New V 6.0
The TufFlight Predator design was inspired by the great flying wings flown in
open R/C combat over the past decade. With minimal parts count and many
pre-shaped mating surfaces, this kit is ready for covering after one evening.
Very lightly loaded, the Predator will turn or loop in less than 30 feet at
full throttle. Low drag design allows fast speeds, and good glide for landing with power
off. Compact size and no field assembly means you'll go
from the car to the air in minutes. In the winter, it's lots of fun flying over snow and quick
to clean when it's time to quit and warm up.
New Version 6.0 features improved assembly and wing upgrades similar to our popular Panther design. Removable fin allows easy transport and storage. Integral tank handle and optional “Icarex” covering method illustrated in all new detailed instruction manual.
Anyone for combat? The Predator is fast, furious, and TOUGH! Mid-air collisions no
longer end a day's flying. Tie a streamer to the tail fin, and go chase a
friend who's crowding your airspace.
Use your transmitter's mixer for elevons, or use elevator/ailerons with 2 aileron servos and a "Y" harness.
The TufFlight Predator lets you survive and conquer the competition -- be they plane, tree, or earth.
Items included in kit:
- durable foam wing cores
- wing/engine mount internal bracing
- balsa elevons
- durable engine mount
- corplast fin/handle
- All NEW illustrated 52 page instruction manual. Every step illustrated with "check this box" ease of construction
Download PDF instruction manual
Additional items included in Deluxe kit:
- 4-40 engine mounting hardware (4 bolts and nylock nuts)
- 6 oz. fuel tank
- fuel tubing
- control horns
- push rods
- spinner nut
Items needed to complete:
- .25 size engine
- Elevon mix capable TX or Elevon Mixer and 3 channel RX
Alternately a "Y" harness and additional servo for dual ailerons with separate elevator
- aileron extension (used as switch/charging)
- battery: 270-600 mAH
- 3 servos: standard, mini, or micro servos
OK, but metal gears recommended in smaller servos
- 3-4 yds Icarex kite fabric covering
- or - 2 rolls UltraCote covering
Our new Icarex technique (click for details) gives the toughest airframe possible but Ultracote will give satisfactory results.
NO other coverings are recommended!
- 3M-77 Spray adhesive
- Goop brand adhesive
( household, plumber's, auto,
marine varieties all OK)
- masking tape
- Wingspan: 48"
- Weight: 2.5 - 3.0 lbs
- Rec Engine: .20 - .28
- Radio: 3 channels
- Wing Area: 600 sq in
Predator Kit: $55 + S&H
Predator Deluxe Kit: $69 + S&H
Install the Lost Model Alarm in your Predator for even more care-free flying.
No Mixing transmitter? Consider using the compact
Elevon Mixer for your Predator to save weight instead of a Y harness and 4th servo for separate aileron/elevator control.
Look Here for crash test videos!.
Is the Predator too good to be true?
See what our customers are saying about our Predator!
Actual Build Time : 3 Days
- read instructions on lunch break
- 3 hours to assemble and glue main airframe (follow with overnight cure)
- 2 hours to install radio
- 2 hours to cover
- 1 hour to balance and install engine
if you're really motivated, combine last 3 steps into a single night, and you'll be airborne in 2 days!
If you're a super slow builder (like me), you'll still have difficulty taking any longer than a week to complete this plane. Any way you look at it, that's not a big investment for a plane you'll love to fly (without fear of crashing) for quite a long time to come.