Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Beginners
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

Beginners New to e-power flying? Get the low down in here from experienced e-power RC pilots!

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default New RTF Flyzone Mini Switch High Wing Position

Turns out to a Sporty Flyer even in the High Wing. Handling is good but will find moves swiftly. Pleasure to fly, is a tail dragger, punch of speed at the start to lift tail gives a straighter take off.

Abit compact in size, keep it reasonably close. Wings are straight not self rightening but holds positions well intrim.

COG was correct right out of the box with supplied battery, not nose heavy, does want to climb.

Later did below half throttle flight to point it stayed level more to a begginer handling here not the zippy speed. Manuvered well, requires some stick attention but again keeps smooth positions.

Half throttle will handle most aerobatics to pilots skill, aileron rolls are nice with little to no nose drops.

With its size would expect target landings, to my suprise it will float aways coming in, definitely give it some room on maiden. Staying airborne enjoy the deadstick ability, as my favored landing.

Brief clip on the maiden, at over half throttle it zings, yet to fly mid wing as enjoying its quick flight in high wing, treat to flt!


phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default

Is a tail dragger, apply some throttle will lift the tail right away and avoid the turn on lift off, normal for these.
phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default

Did manage to pop the landing gear on a dropped landing, very simple epoxy fix, may want to reinforce area, meanwhile trying to be more careful.
As it floats in even deadstick, can do partial flares more than once for the smooth touchdown, just keep the nose from rising to a stall.

Is a peppie flyer, did go below half throttle but enough for things to fly, no acrobatics here but was perhaps easy for the novice at reduced speed.

As most ailerons need some attention but holds positions well.

Wings are straight abit less forgiving as a trainer, but handles excellent.

A sport flyer will be all smiles here, do most any acrobatic manuver to a pilots skill, it's above trainer level at normal speeds, keep one busy for some time, nearly impossible to outgrow this one!

Increadible fun in the high wing position, keeping it there at this time as love the float in landings, at twice the trainer speed, just enjoy it here for awhile, nice!
phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #4
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default

Frequently likes to turn on touchdowns, usually able to keep things straight, but wing tips have made contact so perhaps a touch of tape bottom ends will prevent scrapes, so far very minor.
phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default

Still enjoying this, any throttle is actually near a hot flyer. Glides on landings so don't limit your landing zone.

Can land mine on a vacant narrow street when breezes correct directions, personally advise a vacant decent size parking lot.

Will climb well with authority, battery compartment is limited space but stock works well, glide distance is more than adequate don't hurry the landing for best touchdowns.

Size smaller so keep reasonably close inflight.

Flight this evening went with straighter takeoff than clip. Climbs immediate mine set with needed downstick inflight, already helped in direct overhead passes losing site for a moment turning around. Rolls are effective with any throttle.

Really enjoying dead sticking this puppie, it's long glide gives plenty of time for any needed corrections.
phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
phillipmorris
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Posts: 1,638
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default

Mine handles winds but caution to your expertise. Has some penetration but heavy gusts slowing it down then zinged downwind.

Experiencing brisky conditions this morning. Still flew well basic Manuvers.

Landing left touch throttle till neared edge of zone. Last deadsticked but careful to keep it from rising. Decent touchdown one of my few times it didn't glide past me, as will glide aways.
phillipmorris is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > Beginners

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RTF Flyzone Acro-Wot Sporty Low Wing Gusty Winds phillipmorris Beginners 8 08-06-2013 11:19 AM
B-47 1/10.2th Scale, Boeing Stratojet...In The Beginning Flite-Metal Electric Ducted Fan Jets 527 07-14-2013 04:49 PM
Flyzone Switch High And Low Wing Great Handling phillipmorris Beginners 23 06-19-2012 04:00 PM
New Flyzone Sensei High Wing 58 Inch Aileron Trainer phillipmorris Beginners 42 10-05-2011 05:09 AM
Futaba 9C switch mixing martyp57 RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 22 04-01-2011 07:21 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:00 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.20049 seconds with 30 queries