Get your Groove On - Again! After 3 very successful years on the market the Stevens AeroModel G480 laser cut electric model airplane kit pioneered high performance park flying and defined an entirely new class of electric model. In an effort to continue delivering state of the art products to our customers Stevens AeroModel is pleased to offer this revised V2 airframe (re-groove) with many subtle improvements based upon your valued feedback. Stevens AeroModel continues to cut our products from the finest hand sorted, hand weighed, select balsa and ply purchased from leading US balsa cutters. Designed and manufactured with pride in the USA. Proudly offered in kit form as the only person more qualified than yourself to build your airframe is you.
Destined to be a classic, this super sized version G-Ride park flier aerobat flies superbly in tight spaces and retains the feel of a much larger aerobat in a portable / affordable platform. Ultra light build with solid engineering fundamentals produces a durable airframe with superb aerodynamics. Crisp Pattern Flier Solid 3D performance Large airplane look and feel Fits in your trunk!
"the first step to being a great 3-D pilot is to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of precision flying... I recommend starting with a design that is not only 3-D capable, but also flies the precision side of aerobatics well.... while some of the pure 3-D models can be an absolute riot for the proficient 3-D pilot they aren't going to teach the pilot as much as a model that blends both precision and 3-D qualities." - Mike McConville 3-D Flyer Magazine July/August 2004
Text book aerobatics wrapped in a no excuses unlimited/freestyle/3D capable airframe. Featuring a predictable flight envelope, point and go precision tracking, wicked fast snap and spin characteristics ultra slow Knife Edge performance.
Includes comprehensive DuBro RC hardware package consisting of wheels, push-rods, ez connectors, tail wheel, main gear, wheel retainers, CA hinges, control horns, and more!
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)
Considered one of the most powerful servos in the micro class, the HS-65 is offered with a choice of “shock resistant” Metal or “zero wear” Karbonite gears. The 65 series features a top-ball bearing for long life and positive centering, 31 ounces/inches of power at 6 volts and is an excellent choice for higher performance micro helicopters, electric park flyers, and 1/18 scale cars.
Motor Type: 3 Pole
Bearing Type: Top Ball Bearing
Speed (4.8V/6.0V): 0.14 / 0.11 sec @ 60 deg.
Torque oz./in. (4.8V/6.0V): 25 / 31
Torque kg./cm. (4.8V/6.0V): 1.8 / 2.2
Size in Inches: 0.92 x 0.45 x 0.94
Size in Millimeters: 23.34 x 11.43 x 23.88
Weight ounces: 0.39
Weight grams: 11.06
Servo extension adds six (6) inches of length and features a high quality flexible silicone wire, 26 AWG, pre-wired with male and female connectors, and compatible with JR/Spektrum/ParkZone/E-Flite/Hitec/Airtronics Z/plus many more brands! [Replaces JR Sport JSP98110]
Servo extension adds eight (8) inches of length and features a high quality flexible silicone wire, 26 AWG, pre-wired with male and female connectors, and compatible with JR/Spektrum/ParkZone/E-Flite/Hitec/Airtronics Z/plus many more brands!
ZAP-A-GAP CA+ Is the best selling instant glue in the world. The ability to bond virtually anything to anything with consistency unequaled by any other brand makes it the favorite adhesive across many varied disciplines. Widely used throughout the hobby industry, it is the absolute best and most consistent performing glue for model building and crafting. Wood, plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, fabric, rubber, fiberglass, carbon fiber, or any combination of, ZAP-A-GAP CA+ can help solve many tough bonding problems.
SUPERIOR GAP FILLING FORMULA
MEDIUM VISCOSITY ALLOWS APPROXIMATELY 7 TO 10 SECONDS FOR PART POSITIONING
AVERAGE OF 20 SECONDS FOR CURING
WORKS ON OILY SURFACES
USE ZIP KICKER TO ACCELERATE CURE TIME
ZAP CA Is the thinnest CA in the ZAP product line. The penetrating or wicking ability of this glue makes it a favorite of modelers around the world. Balsa wood is bonded almost instantaneously, with the glue sometimes traveling several inches into the parts.
SUPERIOR PENETRATING FORMULA
SUPER THIN - WATER LIKE CONSISTENCY
BONDS AND CURES IN 1 TO 5 SECONDS
WORKS ON MOST MATERIALS
Flexi-Tips by ZAP brand CA glues fine tip is suitable for thin and medium weight CA and allows for Smaller Drops, Precision Application, Extension into hard-to-reach areas, Maximum use of bottle. Universal! fits most brand's CA bottles.
This a great little item. Sanding block is made from very high density foam and features fine 240 and extrafine 120 grit papers. This block won't deform and cause waves in your project like those cheap hardware store sanding sponges.
The groove is a marvel of model airplane engineering. Flying on an economical electric power system, nothing this light flies with such a presence in the air. Absolutely faultless, precision flying, aerobatic design that almost anyone can fly, but will take many dozens of flights to truly master. Add in the fact that it is a pleasure to build like all of the SA planes and you truly have a winner on your hands. For a more compact design, you can't go wrong with the G-ride either!
Just finished my new Groove V2 up this morning after a leisurely week of building. It flew great! I've never had a more capable model, and the performance is outstanding. It is stable, crisp, and using the recommended motor has more than enough power. Hats off to StevensAero for yet another great airplane.
The plane went together great!
Fly R/C June 2004
1/4 Scale Performance in a 20oz Package
Every small plane should fly as well as the G480. It flies as though it were a 1/4 scale bird!
Some of the best plan details I have seen with clear instructions. The laser cut balsa is a dream to work with as the parts fits perfectly with no adjustments needed. (I remember the balsa kits I worked with in my younger days with pins and glu...
— George Grueber
I have to say that the MBP program is one of the best hobby investments I have made.
I LOVE your site, as well as the quality, attention to detail and passion that you put into all of your products and kits. You are lightyears ahead of everyone else in this niche and are the reason I got back into building! Thank you!
I completed the Baby Ace and went straight on to the 1911 Caudron. These have been the best kits I have ever built. Absolutely loving the builds. I took a leap of faith based on your feedback page and bought 4 kits. I am about to start the Fokker ...
— David Ringwood
You guys are to be congratulated on the quality of your kits - outstanding!
— Gary McCord
Great kits, great customer service, great times flying!!!
— Gabriel Matheny
Just finished building my 3rd micro kit, had fun doing this kit like the other 2 kits I built. The Fly Baby I built is a kick in the*** to fly, I just hope the new kit of the Heath LNB 4 is as much fun to fly. so if you like the challenge of build...
— Tony Scavello
Just ordered the 1911 Caudron Racer. I love these precious little easy to assemble airplanes. I'm old enough to have seen the real one, a much later model fly in i believe 1936 in the air races held here at Mines field now called LAX. California....
I recently purchased the pond flyer ... this has to be the best wood kit we have ever assembled...
— Andy Langam
I bought a helium a year ago built this plane and flew it for about a year and love it. It was fun building this plane and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to build an fly it has been fun.