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.
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.
The Eflite Beast 60E has been around for a little while now and I thought it was time for my quick review of this model from a UK user and flyer, the first one for me from the Eflite stable, although I am a previous multiple buyer of Hangar 9 models from Horizon Hobby. It is designed for 3D areobatics and the hi-voltage servos and avonics powered directly from a 7.4volt LiPo.
If you have read the build of this model we can now cover the flight testing and trimming of the Vanquish model and hopefully provide some useful set up tips. There are many different methods for setting up an aerobatic model and some may disagree with mine, but I have found this process to work well for me, I have to admit that I am perhaps not as thorough as others might be but trimming is all about making improvements to the flying qualities of your model. How far you want to take it is up to you: each pilot can decide when they feel they have gone far enough to satisfy themself.
Update: There is now two downloadable files on Setting up and Triming Guide by Jon Tappin which can be found here: Part 1 & Part 2
If you are one of those growing bands of electric flight fans and wish to set up your Speed Controller on the bench or reprogram up at the field then this handy little tool will do the job admirably. It beats using the transmitter stick and listening out for the menu beeps (and lose count!) It will only program Hobbywing ESCs, ie; FunFly (previously known as Pentium / Fentium) and the powerful Platinum Series whether Opto or BEC in either case. The Guard ESC with a LiPo voltage sensing lead are discontinued.
You can preset all your preferences on the bench.