The eHopper™ is a 1:10 scale
reproduction of John Chotia's 1981 Weedhopper Model C (JC-24C)
ultralight and has been faithfully reproduced from Chotia's original
hand drawn plans. Featuring the simple snap together assembly you've
come to expect from Stevens AeroModel combined with awesome scale
detail and superb in-flight manners.
Product Includes: Laser Engineered™ precision laser cut balsa and plywood components. Comprehensive hardware including wheels, pushrods, cable, and control horns. Thorough, photo illustrated instruction manual. Reference plan set.
Designed for the following equipment: Spektrum™ Computer Radio and AR6400* “Puck” OR Conventional Radio/Receiver and two (2) JR S185 Servos*
Brushless Power System: E-Flite™ Park 250 [EFLM1130] Motor Mount Tube [EFLM1960] Castle Creations Thunderbird 6 ESC [CSETB6] GWS 7x6 Slow Fly Propeller [GW/EP7060] 7.4V Hyperion 240mAh CX G3 LiPo [HP-LG325-0240-2S]
*The lightest results, a 4.5oz Flying weight, will be achieved with the Spektrum™ AR6400 "puck" which includes an integrated receiver and linear pull servos. The use of the AR6400 mandates the use of a Spektrum™ computer transmitter such as the DX6i, DX7, or similar and will require programing a custom mix of Aileron to Rudder at 100% to achieve the proper flight control arrangement.
For those without Spektrum™ equipment, the eHopper™ can be built to a 5.5oz flying weight with support for conventional 72mhz and 2.4ghz micro receivers (4g or less). The only requirement is the use of JR S185 servos [JRPS185] for flight control.
Never before has a servo so small delivered so big. The HS-35HD Ultra Nano servo offers unprecedented durability thanks to our exclusive Metal-Karbonite™ gear train. Delivering maximum performance at minimum weight, the HS-35HD is destined to become an industry favorite. Its long life and uniquely engineered gear train will make it one of the most reliable and efficient “tiny” servos on the market. The HS-35HD is perfect for micro 3D and sport aircraft as well as many small helicopters.
Ultra-Light Weight Nano Size
Long Life Potentiometer
Metal Karbonite™ Gear Train
Multi-directional Servo Cable Joint
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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
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.
Performance on par with the real thing! I love my eHopper. Visit JC-24c for Weedhopper history, drawings, and scale detail photos. www.jc-24c.com
Skip Delius (W4VTH@comcast.net)
The eHopper is a real joy to build, but be sure to read through the manual first. If using discrete servos, do not mount the gas tank when shown on page 22 or you will not be able to access the servo arm mounting screw. Wait until final assembly. Note that on page 29 the rudder servo is shown on the right, this is where the elevator should be, page 30 shows the correct servo location. I positioned the elevator servo arm 180d from where shown as it more closely approximates the original's location. Finally, as a personal preference, I like to build all sub-assemblies before covering, but what ever works for you. Now I'm waiting for a break in the weather to fly.
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 bought a SHAFT 400 and had a great time building it. Flying it for about a year… Lots of fun. Great plane. Love it!
— Fred Carrigan
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
…put together your Folkker DVII went well on assembly and flew even better in the air no bad habits or tendencies thanks guys, Dave in Cali.
— david duff
Great kits, great customer service, great times flying!!!
— Gabriel Matheny
I just finished putting toghter the se5.a. this was a very enjoyable kit, i've hardly ever had so much fun with anyother kit.
— TONY SCAVELLO
The instructions and kit quality are excellent and as a complete novice builder I had no trouble following them and completing the build.
— Ross Brown
Outstanding! I just finished the Fokker D7 and gave it a test flight. I had not worked with balsa since I was a kid(too many years ago). Yours is the best kit I have ever seen. I purposely took my time because it was so enjoyable and I especially ...
— Fernando Engelsma
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....
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