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  • Flyzone Aircore Messerschmitt Me-109 FLZA3906
  • Flyzone Aircore Messerschmitt Me-109 FLZA3906

Flyzone Aircore Messerschmitt Me-109 560mm (22") Wingspan - KIT

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$44.99
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FLZA3906
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22" Wingspan Flyzone Aircore ME-109 - FLZA3906

What is Aircore?

All the Aircore planes use the same "Aircore Power Core" which easily snaps in and out of each Aircore plane. The "power core" contains the Motor, ESC, servos, push rods, and receiver. The receiver uses the open source SLT protocol which means it will work with any Tactic radio, Hitec Aurora 9X, Hitec Flash, or any Spektrum, Futaba, or Hitec radio with an AnyLink Module. The whole power core module is about 4” long. The pushrod attachment points are all magnetic as is the aircore frame. It literally snaps into place and all the pushrods join up via magnets. Swapping the core from plane to plane is super simple. The spinners are different between planes but this is only a 30 second process to change a spinner since they are pressure fit. This whole concept is super well thought out and actually works perfectly. We were honestly were a bit skeptical though we are now very pleasantly surprised at how well this system works. It takes less than 60 seconds to swap the Power Core from one Aircore plane to another. You can own 10 Aircore planes and only need one power core. Each plane in the series uses the same prop making swaps even more simple.

Flyzone Aircore ME-109 Build Review:

The build cannot be easier. Simply install the magnetic wing, insert the aileron push rods into the “track” (need needle nose pliers for this), and install Aircore Power Module. No glue or screws required. Installing the aircore power core is a 30 second process. ALL control surfaces are hinged with nylon “pinned” hinges (similar to Freewing). All the aircore planes are 4 channel with the exception of the “principal trainer” which is a 3 channel. It is fantastic to have ailerons on such a small plane. We are unsure about the type of foam. The bead size is too small to be EPO but too large and not smooth enough to be EPS. It seems like a hybrid between the two.

Flyzone Aircore ME-109 Flight Review:

We flew the ME-109 around at less than half throttle without any additional elevator required. The ME-109 requires the battery to be a little bit farther back than the Mustang so it is not too nose heavy. We can fly the plane plenty slow enough for indoor flight but full speed is likely too fast for indoor flight. We are amazed at this little planes power! There is plenty of power for large loops and immelmann turns. We get flight times of 6 to 7 1/2 minutes on the 250mAh 2S LiPo (with deans micro connector). We were at 3.85V per cell after 6 minutes of mixed throttle flight and 3.75V per cell after 7.5 minutes of mixed throttle flight. The plane seems to be designed for nose heavy flight. This is not noticeable until you try to do a roll. We had to apply a lot of down pressure to achieve an axial roll. We moved the battery farther back and this condition no longer existed. While there is limited room to move the battery forward or back, this slight bit of movement can change the plane from nose heavy to tail heavy in order to accommodate personal preference. Most people prefer a nose heavy CG and this is easy to achieve so we think a forward battery position will be perfect for most. We however, prefer a neutral to tail heavy plane so we have the battery as far back as possible which means the battery is touching the servo directly behind the battery. This is the perfect position to achieve a nice axial roll. This battery position allows for flying complete circuits inverted. Rolls are much faster and snap rolls are possible. We found keeping full rates and taming them with expo was our preference as this yielded a decently quick roll rate. We also found 70% throws appropriate for ailerons and elevator if expo is not used. Landing is super easy. The plane simply glides to a stop. It is very well mannered. The Aircore planes are absolutely the most fun we've had with micro/mini size RC planes in a long time. We are honestly big fans of these planes. IMPORTANT: Hand launch should be done at 60% to 75% throttle. DO NOT launch at 100%. We tried this the first time and the torque roll was too much.

NOTE: The Aircore power core is not included but is required if this is your first Aircore plane

Features:

  • Very easy to fly but not for beginners
  • Quick, easy assembly - no glue required
  • Power Core is easily swapped between all Aircore planes in 60 seconds
  • Perfect size for park flying or large indoor areas (gymnasium, etc.)

Includes:

  • 22" Wingspan Flyzone Aircore ME-109 Airframe

Requires:

  • AirCore Power Core Click Here
  • Tactic AnyLink 2 SLT 2.4GHz Radio Adapter - TACJ2005 (not required if using a SLT compatible radio)
  • 4 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 2 cell 7.4V 250mAh LiPo battery Click Here
  • LiPo Battery Charger Click Here

Review:

rcuniverse-small2.gif   RCU Aircore Modular Aircraft System Review (January 2014)


Skill Level:
 Intermediate     Build Time: 15 Minutes     Recommended Age: 14 and up

 FEATURE VIDEO: Flyzone AirCore Modular Aircraft System
 

Wingspan

560mm / 22in

Length

452mm / 17.8in

Flying Weight

96g / 3.4oz

Power System

2181kV Brushless Motor

Speed Control

6A ESC

Propeller / EDF

5 x 4.25 two blade prop

Servos

3 digital ultra micro servos

Landing Gear

Fixed

Required Battery

7.4V 250mAh 20C 2 cell LiPo

Required Radio

4 channel

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam with nylon pinned hinges

Material

Foam

 FEATURE VIDEO: Flyzone Aircore Introduction from Motion RC
 
Write your own product review

  1. I'm Sold

    Posted by Young on 22nd Nov 2013

    I bought ME 109 and P 51 Miss America. (Plus the core). As usual Motion RC sent it to me promptly, undamaged and no issues. (Which is kind of bad in that I have yet to have any need to call their customer support. This was my third order.) First the build - you don't need any tools (just your hands), and you can put this together in less than 2 minutes. Balance was perfect on ME 109, which is what I maiden today. I think this is a stand-off scale, but it still looks very nice. Now for the stuff that matters - flight characteristic. This is by far the best micro plane I've flown. (5 mph wind) It does not have monster power, but it has plenty. I was able to put the plan on 45 degree climb and gently apply throttle and watch the plane keep going up. Pretty good roll rate too. I landed on rough grass and the plan came a part exactly as designed, where the magnets are. So not a scratch. In case you are wondering how well the magnets held on to the control surfaces (like I was), I've put my ME 109 through rolls and loops and flew it aggressively. I did not have any issue during the flight. To me the flight characteristic alone is worth the money. I hope Flyzone comes up with some exciting airframes for this line of products.