2.1M (82.7") RQ-7 Shadow Balsa Wood Kit/ Kit+Power Combo (EP/GP UAS FPV Platform)

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2.1M (82.7") RQ-7 Shadow Balsa Wood Kit/ Kit+Power Combo (EP/GP UAS FPV Platform)

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Kit Versions
Battery Combo
Gas Engine Combo
Quantity (12)

Availability 12 in stock
Weight 50.00 lbs
SKU DW-S1201-RQ-7-Shadow

2.1M (82.7") RQ-7 Shadow Balsa Wood Kit/ Kit+Power Combo (UAS FPV Platform)

The RQ-7 Shadow is a battlefield unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by the armed forces of Australia, Italy, Sweden, the United States and others to provide a reconnaissance, surveillance and as a target acquisition platform. The RQ-7 is a high-wing, constant chord pusher configuration with a twin-tailboom empennage and an inverted v-tail. The aircraft has fixed tricycle landing gear. Takeoffs are assisted by a trailer-mounted pneumatic launcher which can accelerate the 375 pound aircraft to 70 knots and is recovered with the aid of arresting gear similar to jets on an aircraft carrier. Over 500 RQ-7 Shadows are in operational use throughout the world carrying electro-optic/infrared imaging sensors and having a range of over 100km and a 4-hour on-target loiter time.

Our RQ-7 Shadow can't offer a 4 hour duration or a 100km range, but it is certainly a fantastic FPV platform with all of the highly practical features of the full size RQ-7, including the aerodynamically proven inverted V-tail, twin boom layout, center-mounted pusher motor, fixed tricycle undercarriage and the huge central nacelle giving a clear view for your cameras and sensors.

For the scale enthusiasts among us the kit builds into quite an accurate representation of the full-size Shadow and, at 2100mm wingspan the large scale enthusiasts won't be disappointed either as this one is nearly 1/2 scale!

The kit features a full set of components and 1:1 plans for wing assembly, laser cut parts from the highest quality balsa and ply to make construction fast, accurate and enjoyable to build!  A full accessory pack, with covering material and decals to provide a complete finished scale replica model.


  • Highly capable FPV platform
  • Accurate laser cut parts
  • Quality balsa and plywood construction
  • Full accessory pack with covering material and decals
  • Easy to follow manual with 1:1 plans for wing assemvly
  • Large payload capacity
  • Landing gear included

Technical specifications

  • Wingspan: 2100mm (82.7")
  • Length: 1900mm (74.8")
  • Flying weight: about 4400g (9.7lbs) depending on power system
  • Motor: MC4220-410KV (Gas 9-15cc engine)
  • Prop: 15 inch
  • ESC: 80A 6S
  • Servo: 7 servos (17g*3pcs+37g *4pcs)

Kit Versions: 

  • Kit only (no electronics)
  • Kit+Film Pack (8M cement grey+2 sheets of decals) 
  • KIT+MC4220 410KV+15 inch wooden propeller+80A ESC+37g*4pcs; 17g*3pcs
  • KIT+MC4220 410KV+15 inch wooden propeller+80A ESC+37g*4pcs ;17g*3pcs+Film pack

Required (not included)

  • Recommended Radio and Receiver; ≥6CH
  • Lipo 6S 5200-8000mAh battery

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XQ 4013 digital 6v

The XQ 4013 servo is the best option out there for 30cc sized 3d planes. Perfect combination of speed and torque and a price point that make the other servo companies jealous.

The XQ 4013 has superior reliability to other servos. They have a core less digital motor, for precise strong movement. The XQ 4013 has all titanium gears, heat sink to reduce overheating, waterproof housing, and great torque and speed.

The XQ 4013 is perfect for a 30CC 3D plane for ALL surfaces. They can be used reliably in a 50cc plane also on all surfaces.


  • Torque:
    • 166.7 oz/in at 4.8V (12.0 kg/cm)
    • 197.2 oz/in at 6V (12.8 kg/cm)
  • Speed:
    • .13 sec at 4.8V
    • .11 sec at 6V
  • Voltage: 4.8V - 6V
  • Weight: 2 oz (59g)
  • Size: 40x20x39mm
  • Gear Style: Futaba Arms
  • Modulation: Coreless Digital
  • Gear Type: Titanium
  • Weight: 2oz (59g)
  • Size: 40x20x39mm

Watch this video of the XQ 4013 beating the Hitec 7985mg


  • Titanium Gears
  • Waterproof
  • Coreless
  • Digital
  • High Torque/High Speed
  • Smooth resolution

Don't forget to buy some circle servo arms to fit your carbon fiber arms you got in your kit!




DLE 20cc Engine

+ Free Shipping (Continental US only!) If international customer, please contact us for shipping quote. You will be charged separately for shipping.
+ Free 2 Year warranty



Glow power isn't the only option anymore. The DLE-20 not only fills the displacement gap, but includes a beam mount to make the glow-to-gas upgrade drop-in fast and easy. A rear pumper carb simplifies installation and adjustment of the DLE 20cc. A generous package of "extras" and electronic ignition for starting ease and top performance make the DLE 20 an attractive alternative to glow…and a solid buy for value and performance.

We supply a free 2 year warranty with our DLE 20, and also back it with our in house repair of DLE engines.

Download DLE 20 Manual


  • Stock Number: DLEG0020
  • Displacement: 20 cc (1.22 cu in)
  • Bore: 1.3 in (32 mm)
  • Stroke: 1.0 in (25 mm)
  • Weight: 28.9 oz (820 g)
  • RPM Range: 1,750-9,000
  • Output: 2.5 hp @ 9,000 rpm
  • Requires: unleaded gasoline, 2-cycle oil, ignition battery & propeller
  • Includes: electronic ignition, muffler, spark plug, gasket, bolts, throttle arm extension & manual
  • Suggested Propellers: 16x8 17x6
  • Suggested Break-in Prop: 16x8
  • Ignition Battery: 4.8-6.0V NiCd or NiMH, 6.6V LiFe or 7.4V LiPo pack (LiPo use requires voltage regulator.)
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Gas/Oil Mix: Break in with Lawn Boy(or similar non synthetic oil) at 32:1 Ratio per gallon / Use RedLine oil at 50:1 for long term use after break in.
  • Replacement Spark Plug: NGK CM6 (DLEG5510) or equivalent
  • Weight Breakdown: Engine: 22.9 oz (650 g); Muffler: 1.8 oz (50 g); Ignition: 4.2 oz (120 g)
  • Recommended Propeller: Hawk "C" type 17x6 (for 3d), 16x8 (sport/pattern)



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SmartDesign V3 "Trouble Free" Tail Wheel Assembly




















































This tail wheel assembly is extremely efficient and reliable. With fewer parts, there is less to worry about and the solid construction makes it the go-to choice for pilots at any skill level. The new V2 design incorporates ball bearings for smooth motion, ball-joint to rudder steering connection, wider CF mounting plate, and slightly larger wheels that the v1. "Trouble Free" means just that... no more worrying about screws falling out or loss of control. Make the switch today by installing the SmartDesign Tail Wheel!!!

CNC Aluminum & C.F. Tail Wheel Assembly for 20cc to 220cc





  • Extremely Reliable
  • Mechanically Efficient Design
  • Simple and Solid Construction
  • Fewer parts needed for install
  • Ball Bearings




  • 20-40cc: $27.00
  • 50-70cc: $34.99
  • 85-120cc: $44.99
  • 150cc-220cc: $54.00






  • 20-40cc: 1.2 oz
  • 50-70cc: 1.6 oz
  • 85-120cc: 2.2 oz
  • 150cc-220cc: 2.6 oz

Don't forget to check out our Aluminum Hub Wheels! They are excellent replacements for landing gears and tail wheels. Please see sizing chart below.

Tail Wheel Chart