Designed by respected pylon racer Jim Allen, the Proud Bird EF1 is both a competitive EF1 class race plane AND a great everyday sport plane. It has the look of a speed demon, and backs it up with the capability of 100+ mph (160+ Km/h) speeds when equipped with the recommended racing power system. But it also handles exceptionally well and can perform sport aerobatics.
All-wood, built-up airframe with fiberglass cowl and wheel pants
Low parts count for fast, easy assembly
All-white finish allows for total trim scheme customization
WARNING: The Proud Bird requires advanced flying skills and is not suitable for beginning or intermediate pilots. It reaches speeds over 100 mph (160 km/h) when equipped with the recommended racing power system, and should only be flown at an approved AMA flying site. Because it can quickly disappear from sight, pilots should remain focused on the plane at all times.
The motor mount is designed to easily accept RimFire and O.S. motors.
The canopy attaches magnetically and allows easy access to a large battery compartment.
The Proud Bird's all-white finish makes it easy for you to decorate your model to be instantly recognizable during all-out pylon racing.
Jim Allen — Team Futaba member, avid R/C pilot for nearly 30 years and designer of the Proud Bird EF1 Sport Racer.
The and flush mount landing gear tops off a package including a fiberglass cowl and wheelpants, ABS belly pan and wing fillets that gives the Proud Bird a slippery profile for maximum speed and efficiency.