Balsa Cabin Sonata E

Another find from a random batch of Radio Modeller issues I bought from a seller on eBay, I thought I was lucky finding the article about the Jiffy, also in the same batch was an article reviewing the Sonata-E. The review was an enjoyable read, bringing back memories of the aircraft, it was made by the Balsa Cabin, which I’d forgotten. Review shown below, if you want the hires scans click here and here, I have also uploaded a PDF which you can download here.

The kit was a hefty £18.50! I powered it by a 540 from an old Tamiya Buggy, with a 7.2v NiCad providing the power. I dont recall ever having a ESC to control the motor, I have a vague memory of building a RX controlled on/off switch from a kit.

4 thoughts on “Balsa Cabin Sonata E”

  1. Hi
    I nearly bought a Sonata today from Balsa Cabin at a show but the proprietor fought give no details of the electric installation.
    I tried to download the pages in your notes without success.
    Any chance that you could mail a copy of the article. I would pay any sensible cost.

    Here’s hoping!
    Regards

    Chris White

  2. Hi Chris, I’ve uploaded a PDF which you can download here, that might work better for you. More than happy to print it and post it over to you, drop me a mail at robin@kearney.co.uk with your address and I’ll put it in the post to you.

    r.

  3. HI ROBIN
    MANY THANKS FOR THE PDF WHICH OPENED FINE. IT WILL EITHER BE THE SONATA OR A SIG 100 E. NOT DECIDED YET.

    REGARDS

    CHRIS

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