Thorpe King of Drones(TM)

Reaper/Predator

Reaper/Predator Giant Scale

“Starter” Kit MAP $675 + $100 S&H   

This kit allows the experienced building customer to skin the wings and tail fins in any material they prefer from composite to obeche and Mylar!  Composite fuselage with ply deck, firewall and frames with composite chin fairing, and aluminum landing gear.

"Quick Build” Kit MAP $1000 + $100 S&H

Aluminum skinned foam cored wings and tail fins with spar tube assembled.  Composite fuselage with firewall and frames glassed in place, ply deck and composite chin fairing, and aluminum landing gear in a quick build kit.

Shadow Half Scale

"Starter” Kit MAP $675 + $100 S&H  

This kit allows the experienced building customer to skin the wings and tail fins in any material they prefer from composite to obeche and Mylar!  Composite fuselage with ply firewall, frames, tailbooms and aluminum landing gear.

Pioneer Half Scale

"Starter” Kit MAP $675 + $100 S&H

 This kit allows the experienced building customer to skin the wings and tail fins in any material they prefer from composite to obeche and Mylar!  Composite fuselage with ply firewall, frames, tailbooms and aluminum landing gear. 

P3000 Canard Biplane

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"Starter” Kit MAP $900 + $150 S&H   

The P3000 can be built as a single pusher or as a centerline thrust twin as shown here.   This kit allows the experienced building customer to skin the wings and canard in any material they prefer from composite to obeche and Mylar!  Composite fuselage, ply firewall, frames and interplanar strut with aluminum landing gear.  

VTOL Hybrid Conversion Kit

VTOL Kit MAP $300 + $25 S+H

The VTOL Kit allows the experienced building customer modify ANY model airplane up to 55 pounds including any King of Drones airplanes here into a Hybrid aircraft that can take off and land vertically with four rotors like any quadcopter; Yet able to convert to forward flight as a fixed wing airplane!  Kit includes thin walled aluminum tubes, design and building instructions and recommended parts for completion.

P10C "Flying Box"

 “Starter” Kit MAP $2500 + $100  

This kit allows the experienced building customer to make a very capable ALUMINUM fuselage aircraft assembled by using a simple hand drill and pop rivet tool; with foam cores for the wings and tail fins that can be covered by the customer in any material they prefer from composite to obeche and Mylar!  Kit comes with aluminum panels sheared to size, longerons, tailboom and tailfin mounting angles and tail struts with aluminum landing gear

An RC Legacy since 1950

Antonio J. Mendoza

A visionary RC designer and modeler, Tony Mendoza's passion for aviation was inspired by American warplanes clearing the skies of Imperial Japanese aircraft - liberating his beloved Filipino homeland.

Starhawk ARFs 1980s - 1990s

While much of the RC industry had gone plastic, Tony insisted on using only common materials that RC modelers could easily repair: balsa, foam cored and sheeted wings, silkspan and painted finish - despite  a production line making Starhawks in quantity

From a plain box... a Starhawk

Starhawks came out of their plain box with the wing in ONE piece - no joining by the customer was required even on .40 and .60 sized models like this 54" wingspan Starhawk High Wing.

Starhawk Biplane

A Starhawk Biplane right out of its plain box - not much to do but for engine, receiver and servos to install!

Just Minutes Later...

The same Starhawk Biplane just minutes later assembled on a table top - the slots and notching already done at the factory even for the interplanar struts!

Good looking airplanes

Starhawk customers prided themselves on the aesthetic, clean lines for the eight different Starhawk models that went into serial production from Tony's design board.