Hangar 9/Hori­zon Hobby Ul­tra Stick 10cc ARF

From mild sport flying to wild 3D aer­o­bat­ics, this plane can do it all

Model Airplane News - - CONTENTS - By Andrew Grif­fith

Phil Kraft might just have been on to some­thing when he de­signed Das Ugly Stik more than 50 years ago. I have lost track of how many vari­a­tions of this de­sign that I’ve flown over the years. The model is so pop­u­lar that I think any­one that has been around the hobby more than a few years ei­ther owns or has owned some form of Stick.

My cur­rent fa­vorite is the Hangar 9 30cc gi­ant, but when the com­pany in­tro­duced the 10cc Ul­tra Stick I was in­trigued. Why would I need an­other Stick you ask? (My girl­friend cer­tainly asked!) Be­cause while the big one is im­pres­sive, it re­quires a de­gree of work to trans­port, set up, and tear down. The 10cc Stick has the same fea­tures and can be stored and trans­ported in many ve­hi­cles fully as­sem­bled, ready to go at a mo­ment’s no­tice.

The Ul­tra Stick is con­structed out of laser-cut balsa and ply­wood and cov­ered in a high-vis­i­bil­ity day-glow red and white Ul­traCote with con­trast­ing black trim. It’s equipped with sim­ple fixed land­ing gear, and painted fiber­glass wheel pants are in­cluded. The 10cc Stick can be equipped with a va­ri­ety of power sys­tems: Glow, elec­tric, and both two- and four-stroke gas en­gines can be ac­com­mo­dated. Since liv­ing in Florida means I am sur­rounded by wa­ter, I was pleased to see the Ul­tra Stick can be equipped with an op­tional float kit, and I or­dered the floats and wa­ter-rud­der servo as soon as I found out I was re­view­ing this new model. The 10cc Ul­tra Stick is in­tended for in­ter­me­di­ate pi­lots and builders.

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