Reviews by the Experts
this is a big picture and takes a little time to load, but we have to
brag a little since this is the first time a major article has been
written about our crazy little planes. You will find it in the August
99 issue of Model Airplane News and Randy Randolph again does the
honors. Again a big thanks to Randy for the great article, and his
courage and "STICK-to-it-ivness". He E-mailed me during the building
process and said something to the effect that his wife was gone and
both hands were stuck to the roll of tape, the table, and the plane.
Well I don't see him hanging from the plane in these pictures so she
must have gotten home just in time!!
Here are a few of his comments: "The
finished airplanes are tough and can take a beating before they need to
be taped up again. -- when you get tired of patching them, just throw
them away and build more!"
on the P51: "With
a Black Widow .049 up front, it nearly flew out of my hand.----this
plane is small -- you have to turn a lot to keep it in sight! The P51
is nice and stable, and it answers the controls quickly enough to be
fun, but not so quick as to make you nervous. When it really hauls
around, it will turn in a pretty tight circle. It will roll around the
thrust line like a pattern airplane and do nice round loops. --- All in
all, this is a solid airplane that can be made to fly as though it's on
rails and still cut up when required. It should be perfect for 1/2A
combat, and with a Norvel Big Mig up front, extra fast!
on the T52 Trainer
"On the first flight, I didn't bother to trim it out because it seemed
to fly just where I wanted it to go without much effort on my part. It
is a smooth responsive airplane that's nice and easy to fly.--the glide
was pretty good! On one occasion, the model caught a little lift off
the school building and acted just like a sailplane by gaining a few
hundred feet with no effort at all. The stall in the glide is gentle
and the glide itself fairly flat.
NOTE: Randy used only a 6 cell pack on direct drive Speed 400 on the
T52. We are surprised that it flew at all with that few cells. We
always use either 7 or 8 cell packs and she will fly rather smartly.
The climb is good and it isn't that slow, especially with 8 cells. If
you like gas, she flies very well indeed with a Norvel up front.
Hits: Good flying airplanes that look good in the air. Low maintenance, easy to repair. Good instructions.
Misses: Not a very pretty box, but it's what's inside that counts!
Get the issue and see all of what he says about the planes.
Thanks Randy, It's always nice when folks enjoy our products.