In summary, I love this plane!
Motor: Motrofly 4330 (very efficient, 62 amps full throttle, unlimited vertical)
Prop: Xoar 20x8
ESC: Castle 120HV
Servos: 4xSpektrum 6265HV
Battery: 2s Lipo 1200mah (>50% full after 4 flights).
Motor Battery: Turnagy 6s x2 3300 (set on 5 min timer triggering at 1/8 throttle, usually have >50% full after landing).
Pros: I've owned the EF 78" Extra, EF Laser, 3dHS Edge and Skywing edge and this is the best performing plane of this size. It flies super light and has no bad tendencies or even wing rock. It flies more like my 100cc size planes as far as stability and performance. I'm an old school slow and low 3d and pattern pilot and this plane does everything nicely from harriers, torque rolls, slow knife edge, slow rolling circles, flat spins and whatever maneuver you can think up. Also slows down nicely on the downline. The best part is you get all that performance and it's small enough to fit in my Jeep and is easy to assemble. Great job with this design! This is my first AJ plane and plan on getting the larger raven or Laser to replace my larger older planes.
Cons (two minor cons)1) Wheel pants needs reinforcement. I cracked the left one after the first flight and then the right one after the 5th flight. I am rough on landing gears since we have a small field and can only do harrier landings. I have destroyed carbon fiber landing gears in the past but not wheel pants. In this case the gear is strong but I will need to reinforce the next set of wheel pants I just ordered. 2) A blind nut dropped out in the left wing. Because of this I cant use the SFGs. I never really liked the looks of SFGs and this plane really doesn't need it. There is absolutely no wing rock or bad tendencies so I'll fly without it.
In summary, I love this plane! It is my go to plane that is always in the back of my jeep just in case I can sneak out for a quick flight. Great job with this design!
Reviewed by: Neil Tolentino from California on 1/16/2021