Skynetic Havok from MotionRC

While at Nall in the Fall, MotionRC announced a whole new line of planes called Skynetic. The first two Skynetic releases were announced also and one is a hand toss, reno racer style, speed plane called the Havok. The other is a glider/trainer called the Shrike.

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Skynetic Havok

Here is what has been said so far about the Havok:

"The Skynetic 1M Havok Racer is a thrilling addition to the popular park racer category. Typified by sleek lines and lighter wing loading afforded by hand launching, parkracers often reference the Unlimited Class Reno Racers of highly modified P-51 Mustangs, Sea Furys, and other classic warbird airframes. The Skynetic 1M Havok Racer is a 100mph capable aircraft on a 4s battery for 3-7 minutes of balanced flight. Created as a well balanced aircraft for both high speed and slow speed, the Havok Racer is easy to hand launch and simple to land. Delivered in a bold graphite and green colorway, the Skynetic Havok Racer is an ideal club class race plane. It is the perfect platform for customization and is best enjoyed flown in groups against your friends!

Rather than a lightweight straight-line race plane, the Havok is adequately reinforced in necessary areas to sustain loads of aggressive "bank and crank" flying through a racing circuit. Carbon and fiberglass reinforcements in its one-piece wing and flying surfaces provide strength, with digital metal gear servos giving positive authority while racing your friends. The Havok Racer's large rudder also rewards pilots with a wide flight envelope and precision flying. From long speed runs to short field acrobatics, the Havok Racer has the weight to penetrate stably through the wind but can still be flown to a near standstill with only a mild stall.

Special consideration was taken to ensure the Havok Racer is approachable for pilots new to hand launch and belly landed race planes. Hand launching can be done overhand or underhand with three quarter throttle and a firm toss. The model doesn't exhibit the scary "torque roll" usually associated with similar racers, but instead flies out straight and level from your grip. In the landing pattern, the Havok Racer's excellent slow speed threshold eliminates the characteristic snapping stall that often threatens other race planes.

The model's upward facing aileron servo horns are protected from damage during landing, and the forward cowling and belly intake are also capped in ABS plastic to protect against scrapes during landing. The matte black anodized aluminum spinner is factory balanced for extended service life.

The Skynetic 1M Havok Racer also provides ample space for a gyro stabilized receiver, such as the Admiral. Pilots can opt for a lighter 4s 2200mAh battery in low wind conditions or power up with a 4s 3600mAh battery for heavier throttle usage or longer flight times."

During the live video announcement, Alpha said it would be under $130 and that it was built to carry the load of 6s for those that want to modify it.

https://www.motionrc.com/collections...escription-tab

Skynetic 1M Havok Sport Racer - Motion RC (8 min 20 sec)

New Motion RC Line Skynetic 1000mm Havok Full Tandem Flight Review At Nall In The Fall (10 min 21 sec)

Last edited by JamesonC; Oct 09, 2019 at 12:53 PM..
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Oct 08, 2019, 08:28 AM
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Live announcement video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFzOxfyCuck
Oct 08, 2019, 08:32 AM
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Throw in a bare FPV pod or make an option available and you have a real winner...
Oct 08, 2019, 08:40 AM
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To bad a got racers already!
Oct 08, 2019, 09:35 AM
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To bad a got racers already!
Same....

Will be watching this space though.

Nice looking plane. Iíll let the first adopters find the bugs though...
Oct 08, 2019, 01:08 PM
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Looks like a great plane, but man, what a POOR color scheme choice
Oct 08, 2019, 02:10 PM
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Looks like a great plane, but man, what a POOR color scheme choice
Really? I love the graphite color on it! Looks great in person!
Oct 08, 2019, 02:39 PM
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Really? I love the graphite color on it! Looks great in person!
On the ground itís not bad, but gray/green turns to meh in the sky
Oct 09, 2019, 12:27 AM
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Oct 09, 2019, 01:05 AM
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Would love to see a bare white foam version......
Oct 09, 2019, 12:53 PM
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Product page is live:

https://www.motionrc.com/collections...escription-tab
Oct 09, 2019, 01:07 PM
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$170 for PnP?!

I would have guessed $140-150 to be on par with the (faster and better looking) E-Flite V900 (which is $160 for PnP)
Oct 09, 2019, 01:12 PM
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Yikes! It's about $30 to $40 more than I was expecting
Oct 09, 2019, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, Alpha mentioned a much lower price in the comments of the YouTube Live announcement video. I was a little surprised by the price too!
Oct 09, 2019, 01:36 PM
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The v900 is 160 for the PNP plus tax, the durafly is cheaper currently. Alpha said under 200.


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