RO 5: Do you use AS3X on your UM Planes?

Reader’s Opinion is back this month! And this Reader’s Opinion is…

Do you use AS3X on your UM planes?

Me? I haven’t modded anything yet, so my fleet is mostly non-AS3X because the fleet is completely stock.

Now it’s your turn! Vote in the poll, leave a comment, or both!

Thanks for reading! As always, new post next Sunday at 5:00 AM!

umFlight First Look: Hobbyzone Sport Cub S BNF

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I just received a Hobbyzone Sport Cub S BNF on Monday! The plane was neatly packaged. The battery and USB charger were in foam slots, and the SC S was packaged in foam. The new plane felt heavy and solid compared to the Champ. It was easy to setup on the DX6i, and then I was flying!

SAFE worked like a dream. But, it seems that there is no self leveling in intermediate mode like there is on quads equipped with SAFE. The Panic button… Well, it was just plane (pardon the pun) AMAZING! It self leveled the plane no matter what and I could even activate the Panic button and land. This could be good for teaching newbies (and me) all about how, on landing, they should use up/down throttle to change altitude, NOT up/down elevator.

Stay tuned for a full review very soon. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I’ll see you on Sunday! Comment, share, and enjoy!

The Ultimate 1S AS3X and SAFE UM Plane List

Earlier today, I was looking for a list on this. I could not find one, so I decide to make a list of UM AS3X planes. This list, for your convenience, also includes planes with SAFE.

I have posted before about what AS3X is. To sum it up, AS3X uses a 3 axis gyro to compensate for anything (wind) that takes the plane off of its course. This makes AS3X aircraft more resistant to wind.

SAFE is AS3X with an accelerometer (self leveling), flight modes, and a Panic Switch/Button. Read more about SAFE in my post about SAFE and AS3X.

Please note that this list only includes 1S planes (planes that use a 1S li-po batteries).

Also, Parkzone will not continue to make new ultra micro’s. All new Horizon Hobby ultra micro planes will be sold under the E-Flite brand.

The List of AS3X (UM) Planes:

E-Flite Carbon Cub SS EDIT: The E-Flite Carbon Cub SS is an AS3X plane, but it is not 1S. My mistake.

E-Flite UMX Radian

E-flite UMX F4U Corsair

Parkzone UM P-51D with AS3X

NEW (11-10-14): E-Flite UMX B-17

UM Planes with SAFE (and AS3X):

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S

 

Thanks for reading! Look for a new post this Sunday; Sunday’s only a few days away! I can only tell you that it’s a review on a great plane that is listed above!