NCR is proud to present the "F-117 Nighthawk Boost Glider!
In 1996, Estes planned to release flying version of the F-117 Nighthawk; it was even featured on the cover of the new products brochure that year. It never made it to market, but I always liked the design.
A few years ago, I went back to the original designer, Dave Meyers, and asked him to update it for NCR. Three years of hard work later, here it is!
The model boosts to altitude on 24mm Aerotech E18/E20/E28/E30-4 motors, with an intentional roll to ensure straight flights. The internal pop pod ejects and is recovered on a bright silver streamer, while the F-117 settles into a fast glide.
The NCR F-117 Nighthawk features a vacuum-formed shell, laser cut balsa and plywood parts, and eleven 3D printed parts. It also has "peel and stick" decals, an engine hook, and a complete detailed 32 page instruction book
The model is 23.25" long, and has a wingspan of 19.0". It weighs about 12 ounces at liftoff, fully painted, but without the engine.
This is a kit for master modelers! There's a lot of sanding! Some experience with model airplane hinges is also helpful, but not necessary.