OSMW Mambo Airplane Kit

$174.99
In stock
SKU
OSM-MBOKIT
Overview

This all-around sport model’s retro design looks great in the air and makes you look like an ace pilot.

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Now that you know how to fly, it's time to learn how to build.

 
The Mambo is different than any of our other kits in the fact that it’s engineered from the get-go to be easy to build for the first time builder. Now don’t confuse this with a trainer model, but rather it’s aimed at modelers who are bored with their RTF trainer, or maybe those who have been flying for years and are looking to build a kit for the first time.

 

Using precision, laser-cut, interlocking parts along with our unique WEB-LOCK construction and built-in alignment jigs, the Mambo can be built straight and true - using a minimum parts count and a minimum amount of fuss.

Included in each Mambo kit are full-sized rolled plans, a printed construction manual, pre-bent main gear, and a premium hardware package from brand-name, USA manufacturers (DuBro, Sonic-Tronics, and others) to guarantee the best quality. Also included is a clear, pre-formed plastic canopy.


Power can be from either electric or glow. The fuselage has a large, built-in hatch, securely held in place with magnets giving you quick access to either your batteries or fuel tank.

Also, we’ve designed it to readily accept the powerplant, radio and other accessories from several popular RTF trainers, such as Horizon’s Apprentice S® and 15e®. Simply remove their motor, ESC and radio from that kit and it an easily be used with our Mambo.

This all-around sport model’s retro design looks great in the air and makes you look like an ace pilot. Loop it, roll it, spin it, snap it, and just have a great time flying it.

What’s more is you can cover and finish your Mambo like you want, rather than being stuck with a "me-too" offering that look exactly the same as the others at your local field.

Whether you like gentle cruising, or prefer to tear up the sky, the Mambo’s wide flight envelope makes it a blast to fly!


This video is Terry Dunn's product review of our Mambo kit in the June 2020 issue of Model Aviation magazine.

 

 

 

 

A Great First Build
We've gone the extra mile to keep the parts count low. Lots of designed-in building aids give you your best chance of success for your first build.

 

WEB-LOCK Construction
There's nothing else like it. Build our wings, straight and true - with a minimum amount of fuss.

 

Premium USA Hardware
Included in each Old School Model Works kit is a premium hardware package. We only source our hardware from brand-name, USA manufacturers to guarantee the best quality.

 

Light-weight Fuselage Shell
The fuselage is built around this inner, laser-cut, lite-ply shell - complete with alignment pins for the outer sheeting.

 

Front hatch
Held in place with magnets, this hatch gives you easy access to batteries or fuel.

 

Canopy
Also included is a clear, pre-formed plastic canopy.

 

Design your color scheme
Download this sheet to design your Mambo's color scheme.

 

Want to see more?
Click the "My Build" button to bring up a Flickr photo album of our customer's Mambo builds.

 

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 44 inches
  • Wing Area: 365 square inchesLength (airframe only): 39 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 - 3.5 pounds

 

Radio:

  • 4 channel system

 

Power:

  • Glow ( .15-.30 engine, tank, fuel tubing)
  • Equivalent electric power (readily accepts Apprentice 15® or Apprentice S® power system

 

Additional items needed to complete the Mambo kit:

  • 4 channel radio and servos
  • Propeller
  • Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
  • “Y” servo harness (for ailerons)
  • Pushrods (two 5” for ailerons, two 24” for elevator & rudder, one 10” for throttle if glow powered)
  • Clevises for the pushrods (8 if electric, 10 if glow).
  • Two 2.5” diameter main wheels
  • 1 - tailwheel assembly
  • If glow, tank and fuel tubing
  • Covering

 

Recommended Power Systems

 

Cobra

 

C-2820/10 1170Kv Motor, C-60A-ESC, APC 10x6 or 11x5.5 Prop on 3S 3300mah LiPo Battery

APC 10x6 Prop = 11.1v, 31.6A, 351 watts, 10,202 RPM, 57oz Thrust, 58mph Speed

APC 11x5.5 Prop = 11.1v, 39.5A, 438 watts, 9,678 RPM, 71oz Thrust, 50mph Speed

 

Tempest

 

TEM-2820-1170Kv Motor, TEM-60A-ESC, APC 10x6 or 11x5.5 Prop on 3S 3300mah LiPo Battery

APC 10x6 Prop = 11.1v, 38.0A, 422 watts, 10,550 RPM, 61oz Thrust, 60mph Speed

APC 11x5.5 Prop = 11.1v, 46.5A, 516 watts, 9,886 RPM, 76oz Thrust, 52mph Speed

 

 

BadAss

BA-2820-1080Kv Motor, BA-REB-65A-ESC, APC 10x7 or 11x5.5 Prop on 3S 3300mah LiPo Battery

APC 10x7 Prop = 11.1v, 38.2A, 424 watts, 10,097 RPM, 60oz Thrust, 67mph Speed

APC 11x5.5 Prop = 11.1v, 39.5A, 438 watts, 9,678 RPM, 71oz Thrust, 50mph Speed

 

Want some ideas on how to finish your Mambo?

Click the image below for some customer build photos.

 

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.

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