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Black Horse Fairchild Model 24 Argus 2357mm (92.79") Wingspan - ARF

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Fairchild Model 24 Argus 2357mm (92.79") Wingspan from Black Horse - Balsa Wood ARF - BHFA000

The Fairchild Model 24, also known as the Fairchild 24 Argus, is a four-seat, single-engine monoplane designed as a light transport aircraft in the 1930s. It was used by the United States Army Air Corps as and by the Royal Air Force. It was developed from previous Fairchild models and became a successful civil and military utility aircraft.

Designed for operations from relatively unimproved grass airfields, the sturdy undercarriage construction used a vertical oil dampened cylinder above the wheel with a pivoting strut attached to the lower fuselage. The result was a complex but robust undercarriage that could absorb the large loads imposed by rough field operations and could be adapted for the fitting of twin floats for water-based operations.

The model is scaled to approximately 1:4.7 and attention was paid to a true to original appearance and best flight characteristics. The model can be operated using an electric power system or with an internal combustion engine about 30-35cc displacement.

  Visit the Official Black Horse Fairchild Model 24 Argus 2357mm Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • High level of prefabrication right out of the box
  • Lightweight, strong, and scale open structure laser cut balsa and plywood construction
  • Covered in high quality Oracover
  • Heavy-duty pin hinges on all control surfaces
  • Pre-drilled hinge mounting holes
  • Large easy access fuel tank/battery/servo access hatches with sprung loaded latches
  • Painted and detailed dummy radial engine, cockpit and interior included
  • Fiberglass control horns with ball link connector
  • comprehensive control and fitting accessories included
  • Two-piece, plug-in wings simplify transportation and assembly
  • Fiberglass cowl and glass reinforced landing gear covers/pants
  • Mounts for both electric and gas power options included
  • Fully illustrated instruction manual included and also available for download (see tab above)

Includes:

  • Black Horse Fairchild Model 24 Argus 2357mm (92.79") Wingspan - ARF

Requires (Electric):

Requires (Gas):

  • Engine: 30 - 35cc 2-stroke, NGH GT35 recommended
  • Gas Propeller: 18x10 - 20x8
Customer Note

Black Horse ARF models are constructed out of balsa wood and plywood. These are not foam models. The assembly of balsa wood ARF aircraft requires basic model building skills including the installation of servos, ESC, and motor (or gas engine). 

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 6+ hours

Model Scale

1/4 Scale

Wingspan

2357mm / 92.79in

Length

1610mm /63.38in

Weight

7kg / 15.4lbs

CG (Center of Gravity)

160-165mm from leading edge of wing root

Power System

2500 Watt+ Brushless Outrunner Motor or 30 - 35cc 2 Stroke (required)

Electronic Speed Control

60 - 100A (required)

Propeller / EDF

18x10 - 20x8 (required)

Servos

Electric - 7 x 45g standard (required)
Gas - 8 x 45g standard (required)

Landing Gear

Fixed

Required Battery

TWO 4 Cell 14.8V 5000 mAh LiPo Batteries with EC5 connector (required)

Required Radio

6 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Optional

Hinge Type

Nylon Heavy Duty pin hinges

Material

Balsa and plywood

Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

6+ Hours

Recommended Environment

Outdoors

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01/03/2020
David M.
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Second time lucky

Happy to say that the second plane was received in excellent condition, first one suffered two area’s of shipping damage. Have yet to start the build but did a thorough inspection and everything seems OK. Covering is excellent and the bits and pieces appear first rate, looking forward to the build

DH
12/05/2019
Dj H.
United States United States
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Design Execution

Everything looked above board, until I removed the components and began the building sequence. The hinge points poked through both flap surfaces, which required repair. Further, the 67mm flap hinge points were incorrectly identified in the instructions and one end had to be shortened to prevent protruding through the flap a second time. Once the wing panels were complete, not only did the wing trim striping not match the top fuselage trim, the wing panels covered a portion of the black and white fuselage cabin trim. While there are provisions for two elevator servos, there is only one pushrod for rudder control. My preference would be for a pull-pull system.

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11/19/2019
Richard H.
United States United States
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Black Horse Fairchild 24 Argus

Box arrived in excellent condition. Double boxed. All parts were individually wrapped or in separate boxes. All items were taped down to prevent movement. All parts were in perfect shape. Initial inspection showed top notch construction. All covering was tight and all painted items were flawless. I have started construction and can say this is no novice assembly. Manual leaves a bit to be desired and needs close review of each step. Each step needs to be mocked up first to be sure all parts fit properly before final assembly. I made the mistake of using tread lock on the landing gear legs and when I noticed an error and had to remove the screws 2 broke the blind nuts loose which required opening the lower fuselage to get a cut off wheel in to cut off the screw heads. This damaged the fuselage and required a rebuild to make it right. The hardware is a bit low grade and I replaced some of it with better hardware. Overall however I find the model itself to be well made and a great project for someone with a good knowledge of building to work through some of the shortfalls of the construction manual.

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