50cc Checkmate ARF QB

50cc Checkmate ARF QB

50cc Checkmate ARF QB

Kendal Simpson has been dazzling air show crowds with his Full Scale Checkmate Aerobatic Bi-Plane for years. Now you can own this amazing aerobatic performer! Aeroworks has captured the impressive scale lines and beautiful color scheme with the 50cc Checkmate ARF QB. Featuring a 70 inch wing span the Checkmate is large enough to provide great visibility and amazing performance with a 50cc gas engine. Aeroworks has been given exclusive rights to produce the Checkmate and is extremely excited to bring this incredible airplane to the modeling community.

Featuring an accurate covering scheme reproduced with genuine Ultracote™ covering the Checkmate is sure to impress even the most dedicated scale RC enthusiast at any flying field. The top and bottom wings are easily removable and allow for quick field assembly to help maximize flying time. The removable top hatch allows for instant access to the inside of the fuselage without removing the bottom wing, making assembly and future maintenance a very simple process. The 7075 painted aluminum landing gear provides a strong landing platform that will be appreciated by any pilot regardless of their skill level. Typical Quick Build (QB) quality can be seen throughout the airplane, from its genuine SAE hardware package to the turnbuckle style pushrods, everything included with the Checkmate is guaranteed to be of the highest quality.

Flying the Checkmate is where the real fun begins! With its large wing area and low flying weight the Checkmate is designed to excel at the same scale aerobatic maneuvers as its full scale counterpart. Point Rolls, Loops, Hammerheads, Blistering Knife Edge Passes and Lomcevak’s are just some of the impressive maneuvers that the Checkmate is capable of. Designed to perform well using an economical 50cc gas engine, the Checkmate is sure to provide many successful flights at a lower cost than many scale airplanes in this category.

Aeroworks is proud to add the 50cc Checkmate ARF QB to our growing line of scale airplanes. With 20 years in the industry, you can rest assured that Aeroworks will be here to provide you with the amazing product support that we have been known for.

Helpful Tip!  Related Products to this aircraft are listed below. For a complete listing of the Items Needed to Complete your build, please view the Assembly Manual in the MANUALS & REVIEWS Tab.


Strong Light Weight Construction
Professionally Covered in Ultracote™
Extra Ultracote™ Covering Provided for Small Repairs
Pre-Mounted and Tinted Canopy
Pre-Mounted Fiberglass Cowl and Wheel Pants
Pre-Installed and Fuel Proofed Engine Box
Laser Cut Engine Mounting Templates
Custom Radial Engine Baffling
Removable Canopy Hatch for Radio Install and Maintenance
One Servo per Aileron
One Servo per Elevator
One Piece Removable Wings for Easy Field Assembly
Large Control Surfaces Double Beveled for Maximum Throw
Pre-Hinged Ailerons from Factory (Ready to Fly) No Gluing
Pre-Drilled Hinge Slots from Factory for Elevator and Rudder
Pre-Made Tail Flying Wires - Just Bolt in Place!
Pull-Pull Rudder Linkage Hardware
Painted and Pre-Mounted 7075 Aluminum Landing gear
Pre-Mounted Tail Wheel Assembly
Complete US Standard Hardware Package Included
Custom Throw Meter and Rudder Deflection Gauge
Complete and Detailed Instruction Manual on CD

10 to 12 Hours Assembly Time

Optional Accessories:
Carbon Fiber Tail Wheel Assembly
Custom Spinner
Custom Vinyl Decal Set
Custom Pilot
Dash Panel
Wing and Stab Bag Set


Top Wing Span 70 Inches
Bottom Wing Span 68 Inches
Wing Area 1525 Square Inches
Fuselage Length 60.5 Inches (Rudder to Front of Cowl)
Fuselage Length 64 Inches (Rudder to Front of Spinner)
Cowl Width 10 Inches
Weight 16.5 to 18 Pounds
Engine 50cc to 60cc Gas
Spinner 3.5 to 3.75 Inches
Radio 6 Channels Minimum

Recommended Servos:
Hitec HS-5625MG
Hitec HS-7954SH (Quantity 4)
Hitec HS-7954SH (Quantity 2)
Hitec HS-7954SH
*See Manual for Minimum Operating Speed - Torque Output

Recommended Pilot:
Checkmate Scheme

Ultracote™ Color Codes: 
#866 True Red
#870 White
#874 Black

Replacement Parts:
Aeroworks offers replacement parts for all of our aircraft,
please call 303-371-4222 for price and availability.


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