The Aero L-39 Albatros stands as an illustrious high-performance jet trainer, originating from Czechoslovakia and manufactured by Aero Vodochody. It holds the distinction of being the most widely employed jet trainer globally and has not only been utilized for fundamental and advanced pilot training but has also seen service in combat missions, particularly in a light-attack role.
About the Model: The 50mm L-39 represents a perfect gateway for introducing RC pilots to the realm of jet aircraft. Jets, with their greater speed and elevated complexity compared to traditional propeller-driven counterparts, can be intimidating, even for seasoned aviators. However, the L-39's distinctive airframe design, coupled with integrated main wings and tail, significantly enhances low-speed handling, lowering the skill threshold required for piloting. Furthermore, its compact dimensions (808mm airframe length and 659mm wingspan) reduce space constraints, enabling take-offs and landings in more confined areas, away from congested locations and structures.
In keeping with the design philosophy of other small-scale aircraft from Arrows Hobby, the L-39 lacks landing gear, contributing to heightened speed and superior vertical performance. Nevertheless, the inclusion of an anti-friction plate and servo housing on the fuselage's underside facilitates smooth belly landings. Propulsion is courtesy of a 50mm 11-blade fan unit, a 2627-4500KV brushless motor, and a high-performance 30A ESC (equipped with a 3A BEC), all compatible with widely available 3S batteries. This configuration ensures impressive speed and an engaging auditory experience.
The L-39 boasts an extensive history spanning over half a century, featuring a variety of classic paint schemes. Arrows Hobby offers a highly distinctive silver-blue trim, along with optional Air Force logo decals representing multiple nations, affording enthusiasts the opportunity to personalize their aircraft with unique and patriotic flair.
Features: • Equipped with a potent 2627-4500KV brushless motor. • Features an efficient 50mm 11-bladed EDF unit. • Includes a reliable high-performance 30A ESC with a 3A BEC. • Designed for effortless hand-launching and belly-landing, eliminating the need for landing gear. • Incorporates a straightforward lightweight design, extending flight times. • Boasts an eye-catching trim scheme with optional Air Force logo decals for enhanced visibility in flight. • Delivers uncompromising performance despite its affordability, offering exceptional value for RC enthusiasts.