser-cut design allows the airplane to be kept light. The UltraCote® covering, plus beautifully molded and
painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants add to its sleek look. A perfect airplane for everyday sport aerobatic flying and flight demonstrations.

Additional Resources:
Assembly Manual: Seagull Steen Skybolt

*There is an Oversize Shipping Charge of $26.00 on the Seagull Steen Skybolt ARF.

Specifications:
Wing Span: 61 in. (155.0 cm)
Wing Area: 1023 sq. in. (66 sq. dm)
Length: 48.2 in. (122.4 cm)
Approx. Flying Weight: 9.3 lbs. (4.218 kg)
Rec. Engine: 15 cc (.90 cu. in.) Gas or Glow
Radio Required: 6-Channel with 6 Standard Servos

3 Stars
Is there ever enough Rc?
So here's my review of this build. I found this plane online while searching for something in the 10-15cc gas engine range. It's a relatively small market for kits in this class and I was happy to see such a cool looking kit. I purchased the kit from sig/seagull online for a fair price and decided to go with one of the new evolution 15gx engines. The engine does fit well on this kit and the Manual has somewhat adequate instructions on the mounting etc. first let me say that this is a nice looking plane. The "batman" theme looks great. Black and gold go well together. I haven't flown the plane yet so I don't know how it will show up in the sky yet.. The covering is pretty good.. I've seen better, but it's not bad. My plane arrived undamaged and packaged well. Upon starting the build I noticed that the instructions are not very detailed.. And often times it's tough to figure out exactly what you are supposed to do, there are few explanations so you will need to figure out a few things. This is probably my 8th arf build and part of that challenge was kind of fun. However.. There was missing hardware in the kit, and some items just didn't work. Like the linkage for the throttle servo arm. This small cylinder should come with a hole for the linkage to pass through and a set screw to hold it in place. The hole was never drilled, so I had to do that myself, which was pretty tedious. Also the rudder, and elevator servos are mounted in fuselage so deep that there is no access to screw down the back of the servos. I had to countersink holes at a 45 degree angle. Not my first choice of methods but they seem to be holding. Another obstacle was routing the throttle linkage to engine. It passes directly in line with the fuel tank so you need to figure out how to bend it and make it work. Overall it was a time consuming build for me. Having built a few hanger 9 kits I was shocked at the amount of improvising I had to do. Again I'll say that part of this challenge was enjoyable. But often times I was left frustrated until I figured out how to get around a few issues. I feel like I got one of the first runs of this production or maybe the design team needs to build a few of these and work out a few kinks. Let's hope she flys well, it's good size plane and I'm hoping to not be building another one anytime soon! Lol
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Reviewed by:  from CONNECTICUT . on 9/29/2015
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