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Sku: OMP-SD55-PNP-R

OMPHobby Super Decathlon 55 Inch Balsa Airplane Receiver Ready

 

OMP Hobby Super Decathlon

This Amazing plane comes in with a wing span of 55 inches and carries a light wing load, and flies just like you would expect it too, can be flown like a trainer with the 2200 - 2600 3S battery and a 13X6 propeller, but don't let that fool you, this planes also will hang on it’s prop with the 4S 2200 - 2600  and 12X6.5 propeller with high rates and throws to the max and the really see what this plane will do. With the recommended Sunny Sky motor and Eolo Prop, Hang on for a Fun ride.

   This plane is equipped with aluminum landing gear and soft tires. Grass take offs are no match for this plane, Take it anywhere and fly.

   Two Beautiful color schemes are offered, (Red White Blue), ( White, Red, and Blue), all with the Oracover film.

 Make sure to create vent holes in the bottom of the fuselage near the tail wheel.

There is a $20.00 Flat Rate shipping fee for domestic orders due to the rise in shipping cost.

Specifications:
Full Length: 1020mm/40”
Weight: 1.55KG/3.4lbs
Wingspan:1400/55”
Wing Area: 34.7dm ²
Wing Load: 44.7g/dm ²
Wing Angle of Incidence: 1.5 °
Motor Thrust Angles: Down 2.5 ° & Right 5 °
ESC: SunnySky 40A
Servos: OMPHOBBY 17g * 4pcs
Motor: SunnySky X2820
Battery: 3S/4S 2200-2600mah
Propeller: Eolo 13*7E for 4S or 12*6.5E for 3S

 

Orders are shipped from Columbus, the capital city of Ohio, USA.

An order placed before 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time will be shipped the same working day.

We ship on Monday-Friday by US postal service (USPS) and UPS, and Saturday morning by USPS if a local post office is open. Any order placed on Saturday morning may or may not be shipped the same day. Orders placed on Sunday and US holidays will be shipped the next working day.

Domestic:

Retail orders above $80 may be eligible for free shipping, including contiguous United States, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. We will use either USPS or UPS that most packages can be delivered in 3-5 working days, but not guaranteed. However, for packages contain large and heavy items, such as power supply, we may use parcel post service or UPS Surepost that may take up to 7 working days to be delivered.

USPS First Class Mail and Priority Mail, Express Mail, and UPS services can be used for domestic addresses. Tracking number and delivery confirmation will be provided to the customer when they are available. If you have not received a tracking information E-mail, please log into your account and click the "view order" link, then click "Track your order" link to find out the tracking number and ship method.

USPS Priority Mail is typically delivered in 3 working days. But very occasionally a priority mail package may be delayed for several days in the mailing system. If delivery time is extremely critical to your order, we would recommend Priority Mail Express or other couriers.

Domestic First Class Mail is only 1-2 days slower than Priority Mail in delivery. We suggest domestic customers choose First Class Mail for an order under 15 oz to save shipping cost.

Real shipping cost is calculated according to package weight and distance, and can be found in the checkout page after delivery address is specified in the fields.

Any order of $200 and above requires addressee's signature confirmation upon receipt of the package. Please contact us in advance or leave a comment in the message box if you want to waive signature confirmation.

We always check the legality of potential fraudulent orders. This procedure may lead to 1-2 working days delay in shipping in some rare cases.

We do not ship products to shipping forwarding companies. Any order shows this kind of address will be cancelled and refunded without notification.

International:

DHL, DHL Express, US Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail, Priority Mail, and Express Mail (EMS), and UPS services can be selected for international addresses. Shipping cost is calculated according to package weight and distance, and can be found in the check out process. A package usually takes around 7-10 days to be delivered, or occasionally up to 45 days depending on the processing speed in your country, especially in some countries such as Brazil and Russia.

USPS First Class Mail is a budget shipping method. As soon as a First Class Mail package left USPS Chicago hub there will be no tracking information available. If you need detailed tracking information and timely delivery please do not use this shipping method.

Presently we cannot ship lithium batteries internationally by US Post Service or any other air shipping method. Please select UPS Ground if your order contains LiPo or LiFe battery.

We do not ship products to shipping forwarding companies. Any order shows this kind of address will be cancelled and refunded without notification.

OMPHobby Super Decathlon 55 Inch Balsa Airplane Receiver Ready

Customer Reviews

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Neil R.
Amazing service and product!

I’m very impressed with the OMP Super Decathlon. Fit and finish is top notch and it was super easy to set up. I took a bit longer to cut out the fake windows and added some smoked poly windows to make it really shine. Flight characteristics are amazing on a 4s. Dial down the rates for scale like flight, or increase them for an all out show stopper! Package was shipped and received one day later. Thanks BuddyRC!

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Jimmy A.
Decathlon

Love the plane! Flys beyond expectations.
I did vent the plane as suggested and still lost the hatch on the maiden flight though. May suggest a hing be added or something to future customers. I’ll check the store to see if I can buy another. If not I’ll be covering the hole.

Thank you for the review and suggestions.

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jeffrey F.
Bad elevator Servo would not maintain center

Terrible elevator servo with changing center, called was recommended to get the FLEX 15 gram servos which fit perfectly and without any issues at All

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Benjamin S.
A good flying airplane but some serious quality issues.

Thoughts on my new BuddyRC Super Decathlon. I was all set to pan this airplane due to several significant quality issues. However, once it is all set up it looks great and flies well.

First, the tail wheel is supposed to be factory mounted on the fuse. However, my tailwheel had been mounted, and then somewhere along the line ripped out and was nowhere to be found. Luckily, I had a tailwheel from a crashed Extreme Flight airplane that was a perfect fit, and it just required some soaking with thin CA to strengthen the holes where the original screws had been ripped out.

Second the tail (vertical fin) was snapped exactly like it was in the two build videos I saw. A relatively easy fix with CA and strengthened when the horizontal tail was installed. Additionally, there was some damage to a bulkhead inside the fuse. It did not compromise the integrity of the airframe but still it was sloppy. Also, the cowling spontaneously developed a crack which I just put some clear tape on to stop it from traveling.

Finally, there are no published control throws or a center of gravity (CG) data. That these critical values are missing is ridiculous. There is no excuse for leaving this data out.

Overall, the covering job was excellent but some of the seaming, cuts, and details could be cleaner. The design of the airplane seems solid and well thought out.

After I had worked my way through these quality issues, I ended up with a beautiful airplane. I hypothesized that the CG should be about 60mm from the leading edge (give or take). I set my throws so that they "looked" right. I settled on:
AIL - 50% throw/65 Expo
ELE- 60% throw/55 Expo
RUD - 100 throw/45 Expo

I also moved all the control push rods inward to the second to the last hole on the servo. I am guessing that a lot of you think that these settings are VERY tame. However, I am not a 3D pilot and prefer a smooth flying aerobatic sport airplane. These settings accomplish that goal. With "less tame" settings the airplane becomes VERY twitchy.

I think this airplane is a lot of fun to fly and is capable of large smooth aerobatics. Very fast roll rates but it is coupled. But one should expect coupling with a high wing airplane. The airplane is easy to take off and land and its ground handling is well mannered. As with any tail dragger you need to use your rudder. I was flying with a 4S 3000 and it had PLENTY of power but was not overpowered. As stated, she is beautifully aerobatic and can also settle down for very docile flight.

Overall, you can end up with a nice airplane despite the issues I describe above. I hope that Buddy RC / OMP fix the quality issues. If so, they would have a great product. However, these quality flaws were alarming to me.

Hi Ben, thank you very much for the valuable feedback. We will definitely make improvements in the future products.

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Pete H.W.
Fantastic

This airplane is just fantastic. What’s not to like? Depending on how you view this airplane you might think initially it’s expensive for its size. When you look at it from the standpoint of it’s a PNP airplane and a balsa airplane it’s a bargain at least to me. I have the Bighorn 49 and now this Decathlon 55. Fit and finish is superb. I will say I added a different 65amp ESC and a 10amp UBEC for piece of mind due to me running on 4s power. It’s been pretty windy lately so I haven’t flown it yet. Control throws are insane. First flights I’d think should be dialed down some. To keep things simple….for me at least and keeping switch assignments down on my iX20 I choose to dial up the expo on elevator and ailerons and keeping rudder 100%. Looking forward to getting this airplane in the air. One last note, the only thing I saw during assembly was the rudder area. It had a small crack in the wood that was easily repaired with a dab of thin CA.

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