Westland Lysander, Matte, 50cc (ARF), Seagull Models
Seagull Models, Westland Lysander, Matte, 33-55cc (ARF)
Even at the time of its maiden flight in 1936 Westland’s answer to the 1934 Air Ministry specification that called for an army co-operation and liaison aircraft was, to be honest, looking rather dated. Even so, with its fully automatic wing slots, slotted flaps, and variable incidence tailplane the Lysander was aerodynamically advanced, offering its pilots a stall speed of just 65mph and an enviable STOL capability. So it was, then, that the Lysander beat Bristol’s Type 148, won the contract, and entered the popular annals of history. Rugged, gull-winged, bespattered, and powered by Bristol Mercury radial, this ugly duckling of a warbird was destined only to endear itself to all who clapped eyes on it, and so it is with Seagull’s carefully considered 50cc facsimile. It’s a beauty!
Presented in the eye-catching colour scheme of LX-L, a Lysander III housed at Hendon’s Royal Air Force Museum, this 118” span high-quality balsa/ply ARTF comes factory covered in genuine matt finish Oracover film and features a detailed cockpit, two-piece plug-in wings (to simplify transport and assembly) and, crucially, all the necessary hardware for either glow or electric power.
Take it from us, this model flies in a wonderful scale fashion and will happily cruise around performing gentle circuits and bumps all day long. Add flap, dial in a little elevator compensation, and the STOL characteristics of the full-size really come to the fore. All-in-all a gentlemanly airplane in every sense but with the benefit of coordinated aileron/rudder turns to keep it real and maintain the challenge.
- Lightweight, high-quality balsa and plywood construction.
- Eye-catching scale colour scheme.
- Covered in genuine matt finish Oracover film.
- Factory painted fiberglass engine cowl and wheel spats.
- Detailed cockpit with a lightweight painted pilot figure.
- Forward cockpit hatch for easy radio and flight battery access.
- Superb flying characteristics.
- Two-piece, plug-in wings simplify transportation and assembly.
- Full hardware pack included for either glow or electric power.
Wingspan : 118in(299.7 cm)
Wing area: 1471 sq. in(94.9 sq dm)
Weight : 22 lbs(10 kg)
Length: 70.4 in(178.8cm)
Engine : 33-55cc (2 stroke), 40-60cc(4 stroke) recommended at 50cc.
Electric Conversion optional
Radio: 6 channels with 8 digital servos
Flying skill level: Intermediate/advanced