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Words of Wisdom - Explorer, FMM074P

Remember precision aerobatics? Top Hat, Cuban Eight, Humpty Bump and many other terms. I must be getting old - can't remember them all. Today we have Harrier, Water Fall, Bottle Cap and a whole bunch of other terms the 3Ders invent.

I've spent many an hour learning and perfecting precision flying, but as many of us have discovered in the hobby, a young family comes first. Spending each weekend (per the other half) away was not a good thing. I went to just sport flying.

Along come these two great FMS planes (Olympus and Explorer). I'm older and a grandfather, so I now have the time, when out of the office, to relearn. Will I go back to competition? No, but the past joy and memories will always be there each time I take one out to fly.

Both planes are the same in design. The Explorer is the little brother and flies just like the Olympus, a little more twitchy than the Olympus but can be “tamed” by using expo and dual rates. Both fly like they're on rails and will perform all the scale maneuvers you can remember or read about and want to try.

For those old enough to remember, these both relive Hanno Prettner's many models and style of flying. Google his name and enjoy reading about his style. Get one of these models if so moved and go fly precision Aerobatics.

Diamond Jim

Key Features

  • Attractive racing/3D paint scheme, hand-painted scale pilot
  • Easy to complete, bolt on final assembly
  • Exceptionally strong EPO foam
  • High output 2425-1150Kv brushless motor

Needed To Complete

What's in the box?

  • 4+ Channel Radio System
  • LiPo Battery
  • LiPo Charger
  • (1) F3A Explorer PNP, 1020mm
  • (1) User Manual

Overview

A year in the making! Introducing the new FMS F3A Explorer, the latest creation in the FMS Aerobatic line of models. With its elegant and graceful lines, superb flying qualities, the F3A is a must for the aerobatic pilot to add to his hangar. Working with RC Hobbyist’s worldwide, FMS has developed this aircraft to meet all the precision flying requirements needed to compete in F3A aerobatic competition.

 

 

Aileron: Yes
Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Approximate Flight Time: 5 minutes
Battery: Li-Po 11.1V 2200mAh
CG (Center of Gravity): 3.7 in (95mm) from leading edge at the fuselage
Completion Level: Plug-N-Play
Elevator: Yes
Flaps: No
Flying Weight: Approximately 2.2 lb (1000g)
Length: 44 in (1120mm)
Material: Durable EPO
Minimum Required Radio: 4 Channel
Motor Size: 3536-KV1150
Propeller Size: 11 x 5.5 2-blade propeller
Retracts: No
Rudder: Yes
Servos: 4 x 9g servo
Speed Control: 40A
Wingspan: 40.2 in (1020mm)

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