Aerobatic Indoor RC Airplanes are capable of fantastic performance!
This class of indoor RC plane is generally of all foam construction, with re-enforcement's of carbon fiber rods. Fully 3-D capable, they feature a very high power to weight ratio and extremely large control surfaces with large deflections. Many of the giant scale 3-D pilots fly these models, to practice and stay in shape during the long winter months.
Generally powered by a 250 sized brushless outrunner motor and utilizing Li-Po batteries, this type of model is definitely NOT a good beginner's choice.
Looks as if Great Planes and RC Universe have worked together to produce a 3D capable flyer. The photo at left shows the kit as it comes out of the box. Great planes claims this can be finished in 2-3 hours. Be prepared to spend a bit longer than that to finish this model!
This is a new Ultra- Micro 3D indoor RC airplane. With a wingspan of 15.2 in. (386 mm) and a weight of 1.25 oz. it surely is micro!
Another feature is that this model comes completely assembled and ready to fly. It is available as either a BNF (Bind-N-Fly) or as a PNP (Plug-N-Play ) version.
The BNF version comes complete with 2 Li-Po batteries, charger and AC adaptor.
The PNP version is less expensive and assumes you already have the batteries and charger.
Both versions require a 2,4Ghz DSM2 aircraft transmitter with dual rates and expo functions. JR or Spektrum would be ideal.
The receiver unit has a built-in ESC and 2-servos for the elevator and rudder. Two independent servos are used for the ailerons.
This model is truly buy and fly!
This video, by E-Flite, will give you a good idea of the details of this 3D capable aerobat.
This is the latest from E-Flite. Hone your 3D flying skills in the winter!
Take a look at the video to see some impressive aerobatics.