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StevensAero - BuzzBomb (400), Toon "Buzzard Bombshell" Park Flyer

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Catalog Number
SAK-BUZZ400
Shipping Weight
1.30 lbs
Product Origin
Made in Colorado, U.S.A
Wing Span (in.)
40
Wing Area (sq. in.)
355
Length (in.)
30
Flying Weight (oz.)
16
Loading (oz. / sq. ft.)
6.5
Wing Cube Loading
4.1
Control Layout
RET
Buy Online
149.00 USD
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The Stevens AeroModel BuzzBomb 400 is modern twist on the vintage free-flight classic Buzzard Bombshell. This classy craft from yesteryear echo's the lines of the original work yet the airframe has been completely re-enginnered to favor radio control. The results of this re-design are stunning in terms of charm, build, and flight performance.

The Build:

Unlike kits and ARF's from other vendors, the BuzzBomb 400 is 100% laser cut from a thoughtful selection of hand picked AAA balsa wood that's sourced from US mills; this means you won't need to sort, re-cut, replace, or hand-cut your own parts and stick wood to complete this fine model. With our thoroughly illustrated step by step instructions and beginner friendly advice you also won't get lost during the assembly. Our passion for the hobby, drive for excellence, control over our US production facility, and small run production allows us to consistently deliver the finest kit building experience to hobbyists that demand the best.

Flight Performance:

The Buzz 400's predecessor is an airframe that is well rooted in championships nationwide. Stevens AeroModel built upon the flight qualities of the vintage Buzzard while modernizing the design to enhance performance for electric radio control flight. Engineered and tested to perform at over 6500' ASL, in the thin mountain air of Colorado, ensures that our product will absolutely exceed your expectations when flown at lower field elevations.

Stable enough for the beginner, the Buzz 400 is commanded by traditional three channel control (Rudder/Elevator/Throttle) and soars in light lift thanks to a generous 40 inch span polyheidral wing. The airframe is "positively stable" in both pitch and roll; the Buzz will right itself and promptly return to wings level flight from any attitude! With a stout, light, large, and stable airframe, we find the Buzz 400 to be well suited for budding pilots; and to ensure the Buzz lasts through those first training sorties we've included a rubber band retained wing and Stevens AeroModel's signature shock mounted landing gear!

Well powered. Power for the Buzz 400 comes from the affordable SA Sport BL400 and 7.4V 1000-1300mAh LiPo Battery; Our light weight model combined with this power system delivers enough vertical to make a rocket engineer jealous and ensures that you'll have no problems putting the model into lifting air.

Relaxing fun. The Buzz 400 is most at home flying eye-level sorties over the bean field or ball diamond; we dare you not to make motor noises as she passes by. The Buzz 400 also features a fantastic glide and retains energy well, thus we find that the Buzz will soar well in the light morning and evening lift. Slow enough to fly from the cul-de-sac yet big enough that it doesn't get lost at the club flying field, light enough to thermal with the best of them and tough enough to handle beginning pilots; we are confident that hobbyists of all experience levels will spend many enjoyable hours on the sticks of the Buzz 400.


Kit includes:
Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly manual.
Limited edition, color, die cut vinyl profile pilot figure by artist Kris Cartwright.
100% laser cut balsa and hardwood parts from AAA hand selected wood.
Pre-formed shock mounted landing gear.
Magnetic battery hatch release.
Hardware including push-rods, control horns, connectors, rubber bands, tail skid, and one pair of 2-1/2 in. Du-Bro RC Super Lite Wheels.

Kit requires:
2 - HS-55 Servos
1 - Transmitter with Micro Receiver (3 ch. minimum)
1 - SA Sport 30A ESC
1 - SA Sport BL400 (2200KV) Motor
1 - 7x4 APC E or 8x4 GWS HD propeller
1 - 1000-1300 mAh 7.4V LiPo Battery

Sanding Block, Thin and Medium CA glue, and 1-2 Rolls of AeroLITE or AeroFILM Covering Film.



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Average customer rating:
 
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4 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Carl Rohloff
Jun 11, 2014
Excellent kit, parts, service and just plain fun to build and fly. Still cannot believe how well designed this kit is and how perfectly the laser cut parts fit together. You could build her in a couple of weeks if wanted but I took the winter months to do it as it was such a fun thing to do in the evenings. The plane flies almost by itself. Give it full throttle and up elevator and she'll go vertical to several hundred feet in a few seconds. Cut back on the throttle and it'll glide perfectly and still be responsive when needed. What more could you ask for? Nice going Bill and crew!
Mark U.
May 28, 2014
I just built the BuzzBomb 400 and test flew it. Building it was really enjoyable because of the precisely cut parts and detailed instructions. The plane flew just as you said it would. It floats through the air with the greatest of ease and will be a great trainer for my grandkids. Thank you for the care you put into the design and manufacturing of thisthe BuzzBomb 400!
Jay Skinner
May 5, 2014
Finally got some calm weather at SEFF. Maiden was a little twitchy. Tends to ground loop on draggy surfaces. Fine on dirt or pavement. Reduced throws to 70% and added 50% expo on the second flight. Calmed it down nicely. Key to success is slow and even control inputs. Flew beautifully. Got about twenty flights on her so far and she gets lotsa complements. Fun!
Jay Skinner
Jan 29, 2014
Easy build. Virtually fell together. The light weight covering was a challenge to work with. Waiting for it to get warm enough to fly. Looking forward to starting another. Very well engineered and cut.

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