The original Flash from RC Factory survived several iterations and was widely regarded as one of the best and most high-capable 3D EPP aeroplanes there was, let alone a great trainer. Since the last Flash model circa. 2013, both RC Factory and Twisted Hobbys have made a lot of improvements not only in terms of materials used but more importantly wing profiles, overall ease of assembly and the fine tuning needed to get these planes to fly like they do – not only do you have the inherent forgiving nature of almost indestructible EPP for easy repairs and &lsquot;bouncability’ but the low AuW and pussy cat handling make these planes a favourite flyer even among experienced pilots. Despite being targetted at the 3D end of the flying spectrum, many pilots have praised the pattern-line ability of these planes. Not everyone wants to fly 3D and fear not, because smooth pattern-like aerobatics are well within the repertoire of this aircraft and the flexible CoG placement means switching between being a hooligan and a precision swordsman is only a few millimetres away!
This plane is a perfect step between your aileron trainer and your next balsa/ply built-up plane. If you crash, you will probably only break a prop! The airframe can easily be repaired using standard cyano glue or UHU Por. Please do not use foam-safe cyano as it does not provide good adhesion with this type of EPP.
Specifications of the new Flash: -
- Wing span: 1000mm (Approximately 39")
- Length: 1020mm (Just over 40")
- AUW: 350-420 grams (Approx. 12-15oz)
- Motor: 100-200W (Approx. 160-180W tends to be the sweet spot in terms of flight time and AuW)
- ESC: 15-20A (To suit motor)
- Servo: 4 × 9-12g (e.g. Gening D90, Tower Pro SG92R)
- Battery: 650-1200mAh 3s (Lighter packs allow higher agility)
- Prop: 9-10" depending on motor kv
Next-day UK delivery† with a one-hour window (Communicated by SMS or Email) is available for £6.95 on all our model aeroplane kits and accessories above £41.95. Or you can have your new aeroplane by mid-day the next day for just £9.95 – Just order by 3pm and choose the appropriate service in the list of shipping options in your basket. We also offer great shipping prices worldwide on all items using DHL and DPD services for fast and secure delivery of your items.
† Mainland UK only. Charges and delivery duration for Scottish Highlands, Scottish/Western Isles, Northern Ireland and other Islands will be higher.
Technical Details for RC Factory Flash 39" Reloaded
|Build Time||3-6 hours|
|Recommended Power||Wingman Works 180W 980kv 57g Outrunner|
|Servos||4 x 9-12g|