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!
Wingspan: 44 inches
Wing Area: 365 square inches
Length (airframe only): 39 inches
Weight: 2.5 - 3.5 pounds
Radio: 4 channel system
o Glow ( .15-.30 engine, tank, fuel tubing)
o Equivalent electric power (readily accepts Apprentice 15® or Apprentice S® power system
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.
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.
Held in place with magnets, this hatch gives you easy access to batteries or fuel.
Also included is a clear, pre-formed plastic canopy.
Design your color scheme
Download this sheet to design your Mambo's color scheme.
Additional items needed to complete the Mambo kit:
o 4 channel radio and servos
o Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
o "Y" servo harness (for ailerons)
o Pushrods (two 5" for ailerons, two 24" for elevator & rudder, one 10" for throttle if glow powered)
o Clevises for the pushrods (8 if electric, 10 if glow).
o Two 2.5" diameter main wheels
o 1 - tailwheel assembly
o If glow, tank and fuel tubing
Due to high demand, please allow 1-2 weeks for shipment, thank you!