||Seagull Models Percival Mew Gull
The Golden Age era produced the most beautiful airplanes to date.
The Percival Mew Gull was a long-lived British race plane and it set many records in its interesting racing career.
It was the first civilian aircraft to exceed 200mph and at the outbreak of WW II it was faster than the
Hawker Hurricane fighter at sea level. The Seagull Models Mew Gull Hobby is a very nice sport-scale version
and its construction is superb with all built-up surfaces. Its covered with UltraCote.
The model is just gorgeous right out of the box and the covering job was perfect.
Provisions for converting it to electric are provided and the adjustable motor mounts are innovative
not to mention very sturdy.
Templates are provided to help cut the beautiful fiberglass cowl to accommodate the battery access door
that is also provided complete with spring-loaded latches.
This is not a beginners project though and some construction skills are needed to fit your batteries
into the compartment.
With the twin E-flite 5000mAh 5S LiPo packs wired in series I had to cut the battery floor out and lower it.
Nothing major and anyone who has minimal building skills will be able to adapt it easily because the fuselage
has plenty of room and braces to which to glue the new floor.
There is so much room in the fuselage that you could easily move the pack back into the fuselage
if you needed to for balance.
I accomplished balancing it by putting my receiver pack way back in the tail of the fuselage so the 10S pack
could remain removable through the hatch.
This is a plane I hope to keep for a long time.
Every now and then a model comes along that just speaks to me and I have to say this one speaks very loudly.
I love the crowd that gathers whenever its at the field.
Guys hang around to see it fly before they have to go home.
I think Ive made some late for dinner
If youre a giant-scale fan and want a scale plane the Mew Gull is a great option.
It flies big and if you keep the wing in its two-piece form it fits into a small car quite well.
I can put it in the back of my Saturn Vue and still get my jet and a couple of other planes in too.
This plane is flashy and its just plain beautiful.
Its first flight presence in the sky was so impressive that we almost forgot to take photos because we
just wanted to watch.
I was so impressed with the way it flew.
Beautifully built and finished
Fast construction and field assembly
Excellent flight characteristics
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]