This is the big 12' Telemaster we've used to drop candy at WAAM's club fly-in's the last couple of years. It was also featured dropping feed for deer in the YouTube video listed below. It's a real show-stopper! It can drop candy, deer feed, model skydivers, tow banners, tow large gliders, just about anything! The drop box is removable and is larger than a shoe box, and can be loaded from the top. The drop box has two partitions and the aircraft has two bomb-bay doors allowing for a dual drop. The aircraft breaks down easily for transport. The wing breaks down in 4 pieces and the fuse breaks down in 2 pieces (four pieces if you want to remove the horizontal tail. It will fit easily in the back of a SUV or small p/u truck. The Telemaster is ready to bind and fly and only requires flight batteries. Requires two 6s 5000mAh li-po's which can be gotten for as little as $48.00 each. This aircraft is in excellent shape. It's a real pussycat to fly, and floats in with flaps.
Here is a link to Hobby Lobby for the 12' Telemaster:
Last login: 5/16/2013 9:33:PM
Location: AL, USA
While all the Telemasters are very stable and forgiving in flight, I wouldn't attempt to learn to fly with this one. It's a very large aircraft. It weighs about 30 pounds ready to fly. Anything that large and heavy could do some damage in newbee's hands. Better to start with a smaller, lighter aircraft. Now if you've already learned to fly and want to teach others with a buddy-box setup that's a different story. I have not trained anyone with this aircraft but I have let a number of people try their hand on it with a buddy-box setup. Your Ford Ranger is more than big enough to carry this large Telemaster. Your camper shell will help protect it from the wind. I carry this aircraft in the back of my little Toyota pickup and it has a camper shell on the back as well. I can fit several other planes in the back in addition to the big Telemaster. Let me know if you have any other questions or pm me for a contact phone number if you want to talk to me about this aircraft.