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, with 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 supplied 2.4ghz radio is pre-bound to the pre-fitted reciever and ready to go, the radio features trims, channel reverse and tail mixing for other models.
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
2.4ghz 4 Channel Mode 2 radio & 8 Channel RX
1600mAh~1800MaH 3S Lipoly Battery
8 x AA Dry Cell Batteries
Very good quality parts, Easy to assemble.
But. 3S 2200mah maybe too heavy, motor lacks littlebit power.
Also not for beginner like me, I Have to wait someone to teach. Btw I suggest Landing gear option, they slowes a bit, but its nice on ground .Great little jet! Fast, agile, stable. Good for a first jet but still a blast to fly. The only thing I had a problem with is the radio. It's complete crap. Or, at-least mine was. It cuts in and out which lead to a crash. I had to climb 50' up into a tree to retrieve it. The nose broke off!! But, the great thing about foamies are, with a little glue, they are easily repaired. It doesn't look as pretty as it did but still flys well. The moral of this story is go ahead and buy this awsome jet. However do yourself a favor and get the PNF version and invest in a good radio. I am now using my spectrum 4 channel radio with a 6 channel Orange RX. No problems now. It would have got a 5 out of 5 for quality if the radio did not lead to a crash.Bought one of these recently, flying it on a 1800 3s with excellent results. Highly recommend this model as it is fast on stock setup and tough. Only problem i had was the decals started peeling off the model from the very first flight. HK you need to look into the decal problem. Besides that all good and a great EDF jet.I flew the first five flights yesterday on my Stinger. I used 1600, 1800, and 2200 batteries, mostly 40C. Light winds. The plane flew beautifully on all weight batteries. Not lightning fast, but quick, very capable, knife edge, loops, rolls, all very smooth and nice. No landing gear, hand launched without issue. 1800 is the battery of choice for lightness and five minute flights. Plenty of power for straight and level launches. A bit of wind helps the launch. Power dives were fast, nice sound, very gentle landings. You can slow the plane down to a walk with even a little breeze. I deducted one star for flaking paint caused by grass landings. Everything else perfect. 40 minute assembly AND setup!Great machine, good quality for very little money.
This is my first Jet and after the easy assembly (good instructions), I just added batteries and it flew beautifully strait from my hand.
Required a tiny bit of trim in roll only with the C of G set at 70mm.
check out this video of a modified hobbyking Stinger.capable of some awesome speed! http://youtu.be/HWYOBZo4VwQReally a god flyer! This video is from stock Stinger except engine is changed to a 3500kv because 4s LiPo is used. Watch video and make your own mind about it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Yefu-9xb0Brilliant model... Im using Lander 64mm fan with 4300kv motor, Turnigy 2650 4S batteries, Trust 55A esc and HXT900 servos... good for better than 200kph and nice to fly. Check out 2nd flight here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWFqGoyjLKM&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL