Thousands of pilots have earned their wings with the Hangar 9® Alpha™ trainer. Now, Hangar 9 introduces an updated version of this ever-popular traditional high-wing trainer with the added benefit of DSM2™ technology that provides freedom from frequency restrictions and interference. And, this Alpha has a completely modernized look that makes it a great-flying and great-looking aircraft. The Alpha 40 DSM2 RTF is the first glow trainer to come equipped with Spektrum’s advanced DX5e 2.4GHz DSM2 5-channel full range aircraft system. Besides providing freedom from frequency restrictions and interference, the DX5e’s DSM2 technology offers superior performance with a secure link for glitch-free performance. The system also includes the Spektrum AR500 receiver.
Other DX5e features include: • Full range capability • Secure link for glitch-free performance • HI and LO rates for beginner and advanced pilots • Servo reversing • Delta wing mixing • Digital trims • Includes 4 AA alkaline batteries • Audible low voltage warning • LED voltage display • Charge jack for Ni-MH batteries • Compatible with all existing Spektrum aircraft receivers
The DX5e is not only perfectly suited for the Alpha 40—it can also be used to fly just about any type of model where 5 channels are appropriate due to its full range capabilities.
With the ready-to-fly Alpha trainer from Hangar 9, success is all but assured, thanks to its gentle, beginner-friendly flight characteristics and the ingenious, hassle-free Evolution Trainer Power System that makes the Alpha the easiest-starting, smoothest-running trainer available. With the engine and radio gear installed, the Alpha 40 is ready to fly in just minutes. This easy-to-fly trainer is perfect for first-time pilots because of its super-stable, self-righting flight characteristics. And, club instructors will find the Alpha 40 to be the most valuable tool for teaching new pilots the basics of RC flight.
- Completely built and ready to fly in minutes
- Equipped with Spektrum’s DX5e 5-channel, full range 2.4GHz DSM2™ radio system
- Hassle-free Evolution® Trainer Power System installed
- Easy-to-fly, traditional high-wing trainer perfect for first-time pilots
- Super-stable, self-righting flight characteristics
- Hangar 9® quality balsa and plywood construction
You will need... • Glow Plug Wrench • Glow Plug Igniter with Charger • Glow Plug • Manual Fuel Pump • Start-Up Field Pack (All items above included with the HANSTART) • Thin CA glue • 30-minute epoxy • Fuel (10%–15% nitro content)
Wingspan: 63 in (1600mm) Overall Length: 52.5 in (1334mm) Wing Area: 710 sq in (45.8 sq dm) Flying Weight: 5.25 lb (2.4 kg) Engine Size: Evolution Power Trainer System (installed) Radio: Spektrum DX5e 5-channel 2.4GHz DSM2 system w/AR600 receiver (installed) Servos: Hangar 9 standard servos (installed) Trim Scheme Colors: White (U870), Black (U874), Orange (U877) & Silver (U881) Prop Size: Evolution 3-Blade Trainer System Propeller (included) Spinner Size: 2 in (included) Approx. Flying Duration: 10–12 minutes Experience Level: Beginner Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour