latest release from Mellor Aviation is their Alto 60E. The model
is an electric power version of their Alto 60V pylon racer.
the Alto 60E is much lighter, utilising mini servos in the wings,
for aileron control and a single mini servo in the fuselage for
features foam core wings with 1/16th balsa skins, with servo wells
ready formed for mini servo mounting. The fuselage pod is vacuum
formed from high impact polystyrene with all the internal formers,
including servo mount, in the same material. The tail boom is 11mm
aluminium tube with all tail blade mounting holes drilled and snake
kit comes complete with all materials needed for construction except
epoxy and or white glues, covering/finishing materials. A tube of
polystyrene cement is included for fuselage construction, as is
all the hardware, clevis's etc.
will however require a Speed 400 electric motor, driving a 6"
x 3" folding propeller, powered by a 7 cell 8.4v battery. Requires
3 channel radio and a motor controller with BEC facility to give
the best performance. But a simple switch will suffice, a brake
facility to help the propeller fold would be an advantage though.
Mellor tells us that the prototype has proved to have good thermalling
ability as well as aerobatic performance. During the recent Foot
& Mouth restrictions Tony has flown the Alto 60E from his local
£56.00 + £4.00pp
more details and information on the complete range of Mellor Aviation
gliders contact them at:
Nicholas Drive, Ratby Leicestershire, LE 6 0NJ.
mention 'Flying Sites' when contacting