Most micros are durable due simply to their lack of mass. Not the case with the Cox Sky Ranger micro trainer. Made of super tough FlightFlex™ foam, this is the kind of “tough” that could handle a 1 year old’s teething fit (almost) and still fly. No, this is not safe for a 1 year old…anyway, on with the review!
Hard to sum up in just a few words (watch the review video to get the whole picture), the Sky Ranger is tough, plenty powerful, flies great with power on, glides not-so-good, and is best hand launched and belly landed with the gear removed.
This is the truly affordable, durable, first time micro trainer. You’ll spend more time in the air than you will repairing or fiddling with the Sky Ranger so your cost of ownership is of the lowest in the business. The run-times are good and the stability is trainer-class. No, it’s not the precision you’ll eventually want as your skills improve, but it’s always better to learn in an old ’69 Ford LTD four-door tank than a little Mazda Miata, right? The Sky Ranger will help you build good, basic flight habits and provide many, many hours of fun!