Flyzone Eraze Brushless Tx-R NO MATTER HOW HARD I PULLED ON THE ELEVATOR, I COULD NOT GET THE ERAZE TO STALL.
about having the propeller attached this way
is that if it comes in contact with the ground
while it is still spinning, it will come loose from
the motor without damaging the airframe or
All hardware included appears to be metric
threads. However, the only tool you need to
build this plane is a medium-sized Philips head
screwdriver to attach the prop adapter.
Once the vertical fin is installed and the
propeller is ready to go, you will need to
install your battery. ;e speed control comes
with a micro Dean’s plug pre-installed. You
will find mounting Velcro for the battery and
battery compartment in the hardware back.
Simply cut it to size, peel, and stick. I chose
to use a ;under Power 2-cell, 730mAh LiPo
battery and it fit perfectly into the molded
;e Eraze would fall into the “chuck & skid” category. ;ere is no
In the Air
landing gear included so you must hand-launch and belly-land
this model. With its small size and great handling, this plane can be flown in almost any
open area. From a baseball field at the park to a full-blown RC field, this plane will be right
at home. Unfortunately, I was only able to test the Eraze with a 2-cell battery. Even with
the smaller recommended battery, this plane had plenty of power and speed. ;e included
power setup was definitely well thought out and fits the bill perfectly.
GENERAL FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
Stability: ;e Flyzone Eraze is very stable at all speeds. I was able to fly low, tight figure-8s
without ever feeling like the model was on the edge of control. ;is plane pretty much went
exactly where it was pointed at all times.
Tracking: For a 7-ounce model, the Eraze tracks very well. We performed our first flights on
a slightly breezy day and this model was una;ected. Just another attribute that makes this
a great plane to have with you at all times.
Aerobatics: ;e Eraze is only outfitted with elevons and throttle. ;is somewhat limits its
aerobatic abilities. Loops were easy to fly and no matter how hard I pulled on the elevator,
I could not get the Eraze to stall. Rolls are very fast and axial. Inverted flight was great and
only required a little bit of down-elevator when balanced per the instructions. With its
exceptional inverted performance, I was having a great time flying figure-8s and switching
between upright and inverted.
Glide and stall performance: ;is plane has a stall that is almost non-existent. I could not
get the Eraze to enter into a high-speed stall (snap) no matter how hard I pulled with the
throttle on. When I throttled back, the plane would slow down and raise the nose until
I ran out of up-elevator, then it would just lower the nose and keep flying. ;e Eraze is
very aerodynamic and glides very well. When I powered back for landing, there were no
surprises and it carried its speed nicely.
Pilot Debriefing: ;e Flyzone Eraze is an excellent plane that can be pretty much kept in
any vehicle for those impromptu opportunities to fly at a local park or open field. It sports a
distinct look and has a great flight performance that would satisfy almost any modeler.
Rudder installation is a breeze with its molded slot in
the fuse and strong magnets to keep it in place.
;ere was really nothing to preparing the
Eraze for flight. I changed absolutely nothing and
assembled it “by the book.” After building and
flying this model, I would recommend that you do
the same and just enjoy flying your new plane.
;e Flyzone Eraze Brushless Tx-R is a great-looking plane that is about as easy to build as it
gets. A simple build and great looks, along with
an awesome light performance, make the Eraze
a must-have plane. ;
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