StevensAero - Daddy-O (525), Nostalgic Sport Aerobat
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Delightful aerobatic model features nostalgic lines and solid aerobatic prowess. This design was derived from Thayer Syme's RC version of the McGuire Daddy-O and extensively re-engineered by Stevens AeroModel to improve both the flight performance and ease of construction.
Modern high performance sport pattern aerobat in a 1930's wrapper.
Make no mistake, the Daddy-O 525 is the premier kit build of 2010.
Use this motor with 3 cell Li-Poly packs and 10-11 inch "E" props on planes up to 60 oz flying weight. We suggest propping for around 300-350 watts continuous.
Similar to AXI Gold 2814/20, AXI Gold 2814/16, E-Flite Park 480, Hacker A30-16M.
The motor features a 4mm hardened steel shaft, dual ball bearings for the shaft and has 4.0mm gold spring male connectors already attached with 3 female connectors included for your speed control. Also includes accessory package with aluminum radial cross mount set with 8mm prop adapter. Mounting holes are spaced 19mm on center and are tapped for 3mm (M3) screws.
This product is guaranteed to arrive to you operational, beyond that no additional warranty, guarantee of suitability, offer of service, or replacement is provided. We allow 30 days from the date of purchase for the end user to verify the function of this product and make a warranty claim.
Extended Warranty (available as an option only at time of purchase):
With purchase of extended warranty, Stevens AeroModel will repair or replace this item once within one year of date of purchase, no questions asked. To redeem extended warranty defective item must be returned, at senders expense, to Stevens AeroModel along with copy of purchase receipt. International warranty claims will be charged 5.00 USD (return postage and handling).
High quality glass filled nylon propeller for higher powered electric RC model aircraft from the industry leader in model airplane propellers. Multiple hub adapters included to fit a variety of shaft diameters.
Stevens AeroModel suggests that all electric applications exceeding 200W utilize APC's thin electric blade over the Slow Flyer or SF series. See specifications tab below for more detailed product information.
To calculate the maximum RPM for APC thin electric propellers use the following formula:
Maximum Safe RPM = 190,000/(Diameter In Inches)
Wooden float kit properly dimensioned, mounted, and engineered exclusively for our Daddy-O (525) kit. This attractive shaped flat bottom design ensures success when building, mounting, and flying. Lightweight construction properly stressed with plywood reinforced step and hard points. Includes comprehensive mounting hardware and pre-bent struts.
As with all StevensAero models, this model is superb. I started building mine 2011, shelved i until now and can't figure why. Guess the other 11 projects got in the way. Be careful to concentrate- impossible to make a mistake?? well I built two right side wheel spats!!! fortunately I discovered this prior to balsa glue drying properly.
What a kit! I can't believe there is a stack of laser-cut parts nearly 3" thick! LOTS of formers and such! And your usual, and much appreciated, assortment of good-quality hardware. I was a little dubious at first at the $170 price, but now that I see the kit, I think it's WELL worth it! What a GREAT touch supplying the windshield not only cut to shape, but pre-drilled for retaining screws as well! Just one of the touches that justifiy the kit's price. I can see that you've done your usual great job in putting together a thorough and easy-to-follow manual. Well, I could go on and on, but I think that's enough for now! Congratulations on yet ANOTHER great kit.
Quite simply, this kit is phenomenal. Bill's creativity with the laser and attention to detail on this kit are unlike anything I have seen before, including his past offerings. He really took it to the next level with this one. As an example, he did the cutting for my original and used 14 sheets of wood in the process. This kit includes 29 sheets!
While it isn't scale, this kit reminds me a lot of the unbuilt Proctor kits I have seen. It has a lot of little details that most people would never think to include that really take it far beyond the norm. Sure, it costs more than an average kit, but this kit is definitely not average. I have to say, I honestly think it is a bargain, and expect most of his customers will agree once they have it in hand. I can't wait to get one and build it up.
J. Pierson (E-Zone)
Now this is the best lazer cut kit that I have ever built! And I have built Many!! ...any one that has always wanted to try a lazer cut kit, go for it, it is really fun and goes togeather so nice and easy! You can not build it wrong no way! You will love building this Airplane!!!
D. Hipperson (E-Zone)
For what looks like a relatively compex model the build is incredibly easy. I really have made no effort to hurry and yet in around 4 -5 hours of work much of the fuselage is completed and just as a change I constructed the tailplane, elevators, rudder and fin. Absolute Pleasure.
I thought that with that huge amount of instruction in the manual it might have been a bit time consuming but quite the reverse is true. As one might expect (now) from Stevens the fits are perfect and it all just slots together in the way you'd hope for in all kits.
I am getting back into rc after 20 years of flying glow, and have found your kit to be excelent.
— Art Conner
Just finished my LiddleGee. What an impressive micro plane. I've built alot of planes, big and small, but I got more satisfaction from this kit in a week of evenings then I've had in years. Excellent design, excellent quality, quite a nice surpri...
Hello, I am writing to let you know that my Water Board is the coolest thing ever. I would also like to thank you for getting it to me before the holiday weekend like I asked.
— Tara Mannis
Thank you. I would just like to that I am building the little Sky Scout kit, and I have to say it is a very well thought out kit and one of the best I have ever built. I have been building and flying models for over sixty years and I was really am...
— Frank Allen
Whether is shredding up the skies with the G480 or floating around at sunset with the Toon Rocketeer, Bill's kits are the most satisfying kits to build and fly. Keep up the great work!
— Scott Stevens
I just got the Avro as the first of my model subscription plan. Really nice engineering!
— Rodney M.
Hi, I received my Helium mg2 kit yesterday, and I will have it ready for covering tonight. I have built a few laser cut kits but yours is the best by far. The accuracy of the parts fitting and the completeness and accuracy of the instructions is u...
— Tom Watson
Great kits, great customer service, great times flying!!!
— Gabriel Matheny
Hi from Australia. Very very impressed with the level of engineering and skilled design in these kits. If you have never built a Balsa Kit before or your like me, going back to the Balsa Kits and gluing my fingertips together!, you must buy and bu...
— Alex Smith
I decided to get back in the hobby after way too many years. Purchased a couple of small ARF “beginners” planes with poor results at best. Almost gave up, but was inspired by reading a copy of “Balsa Builder”. I built the Gym Ripper to learn the b...