The Focke-Wulf Ta-183 Huckebein was a jet-powered fighter aircraft, designed during World War II as the successor to the Messerschmitt Me 262 and other day fighters in Luftwaffe service. It was developed only to the extent of wind tunnel models when the war ended, but the basic design was further developed post-war in Argentina as the FMA Pulqui II. The name Huckebein is a reference to a trouble-making comic strip raven.
The Alfa Model Focke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein has the following features:
• It is almost ready to fly. After finishing it you need to apply decals only and install your RC equipment.
• The model is made of polystyrene foam with hardened surface layer, less prone to surface damage. In addition to that the exposed places are protected by plastic sheathing. Thanks to the ratio of the in-flight weight and building material strength the model is rather sturdy and the risk of its damage in normal operation is minimal.
• During the design of the model a maximum attention was devoted to the aerodynamic layout (e.g. the semi-symmetrical wing airfoil, symmetrical airfoil on the horizontal tail etc., ensuring high aerodynamic lift/drag ratio, and providing thusly for a substantial range of speeds and also for a pleasant flight behaviour, typical of much larger models.
• The base propulsion unit is a direct-current 300-class motor and a custom - designed ducted fan. a substitution of the base motor with an alternating current one with similar or better parameters is of course possible. On the other hand we strongly disapprove of using another ducted fan.
• To control the Huckebein model a normal RC set for controlling slow-flyers is sufficient - it is possible to fly most of the aerobatic figures (with exception of those needing rudder control to execute).