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depron babyshark rc airplane

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Most Depron parts are made from 3mm Depron sheet unless otherwise noted. Some parts are made from 6mm Depron or simply double the 3mm parts and laminate it to create a 6mm thick piece if you don’t have any 6mm Depron available.
The Ailerons are made from 1/4” x 1“ Trailing Edge Balsa Stock.
The Horizontal Stab + Elevator is made from 1/8” Balsa Wood.

Parts List
1) .032 Music wire for Elevator pushrods
2) .93” Plastic tubing for Pushrod (http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Shapes.htm#Round Tubing)
3) .039 Music wire for Aileron pushrods
4) 3 Dubro Micro Control horns
5) 1 Balsa 1/4”x 1/8”x 1-1/4” stick for Aileron servo mount
6) Carbon fiber tubes and flat spars for Wing

Wing Spars:
5mm carbon fiber tube
16 inch x 1 pc
1mm x 3mm carbon flat spar
16 inch x 1 pc
20 inch x 1 pc

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Warning! This aircraft is for experienced pilots only. This is not a PARKFLYER. Although it weighs under 2LBS, its speed can exceed 60mph. Therefore, it does not qualify as a "Parkflyer" as per AMA rules and regulations. It should be flown only in fields specifically reserved for RC aircraft which have been approved by the AMA. It is highly recommended that you join the AMA if you are not already a member. If built or flown incorrectly, this plane can cause damage property or injury to people. User assumes all responsibility and risk.


  • Wing Span: 24 inch
  • Length: 17.5 inch
  • Dry weight: 5.5 oz
  • Ready to Fly Weight: 7.7 oz with 2S 7.4v 1050mAh

needed building tools for standard kit:

  • Foam Safe / Odorless CA glue + Foam Safe Accelerator
    (User Friendly Odorless “UFO” highly recommended)
  • Blenderm Hinge Tape or Transparent Scotch Tape
  • Sandpaper + Sanding Bar
  • Hobby Knife
  • Ruler (preferably metal)
  • Wax Paper
  • Self-tapping screws to install motor to plywood motor mount

required equipment:

  • 4 Channel Transmitter + Micro Receiver (AR6100E, AR6110E or similar)
  • 2 Micro Servos (5~8 gram) (HD-1600A or HXT500 or similar)
  • Small & Light High KV Outrunner
    (HXT 24gram 3000kv, Turnigy 2730 3000kv or similar)
  • ESC: 35 Amp
  • APC Prop: (4.75x4.75 on 3S ONLY), or (5x5~6x5 on 2S only)
  • Prop Adapter: 3mm (will fit both recommended motors)
  • Lipo Battery: 1100mAh 11.1v 35C
  • Maximum Battery size: 73x34x18 mm
    (Size is very crucial here. This size is the largest fit for width and thickness
    possible in the small fuselage)

Center of Gravity

  • 1 1/4” from the leading edge at the wing root

Aileron Throw

  • Up and Down = 3/16” ~ 5/16”
  • Dual Rates for 60% low, 90% high
  • Expo is at your preference 20% to 30%

Elevator Throw

  • Up and Down = 1/8” ~ 3/16”
  • Dual Rates 50% low, 60% high
  • Expo is a MUST at 50% to 70%

recommended set ups:

  • Wickedly fast super high performance: (24 Amps / 260+ watts!)
    Motor: HexTronik 24 gram 3000 KV
    ESC: ZTW 35 Amp (Other ESC's including Turnigy can not handle the high switching rate of this motor on 3S, this ZTW 35 Amp ESC can!)
    Battery: 1000mAh 11.1v 40C
    Prop: APC 4.75x4.75

  • Light and fast parkflyer:
    Motor: HexTronik 24 gram 3000 KV
    ESC: ZTW 20 Amp (using a 30Amp ESC will enable you to fly both set ups simply by changing the battery)
    Battery: 1000 mAh 2S 7.4v 40C
    Prop: APC 4.75x4.75 or (5x5~6x5 on 2S only!)

about babyshark:

This micro speed plane is insanely FAST on the 3S setup PLEASE follow the recommended control set ups including EXPO, otherwise it will be challenging to fly as it is a very responsive high performance design that can be easy and fun to fly if set up properly.

The Babyshark is a high performance design that is fast, responsive, and aerobatic. It can retain its high speed energy in full elevator yank and bank pylon turns and will get your heart pumping and your knees shaking. PERFECT for you speed freaks! It is also Extremely maneuverable and can tear up the sky like NO OTHER Depron aircraft it’s size and weight
then slow down for sport flying. But what fun is that when you have a little pocket rocket like this in your control. Which ever way you like to fly this plane it is quite small and it can get away from you fast. So don’t blink and hold on for a performance you never thought possible from a 3mm Depron foam airplane and wow everyone at the airfield, Guaranteed!

Alternatively, if you want a fast plane but need to work your way up to it, then start with the 2S set up instead of the 3S on the same motor, ESC, and even the same 4.75x4.75 prop! And you will have your self a very manageable and still fast micro parkflyer that is great flying fun at a more manageable pace. But don’t underestimate this set up either, it can still tear up the sky, but at a less-than-insane way.