lightweight, durable and easily repairable model.
moulded panel lines, painted pilot figure, cockpit detail and canopy, and
additional scale details include pre-painted dummy under-wing rockets and the
option to fit retractable landing gear. All of the parts (except the retract
units) are included for either of the landing gear options. Out of the box the
Sea Fury can be flown with throttle, ailerons and elevator control, or with the
optional use of rudder and steerable tail-wheel.
The Sea Fury has a
semi-elliptical shaped wing and features pre-installed spars, hinges and control
horns and offers gentle flight characteristics with the lightly loaded wing
providing great slow speed handling and smooth flight. The bolt-on wing is
easily removed for transport and access to on-board electronics, and the other
electronics are easily accessible through the magnetic battery hatch. The Sea
Fury has a factory installed stick motor mount and can be powered with either
E-flite’s 370-400 size gearboxes or Park 400-450-480 brushless outrunner motors,
coupled with a 3-cell 11.1V 1800-2200mah LiPo battery pack the model has
excellent scale performance and superb flight duration.
The Hawker Sea Fury was a fighter aircraft developed for the
British Fleet Air Arm and was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with
the Royal Navy. Too late for service in World War Two it was nonetheless a very
competent aircraft and represented the ultimate in piston-engine aircraft
development, being among the fastest piston-engine aircraft ever built. Designed
in 1942 by Sidney Camm, the famous Hawker designer, the original design was
modified in 1943 to meet a Royal Navy request for a carrier-based fighter.
Boulton-Paul Aircraft were to make the conversion while the Hawker factory
continued work on the Royal Air Force design.
The first Sea Fury prototype flew on February 21, 1945 powered
by a Bristol Centaurus XII radial engine and although equipped with a tail hook
for arrested carrier landings, lacked folding wings. The second prototype was
powered by a Centaurus XV engine and did have folding wings, however while both
prototypes were still undergoing aircraft-carrier landing trials, the Japanese
surrendered in 1945. The end of the war also marked the end of development of
the land-based Fury whilst the Royal Navy subsequently reduced the number of
aircraft in their contract to 100.
Approved for carrier landings in the spring of 1947, the Sea
Fury remained the Fleet Air Arm’s (FAA) primary fighter-bomber until 1953. In
the Korean War the Fury served with distinction as a ground-attack aircraft, and
notably on the 8th August 1952 in a rare “prop verses jet dogfight” FAA pilot
Lieutenant Peter “Hoagy” Carmichael RN shot down a MiG-15 jet powered aircraft;
no mean achievement!
1955, though dozens were exported to other countries, including Canada, the
Netherlands, Iraq, Egypt, Burma, and Cuba. The final production figures for all
marks reached around 860 aircraft.
EFLM1400 Park 450 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 890Kv.
ESC: EFLA1040L 40A
Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC.
EFLAEC311 EC3™ Extension Lead with 6 inch
Battery: EFLB21003S 2100mAh 3S 11.1V 20C
Recommended setup High Power
Motor: EFLM1505 Park
480 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 1020Kv.
ESC: EFLA1040L 40A Pro
Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC.
EFLAEC311 EC3 Extension Lead with 6 inch Wire,
Battery: EFLB22003S30 E-flite 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C LiPo