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Written by Scott Stoops
As featured on page 59 the November 2012 issue of
Model Aviation.
As featured in the
Model Aviation tablet app.








Specifications:

• Model type: Semiscale ARF

• Skill level: Intermediate/advanced pilot

• Wingspan: 38.5 inches

• Wing Area: 241 square inches

• Airfoil: Semisymmetrical

• Length: 27 inches

• Weight: 1.75 to 2 pounds

• Power system: Stock brushless motor and ESC with 10 x 7 propeller

• Radio: Four-channel transmitter and receiver required; includes four preinstalled servos

• Construction: Molded foam

• Covering/finish: Prepainted scale details

• Street price: $159.99


Test-Model Details:

• Motor used: Stock brushless outrunner (included)

• Battery: ElectriFly Tower Series 2200 mAh 25C 3S LiPo

• Propeller: ElectriFly 10 x 7 propeller

• Radio system: Four SNS-2309S servos, Futaba R617FS FAAST receiver, Futaba 12Z transmitter with TM-14 RF module

• Ready-to-fly weight: 34 ounces

• Flight duration: 7 to 8 minutes

• Wing loading: 20.8 ounces/square foot

• Wing cube loading: 16.1

• Amps: 27

• Watts: 321

• Watts per ounce: 9.22

• Watts per pound: 148


Pluses:

• Scale looks and performance

• Innovative design using magnets for many attachment points

• Well-matched power system

• Durable construction and quick assembly


Minuses:

• Inadequate adhesive in the motor box area




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