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Hobbyking Volksplane 1600mm

This balsa home-built model has a unique look and docile flight characteristics.


The People's Airplane

Hobbyking has just announced a 63" ARF modeled after the unique looking Evans VP-1 Volksplane. This balsa built-up electric monoplane has a detailed instrument panel inside an open cockpit, pilot bust, and control surfaces with large counterbalances built in. Here's what Hobbyking has to say about it: Enjoy simple, traditional flying that has lasted generations. The Volksplane design was first created by aeronautical engineer William Evans in 1968 and has delighted hobbists ever since. This yellow and grey US Version is made of lightweight balsa and plywood, featuring a printed PVC covering.

The almost ready to fly kit means that some assembly is required, although the parts count is low, meaning the Volksplane can easily be built in one evening. Use CA glue to complete this hobby plane that's easy to fly and great for beginners and enthusiasts.

The Volksplane comes with a pre-painted pilot and realistic cockpit fitted with dials and gauges. The magnetic top hatch is convenient and secure, providing easy access to the flight battery. Land steadily on aluminium landing gear featuring 100mm wheels with this great training plane.


  • Made of lightweight balsa and plywood
  • Uses electric powered motor (not included)
  • Aluminium landing gear with 100mm wheels
  • Magnetic top hatch for easy access to the flight battery
  • Pre-painted pilot and realistic cockpit fitted with dials.
  • Easy to fly and great for beginners

CLICK HERE for more info on the new Hobbyking Volksplane

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Aug 11, 2017, 04:22 PM
Rampage's Avatar
Looks like it'd be a lot of simple fun. I almost pulled the trigger on one earlier in the week but I blew my hobby budget this month already.

And most of my lunch, entertainment and gas budgets too.
Aug 11, 2017, 06:27 PM
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It's good to see balsa making a comeback. I'll have to follow this one.
Aug 11, 2017, 07:00 PM
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Matt Gunn's Avatar
This one would be a great candidate for an in-cockpit pan and tilt fpv setup.
Aug 11, 2017, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Gunn
This one would be a great candidate for an in-cockpit pan and tilt fpv setup.
Just thinking the same thing.
Aug 12, 2017, 01:26 AM
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This is from VQ models, are some vids of it on Youtube as well.
Aug 12, 2017, 03:41 PM
14s 180mah should be enough...
IFLYOS's Avatar
I like this one a lot!
Latest blog entry: Intro..a few years to late!
Aug 12, 2017, 04:58 PM
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I I wanted to build a real one when I drove Beetles

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