Trainers come in all shapes and sizes, and with the introduction of large indoor slow-flyers, things just got a little easier. The FlyLite RxR promises to be a nimble indoor foamy that can be flown outdoors in a gentle breeze. Lets see how it’s stacks up!
As soon as you roll on the power, the FlyLite takes flight. Takeoffs are inside of about 5 or 6 feet and most of the throttle goes to waste if your just wanting to cruise around. The .250 outrunner is generously sized for the FlyLite which can help in those “oops” situations (if that’s even possible with the FlyLite). Trim it out and cut the throttle and the FlyLite will practically 3-point land itself.
Being a 3 channel plane, turns are relatively flat and the FlyLite exhibited plenty of control authority, even on low rates. With the under cambered wing, we noticed some marked “ballooning” when power was applied but nothing you can’t account for with a little input. We did notice that the FlyLite doesn’t like to fly fast. Even though the powerplant has more than ample thrust to do so, the main wing just isn’t designed for speed and it’ll have you working the elevator to keep it level.
A quintessential slow flyer, Kurt keeps his around just so he can fly in the suburbs, right from his driveway. It’s so quiet, the neighbors don’t even know what he’s up to!