The Stinger 64 certainly has style, a great looking and flying EPO Sport jet that is a great size to throw in the car and go and have fun.
The EPO construction & pre-applied decals are all excellent quality, in fact as you are assembling the Stinger your confidence grows with it, everything is just "right". Assembly time is really fast, the servos, EDF & ESC all being pre-installed. The aileron servo arms are protected by covers, there are hand launch pockets molded into the under-wing, really strong magnets for the canopy & a nice clean battery bay where everything fits just so, this jet has been really well thought out.
The Stinger looks great and manages to fly even better than it looks! There is a servo per elevator and of course the Stinger has an effective rudder as all Sport Jets should, all of the servos are mounted at the rear with short control rods, the end result is precision. This jet is so capable, it is fast for a 3s/64mm class Jet but has a large flight envelope and is quite happy flying at low speed, ultra stable and ultra predictable, it is ideal for the new jet pilot but wind it up and it becomes a brilliant aerobatic model which is where the Stinger really excels. Jet aerobatics always look exciting and there is nothing the Stinger can not do and almost effortlessly. Stinger 64 just can not be bettered in this class of jet, it has it all, looks, performance, price & quality, just make sure you take plenty of packs to the field, this jet is totally addictive!
Flying Weight: 540g
EDF: 64mm with 2627 4300kv Brushless Outrunner
ESC: 30A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 5
Your Own 4~5 Channel TX/RX
1600mAh~1800MaH 3S Lipoly Battery
I got my blue beauty around 2 months back, and got reading some stuff about what they can and can't do. So I decided to try them myself, it is said that they can only run on a 3 cell lipo, but after. I found weak solder on the motor bullet connectors, so resoldered them then left the canopy off to help with cooling of the ESC, then put a 4 cell 2200 lipo in her......and boy does she go well, I've done over 50 flights since on the original box standard motor and ESC. Loving every flight, it's a little powerhouse .... Value for money through and throughBought this beauty a couple of months ago, and like most people I thought it could do with more power. So without changing any parts I put in a 4s 2200mah lipo and left the canopy off for better cooling, and it went like a bat out of hell. I found that by simply re-soldering the cables from the motor into the bullet connectors (making a better connection) it increased the power. I've successfully had over 50 flights on 4s batteries without any problems... Thank you Hobbyking for a beautiful planeThis is a great flying little jet. Fast right out of the box. Stable and controllable as you want it to be with your transmitter throw and expo adjustments. I flew with 40pcnt aileron throw and 30pcnt expo and it was darned near perfect. I adjusted the aileron throw down to 35pcnt until I get used to this little bird moving so fast. I've been flying WW1 biplanes and giant scale aerobatic birds so, the Stinger is quite a change for my slow reacting brain. The Stinger keeps me on my toes when flying close to full throttle but, she will also slow fly very nicely. She has plenty of power for hand launch and with a couple of clicks of up trim she will power right out of your hand with a moderate toss. I haven't tried an underhand release yet but, I'll bet she'll do it.
On landing, concrete will take your skids away quickly so it's best to land on grass if you can or be prepared to buy more skids at your LHS. She does land very easily with just a touch of power until touch-down.
HK has a winner here as you can see by the lack of stock. I was very happy to find it in stock when I ordered it about a week ago. If you want a nice, simple, affordable, and good flying bird you can't go wrong with the Stinger.
If I crunch this one, I'll buy another.
RJWow, wow...wow. This is a great EDF!! Build was very easy, very quick. I maidened it today using Turnigy nanotech 2250 3s (65-130c). It did take 8 or 9 clicks of up elevator with this battery. I flew for 4 minutes...and battery read down to 11.3 v. Lots of battery left. I put 3 batteries through it today. On hand launch...it needs a strong toss, very stable, but it needs a bit to pick up speed and climb, keep the throttle pegged. Once at altitude with this battery it flies GREAT at a bit over 50pcnt throttle.
I liked the red one so much...I bought the blue one today...seriously. I've got a few edf sport jets. For the price, this one is GREAT!!! Even not for the price...this jet is great!!! Go ahead...don't think twice about it. It's worth it.got yhis from the uk ware house and its great,looks great and hope it flys great to,as this is my first EDF jet that i will be attempting to fly under supervision of couse thank,s HK....just got this a couple of days ago,and straight away you can tell its quality,looks amazing the build is easy.this is the first time for flying a edf jet so a bit nervus,but if some one could tell me the right size battery so i can get the cg right that would be great thanks mark..Great Plane, Flies nicelyGreat flying edf. I like the way it flies with the stock set up, using a range of 2200 3s lipos. CG at rear of finger holes. Easy to launch (fingers in holes, thumb gripping front of intake) and grooves around nicely, with enough power for loops etc. Comes in quite fast for landing and needs a good dose of elevator to flare. 4 crowns for quality due to brittle decals, which crack and come off despite a couple of coats of acrylic, otherwise it is a 5 crowner. Just come back from flying mine, and it is excellent fun for yer pounds sterling - go get one (if they are in stock :)This is my first edf. I love it.Very easy to launch,flys nice and smooth. I going to get another one as soon as the UK stock is in.Great Jet! But novel pilots must to adjust the D/R to 50pcnt, at least ailerons.