MODEL: FPV Manta BNF Basic
MANUFAC TURER: Blade/ImmersionRC
DIS TRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby
TYPE: Bind-N-Fly FPV flying wing
WINGSPAN: 43 in.
WING AREA: 338 sq. in.
LENGTH: 14 in.
WEIGH T: 26 oz.
WING LOADING: 11 oz./sq. ft.
RADIO REQ’D: 5-channel DSM2/DSMX
RADIO: Spektrum DX18G2 Stealth (spektrumrc.
com); AR636 receiver; and two H3050 metal-gear
digital servos (installed)
MOTOR: 1800Kv brushless outrunner w/ Castle
Talon 35A speed control (installed)
BATTERY: Thrust 35C 4S 1300mAh LiPo
PROP: 5.5x4.5 (included)
; Quick and easy assembly
; Great first aircraft for FPV
; Large hatch for easy battery access
FPV Manta BNF Basic
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TEXT & PHOTOS BY ANDREW GRIFFITH
First-person view (FPV) has spun off numerous forms of racing, and
while most involve small quad rotor drones, there is a growing cadre of
fixed-wing pilots using flying wing–style aircraft to FPV race. Enter the
Manta from ImmersionRC and the Blade team at Horizon Hobby.
The Manta is constructed of molded Z-Foam and features digital servos
and an AS3X stabilized receiver with SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope)
technology. A Castle Creations speed control, a brushless motor, and an
onboard camera with a 5.8GHz video transmitter are all preinstalled.
The Manta can easily be assembled by anyone who can follow a
manual, and because it’s equipped with a SAFE receiver, the Manta can
be successfully flown by anyone comfortable flying a fixed-wing trainer if
throttle management is used. If you really open it up, the Manta appears
to be flying in the 100mph range and would require more-advanced
;e Manta is easily
power should be
applied after the model
is clear of your hand.