21. 7 inches
17. 2 inches
2. 7 to 2. 9 ounces
Minimum required radio:
250 mAh 1S
$109.99 (Tx-R); $119.99 (RTF)
FLYZONE B- 25
I received the RTF version of the
Flyzone B- 25 for my review. It comes
complete with a Tactic four-channel
SLT radio system with a built-in battery
charger, 1S LiPo battery, and five AA
batteries. A transmitter-ready (Tx-R)
version is also available that includes a
separate LiPo battery charger.
Upon removing the aircraft from
the box, I was impressed with its looks.
It is modeled after the beautiful B- 25
Mitchell called Heavenly Body. The
model has some nice scalelike details,
including clear plastic cockpit windows,
gun turrets, panel lines, painted
propeller blades, and beautiful markings.
The B- 25 requires some basic
assembly. You have to plug in two
connecters from the wing into the
receiver, and then attach the wing to
the fuselage, which is held in place by
two screws. The basic assembly lets
you inspect the inside of the fuselage
for loose pushrods, or anything else
that might need attention from the
production process. My model was fine,
but it is a good idea to check.
Next, I installed the five AA batteries
in the transmitter and charged the LiPo
battery using the built-in charger. I
installed the battery in the nose of the
model and checked the flight controls
for proper direction and movement.
I also ran up the motors to check the
power and to make sure they were
working okay. It was a good thing that I
did this because my right propeller flew
right off the airplane!
I also had a little trouble
tightening the propeller when I tried
to reinstall it. I ended up putting some
gap-filling CA adhesive on the propeller
shaft to act as threadlocker because I
did not want the propeller to come off
in flight. After the aircraft passed my
preflight checks, I took it outside for its
The model’s wheels are removable to
simulate flight with the gear retracted. I
made my first tests with the wheels off.
It was dead calm and the airplane flew
great with no problems noted. The B- 25
has an undercambered wing, and weighs
between 2. 7 and 2. 9 ounces ready to fly.
It has good slow-speed characteristics,
and the stalls are clean with no
tendency for the wingtips to drop.
I installed the wheels and proceeded
to do some takeoffs and landings. My
nose wheel was a little tight fitting in
the slot, so I filed it down
slightly for easy installation and removal.
The nose wheel is steerable, and is
slightly sensitive, requiring only small
inputs to the rudder; however, takeoffs
and landings are fairly easy after a little
This is a scale model of a B- 25
bomber, and not really designed for
aerobatics, but it does perform nice
loops and barrel rolls. Because of the
undercambered wing, it does not
like inverted flight.
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