E-flite RV-9 450

Brand: E-flite

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
Alan Randall  |  Apr 11, 2011

Strengths:
Went together fairly easily. It seems easy to land evem without flaps. . .
Weaknesses:
Flaps were very tight. I gave up on trying to make them work and fixed them in the up position. I have found that if it has been out in the sun, something must expand because the battery hatch stops fastening. Something must move slightly preventing the magnetic catch from working.
Overall:
A fairly sedate flier on the 450 Motor. Rolls are very slow on the rates given, but are probably scale for this type of aeroplane. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Andy Blackburn  |  Mar 05, 2011

Strengths:
Plenty of power and 10 minute+ flights with 1020 Kv Park 480 and 2500 mAh LiPo. Will fit in the back of the car fully-rigged with the rear seats down. . .
Weaknesses:
Wings badly warped, had to use an iron to straighten. Ailerons pre-hinged, but not straight. Not enough hinge clearance for flaps to retract all the way, had to crush the wood under the covering using a steel rule to get the required clearance. Couldn't get the flap servo to stop buzzing in the closed position until it was mounted on top of the wing (turned over the servo cover).
Overall:
Good for what it is - a grown-up park flyer. All usual aerobatics are possible, needs more rudder for stall turns, which are not easy to fly neatly because it's quite close-coupled. Knife edge is possible at full power/speed. Stall behaviour is OK, but it will drop a wing if you touch the ailerons.

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
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