FMS Easy Trainer 1280mm (50.5") Wingspan - PNP
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FMS 1280mm (50.5") Wingspan Easy Trainer Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS051PNPWhen you are in the mood for a nice relaxing flight, the FMS 1280mm Easy Trainer is your plane. The Easy Trainer is a combination of a plane and a glider. The plane glides better than a normal plane thus increasing flight time but it is also more aerobatic than a normal glider. If you are looking for a pure beginner RC plane, we think there are better choices but we really like this plane for is easy and relaxed flying style as a great way to take a break from more intense planes. We fly with the 1300mAh 2S battery a little farther back than normal for better gliding and control surface response. Flight times can be as little as 6 or 7 minutes with a lot of full throttle or they can be as long as 15 to 20 minutes with a lot of gliding. This plane is fully capable of loops, rolls, and inverted flight yet it will also glide for quite a while when the throttle is completely off. Best of all it is nearly impossible to break the rear mounted prop unless you land the FMS RC plane upside down. Hand launching is super simple while landing is incredibly easy as this RC plane glides back to earth.
- Durable EPO foam construction
- Top mounted propeller design helps protect propeller during landings
- Belly lander design makes it easy for beginners to practice landings on grass and other soft surfaces
- Simple to build
- All electronics (motor, ESC, servos) are pre-installed for your convenience
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 2 Cell 7.4V 1300 mAh Lipo Battery with JST - EPR13002J
- 2 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 2 cell (2S) charger from our Charger Collection
1280mm / 50.4in
910mmm / 35.8in
3128-KV2650 Brushless motor
20A Brushless ESC with JST Connector
Propeller / EDF
4x4 Two Blade Pusher Propeller
None - Belly Lander
7.4V 1300mAh 20C 2 cell LiPo with JST connector
4 Channel radio
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I found out after flying this airplane, it is kind of hard to see especially when there are white clouds in the background. So I got some acrylic styrofoam paint and painted the wings a bright orange color. I hope the will make it easer to spot the next time I fly. Other than that, It's a real gas to fly.
easy to put together, looks good unfortunately, have not been able to fly due to weather
Very quick shipping and great after sale support.
Goods and Bads
Just want to say I just began this hobby, so my review is from a beginner's point of view. This is my second plane though. First of all, MotionRC did great as usual. Arrived quicker than expected. I'm giving this one 3 stars "Average" because it did have a couple issues that I didn't feel were beginner friendly. I'll start with the instructions, since that's where I immediately had issues. I did not get the same instructions as the site has uploaded. Mine seemed be translated from something other than English, so you had to get through some pretty poor grammar issues. There were a couple spots that I had trouble translating, but I think common sense prevailed. When installing the prop cone, it referred to a "set screw" to lock the cone onto the shaft. So, I spent a few minutes looking around for this set screw thinking I had lost it before noticing that there were no threads in the cone to even install said set screw. Maybe they meant "set screwdriver into hole"? The next hurdle was trying to 12ipher how the Y splitter cable attached from the ailerons to the receiver. Again, common sense took over even though the instructions seemed to want me to plug it into something different. I ended up getting through it all just fine. I only mention it because there are kids who build these and they may have much more trouble than me getting it together due to the poor instructions. Especially if they are beginners, which this plane it aimed towards. The plane went up with no issues at half throttle. I probably shouldn't have flown it since there were about 10-15mph gusts on occasion, but I couldn't wait until the next weekend, or the next one to fly. I was pretty happy with the flight. I really didn't have any issues controlling it and I immediately felt more and more comfortable with it after 5 minutes of flight. But, a strong gust came one of the few times I had it low to the ground, and it took a nose dive. I then found the planes structural weaknesses: 1. Placing the battery "snug" into the slot where they tell you to places tension on the lateral seam of the fuselage. So, even gentle nose impacts will rip the seam apart. More damage occurs than if it hadn't been there. Even still, I think the nose of the plane is poorly supported and could use more foam. 2. As mentioned, the battery is just wedged in a slot and the canopy is far from being well "fastened". So any crash will cause the canopy and battery to fly off and the weight will yank out the wiring it's plugged into. So, depending on the wiring's weak link between the battery, ESC, receiver, etc., one of those wires may break a connection. So, be prepared to use the soldering iron for repairs! Overall, I think it's a 12ent plane. It flies great for a beginner and easy to learn. I must have had it up in the air for 10 minutes attempting all kinds of aerobatics before it came down, so you get plenty of flying time out of it. It glides very nicely for a slow landing in the grass. Having the prop out of the way is a HUGE plus! However, when things go wrong, I think it's not very crash friendly on the front of the fuselage. They can get away with these issues on a more advanced plane for advanced builders, but I think since this one is aimed to "beginners", they really should clean up the instructions a bit, and reinforce the nose of the fuselage. Perhaps give the battery a secure compartment so it doesn't go flying out of the cockpit.
Bought this for my son. Only a little up elevator trim for even flight. He made 5 takeoffs and landing with no problem. Recommend for 1st plane.
great out of the box
ordered this plane for my son and he handled it with no problem . Had 5 hand launched takeoffs and 5 landings with no problems at all.
some concerns arise
I know in my last review I stated how GREAT this plane was post mod. Well, several flights later, after some eye opening launches, I think I can make this statement. Here goes. The pilot or assistant, MUST launch the airplane at about at least 35 to 45 degrees nose up. With the motor mounted where it is, when throtled up, it tends to push the nose down. Not good for launches. If a high launch angle is used, it tends to cure the motor/thrust/downward thrust problem. Asides from that extremly minor inconvenience, this plane is a winner.
MODS NO MORE!
I finaly found my perfect match for mods. I CAed the wings on, cut up the battery compartment for a 2200mhz LIPO, and changed to a 6x5.5 prop. I tried her today to see how she reacted. ANGEL comes to mind. She is now a well behaved "trainer". I tried to loop her and the wings flexed on the pullout. It was a nervous moment, but luckly nothing broke, so I flew on for 2 or 3 more minutes and landed. She looks and seems intact. But needles to say, she wont do aerobatics again.
EVEN MORE MODS
I finally did it. I added landing gear. I went and installed a tail dragger landing gear set and it looks good. I added 3-inch wheels to it so shes sitting quite nicely. I will admit though, I have'nt flown it yet, thats this weekend, on the 4th. I'll send in an update once Ive tried it, or bit the runway, with it.