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722 sq in
Wing Area:
6.5 lbs
21 oz/ft²
Wing Loading:
56 in

  • RealFlight NexSTAR edition R/C Simulator
  • Futaba 4YBF 4-channel transmitter with AFS Active Flight Stabilization
  • Special edition O.S. Engines .46FXi

At last, a completely new trainer design that really does look better, fly better and teach better! The NexSTAR addresses every fear beginners could possibly have about getting into R/C flying, and does it better then any other model!

Realflight NexSTAR edition

Realistic simulation software for a Windows PC. It's all of the amazing technology of RealFlight, the industry's best computer flight simulator—but tailored specifically to the features and performance of the NexSTAR. Modellers can practice and perfect their skills day or night, in any weather without risking their plane.

Professional Quality Futaba 4YBF

Not only is a Futaba 4YBF radio included, it's also pre-installed and ready to operate. Besides the AFS feature, the transmitter also had a trainer feature built in that allows for an instructor to share control of the NexSTAR's flight while you're learning.

O.S. Engines .46 FXi

A special version of the popular O.S. .46 FX features a "limiter" on the needle valve, preventing new modellers from committing the common error of damaging the engine by leaning it out too much.

Active Flight Stabilization

The AFS system goes beyond merely improving stability; it immediately and constantly detects and corrects and sign of uneven flight through the use of sophisticated on-board sensors. By releasing the sticks, pilots allow AFS to regain control of the NexSTAR for them.

Pivot Flex™ Wing Mounting

Most trainers' wings attach with rubber bands so they can "pop off" in a crash and avoid severe damage. Other feature wings that are bolted on for speed and simplicity. NexSTAR's unique PivotFlex mounting system combines the advantages of both. Only one nylon bolt fastens the wing quickly and securely; an ingenious rubber retainer and pivoting channel absorb minor jolts, but the wing can still separate from the fuselage to escape the full force of more serious mishaps.

CenterCore™ Main Wing Rib

The main wing halves are securely joined with an extra-strong steel rod and perfectly aligned by the molded composite CenterCore rib with built in aileron servo mount.

Easy Align™ Tail Mounting System

The blind routing of mounting hardware is what complicates tail assembly of other trainers. But the NexSTAR's Easy Align system guide parts into place automatically, producing a strong, straight tail with less time and effort—and without tools!

SnapGear™ Quick Landing Mounts

The SnapGear system provides the strongest landing gear in any R/C trainer...and it install in just three seconds! It locks into place—but can also be easily removed.

NexSTAR Precision Airfoil

Instead of equipping the NexSTAR with the same flat-bottom airfoil found on almost every trainer, Hobbico research and developed a unique new wing shape that's actually TWO different airfoils. The combination improves efficiency and lift for great stability at all speeds, and especially at slow takeoff and landing speeds.

SpinControl Airfoil Extensions™

Here's another special NexSTAR safety feature that comes into play when flying speeds re so slow that stalls are possible. SpinControl creates a second airfoil with a higher angle of attach that continues providing lift in a stall to help keep the wing level and pilots in control.


The innovative SpeedBrakes flaps consistently limit airspeed while increasing stability—a read benefit for beginners when approaching the runway for a landing. But they're also removable, giving the NexSTAR a little extra "zip" when the beginner is ready to progress to the next level.

IsoSmooth™ Engine Mounts

The NexSTAR's .46 FXi engine comes already installed on this special mount (no tapping or drilling required), which lowers engine noise and isolates vibration that can potentially damage the airframe or radio components.

*Real Flight Nexstar Edition simulator is not compatible with Windows Vista*

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          This is the radio controlled, glow powered, Ready-To-Fly,            
Hobbico NexSTAR Select .46 trainer airplane.
For Beginner Modeler/Fliers.

With such features as AFS (Active Flight Stabilization), SpinControl
Airfoil Extensions, SpeedBrakes Training Flaps and much more,
no other trainer offers so much help for the first-time pilot.

In addition to the airplane, radio, and engine, this package also includes
a RealFlight NexSTAR Windows PC disc with transmitter interface
to use with the included Futaba radio allowing the modeler to
practice and perfect their skills without risking the airplane.

Windows XP, 2000, Me or 98 Second Edition
**NOT Compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7**
NOTE: Window 98 First Edition is not supported with the NexSTAR
simulation software
Intel Pentium 300 Processor or equivalent
3D accelerated video card with 8MB (or more) RAM

Intel Pentium 600 or equivalent
STRONG RECOMMENDATION of 3D accelerated video card with 16MB (or more) RAM

NOTE: The NexSTAR disk included in this kit is NOT compatible with
any version of the RealFlight Add Ons Volumes.

FEATURES: Construction: Balsa and plywood
Wings: CenterCore Molded Composite Main Wing Rib maintains perfect
alignment and includes a built-in aileron servo mount, wing halves
are joined with a steel rod.
Flat bottom high mount configuration
One-piece, all wood precision airfoil with SpinControl Airfoil
Extensions provide lift even in a stall to keep the NexSTAR level
and the pilot in control.
PivotFlex Wing Mounting System fastens with one nylon bolt, a
rubber retainer and pivoting channel absorb minor jolts of
normal use, more severe jolts cause the wing to separate from the
fuselage and escape the full force of impact.
Airspeed Restrictor: SpeedBrakes Training Flaps attach to forward
section of wing near fuselage and hold airspeed to a minimum to
insure smooth landings, removeable as pilot skills increase
Covering: Polyester based heat shrink, color scheme is White and Red
with Silver accents. True Red TOPQ0227
Engine: Pre-installed O.S. Max .46AX (7.5cc) with High-Speed
Needle Valve extender/limiter that limits the movement of the
High-Speed Needle to prevent engine from being run too lean.
Engine is mounted on IsoSmooth Mount to isolate airframe and
radio gear from damaging vibration
Radio: Futaba T6EXAP 6-channel with square trainer port
AFS (Active Flight Stabilization) that actively searches for any
signs of instability and takes immediate action to correct them.
This system uses on-board electronic sensors that detect
instability-just release the sticks and AFS does the rest.
Sensitivity is adjustable as pilot gains flight skills.
Landing Gear: Duraluminum SnapGear Quick Landing Gear Mounts (US
Patent #6,886,780) lock in place with a snap and provide the
strongest landing gear of any trainer, also easily removeable
Aileron Control: Single standard size servo, wings are built with
dual aileron servo trays for future upgrades as skills increase,
can also be equipped with flaps
Tail Mounting: EasyAlign System guides parts into place automatically
in perfect alignment without tools
Propeller: 11x5 nylon, black in color with painted tips to aid
visibility-available separately, HCAA3744
Building Time: Ready to fly in only 20 minutes
Warranty Period: Hobbico guarantees this kit free from defects in
both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This
warranty does not cover any component part damaged by use or

The NexSTAR also carries the Success Flight Guarantee which states"
"You will successfully learn how to fly with the NexSTAR or we will
replace it with your choice of any Hobbico trainer of up to equal
value." The terms are as follows:

- Must fly at an AMA chartered field
- Must fly with a qualified AMA club instructor
- Must be within 60 days of purchase date
- Must provide a statement about the crash with signatures from the
pilot and instructor

The Success Flight information is covered on pg 27 of manual.

INCLUDES: Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies,
2-56 threaded pushrods in lengths of 31", 31", 17", 15" (GPMQ3716)
pre-bent main landing gear with three 2" (70mm) foam main
wheels, steerable nose gear, IsoSmooth aluminum and rubber engine
mount, 9.1oz (270cc) fuel tank, 2" (57mm) plastic spinner
glow plug, 11x5 nylon propeller, RealFlight NexSTAR disc with
transmitter interface, O.S. Max .46 AX engine, Futaba T6EXAP
6-ch radio system with TX battery RX battery, charger,
AFS Dual Conversion Receiver,linkages, and
and photo-illustrated instructions.

REQUIRES: Model airplane fuel
Building and Field Equipment
Charging Rx and Tx batteries with included charger for 12 hours each

SPECS: Wingspan: 68.75" (1746mm)
Wing Area: 722 sq in (46sq dm)
Weight: 6.5lb (2930g) Ready To Fly
Wing Loading: 21 oz/sq ft (63g/sq dm)
Length: 56" (1420mm)
Airfoil: High-Wing
Center of Gravity: 3-3/16" (81mm) forward limit
3-9/16" (90mm) aft limit from the wing's leading
edge at the fuselage sides
Control Throws-
Elevator: Up & Down " (13mm)
Rudder: Right to Left " (19mm)
Ailerons: Up " (13mm) Down 3/8" (9mm)

Degrees Incidence: Engine Thrust: 5 right
Stabilizer: 0
Wing: -2

COMMENTS: Parts list for O.S. .46 AX Engine
Needle assembly: OSMG6980
Rear Bearing: OSMG3086
Crankcase: OSMG4210

The Great Planes 2" Nylon Spinner in White (GPMQ4515), Black
(GPMQ4516) and Red (GPMQ4517) can be used as a replacement
spinner. If using the prop supplied with the NexSTAR, care must
be taken to trim and sand each opening equally in the spinner
cone to maintain balance.

Also available without radio, engine or NexSTAR simulation
software, HCAA2025.

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 8oz
tank (SULQ1739), or the DuBro 8oz tank (DUBQ0208). These are 1oz
smaller than the tank supplied with kit.
Some minor trimming and modifications may be required.

Damage to covering can be repaired with Top Flite MonoKote.

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