Hobby King Atom Mini EP Glider
Didn't expect much for less than $35 for a PNF 3 CH EP mini glider, but today I received my much anticipated very inexpensive PNF Hobby King Atom mini glider. Very pleased and impressed with what I got for less than $35. This tiny little motorized glider, is in Plug 'n' Fly configuration, which includes the EPO airtrame with all control rods pre-installed and the 2 separate micro servos were pre-installed, and the ESC and brushed motor were pre- installed and 1 of 2 props/spinners were already installed on the motor shaft, and this package includes a 250mah 2S Li-ion battery pack , and the manual , 3 wing bolts and a allen wrench for the allen head wing bolts. There was very little to assemble the model, used CA to attach the horizontal and vertical stabilizers with live hinged elevator and rudder with pre-installed control horns and EZconnectors installed on the control horns. The fact that this model is PNF not RTF with any unneeded cheap transmitter/receiver was a big selling point for me and additionally this model had pre-installed real separate servos for both rudder and elevator, nunlike the current trend of cheaply manufactured micro/ ultra micro panes with an integrated all-in-one "brick" with integral, receiver/ESC/ actuators or linear "servos". This is a real hobby grade PNF model which allows you to use your choice of receiver. I used a 4 CH ASSAN X8 micro receiver and one of my Futaba 9C Super /ASSAN X8 Module for control system.
I also ordered several Zippy Flightmax 2S 350mah lipos that are very close to the same size and weight of the included Li-ion 250 2S pack, but has more capacity.
This is a great value for a mini EP EPO glider, I think I will order another one once it makes it out to the USA warehouse.