The Cessna L-19 Birddog was developed in 1950 from the Cessna 170 4-place, civilian light aircraft, by fitting a more powerful 213 hp Continental 6 engine to it. The Birddog’s military role was to be that of an observation/light communication plane for the US Army.
Structurally, the L-19 Birddog differed significantly from its civilian predecessor, with its passenger capacity reduced to two, the aft superstructure radically altered to provide a clear view rearward, and a transparent panel inserted in the wing above the seats. The access door was widened to accommodate a military stretcher, for which brackets were installed. The L-19 was judged to have much better performance than its WW II counterparts, as well as being more comfortable for its pilot and observer.
Construction: Balsa and ply
Aileron Control: Dual servos
Wheels: Main -- (50mm) tailwheel -- (25mm)
Covering: Polycote ECS
Motor Mount: Power Module
Cockpit: with clear windows
Build Time: 3-5 hours no glue needed for assembly.
Warranty: trial fit at the factory make sure this kit to be free from defects in bother material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or modification.
ARF scale Cessna L-19,
Landing Gear Wheels and Instruction Manual
Servos: 4 micro (2-aileron 1-elevator 1-rudder)
Electric Power Motor: Brushless outrunner 150-250 Watts
Electronic Speed Control: 15-25A
LiPo Battery: 3-4 cells 2000-3000mAh
Propeller to match selected motor