The Mini Titan V2 was released as an improvement to an already good flying helicopter. Kurt and Rob take a close look at the re-designed E325 and see how it assembles and performs against the others in it’s class.
Thunder Tiger has proven itself several times over with their Raptor line of helicopters. With the onset of the E325 a few years back, they established themselves again as a competitor in the 450 class of electric helicopters. The Mini Titan (E325) V2 promised several improvements over it’s predecessor.
Upon opening the box and starting the assembly, you realize that this is a nearly full kit with nothing done for you, so you’ll want to take your time and follow the directions carefully. The most critical element always being to make sure everything is “mechanically” balanced, meaning there is symmetry throughout. Equal measurement on both halves of all parts that are adjustable on the main rotor head will ensure vibration-free, smooth running.
For seasoned builders, things are machined perfectly. Nothing is out of alignment and the kit is built to perfection. The Mini Titan V2 was a blast to build and even more fun to fly. Upon liftoff, you’ll note the compact CG. The Mini Titan responds very well to low rate inputs and feels crisp, not mushy or soft. As with any helicopter, the tail performance is half machine, half electronics and the GY520 gyro from Futaba has proven itself among the pros. Rock solid heading hold and extremely consistent pirouettes give you a lot of confidence. The tail is always where you expect it to be coming out of maneuvers.
For beginners: This is a great first “larger” CP helicopter for those that have mastered mini FP single rotor forward flight. Don’t cheap out on the servos, gyro, or battery and you’ll be very, very pleased with the platform. You can learn just about everything with the Mini Titan V2, so when you’re ready to step up to a .50/E600 or bigger, you’ll be well prepared.
For 3D pilots: Upgrade to the torque tube option, run with a 45+ C main pack and the Mini Titan will snap to attention and dominate the class. You’ll really appreciate the compact centerline CG and how well it holds the line for a flybar machine in fast forward flight. The 4.4 gram paddles keep the head nice and nimble.
See the Mini Titan V2 get built… in under 10 minutes!