Originally Posted by dcronkhite
It'd be hard to call Horizon's business practices stupid. They do things for a reason. My biggest complaint with the Extra 300 was the power system chosen. A small outrunner would have been better IMO. It could have used a LITTLE BIT more power, but I agree, it was a great flying airplane.
Hopefully they're working on some new things for the future in this genre.
I know, I simply feel bad because it was such a nice airplane. Probably simply because it was costing too much to produce VS the sales generated.
I could hover it for a full 5 minutes with a good battery, so for me the power train was "good enough". Sure enough, when they started producing all those neat little 2S motors for their UM, I had my fingers crossed for a 1S brushless motor. Who knows.
Anyway, now, with the Visionaire, we have a very large bird for 3D that should not worry about a little wind, so it's not so bad. But I'll take a baby Visionaire, designed by QQ, with a 1S motor anytime. (Again, winter blues, so I want small indoor birds, not large ones!)