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Posted by siriusflier | Jul 09, 2021 @ 05:33 PM | 5,675 Views
Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 1.3m BNF Basic with SAFE

I have crashed and repaired my Valiant a couple of times and had been thinking about getting a new one when there was some kind of sale. A little over a week ago, Horizon Hobby sent an e-mail offering a $20 coupon on a purchase of $200 to $399, but I decided to wait and see if they offered more for the 4th of July. While I was waiting I started studying the Carbon Cub. The they offered 4x points sitewide through the 4th. The current version of the Carbon Cub does not come with GPS and I did not want that. So on Sunday, July 4th, I ordered the Carbon Cub and received it before 10am on Wednesday, July 7th. Meanwhile, on July 6th, I had a brain freeze and an unplanned landing that may have damaged my Valiant beyond repair. I don't expect the Cub to be as versatile as the Valiant and it will probably be slower, but with my poor piloting skills, that may be better. I will possibly get another Valiant sometime in the future, I did like that plane.
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Product Specifications
Approximate Assembly Time Less than an hour
Approximate Flight Time 5 - 7 minutes
Band 2.4GHz
Battery Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity) 2.4 - 2.7" (62 - 68mm) back from the leading edge of the wing measured at th fuselage
Charger Sold Separately
Completion Level Bind-N-Fly Basic
Flaps No
Flying Weight 251-2000g
Power Type Electric
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Posted by siriusflier | May 08, 2021 @ 08:28 PM | 6,793 Views
E-Flite Valiant 1.3m BnF Basic

I decided a while back that I wanted some good high wing taildraggers. Probably the main factor in my coming to that conclusion was the Hobbyzone Aeroscout with a nose wheel. Crashing it or even very rough landings often leads to cracking the fuselage or breaking the nose off. I have probably had to repair the Aeroscout more than 6 times because of damage caused when that nose wheel hits the ground wrong. So after some research I bought the Night Timber X. I have not flown it yet, just finally got it paired with my Spektrum transmitter yesterday because I am new to Spektrum and there are not really any easily found complete instructions on binding a receiver to a Spektrum transmitter. I spent several hours searching and studying how to bind it and finally put enough information from different sources to get it to work, but the Avian smart esc may not be working right, so no motor reversing. Spektrum transmitters may be good, but binding, programming, and setup is not simple. I have been using Detrum transmitters/receivers, and they are more user friendly.

So after reading both Night Timber X threads all the way through, I wanted something else to read, and found the Eflite Valiant thread, another BNF high wing tail dragger. Reading about it made me decide it might be the next plane to get. So I thought if I wait a while, maybe there will be some kind of sale on it. Friday or Saturday I got an e-mail from Horizon...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Apr 04, 2021 @ 08:26 PM | 6,941 Views
Eflite Night Timber 1200mm BNF

I was at a point in building my last plane when it got stalled because of a faulty esc from the factory. While waiting on a replacement part, I got bored and went looking for my next plane. I was seriously considering the Dynam Primo because I want a high wing near trainer type plane that is a tail dragger. I had read the Primo thread and was close to pulling the trigger when the stimulus came, and I decided I could spend some of that on a new, maybe more expensive plane. Went shopping and decided to get an Eflite Night Timber X, and started reading the thread.

I ordered the Night Timber on Tuesday, 3/26/2021. I got a text saying delivery required a signature and the package would be delivered on Friday, 3/26/2021. I would not be at home during the day, so I asked my 18 year old daughter to sign for it. At 1:15pm Friday, she texted me and said she went outside and the Fedex truck was backing out of the driveway and drove away. I called Fedex and complained, they said it wouldn't happen again. Sure enough, the plane was delivered in good shape about 4pm Saturday. I went outside around 4:30pm and the box was sitting there. Never heard a knock or the truck. No one signed for it, but on Fedex tracking they claim that I signed for the package. So if they have my signature, it is a forgery. Thought about calling Fedex again, but am afraid it could jeopardize future deliveries.

The Dynam Primo PNP normall sells for $189 but is...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Feb 23, 2021 @ 10:04 PM | 15,756 Views
Dynam Cessna 310 Grand Cruiser 1280mm Wingspan - V2 - PNP

Dynam Cessna 310 Grand Cruiser 1280mm WingspanI wanted to try a twin engine airplane and the Dynam Cessna 310 Grand Cruiser looked like a good buy when it was on sale for $169US at Bitgo Hobby. I don't really need another plane, but it was nice having one to build during our recent extreme weather, I think I am addicted to building and modding them, and I got really bored the last couple of days of the bad weather after I finished my last build.

I ordered on 2/16/2021 and the next day the tracking at Fedex said delivery would be on Saturday, 2/20/2021. I did not believe it would happen, and I was right. On Saturday, the delivery date was changed to Monday, 2/22/2021. On Monday, at 7pm the package was still not here, so I checked tracking and the delivery date had been changed to Tuesday, 2/23/2021, delay due to weather related problems. Weather on Monday was clear, 70'F, with moderate winds? Tuesday the plane was delivered just before 10am. I asked the driver what the weather delay was about and he said he was sent down a dirt road. Should have asked him if he got stuck.

Unpacked the plane, and everything looked good and straight. Flaps and retracts are installed. But there is something different I certainly wasn't expecting, the plane is mostly silver with red trim. I went through all of the attachments in the main thread, and the only red C310s were painted by the owners. I do not like red, but will...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Feb 06, 2021 @ 06:30 PM | 12,928 Views
Dynam SR22

This is the 5th Dynam RC airplane I have bought in the last 1.5 years so it seems obvious that I like the Dynam planes. I have one FMS P51, a Hobbyzone Aeroscout, two GWS planes I built from kits, a Durafly micro Tundra, and a couple of FlyFly 22" warbirds from kits. The FMS was nice, but I had a lot of trouble with it before I got it to fly, including a faulty esc. The Aeroscout is a great trainer, but a little expensive for what it is. The GWS are nice looking planes, but EPP instead of EPO foam, and the quality of one of them was poor. The Micro Tundra is junk that never flew, my biggest purchase mistake. The FlyFly kits are very inexpensive kits great for learning, the Corsair is one of my better flyers.

Probably the most important reason I like the Dynam planes is the value for price. Similar planes of other brands can easily cost a hundred dollars more than a Dynam. So I feel like I get a quality plane for less money. So far I have had very few problems with the Dynam planes and equipment I have purchased. There are sometimes mods that need to be done before maiden, but if you read the threads on each plane, you can easily find out what they are ahead of time. And other brands also have to be tweaked to get them to fly well. Once Dynam planes are set up right, I think they fly very well. Dynam/Detrum/Gavin transmitters are also less expensive. I have a Gavin 8C TX that cost me less than $90 new. A comparable 8 channel Spektrum TX us...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Dec 19, 2020 @ 11:38 PM | 18,842 Views
Dynam Waco 1270mm Wingspan - Yellow - YMF 5D

I recently bought a Dynam C-182 bom Bitgo Hobby and have been painting, assembling, and tuning it but as of today, 12/11/2020 have not maidened it. I told myself that one was my birthday present, my bday is in the 4rth week of November. Then Bitgo had a 15% off Black Friday sale, and I couldn’t resist, I bought another plane and told myself it would be my Christmas present. I wanted a good Biplane and after a little research on the Dynam biplanes, I settled on the Wacp/ There were 6 different biplanes listed at Bitgo, some with different colors, but 2 were showing out of stock. The contenders were the P-17 , the Pitts, the Tiger-Moth, and the Waco. I already have a GWS PT-17, decided I really didn’t like the looks of the Tiger Moth, so I did some research on the Pitts and the Waco. The Waco won. I think all of these last three were the same price, but the Waco had the most positive reviews.

When I bought the C-182 it shipped the same day from Bitgo’s location, a Friday, and I received it on the following Monday. The Waco shipping was quite a bit different but since it is supposed to be for Christmas, I tried not to worry too much. Ordered Waco from Bitgo on 11/27/2020, shipping label created on 12/01, picked up by Fedex on 12/07, and received it on 12/10/2020. Main difference is the C-182 shipped from Indiana, the Waco shipped from California. The box was undamaged in transport.

As of 12/16/2020,...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Dec 01, 2020 @ 05:46 PM | 16,310 Views
C-182 Sky Trainer

I am a fan of Dynam planes, and a few weeks ago I was looking at the planes available at Bitgo Hobby when I came across the Dynam Sky Trainer C182. Cessnas have always been one of my favorite small civilian planes, a fiend and I took a memorable trip in a C152 many years ago, and I have a photo somewhere with him and that plane parked in my yard many years ago. I have a few warbirds and other planes I try to fly, but the only plane I have that I have successfully taken off and landed on wheels is the Aeroscout. It is also the only plane I have not crashed and broken and my largest at 1100 mm. I do have some successful flights with my two 800mm P51s, but they do not work well with wheels on my available landing strip. I have a paved road but it is crowned and not very level, and I do not have very good unpaved ground or grass to fly from. Lots of open airspace though.

I like Dynam products because my experience with them has been good and the prices are reasonable. The PNP C-182 is normally $159 but was on sale for $149. The PNP Aeroscout is $150 without flaps or LEDs. It is 1280mm(50.4in) so is about 7 inches larger than my Aeroscout. It is a high wing trainer type plane and I know I need more training in something that should be easier to fly. I have read that larger planes are easier to learn with. It has flaps that I think might help with takeoffs and landing. It comes with preinstalled LEDs that just have to be plugged into the controller...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Nov 07, 2020 @ 09:34 PM | 20,752 Views
Durafly Micro Tundra 635mm

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I was browsing RCGroups a few days ago and came across the HobbyKing Durafly Micro Tundra. I wasnít looking to buy another plane and am currently more interested in larger planes, but after reading the reviews on the Micro Tundra, I lost my mind and ordered it. Here are the reasons why:
!. I recently took off and landed from pavement/ground for the first time with my HobbyZone Aeroscout. I had also taken off a couple of times with my GWS PT-17, and take off was ok, but the plane crashed I think because it was tail heavy. So I wanted something to try ROG take offs and landings with besides the Aeroscout.
2. The Micro Tundra comes with flaps. Seems it may be overkill for a plane that size, but I donít have and have never flown anything with flaps.
3. It has a steerable tail wheel.
4. It also comes with floats. Donít actually want to fly off of water, although I could. But I would like to have something I could try for taking off of snow, lol, we get snow maybe once or twice per winter. But I did try to take off from snow last year, just didnít have a plane with landing gear that would work. If the floats wonít work, could be easy to fit it with skis.
5. Not expensive at $99, and is plug and fly. The last few planes I built from kits, and havenít really flown that well or that much. They also probably ended up costing me more than $100 apiece.

ē Fast and easy assembly
ē Beautifully molded and rugged EPO...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Sep 12, 2020 @ 02:22 PM | 13,627 Views
GWS PT-17 Stearman Kit

Been thinking for a while that I would like to try a Biplane. I stumbled across a thread that claimed GravesRC had some GWS PT 17 Stearman planes, so I went to check it out. Sure enough they had two versions, the more expensive one came with a geared brushed motor which I didn’t want, but it also claimed it was made of yellow and blue foam instead of painted white foam. So I ordered it, paying $12 extra for the colored foam. The package arrived 9/8/2020 but I was disappointed it is just painted white foam, not as advertised. An inquiry with GravesRC got a quick response, but the only offer was that I could send it back. I decided to keep it, but it will probably be a long time before I will consider doing business with Graves RC again. Poor customer service and false advertising. And I have a 400 brushed motor with gears I have no intention of using. Here is the product page of what I ordered:



Manufacturer: GWS

• Details
• Specifications
• Reviews
• Tags
• Construction: Easy interlocking blue foam, with built-in thrust angles.
• Wings: One-piece, yellow foam
• Radio Compartment: Located above the bottom wing
• Dummy radial engine
• Cockpit Features: Two seat cockpit, windshields and instrument decals
• Landing gear: Pre-bent wire
• Hardware: Complete hardware package
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Posted by siriusflier | Aug 11, 2020 @ 04:47 PM | 18,014 Views
Cox FW 190 Kit
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I am mostly retired now, the only job I do is substitute teaching during the school year, and because of the pandemic, the schools closed mid March this year. So I have spent a lot of time at home since then, only going out when I really needed to. In June, I started a Value Hobby Zeta Dolphin 1010mm EDF kit that I finished the second week of July. Didnít get a chance to try it because of poor conditions until the first week of August. Still havenít had a good flight with it.
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A friend sent me GWS T6 and COX FW 190 kits at the end of the second week of July. He didnít want them anymore because he had moved on to bigger planes. These kits are not sold anymore except by individuals that never built them. I think it has been more than 10 years since they were new.
So on the 3rd week of July I started building a 1000mm GWS T6 Texan that I basically finished on August 10.
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Posted by siriusflier | Jul 24, 2020 @ 09:38 PM | 16,509 Views
GWS T6 Texan

I recently acquired a GWS T6 model. It is plain white foam and in kit form, so it has to be assembled and painted. It did not have any electronics with it, so I will have to provide my own rx, servos, esc, and motor. I already had everything except the motor and found out that I also needed some hinges for all the moving flaps on the wings and the tail feathers. I was told this model is made out of EPS form, somewhat different than all the EPO foam models I have built and been working with. I think these kits were first sold around 2011 and I read that about 2012 they started molding them in EPO, so this kit may be around 10 years old and they are a little rare now, but this kit was in excellent shape, still packaged as new, without even any damage to the box it came in. A friend built one of these this year and was very pleased with it. There are a lot of parts in the kit and I think it will take some time to build this one, more than the other kits I have built in the past. Here is the graphic on the box:
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The contents of the box were decently packed and so far I have only found a couple of small dings in the fuselage. So far I havenít noticed any warpage in any of the foam. The detail in the molding is fairly good, even has the rivets molded in on the panels. Here are photos of the many parts:
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Posted by siriusflier | Jun 23, 2020 @ 04:31 PM | 16,776 Views

A few months ago someone sent me two FMS 50mm 11 blade edf motors with housing and fans. Donít know who sent them, just someone named Lucy, no company name on the return address. I gave one to a friend and decided to keep the other in case I wanted to try building/flying a jet. I looked around for jet kits that came without motors, and Pocupine RC had several to choose from, but since about the time the pandemic started, all of their planes are listed as out of stock. Multiple searches left me with only one option Ė the Value Hobby Zeta Dolphin Ė a 55mm edf jet kit for $45US. There are 50mm edf kits at Aliexpress but shipping starts at $60 and goes up over $100.

The first kit I bought from Value Hobby was the 550mm F4U Corsair. After around 30 hours of work, I have it flying well, even after breaking the fuselage in a crash. I have a Value Hobby 550mm P40 kit I built and a Dynam 900mm Spitfire that I have not successfully flown yet, but the wind has been so bad for the last few weeks I have only flown twice. I needed something to work on. So since I have the edf, servos, an rx, and batteries I could use with the Zeta Dolphin, I ordered a 40amp esc from Banggood USA warehouse a few days ago. Then last weekend I got ready to order the Dolphin, but when I saw the $39.36 shipping charge, I balked. On June 16, 2020, with the wind still blowing at 20mph, I decided to bite the bullet and pay the high...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | May 07, 2020 @ 06:06 PM | 19,461 Views
Dynam Spitfire 900MM PNP

This blog entry will be about the Dynam Spitfire 900mm. I recently got a Dynam P-51 762mm and a transmitter to go with it, and liked them so much I decided to get a PNP Spitfire. I still don’t want to jump into much larger planes because even though I have lots of flying space, I don’t really have that good of a takeoff/landing strip, so I have been hand launching every plane I fly. The DP51 was supposed to be RTF but it really wasn’t, maybe because I upgraded the basic transmitter to one that is programmable, has a display, and has a 30 model memory. I really like the transmitter and I like the fact that it is less than one half the cost of an entry level programmable Spektrum transmitter. The flight controllers/receiver combo is also relatively inexpensive. My DP-51 is almost the same size as my PNP FMS P-51 but has been much easier to get set up and flying. I can think of one or two things I like better about the FMS, but the Dynam P-51 is very nearly as good in quality as the FMS P-51. Still, Dynam planes don’t seem as popular, and there are hardly any threads about the Dynam planes I have, so I decided to post another blog entry thread about the Dynam Spitfire 900mm. I bought the Dynam planes from Bitgo Hobby but they were out of stock last time I checked. I did find some on Ebay and Amazon.
Here is Bitgo’s product information on the Spitfire 900mm PNP
The Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Apr 23, 2020 @ 03:29 PM | 20,259 Views
Dynam Mini P-51 762mm Wingspan - SRTF

Introduction(if you are only interested in the plane, skip this and go on to the next section .

I have spent a lot of time since last November learning to fly, build, and maintain RC airplanes and I still feel like a beginner. I built a 550mm F4U Corsair from a kit that had no electronics, just bare foam and control linkages to start with. And I actually managed to get the Corsair to fly fairly well, but not without a couple foam breaking crashes along the way. I also built a 550mm P40 and installed the receiver/fcb in a 800mm FMS P-51, but those are waiting on less windy days to try to get them flying right. I even learned some aerobatic flight with an Omphobby T720, rolls,flips, and knife edges. I also got a Volantex 767-2 that was supposedly rtf-but it wasn't. Through perserverance I did manage to get it to fly after almost a month. Will never buy another Volantex product knowingly. After well over 50 hours of building, adjusting, maintaining, repairing, and testing planes, I decided I wanted to look for a ready to fly plane, and good ones are not that easy to find. But I wanted something easier to set up that I can just fly.

There are lots of PNP planes available, but they are not simply plug and play. They can take hours of setting up the receivers and the transmitter. RTF planes are scarce, and most are just beginner or trainer types. Then you've got places like Horizon Hobby and Motion RC that have nice products,...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Mar 31, 2020 @ 01:20 PM | 19,464 Views
After beginning with RC airplanes in November, 2019, I built a F4U Corsair 550mm from a kit in February. I liked it so much I started looking for more war birds. I decided I liked the FMS 800mm war birds and at first wanted another Corsair, but then decided to get the P-51. Then after looking around, I saw that the FMS P51 was back ordered at most places. I found one, PNP, on Amazon for about the same price as most places, but it would come from China. Still, I was looking at May if I waited for them to be restocked in the states, so I ordered it. Ordered it on Monday, March 2 and received it on March 5. Turns out it shipped from Florida. Meanwhile, I had also ordered another kit, a P40 back around the end of February, that is mostly put together, but am still waiting on parts to complete it.

I decided I wanted to use my Devo 10 transmitter with the P51 so I ordered a Devo RX from MyRCMart on March 7. After a couple of weeks, it had still not shipped, and after a couple of inquiries, they refunded my money and said they could not ship it because of the pandemic. So I ordered a Futaba rx from Motion RC on March 16. An order from Motion RC on March 15 arrived on March 19, the March 16 order has still not arrived. Motion RC claimed their warehouse was backed up because of the pandemic. That March 16 order has what I needed to complete the P40 and get the P51 going. Finally I found a Walkera RX on Ebay, ordered it on March 23, and received it on March 27.

I...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Mar 07, 2020 @ 10:08 PM | 24,195 Views
It was a lot of work, but I successfully built the Value Hobby F4U Corsair and I enjoyed flying it a few times. So when Value Hobby got the Mini P40 back in stock for $20, I decided I would do it again. I ordered it on March 1 and received it on March 4. So I decided I would start another blog post to chronicle my build of the Value Hobby P40.

Pretty much the same type of kit as the F4U, and other than a small ding on one wing tip and a small dent on one side of the fuselage, everything looks good. Landing gear has a better mounting than the F4U and is about the same construction, but I doubt it would hold up to a rough landing. Clevis and horns appear to be better quality, but no short control rods for aileron servos, just four long rods. Plane feels like the foam is lighter so it may be a lighter plane when finished. Motor mount area will not accomodate anything much bigger than my DYS 1806 motor, see photos. Also photos of whats in the kit, and a comparison to the F4U Corsair.
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Posted by siriusflier | Feb 01, 2020 @ 07:37 PM | 22,115 Views
22IN MINI F4U KIT (EPO FOAM) also previously sold RTF as FlyFly Hobby Corsair 2.4GHz EPO 4CH Fighter Mini RC Airplane

I just started flying RC airplanes in December 2019 and quickly became hooked. I currently have in the order I got them: an XK A430 and an A600, a Volantex 767-2, an OMPHobby T720, and a HobbyZone Aeroscout 1100. I crashed the A430 badly a few times and after the last time, I took the ESC and FCB out of it and put them in the 767-2 because it's ESC had burned up. I got to thinking about and searching for an inexpensive plane I could use as a beater for training, and came across the F4U Corsair kit from Value Hobby. It only costs $20 US, but there is a minimum of $8.25 US shipping charge. After finding a Blog thread from another poster who is putting together this kit, reading it, and asking him some questions, I went ahead and ordered it. I actually like buiIding and modifying, and figured I had all of the electronics I would need to make it fly. I did order some decals for it, but think that may be my only other expense. I ordered on 1/28 and received the kit on 1/31.

The kit was decently packaged, though I wouldn't say well packaged. Most of the contents arrived in good shape, but there were a couple of minor dings in the foam of the airplane. The kit comes with everything you need except a motor, fcb, esc, battery, servos, and wiring. It even includes a cheap propellor though I doubt I will use it. Here are photos of what the kit includes:...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Jan 25, 2020 @ 06:43 PM | 21,227 Views

I have been flying helis and quads for about 10 years, and also posted a lot of reviews during that time. I also have a few ground vehicles and have even reviewed a couple of those. But the only planes I ever tried were more than 10 years ago before I started helis and quads, and I had little successs with them. Then the first week of November 2019, I got an airplane, the XK A430, then the A600, then a Volantex 767-2, then an OMPHobby T720. So I have only been flying planes for about 2.5 months. I still consider myself to be mostly a beginner at planes, but I have progressed to aerobatic flight, at least doing loops and rolls, mostly with the T720. All without a club, an instructor, or a similator program.

I like the planes I have with mid mounted motors and pusher props, I like the planes I have that are good gliders, and the plane made of EPO foam has proven to be very durable. So when I came accross the Hobby Zone Aeroscout S 1100 it peaked my interest. A beginner plane made of EPO, decent size, steerable nose wheel, 3 flight modes, capable of aerobatics, a possibility of taking off and landing on rough surfaces or grass, a pusher prop, and possibly decent flight times. But I had always avoided Horizon Hobby and their seemingly expensive products. So I read all that I could find about the Aeroscout, it really seems like there is not that much, and I was left with questions I could not find the answers to. It took me a couple of weeks to make up...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:58 PM | 23,609 Views
I just started flying RC airplanes the first week of November, 2019. I had actually tried over 10 years ago with cheap 3 channel planes, but was not very successful back then. I have been flying helis and quadcopters a lot since then, but got the bug to try airplanes. I had some success with flying quadcopters in acro but never really got good at it.

So the first plane I bought was an XK A430 four channel foam plane. I was successful in flying that one but also managed to crash it and do major damage on about the sixth flight. I don't know anyone around here that is into RC and as far as I know there are no RC clubs around, so I have always had to learn on my own. I do read a lot on RCGroups and pick up a lot of info from here, but that is not the same as having a competent person to teach you or show you what you are doing wrong. I learned a lot about repairing a foam plane from the A430 crash, but I had to order a new prop mount after putting it all back together. Still didn't know if it would fly right after the repairs, so I also ordered an XK A600 and received it about the same time I got the prop mount the last week of November, 2019. Main reason for ordering the XK planes was because I have an XK X7 radio I could fly them with, which is a little bit better programmable transmitter.

I had better success with the A600 and it helped me learn how to fly a plane. I have crashed it, but have only sustained minor damage. I liked the way I could fly it really...Continue Reading
Posted by siriusflier | Jan 02, 2020 @ 05:06 PM | 18,185 Views
I recently bought a Volantex 767-2 Ranger 750 airplane and will attempt my first review of a fixed wing RC airplane. Seems like it only hit the market about 6 months ago, not much in the way of reviews on it, but I did find at least one person that seems to really like his. First some background on my fixed wing experience, which is very limited.

I recently decided to try flying fixed wing remote control airplanes after having tried a few maybe 10 years ago or so. I was not very successful with them back then, but maybe the planes I tried were not that good, and none were more than three channel flyers. Since back then, I have been flying helis and quads, mostly quads, I have more than 80 quads in my collection, most were review quads, so I have posted a lot of reviews. The last year or two, I have only been flying quads with brushless motors.

I started with the XK A430 which is a brushless plane, because I have an XK X7 transmitter to bind it to, not a bad transmitter. Was able to successfully fly the A430, but also crashed it badly after maybe 6 flights, broke it into at least 6 pieces. But it turned out to be good experience, as I had to learn quickly to repair foam planes, and it is back flying again. Still, I would not recommend the A430 as a first airplane, there are better options. While waiting on a part to remount the prop on the A430, I ordered an XK A600, IMHO a better option for a beginner and someone that wants to start out flying slow and in...Continue Reading