Piper Cubs are lovely, but let’s face it, they’re pretty common. The Decathlon isn’t to everyones’ taste and, pretty as the Auster clearly is, it’s been modelled many, many times in the past. So, where do you go if you want to ring the changes with your next semi-scale light aircraft purchase but still fancy a high winger? Well, how about Seagull’s latest cabin monoplane, the rather refreshing Maule M-7 Super Rocket, a light utility aircraft with bags of character and, get this, a float option, too! Striking in its yellow and black scheme this 71” span 5-channel, flap-equipped model has all the characterful hallmarks of the classic Cub – a tail-dragger configuration, a sturdy and practical fixed undercarriage, strutery, and classic good looks, all enhanced by a delightfully involved stick and rudder piloting experience. The fact is, pretty much anyone with aileron experience will be able to fly the Maule, but flying it well is where intermediate or advanced pilots will shine.
Suitable for a 10 – 15cc (.60 - .91cu. in.) two-stroke, or four-stroke equivalent the Maule can also be converted into a fully fledged back country float plane using the optional float conversion kit. All-in-all a great all-round scale model that’ll ring the changes, offer long-term enjoyment, and raise an eyebrow at the flying field.
|Wingspan (mm): ||1800 |
|Length (mm): ||1205 |
|Wing area (sq. in): ||810 |
|Weight (lb): ||9.0 |
Needed to complete
- 1 x 10 - 15cc i.c. engine or equivalent electric powertrain.
- 1 x 5-channel (minimum) transmitter and receiver combo.
- 1 x Propeller to suit your chosen engine.
- 8 x Suitable standard size servos (i.c. version).