Sport 180, first look at Hobby People’s new plane.

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments by

Last Thursday I spent some time with Mike Greenshields at Hobby People’s main office in Fountain Valley California.  While I was there, Mike showed me their brand new prototype aircraft, the new Sport 180.  This great looking park flyer resembles a Cessna and is one sweet flyer.  It will come with its own transmitter and it will be a ready to fly kit.  I am told that it will have a very attractive price point.  This is the final production prototype so look for it to be on the market very soon.

Some new information from the manufacturer:

Brand: Hobby People Model

Name: Sport 180 EP RTF

Expected Street Price: About $100


Wing Span: 24.5 inches

Wing Area: 98 sq. in.

Length: 17.5 inches

Weight: 7.5 ounces

Wing Loading: 11 oz/sq. ft.

Function: Rudder, Elevator, Throttle


180 Brushed Motor

2S Li-PO Battery 800mAh

DC Input Balance Charger

4 Channel 27Mhz FM Radio with Servo Reversing


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