Maxford USA 1/5 Albatros D.Va 70" Wingspan ARTF
The Albatros D.III was a single-seat biplane used by the Imperial German Army Air Service and the Austro-Hungarian Air Service during the First World War. It was heavily armed with twin synchronized, forward-firing 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 machine guns and powered by a 180 hp Mercedes 6-cylinder inline, water-cooled engine (unusual for the time), and its streamlined radiator, mounted on the top wing, was offset slightly to starboard so that combat damage would not result in scalding water being released over the pilot. The prototype D.III first flew in August 1916 and was quickly recognized for its outstanding maneuverability and rate of climb. Like most fighters, the D.III was prone to spinning. However, its recovery was straightforward, and German aces including Manfred von Richthofen, Ernst Udet, Erich Löwenhardt, Kurt Wolff, and Karl Emil Schäfer credited the D.III as being both pleasant and easy to fly.
The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The D.V was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and the last Albatros fighter to see operational service. The D.V entered service in May 1917 and, like the D.III before it, immediately began experiencing structural failures of the lower wing. Indeed, anecdotal evidence suggests that the D.V was even more prone to wing failures than the D.III. Albatros responded with the D.Va, which featured stronger wing spars, heavier wing ribs, and a reinforced fuselage.
This 1/5 Scale Albatros D.Va is the 2nd RC Albatros ARF Maxford USA have designed. Their 40" Albatros D.III was the 1st RC Albatros available in RC world.
- All wood ARF, fully shielded fuselage, true-to-scale spinner, radiator, dummy engine, windshield.
- Shock-absorbing tail skid.
- Easy-remove wings with Maxlok system.
- Each aileron separately operated by its own, in-wing servo.
- Pull-pull elevator.
- Pushrod-controlled rudder.
- Owner's choice of electric- or glow-power system.
- Included scale-looking stick-on markings.
- The bottom hatch is strongly secured by 12 rare-earth magnets.
- Replacement parts, optional simulated-machine guns and additional scale upgrades are available.
- Wingspan: 70in (1778mm)
- Fuselage Length: 57in (1448mm)
- Wing Area: 1,241 sq.in
- ARF Weight: Approx 9lbs (4.08Kg)
- Flying Weight: Approx 14 - 15lbs (6.35 - 6.80Kg)
- Power System: 0.90 - 1.20 2-Stroke Glow Engine or equivalent electric motor system and 10S - 12S 3,000mAh or greater Li-Po
- Radio Required: Minimum of 4 Channels
- Servos Required: 2 standard sized servos (rudder & elevator) and 2 mini or micro servos (ailerons) plus an additional standard-sized, mini or micro servo for throttle if a glow engine is used
- Centre of Gravity (CofG) 4 to 4 1/4in behind the top wings leading edge