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Jun 07, 2016, 05:50 PM
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Flyzone B-25 Micro vs E-Flite UMX B-25


Hey guys - as I'm sure you all know, both Flyzone & E-flite have released copies of the famous B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

The Flyzone version is available as BNF & RTF... http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...300/index.html

The E-flite is BNF only... http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...#quickFeatures

A review of the specs reveals that both planes are virtually identical in size, take off weight, etc

Features: the Flyzone offering has a much more realistic clear canopy & gun turrets. The E-Flite offering has silvery-ish painted canopy & gun turrets that look really lame IMO.

Batteries: the Flyzone plane uses 250mAh 20C ElectriFly batts - BUT.. it can also use this E-Flite batt... http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ID=EFLB2501S20
The E-Flite plane obviously uses E-Flite batts; 300mAh recommended with up to 500mAh optional for bit longer flight times.

Radio(s): The E-Flite offering requires Spektrum DSMX (6ch required for SAFE) or open source with module.

The Flyzone offering uses Tactic (4ch or more), BUT.. can be flown with all popular brands using the Anylink device.

I'm not much of a plane guy, so I started this thread with the hopes that my fellow forum members who are plane guys might be able to help me decide which plane is better & why.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.
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Jun 07, 2016, 05:55 PM
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Wrong Forum..should be in Micro Forum


Hey " I'm not much of a plane guy ", wrong forum...

It should be posted here --> https://www.rcgroups.com/micro-ready-to-fly-420/
Jun 07, 2016, 06:38 PM
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Hey " I'm not much of a plane guy ", wrong forum...

It should be posted here --> https://www.rcgroups.com/micro-ready-to-fly-420/
You mean like this??... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2678551

As you can see there's not much activity, figured that since both planes are electric warbirds -> WWII bombers that this section might produce better results...

The B-25 Mitchell is a very iconic plane that contributed greatly in all theaters of that conflict.

It's still a very popular plane among both fans of WWII vintage aircraft & the civilian's lucky enough to own the real McCoy.
Jun 26, 2016, 02:56 AM
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emergency! Please check the airplane propeller that your B25!


It seems initial defective products are included.
Right now, please check the propeller shaft of your owned Flyzone B25 Mitchell.
For threading of the propeller shaft in the opposite direction, it loose the motor is rotated.
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Jun 30, 2016, 10:40 PM
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Funny you mention that. The threads were wrong on my right motor, and as a result I lost my prop 6 seconds into the maiden flight with some damage (gashes) caused to the fuselage as a result. It took Hobbico 4 days to get back to me, and they said they'd send me new props. I don't think they grasped the issue at all. I checked the threading by using another prop on hand of the same shaft diameter and threading, and it only goes on if screwed on to the right. A right hand threaded prop shaft on a CLOCKWISE turning prop will loosen no matter what, and new props won't solve the issue, and certainly don't help the fact that a brand new out of the box airplane was damaged from their crappy quality control. I haven't responded back to them yet, however I'll probably decline the new props to say the least. I do have to say though, that it was a nice flying airplane for 6 seconds, though when binding to a transmitter with Anylink2, the throws have to be almost cut in half because of bad servo binding and over-travel. Further, the rudders suffer from extreme flexing under rudder use. I really want this airplane to work because it is very nice to look at. However, nice to look at, and nice to fly are two totally different things.
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Sep 13, 2016, 04:43 PM
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It seems initial defective products are included.
Right now, please check the propeller shaft of your owned Flyzone B25 Mitchell.
For threading of the propeller shaft in the opposite direction, it loose the motor is rotated.
It's been awhile since I checked in on this thread.

Where are you getting your information from?? There's nothing on FZ's website about that issue... http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...300/index.html

"Normally" if there is an issue such as the one your referring to, they post a tech notice right on the main page.

For the [FlyZone] micro P-38, there was an issue with the elevator pushrod getting stuck in the fuselage on SOME planes. Mine didn't have that issue, but I got a very late production version shortly before they were disco'ed.

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Funny you mention that. The threads were wrong on my right motor, and as a result I lost my prop 6 seconds into the maiden flight with some damage (gashes) caused to the fuselage as a result. It took Hobbico 4 days to get back to me, and they said they'd send me new props. I don't think they grasped the issue at all. I checked the threading by using another prop on hand of the same shaft diameter and threading, and it only goes on if screwed on to the right. A right hand threaded prop shaft on a CLOCKWISE turning prop will loosen no matter what, and new props won't solve the issue, and certainly don't help the fact that a brand new out of the box airplane was damaged from their crappy quality control. I haven't responded back to them yet, however I'll probably decline the new props to say the least. I do have to say though, that it was a nice flying airplane for 6 seconds, though when binding to a transmitter with Anylink2, the throws have to be almost cut in half because of bad servo binding and over-travel. Further, the rudders suffer from extreme flexing under rudder use. I really want this airplane to work because it is very nice to look at. However, nice to look at, and nice to fly are two totally different things.
Really sorry to hear about your misfortune, I know I would be mad as all hell if that happened to my NIB plane.

I must admit to being confused as to why there were defects in the first place. The FZ Micro P-38 has counter rotating props, no issues with that plane.

Given that both the P-38 & B-25 are basically the same size & weight it seems to me that they would have used the motors & gear boxes from The P-38 with this plane.

Has hobbieco support gotten back to you with updated info??

Went to Tower to look for pix... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFZJK&P=Z - look at the wires, one has red & blk the other wht & blk - blade does that with the micro helis, clockwise & counterclockwise.

So is it a matter of the motors not turning in the right direction or the threads on the shafts being wrong?? - Have you tried lock-tite?? Or is that a bad idea??
Sep 13, 2016, 04:55 PM
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You'll get a much better idea on the Micro subforum: https://www.rcgroups.com/micro-ready-to-fly-420/
Dedicated thread comparison is sufficient -
E-flite: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2637497
Flyzone: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2646910
Sep 13, 2016, 07:31 PM
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The flyzone version has to much bowing in the wing when you fly and plus its no very scale compared to the eflite version


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