E-flite UMX A-10
The A-10 Warthog is today’s champion tank buster, and the U.S. Air Force has been using this ground-attack and closeair-support aircraft since the mid-1970s. The main feature of the A-10 that terrifies anyone on the receiving end is its rapid-fire 30mm Avenger rotary cannon.
The UMX A-10 from E-flite is an awesome micro-scale version of the full-size Warthog, and it is part of the BNF Basic series. It comes out of the box completely assembled and ready to fly, requiring only to be bound to your own Dsm2/dsmx-compatible transmitter and a 2S 800mah Lipo flight battery (not included). Dual functional rudders and a steerable nosewheel provide great ground handling on smooth surfaces and impressive yaw authority during flight. All the control surfaces are hinged into place, and the control linkages are all connected, with nothing needing additional assembly. Four 2.3g linear long-throw servos and a DSMX UM 6-channel As3x-enabled receiver (with twin brushless ESC) come factory installed.
The twin-ducted-fan power systems produce an abundance of power, and the A-10’s light wing loading gives it a pilotfriendly flight performance. The AS3X flight-stabilization technology built into the receiver does a great job keeping the small Warthog well behaved, even when there is a bit of a breeze blowing outside. For outdoor flying from a grass field, remove the landing gear and hand-launch the A-10. It has plenty of power, so an easy overhand toss is all that’s needed.
Combined with my Spektrum DX9 transmitter and a 2S 800mah Lipo flight battery, the new UMX A-10 from E-flite is an amazing easy-to-fly two-motor jet that has great stability and an abundance of flight performance. If you have ever wanted to fly a Warthog, this micro-scale A-10 is the e-jet for you. I highly recommend it for any intermediate RC pilot.—gerry Yarrish