The Cobra from VARIO is a 800 size scale helicopter. You can power this remote-controlled model helicopter with gasoline (benzin), turbine or electric propulsion. Bell Helicopter is the creator of the man-carrying version and produces this helicopter. We offer specific Cobra tail rotor blades which can be ordered with each mechanics.For VARIO's 800 Cobra we recommend a maximum main rotor speed of 1270 rpm. Electric drive sets from VARIO are already tuned to this head speed.Select one of the following drive types:Benzin MechanicsThe benefit of a gasoline helicopter is a robust, easy-to-use engine for long flight times. The fuel is available at every petrol station (2-stroke mix). Kit Ord.No. 7900 contains the bulkheads for the gasoline mechanics. If the engine noise in flight does not disturb you, you will enjoy this classic drive system for model making.Turbine Mechanics JetCat PHT3 (mechanics and turbine)left hand rotationgear ratio: 73.25:1turbine speed: 94,000 rpmrotor speed: 1283 rpmPlease order with suitable rotor shaft Ord.No. 35/47.The Cobra fuselage kit for JetCat PHT3 can be ordered with Ord.No. 7910.Eine Modellturbine fasziniert durch den Duft von Kerosin, sanft anlaufenden Rotor, begleitet vom unverkennbaren Turbinengeräusch. Bis zur kleinen Elektro-Revolution im Modellbau waren Turbinen die leistungsfähigsten Antriebe. Hinsichtlich der Flugzeiten sind Turbinen immer noch dem Elektro-Flug überlegen.Electric Mechanics 1002/82Our propulsion recommendation for this helicopter! Contemporary mechanics, especially designed for the scale model electric flight. The mounting points in the fuselage are identical to those of the petrol engine. Therefore, the mechanics can be used in almost all kits that also fit the petrol mechanics of VARIO (in this case Ord.No. 7900). Electric motors are quiet, low in vibration, without exhaust gases and residual thrust. The blade slap noise of the rotor blades is more noticeable than with other types of propulsion and the result is a true-to-life impression in flight. For this electromechanical system you can choose between two drive sets: for 10S or 12S LiPos.Electric conversion of the Benzin mechanicsUse kit Ord.No. 7900 for conversions of the petrol mechanics to electric motor drive. The strong and rigid aluminum side frames from the petrol mechanics are very suitable for the powerful electric motors being used in model helicopters today. Electric motors provide very quiet operation with low vibration, and no exhaust gases or oily mess to clean up. Model flights are much more realistic without the noise of the petrol engine, and the electric drive is so quiet that even the sound of the rotor blades can be heard in flight. Electric conversions are easy to accomplish using the suitable VARIO drive sets to achieve the optimum system speed for the 90:18 ratio. You may choose between 10S or 12S LiPo battery cells when selecting the conversion drive set that will be right for you.Benzin propulsion option - Build suggestionFirst build a VARIO petrol trainer (Ord.No. 8311) in the pod and boom configuration and fly, later install the mechanics in your scale fuselage. Advantage: You buy the mechanics components at a reasonable price and can learn the flying characteristics of the Benzin Trainer. The trainer mechanics can be built into all kits for gasoline mechanics or the electric mechanics Ord.No. 1002/80 and 1002/82. If you exchange the Benzin Trainer's 2-blade head to a multi-blade scale head, the reduction ratio must be adjusted. It is an easy conversion and the VARIO support network is always available to assist with the change.By June 1967, the first AH-1G Huey Cobras had been delivered. Originally designated as UH-1H, the "A" for attack designation was soon adopted and when the improved UH-1D became the UH-1H, the Huey Cobra became the AH-1G. The first prototypes had retractable skid landing gear. There are now many variations and upgrades of the original Cobra. Our model is based on the AH-1S variant.