Being born under the shadow of it’s big brother, the Mini NexStar EP has a big task ahead of it. We reviewed the Mini NexStar to see if it could really fill that little electric trainer shoe that makes do-it-yourself a reality at your local park.
For the many fans of a true balsa trainer, your park-flying solution just may have arrived. Hobbico introduced to the RC world a mini version of their world-class trainer: the NexStar. For many years RC instructors have leaned on trainers like the NexStar to get new pilots up and confident behind the sticks. See, the true test of a trainer platform is the ability for a plane to execute upright, conventional maneuvers without any funky tendencies. It also has to be able to practically land itself but also endure the occasional bumpy homecoming.
The Mini NexStar not only took off practically on it’s own, it also executed near-perfect text book maneuvers and predictable, solid landings. One of the biggest hurdles today’s foam-taught flyers face is moving beyond 3 channels rigs into true 4 channel flight. The Mini NexStar is the ideal flat turn trainer. “Take it up, do it, do it again and again until you perfect it” could be the mantra for this new little NexStar. If you can’t master your rudder, cross-wind landings, and rolls, loops, inverts and stalls in this plane, you never will.
Hobbico nailed it on the head with the Mini NexStar.
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