Hobby Lobby Alfa Mig 21

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Hobby Lobby Alfa Mig 21

Soviet Cold War era fighter jet – fast and smooth with a roll rate you won’t believe

The Mig-21, famous as “Fishbed” (its NATO codename), was the first successful Soviet-type jet combining fighter and interceptor characteristics in one airframe. It was a lightweight fighter, achieving Mach 2 with a relatively low-powered afterburning turbojet. Three generations were in production in the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1986 with more than 10,000 Mig-21s of all versions produced. Further machines were built in Czechoslovakia, China, and India.

22-1/4″ wingspan, 33-7/8″ long, 186 sq. in. wing area, 17-1/2 oz. flying weight. The jet is molded entirely from polystyrene foam and completely pre-painted, ready for assembly. Complete instructions are provided along with an exploded view drawing of the jet. The assembly is not difficult but prior building experience is recommended. Assembly will take 4-6 hours depending on choice of glues. Waterslide decals for 6 different combat aircraft are included. A wide selection of motors can be installed in the included Alfa 60/15 Mark II ducted fan unit. All aerobatic maneuvers are possible with the exception of those requiring a rudder. The jet is designed for hand launching and belly landing. The bottom of the fuselage has a plastic shell reinforcement to reduce wear. The landing speed is very slow when built to the recommended weight. Three micro servos are required, two for ailerons and one for elevator.

 

 

Price: EDF $169.99

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