9's new CAP 232
Hangar 9 at the end of December 2001 is this lovely little
say that they have distilled all the great flying qualities of this French
favorite into a compact .40-size model that makes for an easy building,
inexpensive introduction to the world of precision aerobatics. Here's
the rest of their promotion of this new ARF product.
nice step up from basic sport
Mastering the basics in R/C flying is fun, but for most pilots it's just
a stepping stone on their way to the real reason they started flying R/C
in the first place - aerobatics. Hangar 9's new .40-size Sport CAP 232
is designed to help those who yearn for unusual attitudes make this rite
of passage without being overwhelmed. It accomplishes this beautifully
by blending the CAP's aggressive aerobatic ability with smooth precision
of a pattern model and simple assembly of a sport ARF. We flight tested
our model with the MDS .48 2-stroke and found it to be an excellent
choice for freshman aerobatics. This provided adequate power for advanced
maneuvers like knife-edge flight. Basic aerobatics like loops, aileron
rolls, and Cuban 8's were remarkably more crisp and precise compared to
other sport-type models. This enhanced responsiveness in basic maneuvers
will quickly accustom the modeler to the exciting feel of a high-performance
aerobatic design. Since the CAP is a higher performance aerobatic design
than most basic sport planes, it snap rolls more aggressively. While certainly
manageable with plenty of practice, we do recommend a relative novice
start practicing at higher altitudes until they became accustomed to the
increased snap roll rate. In fact, it is precisely this advanced capability
that will allow intermediate modelers to enjoy the CAP long after they've
become accomplished aerobatic pilots.
Like all Hangar 9 ARFs, the Sport CAP is 90% prebuilt from top-quality
balsa and ply and includes all the necessary finishing hardware. Total
assembly time takes about 8 to 12 hours, with the finished model weighing
about 6 to 71/3 pounds. It is covered in a unique silver Breitling trim
scheme that employs the use of a striking set of shark's teeth on the
cowl. The covering is 100% UltraCote® and available everywhere,
making it easy to find the color you need for any touchups or repairs.
Aerobatics is a fun and rewarding challenge that provides years of R/C
enjoymentHangar 9's .40-Size Sport CAP 232 can take you as far as
you want to go without breaking the bank.
price is US$199.99 - available through your local stockist.