This tiny Jet is amazing, EPO foam combined with its featherweight stats means it will be very forgiving of the odd less than 100% landing. The 35mm Fan Unit & ESC are pre-installed as are the linked elevator/aileron servo's, the model comes in 2 pieces so all you have to do when it arrives is attach the vertical stabilizer, hook up the RC equipment to a Reciever that uses Micro Molex 3 Pin conectors, such as the HobbyKing OrangeRX 4 Channel Micro reciever and you are ready to go...... where were we? Ah yes, performing those famous Thunderbirds aerobatics in the local park, basketball court, in fact pretty well anywhere, these models are an absolute hoot when flown with friends, in fact get enough of you together and see if you can pull off some of those breathtaking close formation routine's the Thunderbirds are famous for!
The box the model arrives in is really handy for not only transporting the model to prevent hanger rash but the spare pockets in the packing foam are ideal for carrying spare Lipolys and you will have so much fun with this, I would carry a few! This jet is so cute, even your Wife will like it!
Wing Span: 378mm
Flying Weight: 98g
Wing Area: 3.23dm2
Wing Loading: 30.3g/dm2
EDF: 35mm with 9000kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 6A w/BEC
Servo: 2 x 2g
3 Blade Fan Rotor
Your Own 4 Channel TX/ (compatible with 1.25mm Molex 3 Pin Connectors)
7.4v 450mAh 2s Lipoly Battery
Sorry, aber dieses Flugzeug macht keinen Spass. Es hat keine Power mit dem angegeben Lipo und leider gibt es keine schlauen Ersatzteile. Ich wrde definitiv heute einen 70mm kaufen.Very strong foam, good finish.
Decals, not perfects, but is not a problem beacuse i want to paint it.
When take off, start with 2/4 of trottle, beacuse engine torque makes it turn to the left, then fly at full trottle.
I think that ducted fan unit is good, but less powerful than I thought: probably will change the motor and the fan.
It's a great aircraft, recommended for experienced pilots but not for beginners.So far I like what I see but the biggest discouragement for me on this is mine did not come with the molex 1.25 connectors! My plane as it arrived has the jr style larger connectors so I am not able to plug and play with the receiver I had in reserve for it (orange 415). Otherwise quality seems to be good, some perforations at the hinges but so far looks good.This plane is ready to fly in 5 minutes. It is small, fast and agile, so I wouldn't recommend it for beginners.
To start, you need to launch it quite hard.
When it's up in the air and no wind, it flies like it's on rails. It also looks very good when u make low passes.
Landing is easy, it glides very well without motor.
This little jet flies ok with the stock Setup, but if u really want to have fun with it, buy an additional ESC (I use a 12A) and use 3S batteries
Use the 3 blade fan rotor when using 3S.
Remember to take a break between the flights, so your ESC can cool down. I didn't and had a motor cut-off but I could safely land it because it glides so well.
I prefer to fly it a little bit more nose heavy than to have the CG at 55mm like mentioned in the manual.
I had one crash, because the left servo blocked and it went down in a spiral, nose first in the ground. Built in a new servo and needed some glue for the nose, flies well again.
Buy it and have fun with it!
One of my favorites. Little mods here. Other than running 3s with 10amp esc and 3 blade rotors. Ended up replacing nose with plastic nose cone from a rocket. Fitting for this plane. NOT a beginners plane. Check out vidoes under "danieljduff1978" on youtube. You can see the plastic nose cone at work. You'll see what I mean.Je suis vraiment tonn, j'ai monter des 450mah en 2s et vraiment des superbes qualits de vol, se laisse mme ralentir sans soucis, en dcrochage il refuse de tourner, et dandine sur l'aile un coup de gaz a fond et hop il est reparti. Des performances plutt pas mal en pointe et le taux de monte n'est vraiment pas ridicule, looping et tonneau rapide sans problme. Un pilote moyen avec dbattement 5mm sur tous les axes et 35pcnt expo ralise un vol sans problme. Pour le lancer mi-gaz et ne pas lancer trop fort sinon ca cabre. Je recommande cg 55mm comme sur la notice.Fast! This plane seems to fly best at 3/4 throttle. Not for beginner, anymore then a light wind the jet will be thrown around in the air. Nose cone is fragile.Quick delivery to the UK. Well packaged, and a right tidy package. Balances well with 2S 500mah in second compartment. Just waiting for a nice sunny day and will give it a chuck and a flight review!I just got one and have two flights on it. It flys amazing! I am using the 2s 460 mah turnigy nano tech. It seems to fly the best with the battery 1cm back from the very front. In order for this battery to fit I had to melt some foam, there are 4 little peices of foam that are suppost to support the battery. In order for the battery to fit you must get rid of all 4. OR what I did is I heated up a butter knife and just melted off the bottem parts so that the battery slides under them. The battery stays nice and tight in there and it is easy to take in and out. I must note that the screws on the control rods need to have loctite on them. On my first flight I lost the elevator and needless to say I nosedived into the ground at 50 feet high. But I just tightend that control rod, and now it flies amazing! It flies OK in 10 MPH winds. I will recamend this plane to experianced RC pilots, its a little to unstable for beginners, it likes to roll over in the air. I will have a flight video up shortly.Addendum: Achieved a total weight incl. Turnigy 2s 500 mAh of 115 g.
Full throttle gives 70g thrust (=61pcnt) @ 5 A with 2s Lipo (ESC is 6 A max.). This is absolutely sufficient for hand launch. I successfully flew this setup.
Tried 3s Lipo (only on ground, not in the air): Full throttle = 130 g thrust (=113pcnt) @ 8.5 A => too much for stock ESC.