|This is the latest creation from the fertile mind of
genius EDF designer Andy Chen...there IS a difference as to who designs
these, this guy just has the magic touch, and it shows in the scale accuracy
of the overall plane, and also in a lot of thoughtful little details and
engineering that really make it stand out from the competition.
It's beautiful! Small, and very high performance...
Very high quality molding, lots of detail, good paint, good water transfer
decals, clear canopy with cockpit deck(the pics on the nitroplanes website
show an early prototype with a tinted canopy), easily removeable or
replaceable landing gear, full flying stab, easy fan access for maintanance,
lots of nice features.
In the air, it's pure dynamite, everybody guesses it to be about 70mph, and
that's very fast for such a small airplane! It's a whole level of
performance above the rest of the RTF EDF jets...
It's basically the smallest airframe that you can wrap around a 64mm fan.
Hand launching is really easy, there is a grip molded in for doing it, and
you don't need to heave it, it will fly away from just a light toss with no
Roll rate is tremendous, vertical performance is awesome, and downright
speed, well...most EDFs, you fly around at full bore all the time, with this
one, you want to save full throttle for verticals and high speed passes, and
throttle back to half or two thirds to keep the thing manageable the rest of
the time, it's mighty quick.
It's very easy to land, I have been bellying mine in on the grass with no
problems, though you might want to put a little glass cloth on the lower lip
of the intakes, they tend to snag the grass and get chipped up. With the
landing gear on, off pavement, it has no bad habits at all. The gear comes
on and off with a few screws in a minute or two.
It takes up no room in the car, it can fly out of small parks, or you can
take it to the club field and mix it up with the big boys, it costs little,
it requires no maintainance, it looks great, and it flies great. It's my new