Wing span :1370mm (~54 inches)
Length : 917 (~36 inches)
Weight : 600g (21.2oz)
Plane: Hawk Sky plane including undercarriage and prop
Battery: 3 cell 1800mAh LiPo
Charger: Dynam 3 Cell standard Li-po charger
Transmitter: Dynam NE-KO4 FM 4 channel (Has a sim port)
Receiver: Dynam 72Mhz 5CH receiver
Servos: Dynam 8.4g micro servos (4pcs)
ESC: Brushless Electronic Speed Controller
Motor: Dynam Speed 400 Brushless Motor
Crystals: Tx and Rx crystals 72 Mhz
This plane seems to be getting solid reviews. Performance seems to match that of a modified Easy Star.
The only thing that bothers me is that it's made by Dynam ... who has a somewhat bad quality record with heli ESCs. But I've yet to see a bad review. Only con I've read is that the RX has a shorter range .. and that was just one person.
There's some pretty crazy mods out there too ... Cutting the wings and adding more motors.
You get everything for under $110.
Spare Parts: http://www.nitroplanes.com/dy8925hawksky.html
Beginner Pilot Tips:
1) Re-enforce the plane with some clear packaging tape. (wing edges and the fuselage)
2) Bend the control surfaces back and forth a few times before securing to the control horns so you get max control throws from the hinges.
3) Put a dab of glue on the bolts so they don't come off during flight. Make sure the tighten screws are TIGHT before flight as well. You may put a dab of glue on these as well.
4) Always make sure your control surfaces (elevator, rudder, and ailerons) are in their proper trimmed position before flight (in general ... flat with the wing surface).
5) Make sure the control surfaces are fully functional before flight. Move your sticks and make sure the elevator, rudder, and ailerons are moving correctly.
6) If throwing the plane ... throttle up to 50-75% and throw the plane like you would a football. Let it fly for a second or two and then give it some elevator.
7) Be EASY on the throttle. Intimidating speed for a new pilot. These things WILL get up and go!
8) Your first few flights would be better in little to no wind. If there IS wind ... land against the wind or else the plane will glide with the wind and you'll over shoot your landing.