The HobbyKing® ™ Matrix is a super lightweight, high performance EPP F3P 3D plane that is sure to please. With its huge control surfaces, wing fences and air brakes, this model will perform the most radical of aerobatic maneuvers with great precision.
Constructed of durable 3mm EPP foam and reinforced extensively with carbon fiber, the Matrix can handle bumps if you slip up on the sticks.
This ARF model includes a light weight 2312 2000KV brushless motor w/prop saver perfectly suited for extreme aerobatics. Also includes universal servo arm extensions to ensure extreme throw from your control surfaces. Simply add your own 10~12A ESC, 3 x 5~8g servos, 4CH radio and RX and your ready to fly!Specs:
Flying Weight: 140g~170g
Motor: 2312 2000KV Brushless Outrunner (included)
ESC: 10~12A (required)
Servos: 3 x 5~8g (required)
Radio: 4CH (required)
Battery: 250~500mAh 7.4V (required)
2312 2000KV 17g Brushless Outrunner Motor
Color Instruction Manual
Your own 4 Channel TX/RX
10~12A ESC w/BEC
5~8g Servo x 3
250~500mAh 7.4V Lipoly Battery
Not too difficult a build. As someone else mentioned the provided thread for the pull-pull system is too short. The landing gear is too flexible to support the plane, I would scrap them and install something a bit stiffer. The instructions are easy to follow and it flies well once the CG is correct. I moved the CG back about 20mm from where the plans suggested and it made a remarkable improvement in pitch authority and hovering. Haven't crashed hard yet so I don't know about durability.I received mine, well packaged. I realized it was not as ARF as I had hoped, at the box was about 25mm deep! I am in the process of building the model so cannot comment on its flying capabilities. The manual is good, colour pictures and simple text to explain the steps. I agree that it will take about a day to build.I wanted a proper indoor model that wasn't depron. This seemed to fit the bill. So far I think it is excellent. Everything came in the box in good condition. You need half decent build knowledge to put it together (takes about a day). I used a combination of CA and POR glue to put it together.
They could have put in an extra carbon rod or 2 as it is a bit tight to get all the lengths required out of what is provided. the only other issue is the weight, they say the finished weigth should be about 140-170 grams. The kit on its own weighs 140 so mine is more like 200grams inc batteryDont like it. Came well packed, instruction manual not at all clear, have taken motor and put on sumink else. Still boxed in workshop,Sehr gut fr die Halle geeignet.I built this plane and maddened it this morning. The plane really is a hassle to build. The maiden flight went good, but I was not happy with the flight time. The plane flew slow (and I mean slow) but at the same time very agile. Once I get the power to weight ratio straightened out, and start getting a little longer flight times, I will be happy with it.Hello, I need a 9g servo and motor weakness only 50Watt
larger engine comes. Weight 170g without battery.
Powerful electric motors are very good flying. (70-80Watt)Quite hard to put together, takes a lot of time. Definitely needs more power. The little motor it comes with is not fit for this airframe. In my case it almost hovered. Upgraded to a slightly bigger one - I am using 2S 370maAh. Flies ok, responsive. i wouldn't buy another one.Super light and manoeuvrable! This is a great 3D plane and was set up with the recommended accessories 370mAh 2s battery, 10amp ESC, 3 HXT500 servos, 8x4 prop. Everything was ordered from the Australian warehouse with regular post and arrived in three days! The only quibble with the plane is the landing gear, which is too flexible to be functional. Worse, the position of the gear struts foul the movement of the aileron servo preventing full swing for this reason Ill probably remove the landing gear altogether and just hand launch and catch the plane.Le kit est de bonne qualite dans l'ensemble, mis a part le moteur qui a cram aprs seulement 2 minutes d'utilisation "normale"...
Attention a la longueur du fil pour les commandes va-et-vient de la drive et profondeur, il y a juste ce qu'il faut et pas 1cm de plus.
La notice est en couleur (et en Anglais), mais les photos sont clair et le montage ncessite seulement une bonne aprs-midi.