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Posted by PeterVRC | Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:18 PM | 12,311 Views
Time for a new plane....
Seeing my 800mm Me-109 had a 'catastrophic incident' I decided to replace it with a Durafly EFXtra Racer, seeing that is a bit larger and can carry FPV with more weight leeway - or so I thought anyway.
Mind you I repaired the Me-109 also.... hmmm. Well I did still need a Pylon Racer....

This is once again a 'new generation foamie' where they have added lots of plastic stuff and strengthening so that it is not just an almost all foam model aircraft that is weak and flexy etc.
But this all comes at a cost of WEIGHT!

It is quite costly (AU$210) for its size, but that is because it is the newer generation and more 'premium' quality, and also with higher than typical specs for the Power and RC system stuff. So I guess it is 'worth' what it costs, in relative terms to other RC models.

The construction and finish is excellent - it seems to be another "HSD" model, which I am guessing by the many ways things have been done as per they do for their own models.

I also comes with an "FPV Module" that replaces the battery hatch cover to then be an FPV setup. Too bad it LOOKS like an abortion gone wrong!! So ugly... I refuse to even consider using it!

Once all assembled, I consider it HEAVY!! The AUW (unmeasured for now) is the weight that it should really be WITH a battery. It feels close to just right without the battery.... hmm. But that is the cost of having all those 'extras' that make it a strong, 'well built' model....Continue Reading