Photos by the author
The Miss America P- 51 provides warbird excitement
in an easy-to-see, eye-catching color scheme.
What do a high-wing replica of a Cessna 195 configured as an RC trainer, and a P- 51
Mustang painted as Miss America have
in common? Plenty if they are part
of the new AirCore lineup of small
foam aircraft from Flyzone. This latest
offering will make flying small RC
aircraft easier and more affordable.
The AirCore fleet has some exciting
things in common. Magnetically
attached wings and hatches are obvious,
but what makes these aircraft so neat
is the Power Core system that houses
everything electronic in one easy-to-install unit. That’s right, everything—
brushless motor, ESC, receiver, and
three servos—all on a plastic frame that
is retained in the airframe by powerful,
rare earth magnets.
Even more innovative is the
pushrod attachment. Self-aligning, rare
earth magnets make the mechanical
connections at the same time that the
Power Core is attached to the airframe.
Completing the package is a snap-on propeller that delivers the needed
thrust, but easily falls away in the event
of a not-so-perfect landing. A propeller
and matching spinner are included with
each airframe. The LiPo battery is held
in place by hook-and-loop fasteners
directly over the ESC.
The Power Core is compatible with
any SLT transmitter (Tactic or Hitec
Aurora 9X) or the AnyLink system.
Included in the manuals are specific
instructions for setting the reversing
functions on the transmitter as well as
the throttle trim to properly arm the
At the time of this writing, there are
eight airframes available from $39.99
to $44.99 covering everything from
a high-wing trainer to your favorite
military fighter or racer.
The Power Core that moves from
aircraft to aircraft in seconds sells
for $59.99. Two-cell 250 mAh LiPo
batteries complete the package at $5.99
The Principle is a three-channel
Fly a fleet of
aircraft with a
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