This past weekend was a very busy one with lots of aircraft getting in flights(Good thing as work is going to keep me grounded this coming weekend). between my mustang's new power, a remaiden of my T-33 EDF and general flights of my trusty fleet, I managed to sneak in a great flight on my new Parkzone S.E.5a.
Never been much of a WWI or Biplane fan or a biplane fan at all really until I was given a full hour flight in a Stearman PT-17 (and I got great video of the experience of course!), but I absolutely love this thing. It flies so gracefully and effortlessly that I can honestly recommend it to anyone who is even remotely interested in a Classic WWI Bipe.
I got this jet a few months back and had a very unfortunate maiden. It flew, but two servos died in the process. It made a hard landing and I let it sit ever since.
Recently I've been kicking around the idea of buying an EDF so I pulled this down and replaced all the servos with Hitec HS-55s. Turns out it's a really great plane, even at half throttle it remains very stable.
It flew well enough that it impressed two friends, one who shot the video and the other a regular flying buddy who isn't a fan of EDFs at all.
If you keep in mind that Banana Hobby sells this thing for about $85 PNP, it's a great first EDF.
It's worth mentioning that flight times are short. I've yet to get more than about 4:25 out of a 950maH battery. I'm going to try a 1300 next time and see if the extra weight is worth the trade off in flight time.
So an abundance of spare parts and a little boredom conspired to put my idle hands to work.
Very quick upgrade of a Parkzone P-51 from the stock Park 480 Brushless with 18A ESC and 1300 Battery to a Power 10, 30A ESC and 2200maH battery. Prop is a spare from my PZ T-28. End result was very fast.
Everything bolts right in with no major mods required. You will need to carve out a little foam to allow the 2200maH batter to sit flat and not interfere with the canopy.