Ares RC Advantage Decathlon 350 RTF Review

Ares Decathlon 350
 
The new Decathlon 350 from Ares RC pulls a page out of private aviation’s history books and puts it in the hands of beginners. Known as an aerobatic high-wing trainer in full scale, the Decathlon 350 from Ares incorporates electronic AEGIS stabilization to allow newcomers to grow from docile to agile at the flip of a switch. Learn all about the Ares RC Decathlon 350 in our 5×5 review!
 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring

 

Summary

The Ares RC Decathlon 350 encapsulates everything modern technology has to offer in a trainer. With AEGIS enabled, the Decathlon shoots a straight line and handles those more complex tasks like crosswind management, takeoffs, landings and coordinated turns – making it feel like a much bigger bird. Flip the switch to AEGIS “Off” and you’ll really see where your piloting skills are and, perhaps, how far they have to go!

As they say, “Flyin’ ain’t easy”. The Decathlon can make it much easier for the beginner but realize that you still have to learn the fundamentals. As a head-to-head trainer, the fact remains that a 40-50″ wingspan aircraft is going to be more inherently stable but also costs a lot more. The cost of ownership and the “flip-of-a-switch” capability of the Decathlon 350 to go from mild to wild makes for an extremely strong value proposition for any aspiring pilot.

If you add up all of its strengths, the Decathlon 350 is a little brush that paints a very wide stroke for beginners, intermediates, and even advanced pilots looking to have some fun at their local park.

 
Kurt
2 Brothers Hobby
 

Ares RC is distributed by Hobby Town USA, www.hobbytown.com
 

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
5 / 5

Finish:

Covering, Paint, Plastic and Decals...
4 / 5

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
3 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
4.5 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
4 / 5

Flight Time:

Flight Duration Of Recommended Powerplant
5 / 5

Field Size:

2 Brothers Flying Site Recommendation
Large Park/Field

Portability:

How Easily The Model Transports Without Damage
4.5 / 5

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Beginner - Interm.

Model Specifications

Model Type:

ARF

Motor Design:

Brushless Outrunner

Construction:

EPO Foam
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