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Flying Wings Hornet

Manufacturer: Flying Wings

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Alex Calderhead wrote on 08/12/2008:
SUPERB LITTLE MODEL. TAKES A LOT OF PUNISHMENT.
Strengths: Easy to put together. Strong enough to take the odd wall rushing at it and other errant models. Bags of power on 2 cell lipo for prop hanging and other 3d stuff provided you move the CG well back.
Weaknesses: Undercarriage position all wrong for ROG, I trimmed a little off the rear of the fuselage under the rudder to drop the tail a little.
Overall: Great little model for indoor and outdoor in light winds (CG moved forward), cheap as chips. Can fly tight turns so suits small halls. Easy to repair. Overall a fun model suitable for beginners and experienced flyers alike.
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Andy Harris wrote on 02/12/2008:
AGILE INDOOR MODEL, TURNS IN 2M, TAKES THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE
Strengths: Can fly slowly and turn well without dropping. Easy for indoor beginners, good in smaller halls. Takes the rough and tumble of contact with walls and other models. Will roll, knife edge and prop hang. Gets round the garden nicely.
Weaknesses: Instructions: a) give a CG that is way to far back, b) have the undercarriage to close to the fuselage This means you can only prop hang and can't ROG takeoff. I put the CG about 90mm back from the LE and all is good.
Overall: My Hornet has campaigned in three indoor sorties with a contact rate of one every 3 minutes of air time. Its had 5 tea-break sessions in the garden and is still ready for more. The carbon fibre that stiffens the wings also protects from prop strikes and the 8mm EPP absorbs the carnage. Its been flown by myself, my son and some chaps that normally fly 'Embers' - we all took to it in a couple of circuits. At 40+RX and servos its great fun and a good winter investment.
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