Katana 50 ARF, .46-.55

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The Katana 50 from Hangar 9 is a lightweight and durable aerobatic and 3D aircraft that has been optimized to deliver superior flying characteristics.


Key Features

  • Exceptionally lightweight balsa/plywood construction
  • Airfoil designed to excel at 3D aerobatics
  • Two-piece plug-in wing and horizontal stabilizer
  • Carbon wing and horizontal stabilizer tubes
  • Airfoil-shaped tail surfaces
  • Pull-pull and direct link rudder servo mounting options
  • Genuine UltraCote trim scheme
  • Painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants
  • Large, easy-access top hatch
  • Designed for glow, gas or electric power
  • All hardware included


Like the sword for which it's named, the Hangar 9 Katana 50 was designed by champion aerobatic pilot, Mike McConville, to be exceptionally lightweight without sacrificing strength or rigidity. The amazing power-to-weight ratio this construction makes possible is complemented by an airfoil that has been specially designed for aggressive 3D flight. The result is explosive aerobatic performance that will let you boldly explore the limits of your abilities while enjoying absolute precision and control at every corner of the envelope.

Product Specifications

Wingspan: 59.0 in (150 cm)
Overall Length: 58.0 in (147 cm)
Wing Area: 825 sq in (53.2 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 6.60 - 7.50 lb (3.00 - 3.40 kg)
Engine Size: 2-stroke .46-.55; 4-stroke .72-.82; 4-stroke gas 14cc
Motor Size: Power 52
Radio: 4 channel minimum
Servos: 4 standard size (3 standard for EP) + 2 mini servos for dual elevator
Trim Scheme Colors: Cub Yellow (U844), True Red (U866), Black (U874), Silver (U881)
CG (center of gravity): 4-3/8 to 4-3/4 inch (111-120mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at fuselage
Wing Loading: 18.4-21.0 oz/sq ft
Prop Size: Evolution 52: 11 x 6; Saito 82: 14 x 6; Power 52: 15 x 7
Spinner Size: 2-1/4 inch
Speed Control : 80-Amp minimum
Recommended Battery: 18.5V 5000mAh 5S 30C LiPo
Flaps: No
Retracts: No
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 1-1/8 in (29mm) up/down; High: 2-11/16 in (68mm) up/down
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 1-3/16 in (30mm) up/down; High: 3 in (76mm) up/down
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 1-7/8 in (48mm) right/left; High: 2-9/16 in (65mm) right/left
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 7-9 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes

Needed to Complete

Glow Setup:
- 4+ channel Transmitter and Receiver radio system
- (4) standard servos, (2) mini servos
- Receiver Battery
- Engine
- Muffler
- Glow plug
- Fuel
- Propeller
- Spinner

Electric Setup:
- 4+ channel Transmitter and Receiver radio system
- (3) standard servos, (2) mini servos
- Flight Battery
- Motor
- Propeller
- Spinner

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