OSMW Bat Airplane Kit
Turn. Twist. Evade. Attack!
The Bat is simplicity and excitement all at the same time. It is based off a 1970's World Engines kit and is a lot of fun to fly alone. But it's ton's of fun to fly in groups. Thanks to precision laser-cutting, and the low parts count, this allows you to completely assemble the airframe in just a few hours.
Between the twin fins, there is an expansive internal area to allow in the installation of a variety of radio gear, as well as batteries (or fuel tank). This is all accessible via three hatches - the two servo hatches and a center hatch with a quick-release latch setup.
Parts are included to build the Bat with either an electric or glow powerplant. And it's one of the few designs in our lineup where you can overpower a little it without too much extra work.
We've had great fun with the recommended power systems, but as long as you keep a good eye on the C.G. (and lateral balance) you can strap on a little more power and streak through the skies. Obviously some common sense needs to be applied here, but the structure is strong and can withstand a little overpowering with no problems.
- Wingspan: 37.25 inches
- Wing Area: 360 square inches
- Length (airframe only): 10.45" (glow), 11.5" (electric)
- Weight: 22-28 ounces (RTF)
- 3 channel system (with elevon mixing) 2 sub-micro servos for elevons 1 for throttle (if using a glow engine)
- Electric: 250+ watt brushless setup, 3s lipo Glow (.09-.15 engine, 2 ounce tank, fuel tubing)
Additional items needed to complete the Bat kit:
- 3 channel radio and servos (elevon mixing is needed, so a radio with mixing is needed)
- Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
- Pushrods (two 6” for elevons, one 8” for throttle if glow powered)
- Clevises for the pushrods (6 if electric, 8 if glow).
Recommended Power Systems
C-2814/12 1390Kv Motor, C-40A-ESC, APC 9x6 or 10x5 Prop on 3S 1300mah LiPo Battery
APC 9x6 Prop = 11.1v, 33.09A, 367 watts, 11,528 RPM, 50oz Thrust, 66mph Speed
APC 10x5 Prop = 11.1v, 39.26A, 436 watts, 10,967 RPM, 61oz Thrust, 52mph Speed
Tem-2814-1400Kv Motor, TEM-ESC-60A-6S ESC, APC 9x6 or 10x5 Prop on 3S 1300mah LiPo Battery
APC 9x6 Prop = 11.1v, 40.69A, 452 watts, 12,126 RPM, 56oz Thrust, 69mph Speed
APC 10x5 Prop = 11.1v, 49.58A, 550 watts, 11,711 RPM, 68oz Thrust, 57mph Speed
BA-2814-1300Kv Motor, BA-REB-45A ESC, APC 9x6 or 10x5 Prop on 3S 1300mah LiPo Battery
APC 9x6 Prop = 11.1v, 36.01A, 400 watts, 11,958 RPM, 54oz Thrust, 68mph Speed
APC 10x5 Prop = 11.1v, 42.25A, 469 watts, 11,528 RPM, 67oz Thrust, 55mph Speed
APC 9x9 Prop = 11.1v, 56.78A, 630 watts, 10,482 RPM, 53oz Thrust, 89mph Speed (high speed, use 60A+ ESC)
Please Note: All of the Old School Model Works Kits on our website have a $5 Oversize Package surcharge included in the price shown. This will cover the additional shipping cost while still allowing you to choose our economical Flat Rate Shipping option. This makes the delivered cost of the kit the same as ordering it directly Old School Model Works.
We are sorry, but due to the size of the kits and high International shipping costs, we cannot ship them outside of the United States.