Thread: New Product E-flite 300 A6M5 Zero BNF Basic
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Afraidtoregister View Post
Nah, they'll never do a Zero. $150 list price for the BNF basic. That should mean everything is included but the battery. Suggested battery is a 2 cell.

~ Authentic scale detail, interior and near-perfect outline
~ Highly prefabricated with tail feathers, control horns and servo linkages installed
~ Factory installed 300-size brushless outrunner motor and ESC
~ Nanolite Spektrum AR6310 DSMX® receiver installed
~ Digital super sub-micro, 3.5 gram, servos installed
~ Smoothly molded and durable foam construction
~ Large, clear magnetic canopy hatch
~ Quick-release wing mounting system
~ Custom propeller and matching scale spinner
~ Bind-N-Fly Basic aircraft come out of the box with servos, power systems and a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® or DSM2™ receiver already installed. Battery and charger are not included.

I don't know how big a 300 is, I'm sure I'll edit this OP to say what it is! It's using tiny 3.5g servos and a baby little rx like these:

Servos are listed at $20 replacements. But I've seen 3.5ers elsewhere for a bit less. This size is never going to be dirt cheap like the 5g and 9g ones.

$6 at HobbyPartz
$4.50 at HobbyPartz
$5 at Heads up RC

Up in the air at this point:
1. "Molded using durable smooth-foam construction" - does this mean junky micro foam?
2. Are these 30" size? I'm guessing they're 25"ish, which would make them Ultra Micro, considering the Champ is 22" span. I'm hoping this is a good 800mm size like the FMS birds, only a lot lighter so it'll fly friendly.
3. Should we expect more above-micro sized planes that can actually be worked on? Ultra micros are pretty much disposable. Anything breaks, hello trash can.

Oh hey, possibly a clue, 2S JST 800mAh battery! Move over FMS 800mm?:

I'll put an XT-60 on mine, thanks.

Looks like it comes with a display stand like the Kyoshos in the 25" range do. And it also seems to have a drop tank.
Why would you want to put such a big plug when it pulls less the 10amps. Those plugs are fine on a plane that small
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