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Quick Overview

A Semi-Scale, Radio Controlled, 3-channel Sport Model
Wingspan: 864 mm (34")

Designed for Mini or Micro R/C Equipment, for Rudder, Elevator and Motor Control

Please note: This kit now includes parts and instructions for fitting a brushless outrunner motor.
Kit includes:
CNC cut balsa components with tab and slot location for quick and accurate assembly. All other wood required to build the model. Plans and instructions. Control horns, plastic clevises, control snakes and wing bands.

Additional items required: All electrical items, covering material ( Solarfilm or Profilm recommended) glue, prop.


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A sports model with a difference!

Loosely based on the full size ‘Tucano’ trainer used by many air forces worldwide, the Toucan is designed to be a sports model for the average club flier looking for a combination of performance without breaking the bank balance.

Using a combination of mid-wing design and low weight, the Toucan is both forgiving and exciting. The dihedral wing angle provides the stability required when progressing from a high wing trainer and the wing section allows you to start exploring faster speeds and early aerobatics.

Power is provided by a 400-size 100 watt (or thereabouts) motor (either brushed or brushless) and direct-drive propeller.  The kit does not include any of the drive-train components, but your local shop will be happy to advise about the best combinations to suit your pocket. The selection of power will often dictate the flight duration and hence the battery requirement. The latest li-po batteries are a good combination for the Toucan by providing low weight and significant flight times.

As the Toucan is likely to be your second model, the design has been kept simple to construct by the extensive use of sheet CNC components that interlock for in-the-hand building. We have used both Lite-Ply and balsa to ensure the correct weight and strength distribution combined with assembly simplicity. Ailerons have been omitted for ease of construction, but control response remains positive from the highly effective rudder.

The wings have been designed for slightly faster flight while retaining good low speed characteristics for landing but remember, she’s not a high wing trainer and a new technique will need to be learnt.

Control is via three channels and two small servos. Take care to select mini R/C gear so that overall weight is minimised. This has the added bonus of making installation easier as well. The Toucan’s flight performance offers the right balance of training and excitement that should be expected of a second model.

Add to that stunning, modern good looks and you can see why she’s become a firm favourite amongst electric fliers.

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