Pico Jet Combat

Review 6-Mar-2002 Patrick Plawner Videos Landing & Rolls
Motor Permax 480, but a 400 will do just fine Servos 2 x HS-55
Speed Controller 25 Amp Batteries 8 x N-800AR (272g)
8 x KR-1400 (276g)
Channels 2 + motor Flight Time 5 to 8 mn
Propeller Gunther 5.5x4.5 Gear Box No

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Wingspan 895 mm length 515 mm weight 700gr (all up)
Wing Area 19.5 dmē Wing load   CG location
from wing edge
8.7 cm 

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Building Very easy and fast.
Take-off Hand launch easily. With the 1400 mAmp, needs a stronger push but fine as well
Flight behavior Can do loops, inverted, rolls, most of everything simple 
Landing Easy, no bad behavior
Crash Results Difficult to break but front vertical crash will eventually. Very strong foam. The only part that broke for me was the cockpit, and the attach for the rubber band, inside, which the battery just broke, when crashing. I eventually just put a rubber band outside the cockpit, for flying now
Repairing Foam, so Epoxy or Cyano would do fine. The plane is small and strong, so there is not much to break, and therefore, to repair.
Other comments - Can be painted anyway you like, the foam takes everything 
- Makes TERRIBLE noise, like or hate it 
- Small, glides for landing properly, if no wind. With wind, a little more difficult but still fine.

Little brother of the Twin Jet. To fly alone, the Twin Jet is a better choice. If you want to do combat, air to air hits between planes, this is a better choice as more difficult to break than the Twin Jet. Flies faster than Zagi, but seems like Zagi would be a better slope soarer.

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Latest Update: Monday, 20 June 2005