Hitec Extra 300S P2GO Weekender Review

Hitec Weekender Extra 300S

Hitec’s big introduction into the aircraft side of the business has been highly anticipated. You probably already use their servos since they dominate the market worldwide and we’ve benefited from using their rock-solid radio systems as well. Now with aircraft bearing the same name, we had to check out the products and put them to the test. Watch the videos and see what we found out about the new Weekender line of aircraft from Hitec!
 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring
Extra 300S Assembly Video

 

Summary

Foamys have flooded the market over the last several years and we’ve had the chance to fly and test a lot of them. Getting another foam plane for testing has it’s up side and down side. The good news is that they usually assemble really quick and are easy to drop at the field and start testing – no messy fuel, field box, etc. The down side is that they all start to blend together after awhile. This pattern was upset the minute Hitec’s Extra 300S showed up at the door.

From the unboxing with it’s meticulous packaging job to the the laying out of all the parts – this was unique. The finish was flawless, parts were in perfect condition, and the attention to detail like the replica RC gas motor exhaust and the 3-bladed scale prop started off an interest and enthusiasm that lasted from assembly through review! Check out the videos to see what we’re talking about and consider yourself warned: your RC buying season isn’t over just yet:)

Kurt
2 Brothers Hobby
 

Additional items used for completion:

(Qty.)/Description
(1) Hitec Optic 6 Sport 2.4GHz 6 Channel Radio System
(1) Hitec Optima 6 2.4GHz AFHSS Receiver
(1) Thunder Power TP2250-3SPR45 3S 2250mAh 45C LiPo Battery
(1) Thunder Power TP2700-4SPR45 4S 2700mAh 45C LiPo Battery
 
Hitec products are available at your local hobby shop or you can check their dealer locator for additional options online at Hitec RCD, www.hitecrcd.com

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
4.5 / 5

Finish:

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

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
4.5 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
5 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
5 / 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

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Model Specifications

Model Type:

P2GO

Wing Span:

47.2 in. (1198mm)

Wing Area:

418 sq. in. (26.9 dm2)

Weight:

AUW - 3.1 lb. (1406g)

Wing Loading:

17.1 oz/ft2 (52.1g/dm2)

Length:

42.5 in. (1079mm)

Motor Design:

Brushless Outrunner

Motor kv:

600kv

Motor Size:

3720

Volt Range:

3S - 4S LiPo (11.1V - 14.8V)

Propeller:

12x8 3-Blade Electric

Construction:

EPO Foam

ESC Amperage:

50A

Radio Channels:

4+

Included Motor:

WB3720 600Kv Brushless Outrunner

Included ESC:

50 amp WE50A

Included Radio System:

(4) Mini Analog

Needed Items:

4+ Channel Tx and Rx, Flight Battery, Charger

Street Price:

$219.99 USD
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