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Kit PD03 Kharkov R-10 is a laser cut kit of Tom Nallen's winning plane at the Flying Aces Club WWII Mass Launch 2000 National. This is a super light scale kit designed to go together quick and fly great. The plane is that of a low wing Russian Light Bomber with a rear gunner turret pictured in both the standard green and winter white schemes. 1/22 Scale. Prototype has a wing area of approximate 80 square inches. Weight including rubber motor, balance clay, and 8" plastic propeller is 44.4 grams.
 
The Kharkov R-10 was a low wing Russian light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed by the Kharkov Aviation Institute (KhAI). The KhAI developed a whole family of high speed aircraft (from transports to bombers) designed and assembled by teachers and students, under the direction of Iosif Grigorievich Neman. Various modifications of the original KhAI-1 aircraft were made from 1932 through 1938 at which time Neman was imprisoned and the project came to and end. The KhAI-5 was a prototype of the fast photo reconnaissance aircraft. It featured numerous innovations developed for KhAI-1 aircraft, including retractable gear, wing and control surfaces with stressed skin, internal bomb/camera bay, a new type of gunner's turret, and remotely controlled camera capable of making shots at 80 degrees relative to flight direction. M-25 730hp (later M-25E, M-88, M-62 and M-63 were used on production aircraft). 1936. The Kharkov R-10 was the production recon/light bomber version of KhAI-5.
 
This kit is one of a class of kits we call Pro Design. These kits are for the serious competitor who wants to build a winning plane without the hassle of working from scratch.
 
This free flight rubber powered model airplane kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, contest weight laser cut balsa parts and balsa strip wood, FAI rubber, TissueCal™ markings, vacuum-formed canopy and turret, propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy Built Lite tissue. You will need a hobby knife, fine sandpaper, building board, and glue.


PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (LASER CUT)
Wingspan: 22"

Class: 1/22 Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Experienced
Price: $32.95





PD03 Kharkov vacuum molded parts Extra vacuum-molded canopy and turret. Price: $4.05


Water Slide Markings for kit PD03 Extra TissueCal™ markings. Price: $4.50



 
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PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)

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"Here are the photos of the Kharkov in finished form. It did weigh out at 42 grams with rubber. I used Esaki tissue misted with white primer (on the side towards the frame) and used black chalk to simulate wear. A small brush and Q-tip helped streak it across the wings. It's not hard to do, but I recommend some practice on scrap pieces because once it is applied, it can't be removed or changed!" - FS Gilbert

PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut) PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
"The stab on this one has been hinged. Haven't flown this yet, but I did give it my "bedroom test".....that is I gently launch it just to see if it'll fly straight without a tendency of a severe stall or dive. This one came out perfect.....a nice straight float. Under power? Who knows? Time will tell. Thanks for a great model." - Jeff Horowitz

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PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
"I used only two magnets, one on the wing's trailing edge, the other on the fuselage and one pin in the leading edge. It is perfect. I believe it is 75 grams, with 6.28 dm2 of wing area at 11.9gr/dm2. The motor is a small brushless electric motor of only 5 grams from hobbyking.com. The power is 4 amps under 8 volt. That means 160 grams of thrust theoretically, much too much for the plane. They now have a smaller one of 2 grams." - Angelo Favaro

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PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
"Here are photos of my R-10 just completed. Pretty light model. I ended up just painting the strips on the canopy and turret. Very nice kit thanks!" John Majane

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Weight is 37 grams without rubber, and finish is airbrushed enamels.

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"I added copper wire to the stab for some up in the tail. I hope you like it." - Bob Overcash

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PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
These planes were built for display.
PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)


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