Testimonials on The Radian RTF Glider by Parkzone
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Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars -Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from Tony Lucero on Amazon: Radian RTF
I bought this based on a recommendation from a good friend and reviewing videos on youtube about it. Bottom line this plane is fully acrobatic, quiet and can soar for over 30 minutes on a single charge. It is big too. Over 6 foot wings span that can fit in your trunk. Whenever I fly it people will see it an come over and start asking questions. If you crash you can easily fix it with the right styrofoam glue. I highly recommend this if you want a plane that is worth every penny.
I have some experience piloting real gliders, but this is my first RC. Absolutely loved it, but alas, I crashed it a few times too and caused some damage on about the fourth crash. Tried to fly it in foot-tall grass...not a good idea because you end up doing a wing loop on every landing. This plane is just too much fun. Read the instructions regarding the "failsafe" mode. It says that, if you ever lose your signal, the plane reverts to the transmitter settings as they were when the binding process was done. Naturally, they strongly recommend that the controls be in the neutral position when you bind the transmitter to the receiver. In my case, the factory "bound" the receiver and transmitter with the throttle full on. While standing in the kitchen, I reached over and shut off the transmitter. The plane instantly went to full throttle. The plane came within an inch of holding its maiden flight in my kitchen. I re-bound the transmitter, and the problem was solved.
Haven't flown yet, but I am a bit disappointed with LiPo battery charger provided with kit. It has no AC adapter so you have to charge only with 12V DC cigarette light from car. I would like to charge at home and not have to run my car. Bought an AC-DC converter on Amazon (WAGAN RECG Model MTR72DAUL-1250A) but it puts out 5A 12V DC which the parkzone charger does not tolerate (needs 3A DC input). So the charger beeped and flashed error lights. Hope that I haven't damaged charger or battery pack. Will go to hobby store next time.
Ok, you have mastered the RC simulator on your PC, and the Ember 2 in your back yard...THIS is the perfect plane for #3. Great great great. My daughter (10) flies it every chance. It is not fully acrobatic as described in the first review (no ailerons), but it will do loops and spirals. Get it to altitude, shut the power down and enjoy some great gliding.