Great Planes News
In addition to being the distribution arm for all Hobbyco, Inc's brands, Great Planes is also a brand of RC aircraft that is owned and managed by Hobbico.
The brand typically consists of balsa and plywood aircraft with plastic coating with a few exceptions. Great Planes aircraft come in a variety of sizes that range from the tiny micro EDF F-86 receiver-ready jet, up to larger, 100"+ wingspan balsa and ply ARFs.
Generally most are gas/nitro powered aircraft with instructions for both two stroke or four stroke setups; however, some also have available electric configuration options.
Great Planes aircraft designs cover a wide variety of airplanes; however most products are some sort of scale variant. The brand has 3D/Sports entrants such as the Extra 300, Matt Chapman Eagle 580, and Shoestring. It has a nice array of warbirds such as a couple of P-51 Mustang variants, the P-40 Warhawk, the Spitfire, Corsair, and others. There is a nice collection of GA scale designs that include the Zlin Akrobat, RV-4, and a couple of Reactor designs. The brand also contains some unique designs like the Giant Big Stik ARF (Ideal for learning sport aerobatics or trying giant-scale flight.), the Viper 500 ARF, and the Fling Discus Launched Glider
Great Planes branded airplane products can be purchased from any local/walk-in hobby retailer or online shop that carries Hobbico products.