The Hangar 9 Meridian not only offers pilots the chance to improve their flying skills, it also offers the opportunity to become familiar with “petrol power” without having to build or buy a larger model. This is especially true with the availability of Evolution’s 10cc petrol engine.
The obvious major benefit of using a petrol engine is the huge savings to be made on running costs when compared to the price of glow fuel, however those used to glow models will also appreciate the cleaner operation of petrol engines that generally leaves no oily residue over the model.
Constructed in the traditional way using balsa and plywood the model is both lightweight and durable and features a striking Ultracote colour scheme with matching pre-painted fibreglass cowling and wheel spats.
Accurate ground handling is assured thanks to the tricycle landing gear and steerable nose leg, this remains attached to the fuselage and combined with the two-piece plug-in-wing the model is both easy to assemble and transport.
The fuselage has a large access hatch providing easy access to the radio gear or if powering the model with an electric motor, access to the flight battery.
Whatever power option is used be it petrol, two or four stoke glow engines or electric power, no additional modifications or hardware is needed as all the necessary parts for all are included. This along with Hangar 9’s illustrated assembly guide means this super model can be flight ready in just a few hours.
The wing has working flaps for improved landing and take offs, adding a new dimension for pilots making the transition to low-wing models. The Meridian is a great sport model in its own right, but certainly a model with which to become familiar with more advanced flying using flaps and petrol power!
Cell Types:4000mAh 4S (14.8V) Battery recommended for EP flight (not included)
Electric Motor Size:E-Flite Power Series 46 or 52 recommended for EP flight (Not included)
Engine Size:10cc Evolution Petrol Engine (EVOE10GX) recommended (not included)
Kit / Ready-Built:ARF
Number of Channels:5+ Channel operation
Prop Range:12 x 6in - 13 x 6in (for 10cc Petrol Engine) or 14 x 7E for EP flight
Recommended ESC:E-Flite 80A ESC EFLA1080B recommended (not included)
Servo(s) included:None - 7x standard SPMAS6060 servos recommended (6 if setting up for EP)
Weight:3200-3700g (7 - 8lbs)