Wingspan: 108.3 in
Engine Size: 30-32cc gas
Wing Area: 1663.0 sq. in.
Wing Loading: 23-24 oz/sq ft.
Flying Weight: 16.5-17.5 lb
Giant-scale versatility with an executive look
Outstanding performance with a wide speed envelope
Top quality balsa and plywood construction that’s strong and light
Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® film covering
Functional flaps that significantly expand the flight envelope
Two-piece, plug-in cantilever wing
Removable horizontal and vertical tail surfaces
Finished fiberglass cowl and wheel pants in matching colors
Painted aluminum landing gear
Tinted windows and windshield
Pre-drilled or pre-slotted control surface hinge locations
Ready to mount the Evolution® 33GX gas engine
Electric motor mount kit (sold separately) makes conversion easy
Complete high-grade hardware package included
Optional float kit and tundra-style landing gear—sold separately
Needed To Complete
6+ channel Transmitter and Receiver radio system
8 × standard digital servos
Receiver and ignition pack
Engine; VVRC 40cc twin, 35cc single
Engine kill switch
Based On 3 reviews.
I have the Valley View 40cc twin in this airplane and it's a perfect but snug fit. This little engine is awesome!! The airplane flies great and is a joy at the field. Flaps add a tremendous amount of "play time" fun. The only complaint is getting to the engine bolt holes behind the firewall. (extremely tough) Also have the Hanger 9 cub wheels installed with 6" Dubro air tires which makes landings a pleasure.
Mine has a DLE 35 ra and 6 in Dubro tires. The plane comes in @16.6 lbs. and almost unlimited vert. A blast to fly on full out controls and will do an outside loop, inverted and many other things you would not expect from such a big plane. Full flap landings are really fun and once you get a handle on the process really impressive control. I have 15% down at full flap and that seem perfect in my case. Do not use second rate servos, the friend I purchased the plane from used some light weight arms on the Flap Servos, perhaps a mis-fit? One stripped and it really jerked the plane around as a result. The servos were not at fault just the arms. This is a big plane so do not scrimp on Servos or Battery's , I am using 2600 life's.
Pros: The 1/4 scale cub gear and the Hangar 9 1/4 scale floats bolt right on, the blind nuts are pre-installed. No wing struts to fight with since it is a cantilever wing. The cowl is big enough for the VVRC 40 twin, but will accept a Evolution, DA, DLE, just about any 30 to 40 cc you can get your hands on. The Valiant handles like a dream, and the flaps are very effective on the 9 foot wing. The bolt on horizontal and vertical stabilizers make for easy transport in smaller vehicles. It builds easy and has plenty of room. This is the plane to get if you want afloat plane or a bush plane. It won't let you down.
Cons: Like most Hangar 9 planes of late the quality of workmanship is no as good as it used to be. The wing tubes need to be sanded inside to fit the wing tube on both wing halves and the fuselage. The covering was sagging and has never really been tight even with a lot of time and effort working on it. The elevator push rods seem to be about 1/8 inch shorter than they should be.
All in all it is worth the money and a blast on Dubro 6" inflatables on either the 1/4 scale Cub gear or on the stock gear that comes with it.