Cobra 60-90 Fuselage Kit

Availability: Instock.

This AH-1F model was designed to fit 60~90 size Xcell 60 Standard & SE series mechanics but will also fit Century Predator series and the Trex 700. Due to the very narrow fuselage width, the model is designed to have the muffler exhaust installed outside the fuselage side in place of one of the rocket pods on the inboard wing store. This is not scale, but is a perfectly good solution for glow powered mechanics. Electric models are perfectly suited to the narrow Cobra and we have included the magnetic bottom hatch to access the power battery. New in this fuselage is completely scale Aluminum tubular landing gear to complete it's scale appearance. The Cobra is one of the most popular military fuselages available and our Cobra includes every scale detail pictured in this section. Each kit includes the TSU (telescopic sight unit), 20mm three-barrel cannon, 7 tube FFAR rocket launchers and Tow missile launchers.

The Cobra will accommodate up to a rotorspan of 61" [156.0cm] but due to its lightwight, can accept smaller or electric 60 class mechanics. In choosing a mechanics, not all 60-90 class will fit with a full cockpit. In general we recommend a rear mounted engine, commonly used for 3D aerobatics. The FAI mechanics layout normally positions the engine facing forward will work in our fuselage, but you will not be able to fabricate a scale cockpit. Every detail shown in this section is included with the fuselage. New modelers should be aware that between opening your new AH-1F Cobra fuselage and finishing the model can take between 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how much time you can commit to building and finishing.

Compatible Models List:

  • Century Predator 60-90
  • Trex 700
  • Xcell 60-90 Standard & SE
  • (many 60-90 tail shaft driven mechanics)

Feature List:

  • High quality laser cut balsa and plywood interlocking parts.
  • Clear windows included for the windshield and upper cockpit windows.
  • Vacuum formed upper top fairing to save weight and shaping work.
  • Upper transmission bay and cockpit easily detaches to access mechanics.
  • Tow launchers, rocket pods, 20mm Cannon & TSU turret included.
  • Scale 20mm three-barrel cannon with provisions for optional control servo.
  • Universal Contour tail drive system included for 5mm takeoff shafts.
  • Optional bottom panel access cover for electric flight battery.
  • Aluminum scale skid carriers and landing gear.
  • Step by step instruction manual with construction photographs & full size plan.

Required & Optional Items:

  • Flat covering material (Monokote) or similar finishing materials & tools.
  • Optional: Flexible pushrod & mini servo to actuate the front 20mm cannon rotation.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Q: Is there any way to hide the muffler?
    A: Creative modelers can build a rocket pod that is open on both ends or only covers the outside half yet does not hinder the inflight cooling of the muffler.
  2. Q: What if the mechanics or main gear interfers with the fuselage side?
    A: As you build up the fuselage as you go, this is very easy to solve with a scale detail added to the outside of the fuselage to cover the problem part.
  3. Q: Will an ARF version be offered?
    A: No. We plan to keep our products in assembly kit format to make future kit upgrades possible.
  4. Q: Will you offer a belt version? I have heard that the flexible tail drive is unreliable.
    A: No. We include a heavy duty 4mm flexible tail drive system that when installed following our instructions, performs exceptionally well with heading lock gyros.