This is the Maiden Flight for my E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic RC Plane WWII Bomber. In this video I take it for a spin in some wind on a bright and sunny day! This is the one I did an unboxing for recently where I discussed its pros & cons, and I even compared it side by side to the E-flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress.
Here are some of those out of the box pros and cons for this WWII RC Warbird:
- It looks really good
- Landing gear stays on in the box
- Semi symmetrical airfoil
- Reinforced wing and control surfaces
- Landing gear appears to be a weak point
- Elevator asymmetry
- Pre-order issues
After I received my 2S E-Flite UMX J-3 Cub and E-flite UMX P-47 I said I would never order another 1S plane. Well, when this one came out, it was just too tempting NOT to buy. I hope it lives up to my expectations.
Here is what Horizon Hobby has to say about this RC Plane:
"In 1942, sixteen fresh B-25 aircraft and 80 eager crew members carried out one of the most daring missions of World War II: the Doolittle Raid. It was a massive effort including months of training, and the coordination of both the Army and Navy, all in complete secrecy against virtually impossible odds. The result of their commitment and triumph rewarded a nation with an incalculable level of inspiration.
The E-flite UMX North American B-25 Mitchell is an ultra micro tribute to their heroic spirit in a model that can be flown just about anywhere. Its realistic outline boasts the muscular appearance of twin radial engines that turn three-blade propellers while critical details such as simulated gun positions and an authentic color scheme mark this model as a fitting tribute to the Doolittle Raiders. You can make your UMX B-25 even more special with the provided decals that allow you to replicate the markings of any Doolittle Raider. Proportional four-channel control includes the twin-rudders on the distinctive H-tail. The nose gear is steerable for outstanding ground handling. You can unplug all the wheels and simulate flight with the landing gear retracted. But no matter how you fly, innovative AS3X® technology makes this WWII Warbird perform as if you're at the controls of a giant scale machine that's been expertly tuned.
Advanced AS3X Technology
The AS3X system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel ultra micro receiver is what helps give the E-flite® UMX™ B-25 Mitchell an incredibly smooth feel in the air. By combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software, the effects of wind and turbulence are countered so that your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced leaving you with natural feeling control that's precise.
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