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TBM DV8R 83" Wingspan Jet RC Aircraft ARF

TBM DV8R 83" Wingspan Jet RC Aircraft ARF

Save $400 when ordering the DV8R and Retracts together!
Item# (TBMDV8R)

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  • Overview

TBM DV8R Manual.pdf - 1.08MB

Dozens of these planes were sold by Pat McCurry in kit form. This was/is a very popular kit, but Pat was no longer able to produce the kit. We purchased the rights to the kit from Pat in early 2008. We will be able to sell the kit as an ARF for just $799, which is less than the kit, covering and hardware sold for!
This is the best high performance jet for grass fields. It has a low wing loading for short take offs and landings, and it has very strong landing gear which trailing link to absorb bumps in the runway.
While this jet can be flown fast, due to the large wing area and lifting body fuselage the DV8R can fly very slowly without tip stalling. While maximum speed is about 180 mph, it can fly at 30 mph as well.
We redesigned the wing slightly so that it could be made from wood instead of foam, and to make it 3 pieces for you to transport it more easily. The original wing was one piece. The wing shape and strength remain as is. The excellent flight characteristics of the DV8R will remain unchanged, though now the center section of the wing can stay on the fuselage with the landing gear. This makes the DV8R much easier to transport and to set up at the field.
We made the fuselage in 2 pieces to greatly reduce shipping costs. In the USA the shipping will be reduced by $75. The fuselage is easily glued together to make it one piece by you.
We tested retracts and brakes from Sierra Giant Scale and Robart, and decided to make our own. Our own design is the best and the least expensive by a considerable margin.

Jon's DV8R in the Sport scheme!

Image shown to the left is a customers install of a "Jet Cat P120" in the TBM DV8R". Customer had to cut off 1/4 inch from each side of the rails and cut down the mount to just the 4 bolts you see in the photo.

Wingspan 83"
Length 87"
Weight 22 lbs
Turbine 22-30 lb ofthrust

Oracover Codes for the TBM DV8R
Sport Yellow Yellow 033  Red 022  Black 071
Australian Blue Blue 052  Red 023   White 010    Decal 053
Orange Tiger Meet Orange 032  Red 022    Black 071
Russian Red Blue 053  Red 022 White 010
Three Piece Wing Detail:
  • Nylon Hinges

Luis Parraga 's DV8R

Enjoy a great video by Gerry Hinshaw!

Australian F-18 Anniversary Edition inspired a color scheme for the DV8R:

Clocked at 198MPH!

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