ParkZone Stinson Reliant

Brand: ParkZone

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Huggy  |  Nov 13, 2013

Strengths:
Easy to build, and the electronics work fine, motor adequate in terms of power - Parkzone props are very tough too. . . .
Weaknesses:
The motor mount is not a great design, basically the motor has a threaded rear end which screws into the mount - all very well at the factory before it's wired in but almost impossible to re-attach if, in the event of a hard arrival the nose hits the deck and the rather flexible (nylon?) mount allows the motor to pop out of it's housing, after which it's tendency to come loose is much enhanced, even assuming you can get it back on at all. I'm not inclined to fork out for a complete new motor and mount assembly (even if you could get one) and my use of the Stinson over some 9 months has been limited as a result, and almost always ends with more work to do. Having said all that, the airframe itself is pretty tough; just as well, because it DOES tip stall if you're not careful. .
Overall:
Does make a nice change from all the Cubs and Cessnas, and looks great in the air. Stable in flight, if you treat it with respect. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
GrahamWh  |  May 17, 2013

Strengths:
Very steady flight. Looks good close, low and slow. Has flaps for those low wind landings. Resistes tip stalling despite the tapered wings - due to the camber being less at the tips I think.
Weaknesses:
Undercarriage a bit bendy - just bend wheels back together a bit after a few flights. Ad a bit of sellotape to wingtips, fin and elevator tips to strengthen too. . .
Overall:
I have been flying this for over a year. Relaxing and enjoyable to fly. Not what you want for wild flying, but it is not built for that. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Cyclicscooby  |  Sep 02, 2012

Strengths:
Good stand-off scale. Nice dummy radial. Solid legs, big wheels. Flap ready, just needs a single servo.
Weaknesses:
EPO foam damages easily, as do ALL EPO planes. shame side windows are stickers, but that's being picky for the price. . .
Overall:
Lovely looking plane. Will loop and fly inverted, rolls are not so neat, but it looks alot better flying 'scale'. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
boggy  |  Mar 12, 2011

Strengths:
good build quality. very stable flyer looks fantastic in the air. . .
Weaknesses:
susceptible to tip stalls. needs a good run to get airborne,or a very firm hand launch. . .
Overall:
great quality package,really needs the flaps working from the start,what a shame pz didnt supply one more servo. once flying its very stable. don't expect an aerobatic monster its definitely scale style. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
DAVID CLIFFORD  |  Jan 31, 2011

Strengths:
Good size for EP, looks great, good solid build, 95% factory assembled, Easy to fly, built around popular 2200 3s. . . .
Weaknesses:
None so far. . . .
Overall:
Great plane for money good all round parky for lazy sunny afternoons. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
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