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68.75 in
722 sq in
Wing Area:
56 in
6.5 lbs
4-Channel, 4-Servo (not incl.)
.46 cu in
Engine 2C:


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.

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

** This version does not include a radio, pilot assist link, engine, **
NexSTAR Simulation Software, and the learn-to-fly guarantee.

With such features as SpinControl
Airfoil Extensions, SpeedBrakes and Training Flaps
no other trainer offers so much help for the first-time pilot.

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 that provide lift even in a stall to keep the
NexSTAR level and the pilot in control.
PivotFlex Wing Mounting System fastens with one 1/4-20x2 nylon wing
bolt (GPMQ4402),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
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: Requires 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
Building Time: Ready to fly in 3-5 hours
Warranty Period: Hobbico guarantees this kit free from defects in
both material and workmanship at purchase date. This warranty
does not cover any component part damaged by use or modification.

INCLUDES: Pre-built and covered wings, fuselage and tail assemblies,
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) red plastic spinner
pushrods, linkages, and photo-illustrated instructions

REQUIRES: Radio: 4-channel
Servos: Four standard size (1-throttle, 1-rudder, 1-elevator,
Engine: .46 cu in (7.5cc) engine (*see comments below)
Model airplane fuel
Building and field equipment
Charging Rx and Tx batteries

SPECS: Wingspan: 68.75" (1746mm)
Wing Area: 722 sq in (46sq dm)
Weight: 6.5lb-6.75lb (2835g-3060g) ready to fly
Wing Loading: 20-21 oz/sq ft (61-66g/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)

Right Thrust Angle-3
Down Thrust Angle-4 wing respect to wing incidence

OMMENTS: Wings are equipped with dual aileron servo trays if dual aileron
servos are desired. If you wish to use flaperons you will need to
upgrade your radio system to 6 channels. The instruction manual
list parts needed and information to perform these conversions.

The metal straps described on page 13 for the engine mount are not
included with the kit.

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, an 8oz (240cc) tank like
SULQ1739 can be used. Some minor modification may be needed as this
is not the exact shape of the original tank

*Because the .46LA dimensions are different than a bearinged engine,
it will not work in this plane unless modifications are made. You
will need a different engine mount. Depending on which engine
mount is used, you may need to add aprox. 1/4" to 3/8" plywood
to the firewall to extend the prop forward enough to keep it from
contacting the fuselage.

*If a Tower .46 is being used, you will need to use an muffler
extension. The Dubro 699 Muffler Extension DUBG1319 will work fine.

updt jxs 3/08/04
update mcw 5/27/04
updt mcw 6/4/04
updt mcw 8/24/04
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tower .46 updt tjt 071305
rod update wm 071505
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