Durafly has released another fantastic version of their popular EDF RC jet to date, the fantastic D.H.100 Vampire Mk6. We added some new improvements and finished with a striking new scheme. This version of the Durafly Vampire is finished in the scheme of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) colors. This scheme was selected for its history and for orientation when flying. The RCAF obtained their Vampires in late 1948 and they were an instant hit with the RCAF aircrew and pilots. Being their Air Forces first ever jet fighter, the Vampire had outstanding performance and graceful lines just like the Durafly RC electronic ducted fan version.
Although the initial version of the Vampire was a very stable flier Durafly have tightened up the tail booms and elevator with carbon fiber support to give even better control. With the change to the RCAF colors, the silver scheme has been “dulled” to give a more realistic color and the plane also has a smoother finish with cleaner panel lines. Under the hatch, the Vampire has been updated with an AeroStar 60A ESC with a built-in BEC (rather than the separate ESC and BEC) and an upgraded 2836 3300KV brushless motor to provide more performance and efficiency.
The Durafly Vampire is made from tough EPO foam and is superbly finished with waterslide decals. As well as looking the part, it is easy to assemble, being a Plug N Fly model. The EDF unit, ESC and servos are all pre-installed. The Vampire is pre-fitted with superb, scale-slow metal trunnion servo-less retracts. They have a very positive lock which combined with the beefy struts and large rubber wheels make this jet perfect for almost any field.
Jets are about performance and the Durafly Vampire "Canadian Edition" will not disappoint. It has excellent speed and climb rate, when you combine this performance with the real presence of this model (not to mention the uncanny scale-like sound) the end result is one of the most realistic jets in this class. Where the Vampire differs from other scale jet's is its wide flight envelope, fast fly bys, big loops, aerobatics and slow stall speed combine to give you a very forgiving model that is great to fly Fast just like the original 1950's first generation jet warbird.
Fast, stable, scale, reliable, easy to fly and with a presence in spades, the Durafly D.H 100 Vampire "Canadain Edition" will stand out at any airfield and is ideal for aspiring jet jockeys. A must for any jet fan!
• Carbon fiber in booms and elevator
• Smoother finish with clearer panel lines
• Updated 60A ESC with integrated BEC
• Updated 2836 3300KV motor
• A more realistic “duller” silver paint job
Flying Weight: 1050g
EDF: 70mm with 2836 3000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 60A w/UBEC
Servo: 9g x 4
Retracts: Servoless Electronic
Your own 5~6 Channel TX/RX
1 x 2200mAh~3300mAh 4S Lipoly (30c Min)
Frame/ PNF/ RTF(mm):
Cool plane, sounds awesome, it has a lot of fun factor. Running a nanotech 3300mAh 4s pack 65-130c, flight time of 4min. (pulls 64amps WOT). I am using the gear for take off only and belly landing on the grass to protect the gear from bending on landing. The model flys faster if you fly without the canopy fitted. I did an experiment on grass and tried to take off wheels up on the belly, it doesn’t move, but if you remove the canopy it takes off. The motor is a little starved for air. A good plane to have in your collection.
Sydney, AustraliaMy first unit had a fan failure on its second flight, came down just short of the field, not to heavy and nosed up. Both booms snapped, only one has a carbon rod and it finishes right at the point were the boom meets the wing, fairly useless as this is the week point. Hobbyking was good enough to replace it, well done! The new one is also just as flexible in the booms, it is already splitting straight out of the box! I cut on the underside through the seem and glued in a flat piece of carbon fiber strip 3 mm wide. Now it has strength, the flex on the original is when the tail is moving up and down, the flat strip takes care of it. A great plane to fly, it is a pity the factory did not listen to what Hobbyking must have advised!A great looking Vampire. If you want something out of the ordinary, that sounds like it should and has great scale looks, backed up by proven performance over a wide envelope, then you cant go past the Vampire.
My only gripe was no manual in the box. But both Hobby King and Durafly have it for download...shouldnt have to though boys.Superb, excellent intro to EDF's now on my third one, can't get enough of themI've been wanting a Vampire for some time now. When I saw this new paint scheme and that they added carbon fiber re-enforcement to the tail booms and horizontal stab, I figured it's time to buy one.
I have well over 20 flights already and love this little foam jet. Only took three clicks of up trim and two clicks of left aileron trim for level flight. I'm using the Zippy compact 3300 mah. four cell packs. Flight time is around 5 minutes. Only problem I have found so far is the nose gear mounting block in mine came loose because there wasn't much glue holding it in place. I just had to epoxy it back in.