MODEL: Crusader II
MANUFAC TURER: Ares ( ares-rc.com)
WINGSPAN: 54 in.
WING AREA: 464 sq. in.
WEIGHT: 40. 6 oz.
WING LOADING: 13oz./sq. ft.
LENGTH: 37 in.
MOTOR INCL’D: 750Kv brushless
RADIO INCL’D: 2.4GHz Ikonnik KA- 6
PRICE: $274.99 and up (transmitter
RADIO: Ikonnik KA- 6 2.4GHz (Hitec Red–enabled),
transmitter (included), Hitec Red–enabled KA- 6
6-channel receiver, and four 9g servos (installed)
MOTOR: 750Kv brushless w/ 40A speed controller
BATTERY: 11.1V 3S 2200mAh LiPo w/ charger
PROPELLER: 12x8 plastic (included)
; Sturdy construction
; Complete package
; Excellent flight stability and performance
; Quick and simple setup
ARES Crusader II
Traditional trainer design with modern RTF setup
BY GERRY YARRISH PHOTOS BY PETER HALL
There’s an old saying in full-size aviation that goes, “If it looks right, it
will fly right,” and that’s exactly the story for the new Crusader II trainer
from Ares. The Crusader II not only looks right but also has been designed
to be sturdy and fly right. I have been in the RC hobby for many years, and I
actually prefer boxy-looking trainers rather than sleek, molded-foam trainers.
The boxy look is retro, and that shape lends itself to being resilient, a very
important factor for the newcomer to the hobby. Let’s take a closer look.
;e Crusader II has a retro look and should appeal to
any beginner pilot looking for a good trainer.