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Hitec Flash 7

Manufacturer: Hitec

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No. of Reviews1
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Russell Hawkes 1 wrote on 25/06/2018:
DOES THE JOB
Strengths: It has aileron/flap mixing which is great for slope soarers. Cheap 6-ch Ikonnic Rx's available on Ebay.
Weaknesses: Steep learning curve to understand channel mixing procedure.
Overall: For an occasional flyer like me who needs basic mixing ability it has the minimum functionality required, plus sliders on the back if ever needed...
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Max Thrust Riot

Manufacturer: Max Thrust

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No. of Reviews6
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Shaun Walsh wrote on 25/06/2018:
NICE PLANE GOOD VALUE
Strengths: Well made and quite strong. Docile on low control throws. Easy to assemble
Weaknesses: Even though this is the second version the battery compartment is still small, had to cut out the base of the battery compartment to fit a Turnigy Graphene 2200 and a velcro strap. Added a couple of thin wire rods to the sides of the battery hatch to act as strengtheners when the side clips cracked after just a few flights. Undercarriage bends on a hard landing but is easy to straighten and probably stops more serious damage occurring. Lights are pointless. Replaced the supplied prop with an APC-E 12x6 which was much quieter.
Overall: Have returned to the hobby after a break of 40 years and this was a good choice to relearn the old flying skills. Forgiving and fairly easy to fly but not staid. With the throws turned up it should be capable of reasonable aerobatics especially with a 4S battery.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Airbus A400M by Tony Nijhuis

Average Rating
No. of Reviews2
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Nik Harrison wrote on 21/06/2018:
BEAUTIFUL MODEL
Strengths: Able to add extras such as cargo doors and lights etc. Makes the model your own.
Weaknesses: None to speak of.
Overall: Excellent model and it flies beautifully. It's my favourite model. It flairs out beautifully and has helped improve my landing no end. Great for parachute drops.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Futaba T6J

Manufacturer: Futaba

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews3
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Frank Skilbeck wrote on 20/06/2018:
THIS IS 6K NICE RADIO BUT WHY IS TRAINER SWITCH ON RIGHT
Strengths: 6K is replacement for the 6J and now has 8 channels. Very good value and nicely made.
Weaknesses: Usual Futaba programming restrictions on lower end radios. Big negative for a beginner radio is making the non-assignable buddy switch on the top right of the transmitter rather than the usual top left, will upset many instructors.
Overall: Good value set, but check if you are a beginner if your instructor is OK with trainer switch on righthand side.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

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