E-flite UMX A-10 Brushless EDF

I’ve always loved A-10s. This airplane is a blast. It’s powered just right to have fun with, using the suggested 2s 800 mah lipo battery.ย The unique sound is what you would imagine a mosquito this size to make, but a lot louder.

This is a Bind-n-Fly (BNF) airplane, meaning that you need only a transmitter and a battery for the airplane to fly it. All of the onboard electronics are in place and ready to fly on this airplane.

You will need to beef up the fuselage on this plane. The section forward of the wing is very thin and the first time you have a hard landing one of the sides will likely cave in a bit. Fixing it is easy enough, but beefing this area up with clear tape is suggested. I also put a foam cross member just forward of where the battery goes. You can see it in the picture. This went a long way to shore up the sides.



This plane is lots of fun. The ASX3 receiver in it helps you fly it. It’s very easy to fly really. I don’t use the wheels. I hand launch it with my left hand with my right thumb on the elevator/aileron stick. I generally end up in full up position on launch. It dives toward the ground but always recovers. From there, just hang on!

Freewing Avanti S EDF Jet

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.



Edit 8/2/17

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!!”

Freewing Avanti S 80 mm EDF Jet