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Written by Jon Barnes
Fly with the Marine Corps
Abridged product review
Photos by the author
Read the full product review in the August 2016 issue of
Model Aviation.


Specifications

Model type: Foam electric warbird
Skill level: Intermediate
Wingspan: 48 inches
Wing area: 431 square inches
Length: 38.2 inches
Weight: 53 ounces
Power system: Brushless electric system (included)
Radio: Spektrum DX9 DSMX nine-channel transmitter
Construction: Z-Foam
Street price: $269.99


Bonus video:


Test-Model Details

Motor used: E-flite 850 Kv 15 brushless electric outrunner (installed)
Speed controller: E-flite 40-amp brushless with BEC (installed)
Servos: Six Spektrum A330 nine-gram submicro servos (installed)
Battery: Three-cell 11.1-volt 25C 2,200 mAh LiPo
Propeller: Four-blade 10.5 x 8
Radio system: Spektrum AS3X-equipped AR636A six-channel receiver (installed)
Ready-to-fly weight: 53 ounces
Flight duration: 4 to 6 minutes


Pluses

• Rough-and-ready blue and green U.S. Marines paint scheme.
• Scalelike operational rotating main electric retracts.
• Removable external fuel tanks.
• AS3X stabilization offers superb slow-speed stability and handling.
• Multipaneled flaps closely emulate those used on the full-scale airplane.


Minus

• No scale underwing armaments included.


Manufacturer/distributor:

Horizon Hobby
(800) 338-4639
www.e-fliterc.com


Sources:

Spektrum
(800) 338-4639
www.spektrumrc.com




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