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