I’ve not had a jet. Well, I had a Dynam A-10 (terrible piece of junk) that I ended up stripping and throwing away), but not a real EDF jet.
I have done lots of reading and You Tubing and decided to get in line to buy Motion RC’s Freewing Avanti S. When it finally shipped, it got here in two days and it was on! This one came in the very same day that I finished the Sportster Bipe, keeping me moving and productive 😉
It came in a pretty nondescript box and in good shape. If you’ll watch Motion RC’s “Build” video, it really is that simple. A manual really isn’t even needed with this jet, maybe if you’re a complete newbie.
Below are some images of the jet being put together and one of the final product. I love the lights 🙂
I haven’t flown this yet but I am confident that it’ll fly well. It balanced with the leading edge of a 5000 mah 6s battery flush with the leading edge of the battery tray.
I flew this baby on 7/31. Its flies great. I’m not quite used to the speed. I’ll ease myself in to it. But it flies very well. It’s stable and tracks like butter in a banked turn. I found the ailerons quite touchy when configured per the plans. I’ll increase expo on the ailerons and flatten the stick out a bit in the middle.
I didn’t fly it until late in the morning so I only few it twice. It gets hot down here in Texas this time of year. It needed about 6 clicks of down elevator and about 4 clicks of left aileron trim to achieve straight and level flight at medium speed on the maiden flight.
I didn’t use flaps on landing and my landings were long. Very smooth, but long. This plane is very docile on final and I had a 45 degree crosswind. Next time I fly it I’ll work with the flaps and slow down and shorten the landing.
I can’t wait to really dig in to this thing. This is my first proper EDF. I love the way it sounds like a vacuum cleaner on the runway, but when you pour it to it, this 12-bladed fan develops an amazing “WHOOSH!!”