The Escape is the perfect follow on model from a high wing trainer, ideal for novice RC pilots wanting to explore aerobatics or experienced RC pilots looking for a solid, dependable real world sport plane, the Escape is also one of those great models that can handle real world conditions and real world club airfields with ease, it is the perfect "club field" size model.
The Escape is all about predictable flight characteristics and aerobatics as well as versatility, practicality and durability. The supplied hardware is nice quality and comprehensive, it includes heavy duty alloy horns & clevis, alloy wheels with rubber tyres, alloy spinner, fuel tank/engine mount, EP motor mount, etc. With "real world" sport models, practicality is of course important, the Escape features a 2pc plug in wing for easy transportation and field assembly, an easy access battery hatch and of course a robust steerable nose wheel.
As well as being practical and robust, it is also important of course that sport models are fun and the Escape certainly ticks the fun box! Good aerobatic performance & solid, predictable flight characteristics is what good sport/low wing trainers are all about, the Escape offers a wide flight envelope suiting novice and experienced pilots alike, it is no wonder that so many club pilots go back to low wing sport models year in, year out, when it comes to bang for buck, nothing matches a good all-round sport model!
Generous Wing Area/Low Wing Loading
Robust yet light Balsa/Ply ConstructionStrong Tricycle Under-Carriage with Steerable Nosewheel
Comprehensive Harware Kit Included
Expertly Pre-Covered, glossy & Easy Clean Covering
Bright Scheme that is Good for Orientation
Simple and Fast Build ARF
Cheap to Build
Practical All Rounder for Pilots of all Ability
Perfect 1st Sport/Aerobatic Model
Wing Area: 44dm2
Your Own 4~6 Channel TX/RX
0.46~0.52 Glow Engine
42mm Brushless Outrunner Motor (EP Version)
60A~80A Brushless Outrunner Motor (EP Version)
3300mAh~3600mAh 4s Lipoly Battery (EP Version)
5 x Standard Servo (4 x for EP Version)
RX Power On/Off Switch
Great kit for price. Quality fittings. Definitely a need to re-hinge all control surfaces as not all pins are secure. If going electric install the heaviest available in motor range and use offsets to keep motor well forward as you will still need a large battery right forward to get CofG slightly forward of main spar. I made a rounded balsa cowl to fit over top of motor bay - makes a big improvement on appearance.
I use a Zippy Compact 5S 4000mah 25C weighing in at 460 gm and built a foam lined battery tray and can slide it in via the main hatch.
Plane flies on rails and goes exactly where you point it - much easier to fly than an AXN Floater which has a mind of its own even in a slight breeze.This is a very good kit for the price and is as strong as needs be for its size and weight. It features clever use of plywood and holes for strength.
It has started life as electric but I might convert to glow if a fuselage separates itself from one of my .46 motors.
They no longer pack screws for tail assembly and I wouldn't use them anyway. 15 min epoxy is far more efficient. Good quality hardware. All hinged surfaces come pre-fixed with one pin on each side of hing. I will have to remove one to ensure CA has been used as well.
4 Crowns for quality due to covering scheme not as colorful as illustration - yellow and white with red trim for mine and covering shows signs of rubbing wear in places - but not due to Hobby Kings good internal packing.Aeroplano muito bonito, asas removveis e material para montagem de 1, horn de metal e rodas de boa qualidade.First impression when I open the box was disappointed, it was easy to see the low quality. 2 screws for fixing the tail was missing, covering was damage and it was not because of transport. weels where out of center.
I was going to use a elektronic set up and it is not easy to find a place for battery.
But positive things : after building it looks much better and fly very nice.
easy to assemble actually. it is very good for the price. easy to see it when you fly and nice big wings makes it easy to fly and land.