Something different! The Arrows Marlin 64mm EDF is an ALL NEW design with the beginner to intermediate pilot in mind. This plane has a more robust fixed landing gear than most, to handle bumpy landings. More importantly it is the only plane in its class to have flaps to shorten takeoff, and to make approaches and landings more like those of a high wing trainer. The 3150kV motor combined with a 40 Amp ESC, and a powerful 64mm 11 blade EDF, ensure plenty of power for takeoff and maneuvers. The fan sounds like a real turbine.
This plane basically has eight screws and some servo connections to complete assembly. No glue is necessary, and because we use 8 servos we are not running a lot of control rods around. Even the nose wheel has it's own servo. Flap and aileron connections are made with ball linkages, for greater strength at higher speeds. A latch type canopy makes in flight canopy loss a thing of the past.
If you are looking for a first EDF to try, or are looking to move up to a EDF without spending a bundle, this plane is for you.
All New Design! Robust landing gear. Only plane in its class with flaps to shorten take-off, and to make approaches and landings more like those of a high wing trainer. INTRO VIDEO CORRECTION: 11-blade EDF not 12, 3150kV 2840-size motor
This little jet flies great,very stable in the air even without a gyro. Short takeoffs with flaps or will hand launch easy enough. Gear is rugged & doesn’t bend with not so perfect landings. I have many EDF’s - the Marlin is one of my favorite’s.
I have flown my Marlin 11 times using Roaringtop 2700 4S batteries with excellent results. The battery is positioned approx. 1/4" from the front of the battery tray. I set my timer at 4 min. 30 sec. and then land. I have flown as long as 5 min. 10 sec., a go around, and still had 50% left in the batteries. I fly around 60% throttle about 75% of the time and higher the rest. I thought the surface travels were very conservative so I set my surface travels at 50% higher than suggested and this works great for a intermediate level flyer like me. If you are a more experience flier then you may want to increase them, but start low and then go higher.
I been in the hobby slightly less that 2 years. This is a great first EDF and the flaps option is a nice extra for getting used to bigger EDF planes, if that is in your future. The flaps do not have any suggested settings so I have my takeoff flaps set at -55% and landing flaps set at 7% on a Spektrum DX8. I and the group at the field are amazed at how well the plane flies and I have no problem setting her on the runway. There are a couple of other guys now looking at the Marlin as a first EDF.
I am using a reprogrammed AR636A receiver with 3 flight modes. Not sure if stabilization is needed, it flies very stable in near calm conditions. I do have the receiver setup in 3 flight modes, zero setting in mode 1, and stabilization set in flight modes 2 and 3. Mode 2 has 40% rate gains across the board and mode 3, has 55% rate gains across the board. Priority for mode 2 and 3 are set at 110. The plane flies with no flutter at full throttle on those settings and is rock steady in winds to 15 mph.
If you are looking for an EDF, get this one to start, it has an excellent price and is easy to fly.
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