Looking for a Plug and Fly trainer that can take a beating? The Trainstar is the model you are looking for!
This model features a blow moulded fuselage with internal ply reinforcement - it is tough! The wing is resilient EPO foam with internal spars for additional strength.
This version is a Plug and Fly package that includes all the equipment needed to assemble the model including pre-installed servos, ESC and brushless outrunner. You will require your own 4-6 channel radio system (Transmitter and receiver), 1800mAh 3s Lipo battery and battery charger.
There is even the option to add flaps at a later stage if you wish - the hardware to do so is also included, just add an additional 2 9grams servos.
• Ply reinforced plastic fuselage
• Tough EPO wing
• Pre-installed servos
• Pre-installed electronic speed controller
• 850Kv Outrunner
• Comprehensive hardware kit
• Option to add flaps
• Instruction Manual
Wing span: 1400mm
Battery: 1800mAh 3s (11.1v) (required)
Motor: 850Kv Outrunner (included)
ESC: 30 amp (Included)
4-6 channel radio
1800mAh 3s Lipo battery
Just received the Trainstar . the quality is not bad but the instructions could be better. Delivery was fast so good in that respect . The decals were a pain to put on but not a real issue. As a Trainer the plane is not the best as it is very unstable in the wind , it tends to get pushed about a lot in even mild wind , It flies well enough on calm days with little wind .Did my first 2 flights in moderately windy conditions. First flight Plane flew well until battery slipped in the Velcro strap and caused the COG to move extremely far to the rear. The battery ended up totally out of the strap and as far to the rear as the cables would alow it to slide. Took some hard work to land but was landed in one piece with no damage.
Second flight I held the battery in place with a zip tie and it stayed in place for the entire flight. Flew well in poor conditions and the plane seems to be an all round good easy to fly plane.
Decals are poor quality and tore in half on more than a few while trying to remove from the backing. Not a big deal,if you some patience this could be done without damage.
Good all round plane for beginners and up.I justo received the plane and it came with no manual, but you can bring it down in the upload files. But it seems easy to put together for somebody that had put together some airplanes before.This aircraft withstood the toughest of my trainee pilots over 9 months of abuse, and still going strong, highly recommended. The Trainstar handles low impact crashes very well.
It's also a very nice flyer and I enjoy it myself for just cruising around the field. The supplied motor and servos are good, but my student now wants more power :P
The Trainstar is a good looking tail dragger that develops all basic flying skills. It's very light and responsive, prone to turbulence and forces students to cope with wind. Light winds are recommended for beginners.
I put a better Turnigy 40a ESC in from the start, as the original was getting hot quickly.
I properly hinged all the control surfaces.
After a few crashes, the internal plywood bits needed re-gluing, easy enough to do, as the original glue was sparsely applied.Got one of these to replace the old standard 40 size trainer as more guys have a spare 2200 battery lying around than glow fuel or starting gear. And this is tough enough to take a beating from the trainees and survive. Would recommend for a strong electric version of the old standard 40 size trainer.Great plane to start with Its very light weight and will blow around in the wind...so beginners should fly on clam days this plane floats nicely and I think i will put an orange 3 axis gyro and a higher kv motor and esc for some faster filght speed as i am not a begginer...Tail wheel as others have said should be just screwed in place but nNot hooked up to the tail rudder It streers just fine and this way it will not damage the rudder...I painted my wings with red and white like the decathilon...I've had this plane for a few weeks now & have flown it 6 times. It is amazing for the price!
The instructions suck, the tailwheel steering is not great & landing a taildragger is not the easiest, but it's a tough plane & is proving great to learn with.
It's my first plane & I'm 6 flights in with no damage or issues.Avion trs compliqu a monter, des multiples sachets de vis en tous genres et aucunes reprs ! j'ai commenc par les cornes de derive, ensuite par les roues puis le moteur et maintenant je compte les vis que je met par petits tas, trs mauvaise notice de montage !
tres difficile de s'y retrouver !
Just received plane. Fast delivery. Instructions are very poor. Per usual the parts dont fit exact. Not enough of the proper size screws to assemble. China has a good idea on products, just does not follow thru. Better be an experienced builder to put this together.This is a very durable trainer! I have plowed it into the ground several times, flown it thru a tree, which ripped the wings off and it glued back together with Gorrila Glue and still flying, the plastic pieces for the tail (rudder and elevator ) broke so I used 4-40 all thread four washers and four nuts to bolt it back together, its still hanging in there. As you can tell I am a beginner pilot, I have built several planes over the last 40 years none of which ever got flown, I was afraid to crash after all that build work. But that knowledge helps keep this one in the air. So if your just starting out like me and looking for a good trainer, I recommend this one ! It also helps to use flight training software.