Hi everyone. There is not much out there on this plane as far as reviews go so I thought I'd add my 2 cents on it.
After a 25 years hiatus from the hobby I decided to get back into it. After purchasing a 1450mm T-28 and promptly becoming a bit intimidated by it I decided to leave it on the table for a few and get a trainer to ease back into the sport.
I ordered the Blitz RC Star Trainer because I liked the convertible aspect (Both high wing and low wing, tail dragger and tricycle gear configurations).
I flew extensively for 5 or 6 years previously everything from Telemasters to giant scale gas planes and considered myself an advanced flyer at the time but like I said that was 25 years ago. Everything was glow powered back then.
The assembly was straight forward and the manual was fairly well written and helpful. No gluing was a nice touch in my opinion and everything went together very well. I opted for the high wing tail dragger configuration as the wide main gear stance and oversize main gear wheels added confidence for grass field operation. This is also a fairly large plane and easy for old eyes to see!
Took the plane to a local school yard late the other evening and maiden it. This plane is a very nice flyer in this configuration. It took off in about 15-20 feet and climbed out nicely at about 3/4 throttle. The only trimming i had to do was about 2 clicks of down elevator to maintain level flight at 3/4 throttle. The plane rights itself quickly at release of the sticks which I believe is important for a trainer. It handled rolls and loops nicely and is capable of the normal basic aerobatics. My timer went off at 6 minutes and I set up to land her..
There was a little wind and the plane exhibited no nasty habits.It slows nicely and I managed to set it down on all 3 at a very nice slow approach speed. With the optional flaps connected I believe you could land it at walking speed just like my old Telemaster. The second flight was very nice as well. Nice little adrenalin pump even from a trainer. Now I remember why I loved this sport so much earlier in my life! I learned one thing. I need more batteries! LOL
In conclusion I am very pleased with this plane and am excited to try the low wing configurations. I am also going to hook up the flaps. I feel that this would be an excellent aileron trainer for anyone that is looking for a good trainer with a little growth capability built into it for advancing skills.