For over 40 years, RC pilots have enjoyed the wide flight envelope of the Top Flite Contender. Whether carving aerobatics at higher speeds or settling in for gracious low speed fly-bys, the Contender has left it’s mark in history as a very well behaved airplane. Now available as a 36″ electric, Kurt and Rob put the Mini Contender EP to the test in our 5X5 review…
Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring
Sometimes big things do come in small packages. Sometimes, they’re just a small package. We’ve flown hundreds of aircraft over the years and seen a lot of larger, proven designs get translated into a smaller electric version. Often times, although very flyable, the smaller versions just don’t bring the same experience. In the case of the Mini Contender, we found ourselves actually being drawn to the new mini version even more than it’s older big Brother. Not to say that the 53″ version isn’t anything short of undeniable legend, but our little Mini Contender is just so easy to pack up and go. Clean electric power, small portable size, and nearly identical flight characteristics as the bigger Contender make the Mini EP version an airplane you just can’t ignore.
Watch the full video review to see if the Mini Contender EP is right for you…!
2 Brothers Hobby
2 Brothers Radio Setup
Per Instruction Manual
High: AIL -25% ELEV -20% RUDD -30%
Low: AIL -15% ELEV -15% RUDD -40%