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Catch a racing legend!
The Cosmic Wind Minnow design was first introduced in 1949, and soon became a force to be reckoned with in Formula One competition. It was clocked at over 175.7 mph at the Cleveland National Air Races! Our ARF model makes a superb everyday sport flier and a wonderful racer — tracking solidly, turning quickly and performing sport aerobatics as well!
The fiberglass wheel pants simply slip over the axles and secure with two screws — about five minutes' work, with no drilling or epoxy required.
For easy ground handling, the tailwheel is steerable. Pushrod exits are smoothly faired, another detail that draws admiring looks.
Assembly takes as little as 12-15 hours. The sheeted, built-up balsa/ply wing halves and tail surfaces are precovered in MonoKote®, and the fiberglass fuselage, cowl, wheel pants and aluminum landing gear arrive factory-painted to match. A clear canopy, scale aluminum spinner, decals and Great Planes hardware are all supplied.
"Whether you get a rush from rocketing around pylons or you just want to add some excitement to your Sunday flying, our almost-ready-to-fly Minnow fills the bill — without filling your evenings and weekends with work!"
Great Planes Model Manufacturing
How to Tighten Covering on ARF Models
63 in (1600 mm)
775 in² (50 dm²)
7.25-8.25 lb (3.29-3.74 kg)
21.5-24.5 oz/ft² (65-75 g/dm²)
67.5 in (1714 mm)
2-stroke .61 cu in or 4-stroke .91 cu in engine, 4-channel radio w/5 servos