Hobbico NexSTAR 46 ARF

Absolutely the best way to learn to fly!

The NexSTAR 46 ARF trainer has the prebuilt simplicity and revolutionary design features of the RTF version, but gives you the freedom to add the engine and radio system of your choice. The NexSTAR Precision Airfoil offers improved efficiency and lift, while SpinControl Airfoil Extensions provide lift even in a stall.
Specifications:
Wingspan: 68.8 in (1,746 mm) Wing Area: 722 in² (46 dm²) Wing Loading: 20-21 oz/ft² (61-66 g/dm²) Weight: 6.5-6.75 lb (2,835-3,060 g) Length: 56 in (1,420 mm) Requirements: Radio system with a minimum of 4 channels, 4 standard servos, 2-stroke .46 cu. in. (7.5 cc) engine, Model airplane fuel, Building and field equipment, Charging receiver and transmitter batteries (using the included charger)
  • Balsa and plywood construction.
  • CenterCore™ molded composite main wing rib maintains perfect alignment. Wing halves are joined with a steel rod. A built-in aileron servo mount is included.
  • Wings feature a flat-bottom, high-mount configuration.
  • Custom one-piece, all-wood precision airfoil improves efficiency and lift for greater stability at all speeds.
  • SpinControl™ airfoil extensions are proven "wing droops" that provide lift even during a stall, keeping the NexSTAR level and you in control.
  • Flexible PivotFlex™ wing mount gives in the event of a mishap, yet it holds in place using just one bolt.
  • SpeedBrakes™ training flaps hold airspeed to a minimum, giving you more time to think and react. Smooth landings are ensured.
  • IsoSmooth™ engine mount reduces engine noise and damaging vibration.
  • Easy Align™ tail mounting system guides parts into place automatically, producing a strong, straight tail.
  • Snap Gear™ quick landing gear mounts install in 3 seconds, locking in place with a snap. The strongest landing gear you'll find on any R/C trainer!
  • Polyester-based white and red (with silver accents) heat shrink film covering.
  • Ready to fly in 3-5 hours.
  • Hobbico guarantees this kit free from defects in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component part damaged by use or modification.
Success Guaranteed

Your success is guaranteed!

The NexSTAR is such a great way to learn to fly that we guarantee your success! As long as you train at an AMA-chartered club with a qualified, club-designated instructor, if you crash before successfully learning to fly, we’ll repair or replace it with any Hobbico trainer of up to equal value...FREE! See your instruction manual for details.


PivotFlex™ Wing Mounting

PivotFlex™ Wing Mounting

Many trainers' wings attach with rubber bands—so they can "pop off" in a crash and avoid severe damage. Some other wings bolt-on for speed and simplicity. NexSTAR's unique PivotFlex mounting system has the advantages of both. The wing fastens quickly and securely with one nylon bolt. A rubber retainer and pivoting channel absorb the minor jolts of normal use. In more serious mishaps, the wing can still separate from the fuselage and escape the full force of impact. U.S. Patent #7,182,666
CenterCore™ Main Wing Rib

CenterCore™ Main Wing Rib

NexSTAR's main wing halves are securely joined with an extra strong steel rod and perfectly aligned by the molded composite CenterCore rib with built-in aileron servo mount.
EasyAlign™ Tail Mounting System

EasyAlign™ Tail Mounting System

Tail assembly of other trainers is complicated by the difficulty of routing mounting hardware through locations where it can't be seen. The NexSTAR's Easy Align system guides parts into place automatically—producing a strong, straight tail with less time and effort. You don't even need tools! U.S. Patents #6,938,856 and #6,986,695
SnapGear™ Quick Landing Gear Mounts

SnapGear™ Quick Landing Gear Mounts

The SnapGear system provides the strongest landing gear available in any R/C trainer...and you can install it in three seconds! You literally "snap" the extra-thick duraluminum gear into a nylon mount already installed in the fuselage. It locks into place—but can also be removed simply by pressing a release pin.
NexSTAR™ Precision Airfoil

NexSTAR™ Precision Airfoil

Trainer airplane wings have flat-bottom airfoils. That's such standard practice that few manufacturers give it a second thought. Hobbico did—and designed a new wing whose unique, carefully researched shape actually features TWO different airfoils. The unique combination improves efficiency and lift for greater stability at all speeds, and especially at the slow speeds seen at takeoff and landing.
NexSTAR™ SpinControl™ Airfoil Extensions

NexSTAR™ SpinControl™ Airfoil Extensions

If flying speeds slow so much that the main wing cannot produce lift, a plane 'stalls'—rolling to one side and possibly spinning out of control. These leading edge "wing droops" are another special NexSTAR safety net: They continue providing lift in a stall so that the wing remains level and you can stay in control.
SpeedBrakes™ Training Flaps

SpeedBrakes™ Training Flaps

These unique flaps limit speed so you don't move faster than you can think and react. You might appreciate them most while approaching the runway for landing—they not only slow you down, but increase stability at the same time. Ready for a little extra 'zip'? Just remove the SpeedBrakes and go!
IsoSmooth™ Engine Mount

IsoSmooth™ Engine Mount

Your NexSTAR's O.S. .46FXi engine arrives already installed on this special mount. No tapping or drilling is needed. The IsoSmooth design lowers engine noise and keeps engine vibration from being transmitted to the rest of the model—isolating it from potentially serious airframe and radio damage.
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