Little Toni (oz2227)

 

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Little Toni. Radio control 1/2A pylon racer kit plan. For 049-06 power.

Update 19/03/2020: Added kit review from RCM June 1977, thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "RCM Product Test: OK Model Company, Little Toni.

The 1/2A Little Toni model is an all-out 1/2A pylon racer. The model is kitted by OK Model Co Ltd, of Japan and imported under the Pilot name by Hobby Shack.

The Little Toni's fuselage and tail surfaces were covered with white Flite-Kote, and the wing with white Super MonoKote. The trim was done with green RS Perfect Paint and B & E Quik-Stripe tape. The canopy was painted with Aero-Gloss silvaire alum. A Cox .049, swinging a 51/2/4 prop supplies the power while a 3 channel Heathkit supplies the guidance.

This is a beautiful kit with its ABS plastic canopy, cowl cheeks and wheel pants. All parts are in plastic bags and separated into their respective groups. The plans are primarily in Japanese, but a lot of the detail has English translation (this is for us, whose 'Foreign language' is English). This is not a beginners kit, but with a little building experience you will have no difficulty. One unique feature of this model is that it has room for the radio!

Flight performance and overall appeal of the Little Toni is excellent. It flies and looks just like its 40 size big brothers. It is one of the fastest turning 1/2A's I've ever flown.

Now the difficulty with the Pilot 1/2A Little Toni; it is not a legal RCM 1/2A racer! Why? The wing is not constant chord or constant 7/8 in thickness. The wing has a tapered trailing edge and a wing thickness of 3/4 in tapering to 3/8 in. If you fly in an area where the races are run by the RCM rules, you're out of luck unless you change the wing or get them to change the rule. But, if you fly in an area where they allow this type of wing, are you in for a lot of fun.

In conclusion, the 1/2A Little Toni is a rewarding kit to build and fly. It is scale-like in appearance and competitive as a 1/2A pylon racer."

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Added photo of the kit box & contents, thanks to Jeff Green [more pics 003].
Mary - 25/05/2018
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