Monday, September 15, 2008

Exceed Starmax Lockheed F-35 Lightning II ARF EDF

Another one from Andy Chen. And it's GORGEOUS. Spectacular appearance, very scale, great paint and decals.
Assembly takes about 45 minutes. Skip the included contact cement, use epoxy instead. It is set up with three servos...linked stabs and ailerons on each side, but it gives you the option of adding two more servos to operate stabs and ailerons seperately if you prefer. An extra set of four pushrods are thoughtfully included, along with spots to drop the two servos right in.

And it flies BEAUTIFULLY. Fast...maybe the fastest of all the 64mm EDF jobs out there, with excellent vertical performance. Very stable, but very maneuverable. I am flying off pavement, have not tried hand-launching it yet...

Update...about 50 flights later, the plane still does not have a scratch on it, and it's still one of my favorite foamy jets, it's just a lot of fun to fly, and very high quality.

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