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Hughes H-1 V2

Hughes H-1 V2

Hughes H-1 V2 EP 50” ARF with Pre-installed Electric Retracts   


This is a scale model of the famous Howard Hughes H-1 from the Golden Age of Aviation, the 20-year period between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II.  Though originally designed simply for speed, the H-1 had many new features that influenced the design of high-performance aircraft for years, including retractable landing gear, gently curving wing fillets, rivets and joints that were flush with the aircraft's skin, and ailerons that could be drooped when the flaps were fully extended, improving lift along the full length of the wing for takeoffs and landings. 

The original H-1 is now on display in the Golden Age of Flight gallery in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.


The 1st version of Maxford USA H-1 was released after nearly 2 years in development and true to the original designe, it is stable at both low and high speeds, features concealed rudder and elevator controls, the new developed Max Cowling fiberglass cowl, magnetic battery hatch, spring loaded tail wheel and optional retractable landing gear. Version 2 is the new improved version make this unique ARF even better than the 1st version

 Version1Version 2



50" not too big for your car back seat, not too small in the breeze



build up with mylar covered

Fully shielded with balsa sheet, make the turtleback much stronger if pilot wants to go faster and looks more scale


Landing Gear       

ARF comes wiht fixed landing gear, mechanic retracts are optional             


Pre-installed electic landing gear and gear door.

Fiberglass Cowl with Max-Cowling

Fiberglass Cowl with Max-Cowling and improved scale look dummy engine


Battery HatchUnder the nose, only fit 3S Li-Po

Large hatch on top, will fit 4S Li-Po and easy access to all electrics


Air Performance

Stable at both low and high speed, easy to fly


Same as Version 1, but it can go faster if you want
Easy to AssembleRudder and elevator control systems are complicateRudder and elevator control systems are changed and easy to assemble



Wingspan: 50 in               

Length: 41 in
Wing Area: 490 sq in       

ARF Weight: 4 lbs
Flying Weight: 5 lbs
Wing Loading: 23.5 oz / sq in


Power System: Min. 400W brushless motor
Battery: 3-4S 4,000 mAh Li-Po
Prop Required: EP 11~12"     
Radio System Required: 4ch.4 mini servos


Instruction Manual click here


Flying Video click here 

Version 2 Product Review:

Product review by Mr. Jeff Maruschek (Moose)click here

Version 1 Product Reviews:

Product review and video on RC Groups click here

Full product review by Flying Models click here

Full product review by Model Aviation click here

Full product review by Park Pilot click here

Full product reviw by Model Airplane News click here

Full product reviw by Fly RC click here


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Replacement Parts click here

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