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Z-526 Zlin Akrobat
Almost-Ready-to-Fly GP/EP Sport Aerobat

A classic European airshow performer!

Z-526 Zlin Akrobat 4-view

Based on the Zlin Z526A that has been popular since the 60's and 70's, this Great Planes model is a distinctive departure from the many CAPs, Extras and Edges currently found at the flying field. It's similar in looks and performance to the Super Chipmunk, with a sleek profile and the capability for thrilling aerobatics. Those maneuvers are equally achievable with a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine or an outrunner brushless motor. The sheeted foam core wing can be built in one or two pieces, and the airfoiled tail surfaces are strong and lightweight. Our Akrobat features a high-vis, scale MonoKote trim scheme, with decals included for German registration or U.S. "N" numbers.

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Z-526 Zlin Akrobat Parts included
Z-526 Zlin Akrobat Canopy battery compartment hatch
With its low parts count and extensive preassembly, the Zlin can be flight-ready in just a few hours.   The canopy doubles as an easy-access hatch for the battery compartment; magnets and a latch provide extra security.

Z-526 Zlin Akrobat RimFire motor installation
Z-526 Zlin Akrobat 4-stroke engine installation
ElectriFly's RimFire .55 outrunner brushless motor delivers plenty of power for sport flight and aerobatics.   An engine mount is included for installing a 4-stroke (shown here) or 2-stroke glow engine for added realism and exceptional performance.

Z-526 Zlin Akrobat Decals
Don Anderson President and Founder  Great Planes Model Manufacturing and the Z-526 Zlin Akrobat

Two sets of decals let you identify your Zlin with either German registration or U.S. "N" numbers.


"The Zlin Z-526 Akrobat has entertained airshow crowds all over the world, and now Great Planes brings this aerobatic champion to you in a .40-sized model. In just a few hours you can have a sport plane capable of thrilling maneuvers – with a look that's refreshingly unique."

Don Anderson, Founder
Great Planes Model Manufacturing

Stock Number: GPMA1024
Wingspan: 58 in (1470 mm)
Wing Area: 633 in² (40.9 dm²)
Weight: 6-6.75 lb (2.70-3.01 kg)
Wing Loading: 22-24 oz/ft² (66-74 g/dm²)
Length: 52 in (1320 mm)
Requires: 4-5 channel radio w/4-5 servos; 2-stroke .46-.55 cu in or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in engine; OR RimFire™ 42-60-480kV outrunner brushless motor, 60A brushless ESC & (2) 11.1V 3200mAh 20C LiPo batteries
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Please note: all recommendations were the best choices available at the time of product release. Please check with your dealer for additional choices. For a complete list of required items consult the instruction manual.

FUTL7627 Futaba® R617FS 7-Channel 2.4GHz FASST™ Receiver
FUTM0004 Futaba S3004 Standard Ball Bearing Servo
OSMG0548 O.S. Engine® 46AXII ABL Engine
OSMG0877 O.S. 72FS-a 4-Stroke Engine
GPMG4715 ElecriFly™ RimFire .55 Outrunner Brushless Motor
GPMG1255 ElecriFly Medium Motor Mount
GPMM1850 ElecriFly Silver Series 60A Brushless ESC
ONXP2243 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 1800mAh 30C Star Plug

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