There’s an old aviation adage that states, ‘if an aeroplane looks right, it’ll fly right’, and there’s some real truth in it. Take the P-40 Warhawk for example. Everything about it looks ‘right’. From the proportions of the flying surfaces, to the moment arm, to the length of the nose, to the location of the wheels. All point to a model that has enough wing area to offer pleasantly safe yet agile flying characteristics, is nicely balanced in the air without the need for excess nose weight, and offers superb ground handling characteristics, which can often be the bane of the scaled-down warbird. Put it all together and Seagull’s 80” span version of the American, all-metal, Second World War fighter looks set to be a winner. Add alluring twist ‘n’ turn mechanical retracts, split flaps, a convenient one-piece wing, a smattering of crisp scale touches (including a pilot, a sprung steerable tail wheel and shark’s teeth nose art) and a very pretty picture begins to emerge. Truth is, you’ll love owning and flying this aeroplane not least because of the raised eyebrows and nods of approval you’ll get when you campaign it at the patch. Go on, treat yourself.
|Total surface area (sq. in):||1094|
|Weight (lb):||15.4 – 15.9|
Seagull Curtiss P-40 Warhawk 20cc (SEA-250) Features:
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