The Lavochkin La-7 was considered by many pilots to be one of the best fighters of World War II. The aircraft was superior to the famed Bf-109G in vertical performance and manoeuvrability, and the La-7’s speed allowed it to defend the Soviet front-lines from bomber attacks. Over 5,700 aircraft were built as the La-7 earned its place in aviation history. The Soviet’s top scoring ace, Ivan Kozhedub, piloted his La-7 “White 27” to over 60 aerial victories.
FlightLineRC’s 1:9 scale flying replica of the La-7 uses EPO material and a fibreglass reinforced one piece wing to offer pilots excellent performance at a great value. A large equipment cabin gives easy access to the ESC, receiver, and battery compartment. Screws attach the wing and elevator for quick assembly. Scale details such as the three bladed propeller and split flaps enhance the model’s realism.
The La-7’s 1100mm wingspan makes the aircraft easy to transport and gives it excellent manoeuvrability at a wide speed range. Its tall 65 mm wheels and wide stance allow takeoff/landing on short, dry grass. The pre-installed 3647 brushless outrunner motor and recommended 4S 14.8v battery can achieve 135kph / 83mph level speed with the scale three-blade propeller. An optional Sport Power System (sold separately) can be purchased to achieve 155kph / 96mph speeds on the same 4s 14.8v battery.
Tech Note: The first production run of La-7s include water slide decals. To apply, cut out each decal individually, soak in warm water for 10 seconds, apply to desired area, and press firmly with dry paper towel to remove any excess water.