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May 08, 2009, 08:45 AM
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New Hangar 9 20cc Taylorcraft ARF

Here is another tasty offering coming this summer from the folks at Horizon . 20cc gas or Power 110 electric, your choice. Designed by Jim Moss

Taylorcraft 20cc ARF

  • Wingspan:80.5 inches (2045mm)
  • Overall Length:63.5 inches (1615mm)
  • Wing Area:1152 sq inches (74.5 sq dm)
  • Flying Weight:14 - 15.5 lbs (6.4 - 7.1 kg)
  • Engine Size:1.00 - 1.60 2 stroke, 1.20 - 1.80 4-stroke, 20 - 26cc gas
  • Motor Size:EFlite Power 110
  • Radio:4-6 channel
  • Servos:5 hi-torque, one standard
  • Trim Scheme Colors:White (HANU870), Black (HANU874), True Red (HANU866), 2 Inch Red/White Checkers (HANU944)
  • CG (center of gravity):3-1/4 inch (83mm) to 4 inches (102mm) from the leading edge at the wing root
  • Wing Loading:28 - 31 oz/sq. ft.
  • Prop Size:16 - 18"
  • Spinner Size:2-1/4 inch (not included)
  • Hardware Included:Yes, hinges and control horns installed
  • Speed Control :Phoenix HV-85 ESC (CSEPHX85HV)
  • Recommended Battery:2 - Thunder Power 4S 5000mAh Li-Po Battery Packs (THP50004SX)
  • Flaps:No
  • Retracts:No
  • Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years
  • Experience Level:Intermediate
  • Recommended Environment:Outdoor
  • Assembly Time:20+Hours
  • Is Assembly Required:Yes
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May 08, 2009, 08:52 AM
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800mZero's Avatar
very nice! On 10s this may make a good tow plane option as well.
May 08, 2009, 08:53 AM
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BTW, that handsome looking chap sitting in the cockpit is included!
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May 08, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Nice Clipped wing T-Craft, may just have to lift my ban on Horizon Hobbies over priced arf's for this one.

Any pricing yet?never mind, just looked it up HERE

May 08, 2009, 09:34 AM
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I have the old 84" version with a G26EI up front and it is a joy to fly. Very easy handling and gorgeous in the air.

This one looks even better with the updated lines and features
May 08, 2009, 12:18 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
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Have the 85" version also--elec powered. Yes, there are some nice detail features on this new version --I especially like the gear fairings.
It's tough to beat the lasting nostalgia of a Cub but for me the H9 T Craft is a close 2nd & flying offers much better aerobatics.
I can guess this will be near the $500 range.
May 08, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Taylor Craft

Funny thing.. ..I emailed Horizon just 2 weeks ago about bringing this plane back. I was told they had "no information on any new products coming out anytime soon". I have the first version using a converted Homelite 30cc on C-H Ignition. GREAT flyer. I think I remember paying $349.99 for mine, dealer prices were around $399.99 best I recall. I bet mine has less than 20 flights on it and still looks like new. I would buy this one just beacause it looks so good....BUT FOR $549.95......yep....file this one away with the overpriced Horizon ARF's My Horizon ban is still in effect.
Last edited by JEanes; May 08, 2009 at 01:41 PM.
May 08, 2009, 04:25 PM
The sky is my playground.
Dora Nine's Avatar
My wallet is now begging for mercy...
May 08, 2009, 06:09 PM
Lipo abuser ... smoke on!
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Oh man thats a beauty! I love how they are offering kits as glow or e-power nowadays, good stuff

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May 08, 2009, 06:40 PM
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Wow, that's a good lookin' plane! Wow, that's really expensive! I think the RC Guys 98" Decathlon for $399 sounds like a pretty good deal in comparison...
May 10, 2009, 09:24 AM
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DiabloKid, does your G26 stick out of the cowl?
If i got this new Taylorcraft i want a gas engine in it
that will not stick out to preserve the scale look.
May 10, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Here is a pic of the earlier T'Craft with a 30cc Homelite under the hood.
May 10, 2009, 10:52 AM
Vintage Flyer
Nice looking T-Craft !
I still have the older 84 inch version still NIB and came across a Lanier T-Craft kit still NIB at an LHS that was a swap for another airplane.
Anyone have any information on what a Lanier T-Craft kit is quality wise?
Also have a scratch built 80 inch T-Craft from RC plans that is bout 50% complete.
May 10, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Ed you are the us some pic if you those T'Crafts !
May 10, 2009, 08:17 PM
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I don't like to throw cold water on all of the enthusiasm about this beautiful airplane, but I do wish that they could learn to build them a bit lighter. The wing loading of around 30 ounces per square foot is just too much to expect very scale-like flight from this bird. I have a Super Cub of a similar size, and it weighs about half what this T'Craft does, and it is still almost too fast to appear very scale in flight.

If a person wants a plane that flies like a fighter, then they should buy P-51 or Sabre Jet.


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