Originally Posted by Tres Wright
I assume you mean the UMX Stryker, you've got to program it to full brake or else the prop just windmills which totally kills its floating abilities. But with full brake it does hang pretty well. The issue with it is its size, it's so tiny that you can't get it into boomer territory and still see it well.
I tried full brake, but the prop still create a drag. It's much better to simply give some throttle (something along 5%) which you know doesn't propulse the airplane but simply cancel the drag totally. And again, I would like to see a report of a Stryker gaining altidude with thermal (and 5% thottle). Definitively not the best one for practicing, though I agree, it does glide DOWN very well and slow.