Pilot's Choice Reviews

Hacker-Model Extra 330SC EPP ARF


Written by Tom Sullivan Large, yet lightweight, aerobat Product review Photos by Tom Sullivan As seen in the summer 2016 issue of Park Pilot.

Specifications:

Type: 3-D/sport ARF Skill level: Intermediate Wingspan: 47.2 inches Wing area: 519 square inches

E-flite UMX P-47 BL BNF Basic


By Ryan Ramsey. Brushless power makes this warbird a standout. Photos and video by Ryan Ramsey. As seen in the Spring 2016 issue of Park Pilot.

Specifications:

Type: Semiscale warbird Skill level: Intermediate Wingspan: 19 inches weight: 3.35 ounces Price: $129.99 Info: e-fliterc.com

Features:

PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane


By Terry Dunn Adding a new dimension to paper airplanes Photos by Terry Dunn As seen in the Winter 2016 issue of Park Pilot.

Revell Nano Hexagon RTF


By Chad Budreau and Matt Ruddick More rotors provide greater stability Photos and video by Chad Budreau and Matt Ruddick Full review in the Fall 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: RTF micro quadcopter Skill level: Beginner Diagonal measurement: 2.5 inches Weight: 0.7 ounces Price: $39.99 Info: towerhobbies.com

Heli-Max 200FP V-Cam RTF


By Greg Gimlick Capture pictures and video indoors or out Photos and video by Greg Gimlick Full review in the Fall 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: RTF fixed-pitch helicopter Skill level: Beginner to intermediate Rotor diameter: 14.97 inches Weight: 10.12 ounces Flight duration: 4 to 5 minutes Price: $139.98

E-flite Viking Model 12 280 BNF Basic


By Jon Barnes. Small in size, big on performance. Photos and video by Jon Barnes. Full review in the Summer 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: 3-D aerobat Skill level: Intermediate Wingspan: 22.2 inches Length: 24.4 inches Weight: 8.8 ounces Price: $179.99 Info: horizonhobby.com

Features

Blade Nano QX FPV RTF with SAFE


By Jon Barnes. Simplify your FPV experience. Photos and video by Jon Barnes. Full review in the Summer 2015 Park Pilot.


Specifications

HobbyZone Faze RTF Ultra Small Quad


By Matt Ruddick. An enjoyable quadcopter for small spaces. Photos and video by Matt Ruddick. Full review in the Summer 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: RTF ultra micro quadcopter Skill level: Beginner Weight: 12.2 grams Price: $29.99 Info: hobbyzonerc.com

Features

• Compact quadcopter with a flying weight of 12.2 grams

Graupner V-Venture HoTT Glider RTF


By Geoff Barber. A V-tail design that’s fun for everyone. Photos and video by Geoff and Anna Barber. Full review in the Spring 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: RTF glider Skill level: Beginner Wingspan: 53.15 inches Length: 33.46 inches Weight: 19.4 ounces Price: $269 Info: openhobby.com

Features

Dromida KODO Quadcopter


By Chris Savage. An inexpensive, camera-equipped fun machine. Photos by Chris Savage and Jennifer Alderman. Full review in the Spring 2015 Park Pilot.

Features

• Fully assembled quadcopter with tough plastic frame • Shoots photos and videos with integrated digital camera • LED lights for easy tracking day or night • One-button Auto Flip

E-flite FPV Vapor RTF with headset


By Terry Dunn. Put yourself in the pilot’s seat. Onboard camera footage. Full review in the Spring 2015 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: Ultra micro Skill level: Beginner Wingspan: 14.8 inches Length: 15.3 inches Weight: .86 ounces Price: RTF with headset $449.99; BNF without headset $189.99 Info: horizonhobby.com

Blade 200 QX BNF with SAFE technology


By Greg Gimlick. An exciting and agile small camera platform. Onboard camera footage. Full review in the Winter 2015 Park Pilot.


Specifications

Model type: Electric BNF quadcopter

Adagio 280 BNF Basic


By Andy Griffith Go soaring with this park-size hybrid. Product review and flight video. Featured in the Winter 2015 Park Pilot.



Specifications

Type: BNF glider Skill level: Beginner

Dromida Ominus Quadcopter


By Chad Budreau This durable quadcopter is combat ready Flight video by Hobbico Full review in the Winter 2015 Park Pilot.


Specifications

Model type: RTF quadcopter Skill level: Intermediate

Stevens AeroModel Sweet Dreams


By Geoff Barber A fun-scale rendition of the Dream Classic Ultralight. Product review and flight video. Featured in the Winter 2015 Park Pilot.


Specifications

Type: Laser-cut kit

HobbyZone Super Cub S


By Nick Murhling The model that taught an AMA intern how to fly. Abridged review and flight video. Featured in the Fall 2014 Park Pilot.

Cox Extra 300 RTF


By Geoff Barber Micro-aerobat, enormous fun! Abridged review and flight video. Featured in the Fall 2014 Park Pilot.

Cox Sky Cruiser RTF


By Geoff Barber Get your glide on for less than $100 Abridged review and flight video. Featured in the Fall 2014 Park Pilot.

Heli-Max Axe 100 CX


By Chad Budreau An excellent low-cost, entry-level helicopter Abridged review and flight video. Featured in the Summer 2014 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: Electric coaxial helicopter Skill level: Beginner Rotor diameter: 7.5 inches Length: 9.1 inches Height: 4.96 inches Width: 1.8 inches Ready-to-fly weight: 1.25 ounces

Great Planes Factor 3D ARF


By Geoff Barber Simple design, spectacular performance. Abridged review and flight video. Featured in the Summer 2014 Park Pilot.

Specifications

Type: Sport/3-D ARF Skill level: Intermediate pilots Minimum flying area: Large park or club field Wingspan: 38 inches Weight: 28-32 ounces. Length: 41.5 inches Price: $119.99

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