This plane is absolutely one of my favorites. The flying experience is great, and the looks are nothing short of incredible. The scale details, such as the cockpit and lights are quite nice, and the fowler flaps are quite cool and draw some complements at the field. The flying is great, although it does have a tendency to slip, so make sure to carry some throttle when landing. The durability is pretty good, I think the AeroCell foam is more durable than Horizon's Z-Foam. My only complaint is even a slightly imperfect landing will break the front gear. I recommend some gorilla glue to reinforce the joint between the wheel pants and the metal piece. Overall, it's a great plane.
This is the best place I have ever purchased. Spare parts are easy to find and it is easy to fly.
Wonderful plane does everything as advertised. Comes with ailerons, FLAPS, rudder, elevator, lights, and they all work. I do recommend getting rid of the too flimsy flexible prop and replace it w/ an APC 9 x 4.7 slow flyer. The APC electric prop won't work as it is too thick to get the spinner on. Overall one of the best planes for the bucks.
This is a super easy flyer with amazing power stock, and a 1300 3s gives 6-7 flight times. Flaps are really cool as well as the navigation lights, add a really scale detail. Only problems are you won't be removing the wing and you can not land on grass.
I heard that low-wing airplanes take extra skill and maybe that's so. Fact is that the Cessna Corvallis trundled down the parking lot and into the nearly still air with no tendency to fall off on either wing then rose nicely to a 45 foot cruising altitude. It flies on rails. If you are used to having aileron control the sensation of flying this airplane is practically pin-point accuracy.
Landing the Corvallis is very satisfying. I kept reducing power with slight down elevator until the plane was flying slow and just over the pavement. Changing to a little up elevator I held a a slight nose-up attitude during the final foot of descent until the main wheels touched smoothly. The nose wheel stayed off the ground, then slowly settled into a 3-point rollout just like its full size namesake. This airplane is the most enjoyable to land and take off that I've had yet.
During assembly I found it necessary to put two spacers on either side of the nose wheel axle to prevent the wheel from contacting the edges of the wheel pant. I de-soldered the power plug to the ESC in favor of the Dean's plugs that all my 2200 mah 3s batteries have. (For use in helicopters.) The manual suggests an 1800 mah li-po but my FlightMax 2200 40C gave me a perfect CofG for exactly balanced flights and I think the higher rating will give longer flight times too. The nose hatch covers the battery, which is easy to install in the recess under the supplied velcro strap. Taking the hatch off and on is easy and it stays on firmly when pushed the final 1/4 inch.
The wing tip navigation lights and left wing landing light are a nice touch. Flying towards myself while setting up a landing approach shows the surprisingly bright wing light, adding to the look of an actual airplane about to land. If I get good enough to fly at dusk the lights will really look good!
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