Splendor, E-flite's imposing 54" span aerobat, is another Carbon-Z machine that blends EPO foam with ply and, yep, carbon to produce a very strong, rigid structure. 

It's supplied in 'BNF Basic' form complete with a pre-fitted power system, 26g digital metal gear servos and a Spektrum AR635 (AS3X) auto-stabilisation receiver - just add your 6S Li-Po battery and bind to your DSM2/DSMX radio to fly.

Designed by Quique Somenzini, it's based on his 2m span F3A aerobat of the same name but differs by nature of a 3D capability that's enhanced by the on-board AS3X.

It all sounds very interesting, we've been test flying our machine over the last couple of months and we'll tell you what we think in the May 2013 issue of RCM&E.