When I first picked up the box, I was wondering
if Tower Hobbies accidentally sent me an empty
carton. ;is thing is light! It’s basically a high-lift
wing with a minimalistic fuselage and tail. I
knew it was going to be a fun plane to fly.
Assembly is typical for a wooden ARF. ;ere
is just enough work to be done to make you
feel like you’ve accomplished something. ;ere
is minimal prep of the covering material prior
to the assembly, and a quick once-over with a
covering iron or heat gun will ensure everything
is taut. A few spots of the covering need to be
removed, like servo openings and wing-joint
areas, and it’s a good idea to save the removed
covering pieces for spot repairs in the future.
Hinges for all the control surfaces need to
be glued in place, but they come preslotted.
;e tail feathers feature tongue-and-slot
alignment, which makes it easy to ensure that
the assembly is true. Don’t go crazy with the
epoxy, as any extra unnecessary weight will
need to be compensated for at the front end to
;e two-piece wing (an update from the
original one-piece wing) plugs onto a 3/4-inch
aluminum tube and is held in place with a simple
tab/bolt setup, making transport and storage a
breeze (although with a 47-inch wingspan, the
Uproar is easy to transport fully assembled).
One of the di;erences from the original design
is the removable side-force generators. Since
the fuselage has a very low profile, the side-force generators allow the Uproar V2 to easily
perform knife-edge flight as well as provide
additional directional stability.
TOWER HOBBIES UPROAR V2 .46/EP ARF
Futaba T6K transmitter (futaba
rc.com), four Tactic TSX20 servos
ElectriFly RimFire . 32 brushless
outrunner ( electrifly.com), Phoenix
Edge Lite 75 speed control (castle
APC 13x8E ( apcprop.com)
FlightPower 4S 4350mAh 30C
LiPo ( flightpowerbatteries.com)
Top: It doesn’t take much to have an exciting day at the field. ;is is an a;ordable package, and with
a radio like the new Futaba T6K, you can still program the Uproar V2 to your heart’s content. Above:
;ere is ample room for a large 4S battery, and the simple layout makes quick swaps easy. If you go
glow, this hatch allows for an easy tank installation.
Don’t let all the decals intimidate you. ;ey are easy
to work with and feature some of the best placement
instructions I’ve ever seen. In this shot, you also get a nice
view of the thick airfoil.
If you are not ready to fly your plane fully
FPV, consider using an action camera to see
what the view is like from your model while
you fly. The Strix Goblin that we reviewed
this month has the perfect place for a
Mobius action camera to be mounted on the
Before you fly, hit record and then go
have fun. The views are breathtaking, and
watching the footage of a high-speed pass is
almost like being in the pilot’s seat of a high-speed jet.
If you are like me, you will find yourself
wanting to make the move to full FPV flying
to experience the view all the time. It is also
a great way to get people interested in what
we do. When you show them what our planes
are capable of from the perspective of the
“pilot,” it drives home what a great hobby we
are involved in.
So if you have a compact action camera
and an airframe with a place to mount it, as
with the Strix Goblin, you have no excuse not
to get some footage of future flights. You
may be surprised at the views you capture!