Brand: Precision Aerobatics

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
John Roberts 9  |  Jul 26, 2017

Strengths:
The design is a minor work of art and the finished model looks beautiful and flies nicely too. The German distributor, Braeckman. de, are worthy of much praise too. Using them should hold no fears for UK purchasers.
Weaknesses:
The list of weaknesses is depressingly long. Don't get me wrong, the XR61 is a beautiful design and the blend of balsa & carbon fibre is both inspired and highly aesthetically pleasing but the whole thing is badly let down by poor manufacturing quality control. Every aspect of the build required me to modify or fettle to get things to fit properly. I won't list all the issues but two of the most annoying concerned the cowl and the horizontal stabilizer.
Overall:
It took me 35+ hours to assemble this 'ARTF'. The end result is a very satisfying aircraft but I suspect that for those without building skills the XR61 would have been a considerable challenge. It now flies very well and looks great in the air. Its light weight (around 4 pounds compared to 6+ pounds for most other '50 size' models) remarkably allows flights of 6 - 7 minutes on 2200mAh batteries.

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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