(Radio Control Airplanes A-10 Warthog )
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US$17,716 per hour
2- 9,065 lbs.
1- 30 mm
53 ft. 4 in.
57 ft. 6 in.
The NitroPlanes RC A-10 has a wingspan of 42 1/2 in. and length of 39 in.
Included with the ARF are BL EDF motors. It is available in a wide variety of color schemes.
The origins of the A-10, called Warthog, originally produced by Fairchild Republic, trace back to around
1970. At the time, the U.S.A.F. wanted a ground attack aircraft
capable of going up against the heaviest armor of the Soviet Union.
Flying Styro's RC A-10 has a wingspan of 39 in. and length of 53 in.
Recommended power comes from Jet Screamer motors driving 56 mm XF fan
Fighter planes used in the ground attack role proved vulnerable to enemy
fire during the Korean and Vietnam wars. The U.S.A.F. wanted a
dedicated ground attack aircraft that could take punishment from enemy
fire, deliver a heavy weapons load, and bring its crew back
The great looking Mibo Jets RC A-10 has a wingspan of 118 in. and a
length of 108 in. You can power it with two turbines that produce from
18 to 27 lbs of thrust each. All up weight is about 53 lbs.
The A-10 was the answer that the U.S.A.F. was looking for. They deliver a
powerful punch, can carry a heavy weapons load, can deliver their
ordnance with accuracy, can withstand punishment, and bring their crews
home safe and sound.
JPower's RC A-10 has a wingspan of 49 in., a length of 45
in., and a weight of about 2.8 lbs. Included are motors turning 64 mm
EDF's, retracts, and a flight battery.
The A-10 was specifically designed to fly low-level missions against
enemy armor and artillery in a battlefield environment. It has
large control surfaces on wings which produce a great amount of lift at
slow speeds. The combination provides
the aircraft with excellent maneuverability while carrying heavy loads.
Unlike conventional fighter aircraft, due to its short take off and
landing distances, the A-10 can operate near front lines
on short, unfinished landing strips.
Hobby-Lobby has a RC A-10 that is a foamy. It has a 39 in. wingspan
with a length of 35 in. Weight is about 2 lb. 2 oz. You will need a pair
of motors turning 56 mm EDF units for power.
The turbofan jet engines of the A-10 are very efficient. This permits a
long mission loiter time. In addition, the heat signature of the engines
is less than that of turbojet engines. This makes them
less vulnerable to attack from heat seeking missiles. Location of the
engines is high in the rear fuselage, also giving them protection from
The GWS RC A-10 has a wingspan of 38 in. and a length of 34 in.
Recommended power comes from EDF 50 motors driving EDF 2030X5 fan
The primary weapon of the A-10 is its Gatling gun. Most of the space in
the nose of the aircraft is taken up by the gun and its
ammunition. The gun can fire 30 mm armor piercing shells at a rate of 35
rounds per second. A single shell contacting a vital point has been
known to destroy a tank from one mile away. The airplane is also armed
with bombs, rockets, and armor-piercing missiles. For night missions,
pilots are equipped with night-vision goggles.
Combat Models RC A-10 has a wingspan of 51 in. and a length of 47 in.
You can power it with from .40 to .50 pusher engines, .21 to .25 ducted
fan engine units, or the equivalent electric ducted fan motor
Ground attack A-10 were first deployed in 1977, primarily in Europe.
They were in combat against Iraqi forces during the Gulf War in 1991
when they neutralized over 1,200 enemy artillery
batteries, over 1,000 tanks, and some 2,000 vehicles. They were in
action in Bosnia and Herzegovinia from 1994 to 1995 and again in
Electric Jet Factory's RC A-10 has a fiberglass fuselage, and a 51 in.
wingspan. Included are two 70 mm EDF units. Recommended power comes from
EJF 2W EDF motors.
The airplane is built for survivability. All major control systems have
at least dual redundancy. Its cockpit is surrounded by titanium armor
capable of repelling small arms fire. Internal and external self sealing
retardant foam protects the fuel tanks. Important controls can continue
to function even without hydraulic pressure. Many of the parts
of the airplane can be used interchangeably on either side of the
aircraft. This includes the vertical stabilizers, engines, and main
Aeron-naut Modellbau has two models. Both have the same dimensions, with
the difference being that one is an all wood kit and the other has a
GRP fuselage. Specifications are: Wingspan - 51 1/2 in., length - 40
in, all up weight - 3 1/2 lbs. Power can be from two speed 400 to 480
motors or two Turbo-Fan 1000 units.
In November 2009 the USAF awarded Lockheed Martin some $7,700,000 in
additional contracts for A-10 upgrades. Among them are a
fuel management system, plus wing and air frame enhancements to extend
A-10: Dare Hobby's has a
30 1/2 in. and length is 28 in. The kit is a Pat Tritle design. For
power you will need two EPF 200 fan units.
The A-10 was also used in support of the 2003 United States invasion of
Iraq. Most recently they have conducted missions in Afghanistan and
A-10: Starmax has a
wingspan of 42
in., its length is 39 in., and its weight is about 31 oz. It comes with
retractable landing gear, plus motors turning 64 mm EDF
A total of 715 A-10 aircraft were produced of which some 365 are still
A-10: Scale RC Models
has a 78 in.
wingspan and a 70 in. length. You will need from .45 to .78 engines
turning Turbax fan units for power.
Recently the United States House of Representatives voted to
keep the A-10 in operation until at least
A-10: Precision Cut
Kits has 75 in. wingspan. Plans are also available from
A-10: Uncle Willies
Plans has a pusher prop with a wingspan of 56 in. It needs a .40 2C
A-10: Air Age Store has
Keith Sparks. Wingspan is 61 in., length is 50 in., and power is from
twin .25 two cycle engines. Weight is about 7 1/2
A-10: Plans can be
found at the Air
Age Store. Construction is a wood fuselage with foamy wings. Wingspan
is 48 in. and engines can be from .15 - .25 two
A-10: Plans from Air
Age Store are from John Kidd. Wingspan is 56 in. with a 45 in. length.
You can use 1/2A engines for power.
A-10: Tom Henderson
emailed to let us know that "Riccs has the RC A-10. I don't know its
A-10: ECrater's has a
38 in. wingspan and is 34 in. long. Power is by Speed 380 type motors.
Weight is about 1 lb.
wingspan is 73 in.
and it is 67 in. long. A pair of brushless motors driving 90 mm EDF
units are needed to power it. Weight should be around 13
A-10: Happy Sun Toys
A-10 has a wingspan of 34 in. and is available with brushed or brushless
A-10: Dianzhe's has a
38 in. wingspan with power by Speed 370
A-10: Shantou's has a
38 in. wingspan, and 370 size motors turning 50 mm EDF units for
Publications has plans
for a 50 in. wingspan with power coming from Speed 600 motors turning
EDF's. Weight is about 4 1/2 lbs.
RC A-10: Tom Sickles' has a wingspan of 74 in. and
length of 65 in. It uses unspecified turbine
Jim Marksemailed us this review of his RC A-10 from NitroPlanes:
The RC A-10 by NitroPlanes
arrived in a sturdy box. It was well packed with lots of reinforcements
to prevent damage to the model inside.
It is very complete and has few parts. It was ready to fly in just one
Once all the batteries were charged, I check out the control linkages.
You want to make sure that they are centered and do not have too little
or two much throw. If you have a radio with dual rates, you can dial in
minimal throws for faster maneuvers, and maximum throws, with lots of
exponential, for aerobatics and slower maneuvers.
The RC A-10 has a flight speed that is very scale-like. It isn't a speed
demon, but neither is the actual aircraft. However, it does excel in
doing just about any maneuver I am capable of performing. It needs a
little dive to build up speed if you want to do a good loop.
For all of its great maneuverability, the RC A-10 flies like a trainer.
You can throttle way back and slowly pull up the nose to induce a stall.
It will eventually stop flying without dropping a wing and just
fall-off forward towards the ground. Just give it a little forward stick
and increase power to get it flying again.
About the only mild surprise I had was while first landing. The RC A-10
will really slow down, but keep on flying. In fact, for my first
landing, I was just a little fast. The airplane got into ground effect
and needed almost our entire runway to settle in. Now I keep the nose up
with landing speeds way down, and don't have any problems.
All in all, to close this review, I would have to say that the RC A-10 is a good value for the money straight out of the box. - Regards, Jim"
We appreciate your RC A-10 review, Jim.
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