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.
I think you will find this video fascinating and it will give you an excellent idea of the model's capabilities.
The level of expertise has increased to amazing levels in recent times. To give you an idea of where it's at today, take a look at the video below.
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.