TBM Avenger from SkyShark RC

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With the threat of war looming on the horizon in the late ‘30s, the Navy department determined that a rather extensive upgrade was needed for its carriers to compete with the newer designs being flown by the Axis powers. Grumman Aircraft, already a supplier of many of the Navy’s aircraft, submitted the XTBF, named the Avenger, as their answer for the replacement of the Douglas TBD Devastator. Many features were unique to the Avenger, such as an internal bomb bay, capable of carrying a 2000 pound torpedo, or four 500 pound bombs, and a remotely powered rear gunners turret. The Avenger was adopted into service with very few changes from the prototypes, and got its first taste of combat, though not very auspiciously, at the Battle of Midway.

Features:

  • Balsa and Ply Construction
  • Fully sheeted surfaces
  • Includes scale cockpit, radio compartment and turret (Laser cut and engraved balsa)
  • Full color pre-cut vinyl decals
  • Pre-formed clear plastic (2 piece canopy, turret, and ventral canopy)
  • Built for retracts only (fully explained in the manual and plans)
  • 28 page fully illustrated instruction manual
  • Built up control surfaces
  • Scale wheel well detail built in

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Wingspan: 1828mm (72 in)
Length: unknown

Weight: 5896 g (13 lbs)
  • Scale:1/9th Scale
  • Wingspan: 1828 mm (72" inches)
  • Wing Area: 58.45 dm² (906 Sq. In.)
  • Flying Weight: 4 to 5.9 kg (9 to 13 lbs.)
  • Engine Size: .60 to .80 2-stroke, .60 - .90 4-stroke
  • Recommended Electric Conversion: AX108 with 16x8 APC prop.
  • Recommended Glow Power: RCV .91 4-stroke
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