Cox has come on strong with two solid micro offerings prior to the release of the Sky Cruiser. Kurt and Rob see how the Sky Cruiser micro glider falls inline with it’s Cox brethren and as a stand-alone offering to the beginner pilot…
Cox Models has made a strong push in micro RC in the last year with the release of three new offerings. We’ve tested the high wing trainer and their mid-wing aerobat and both were very flyable offerings with durability that was off the charts. When we took to the air with the Sky Cruiser, we expected a somewhat similar experience…boy, were we wrong!
The Sky Cruiser assembles super fast just like the other two models (the Sky Ranger and the Extra 300) but, after an extremely easy hand launch, the Sky Cruiser makes you suddenly aware that it likes to fly. It really likes to fly! Fast, slow, and everything in between. Slow speed handling is phenomenal and by all means at the top of it’s class for EPO foam. The airframe is extremely lofty in the air but can also handle a breeze without a problem. Take it up high and let it soar around for 3,4, or 5 minutes in a gentle breeze or hammer the throttle and perform power-on loops from level flight or yank back on the elevator and roll into the rudder for a high speed, super tight descending knife-edge. The wide flight envelope will have you wondering what advanced aerodynamics lab spit out the Sky Cruiser and where you can get an even bigger version!
The most impressive experience in the Cox lineup for it’s representation of a design class, the Sky Cruiser is a complete hit. Run-times are laughably long but we found ourselves wanting another battery pack just so we could keep discovering what all we could do with the Sky Cruiser without charging interruptions.
Get your hands on one and prove us wrong. If you’re not completely satisfied, just send it to us because we haven’t seen ours since Rob took it for some additional “testing”.