Overall, the model performs nicely and does
not feel overly sensitive.
Glide and stall performance: With flaps down
and the power low, it will float along very slowly.
Glide performance is excellent, and it has a
clean, predictable stall. With flaps extended,
you can come in for landings at a steep angle
without building up too much airspeed. I set
up the flaps using a three-position switch.
Because the plane wants to dive when flaps
are down, I ended up with a 20% mix for
up-elevator at half flap and 30% up for full flaps.
I also slowed the flap servos so that it takes
three seconds for them to fully deploy. Set up
this way, there is no trim change with the flaps
up or down, and it is a pleasure to fly.
;e model is easy to control, and with the
folding prop, it glides very nicely. It flies slowly
at quarter throttle but has nearly unlimited
vertical at full power. On takeo;, it only needs
a light toss at an up angle with max power and
it is safely away. Landings on grass are a piece
of cake. ;e prop folds as soon as the motor
stops, and it is completely out of the way during
;e Night Walrus is a great plug-and-play
model, needing only a small 6-channel receiver
and a LiPo battery pack to complete. If you’re
looking to extend your flying time and want to
try flight after the sun goes down, the Night
Walrus is a good choice. It flies great and looks
good doing it. I am sure you will like it. ;
THE MODEL IS EASY TO CONTROL, AND WITH
THE FOLDING PROP, IT GLIDES VERY NICELY.
The main wing panels and stabilizers have strips of LEDs on the top and
bottom with red on the left wing, green on the right, and blue for the
stabilizers. The fin has orange LEDs on both sides, and there are two strips
of white LEDs under the canopy. What really makes it easy to see in the air is
that the hollow fuselage has a strip of white LEDs inside. At night, the fuselage
glows and you can see the shape of the body easily, while the lines of colored
LEDs on all the flying surfaces help you stay oriented.
With all those LEDs, I was curious about how much current was being
drawn from the battery, so I measured it. It was 1.17 amps just for the lights.
That might sound like a lot, but with a fully charged 2200mAh battery, it would
take almost two hours to drain the battery if you left the lights on. That’s a lot
of flight time, with a little reserve power left.