Chances are, you were not expecting to see a flying Shark while trawling around your favourite RC website and if you are thinking that something fishy is going on, think again, this is a new version of an old favourite now made out of super tough EPO foam!
This fun EDF jet is easy to assemble, the 64mm fan unit, ESC and servo's are all pre-installed, the under-carriage is plug in, ideal for those wanting to belly land and the huge gaping mouth allows the powerful fan to gulp lot's of air, meaning there is tons of thrust for a 3s model!
Although not strictly "scale", the EDF Shark is a superb performer, fast, aerobatic and heaps of fun, it is a brilliant sport plane for little money, so if you fancy netting yourself a new fun-fly jet, look no further than Jaws here, he won't bite....much!
Plug and Fly, just add RX and Lipoly
Simple and Fast build
Tough EPO foam construction
Uses common 2200mAh 3s Lipoly (not included)
Plug in under-carriage
Flying Weight: 700g
EDF: 64mm with 39L Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 25A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 3
Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX
2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
The wings and elevator are horrible, I don't see them lasting through one flight much less many, them the control horns are very cheap and will fell, save you money and buy something built better, this is more of a novelty item not a lasting flying plane/shark.First I find that the wings are very cheap and have a feeling they will fold during a flight, then there is no manual with it to let you know the correct CG, I guess I'll just stick a battery in it and see what happens, the body is one big ball of foam but the tail section and wings have no support and will break very easy.Very good un requin qui vols trs facile utiliser
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il vaut mieux le lancer la mainMaiden flight today and my first setup was aileron up/down 10mm, elevator 8mm, c/g 100mm behind the wing leading edge very nice and flying weight 895g (2200mAh 3S lipo plus 63,3g added lead). Flying went very well and it was easy to start with this setup. I will modify this plane for night flying too.This edf sharks seems to have more than enough power for regular flight and might even do a loop though not a tight one.
First thing to do, I changed out the 25 amp esc and used a 35 amp instead. This should be done if you want the esc to last longer and not quit in flight.
Rear wheel should be reinforced by taping the foam before gluing the rear wheel. Then add a stiff support to the rear of the rear tail fin to prevent it flexing during bad landing.
CG is like everyone said, 11cm from edge but it still feels a bit tail heavy if you're used to slightly nose heavy. It all balances out nicely with 2200ma 3s lipo pushed all the way to the front. Add a lipo buzzer to bring more nose weight too.
During take offs, it tends to pitch up a little, due to huge mouth intake, but once reaching flying speed, it stays level. Good nice floater.As review below, no instructions supplied with this model, ok assembly is very easy, however some info on C of G location would cost Hobby King nothing and would certainly help customers. As the previous review, I found the so called 24 hr help next to useless, i contacted them on a separate issue, took a week for an answer and when they did, they suggested an item that was out of stock everywhere.Well built body and lots of thrust with stock setup but awful electronics!
Neat plane, seemed to be flying well for the first few seconds of it's maiden flight until I lost thrust and had to hard land. I opened the access door and smoke poured out, the ESC was on fire!
I was using a 1800mah 3s LiPo...This plane will not even take off using the stock set up! It is very underpowered. The body is built strong as a tank, but all the fins are flimsy, You will need to upgrade the motor before you will be able to gain enough speed to lift off. Hand launching is about impossible as is. No rudder or steerable tail wheel, no instructions, no cg measurements, the elevator push rods are too short if you mount the control horns in the pre drilled areas. Sloppy waste of money. This plane is a novelty:(minus a crown for the terrible packaging! My shark has a big gouge across the nose from the idiotic cardboard edge it rests against inside the box. Just dumb. As an aside, I ordered some lipos with it, they were just thrown in to bounce around inside; not taped down or anything.
Bah. Not quite bad enough to return it. Just a warning to other buyers!