UMX F4F Wildcat
This small warbird is big on
scale details and performance
TEXT & PHOTOS BY RICH URAVITCH
E-flite has introduced its latest offering in a growing
line of UMX RC models that employ the now familiar
AS3X stabilization system, which, like a gyro,
allows a small lightweight aircraft to be safely and
comfortably controlled in wind conditions that would
keep even larger, nonstabilized models grounded.
Not that you would want to fly these diminutive
cuties in conditions that would require full throttle
could. And the
like most of its
has a molded
foam structure, is one
comes predecorated with all paint and markings.
It’s made out of injection-molded foam, much
like the larger foam models we see today. This
adds fractionally to its all-up weight, but damage
potential seems to be significantly less. What you
get in the box is a Bind-N-Fly airframe to which you’ll
only need to add a 2S 280mAh LiPo battery to start
flying over your local version of Guadalcanal looking
for Zeros! The landing gear is included, and it’s
preinstalled but removable.
Potential pilots of the Wildcat should be comfortable flying a 4-channel model, probably placing them
in the “intermediate” category, but I have no doubt
newer fliers could handle it, with some initial help
looking over their shoulder during trim flights.
AT A GLANCE
UMX F4F Wildcat
E-flite ( e-fliterc.com)
Horizon Hobby (horizon
20. 3 in.
PILOT SKILL LEVEL
2S 280mAh LiPo
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Durable, molded foam structure
+ Ready to go out of the box + Comprehensive instruction manual
+ Removable main landing gear