Hobby Lobby “RCM Funster” ARF V2

Mar 10, 2011 2 Comments by

 

Do you remember the RCM Funster!

Well, the folks at Hobby Lobby have come out with a new V2 version of their ARF. This great second plane is just like a Telemaster .40, but with a low wing and tricycle landing gear. This great “old time” sport design was originally offered as a balsa kit but now is laser cut and pre-built. Whether you power the Funster with an electric motor or a glow engine it is an exciting all-out blast from the past and you’ll be doing touch and goes all day long with the flaps down.

 

Specs

72-1/2″ wingspan

53″ long

846 sq. in. wing area

83 oz. flying weight.

15 oz. per sq. ft. wing loading.

 

It’s easy to transport with a 2-piece wing. The control surfaces are pre-cut and slotted, but not glued in. The flaps are driven from a single servo mounted in one wing panel and the ailerons are driven by separate servos.

 

The package incudes a motor mount for a .40  to .46 size equivalent outrunner motor. A hatch on top of the fuselage provides easy access to the battery tray or fuel tank. 

 

Assembly takes only about 6 to 8 hours. Requires a 5-Channel radio with: Ailerons (2 servos), Flaps, Elevator, Rudder/Nose Gear, and Throttle. If built with a glow engine, one additional servo is required for throttle.

 

$199.99

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2 Responses to “Hobby Lobby “RCM Funster” ARF V2”

  1. NitroBilly says:

    I still have the first ” Funster ” kit. Still in the box, never put the thing together. Maybe one of these days I will get it built. I just don’t build like I use to anymore. Buy & fly mostly prebuilt fomies now.

  2. Ed says:

    I have three of those incredible kits 2 are flyable third will be soon, I am going electric on two and a nice os la 46 on my first one. What a sweet plane to fly! build yours you will be so glad you did.
    Ed

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