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