Reviews

Turnigy Power supply 540W

power supply

Introduction - Quite a few years ago we were all happy to recharge our power packs from the car battery, although some found that this was not a good idea after a days flying when the car refused to start - flat battery. As time went by our power packs got bigger and bigger and more powerful to go with our larger electric aircraft.  This is becoming a problem!  We then turned to leisure batteries which are by no means cheap, a 75 amp battery could easily set you back by £120 and upwards.  As my aero fleet increased and a sizeable number were electric requiring 6 cell packs at 5000 mah I was now going down the "adding more expense" route to my pastime.

 

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DuraFly EFXtra

efxtra green

Having owned and flown the EFX Racer (reviewed earlier) since it's release I was instantly attracted to the new EFXtra released in February 2017.Following on from the Durafly EFX Racer from 2014 the company have produced a new version called the EFxtra Racer. Available in three colours schemes, Bright Red, fluorescent Green and Bright Blue. Priced about 20 US dollars above the original EFX. So what changes have been made if any?

 

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Wots Wot - EP

wots wot

Designed by Chris Foss and sold by Ripmax this biplane has become a popular model in an instant.  The first batch of models sold out quickly along with option packs.  The second batch turned up but the option packs were in short supply.  For me this put the purchase of the model on hold till the electric pack became available. This ARF comes as an airframe only, leaving the user to decide on the power option.

 

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Phoenix 2000 EPO

glider

This 2 meter glider from Hobbyking has been around for some time and at the time of this article version 2 is still widely available.  There are number of discussions on the two better known RC forums but to my frustration the threads go and on for umpteen pages and yet still no real information given. Some of it is guesswork, some posts ramble on about shipping, etc and making comments on the model even before they have it in their hands. So you have to trawl through the post in the hope of finding the information you require.  This is not the case here.  No debate but pure information.

 

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