Albatross Vs. S.E.5a - REVIEW

by FliteTest | November 22, 2013 | (16) Posted in Reviews

Todays review features the Flyzone Albatross vs. the Flyzone S.E.5a

We pit these two WWI fighters against each other to see who came out on top. 

The Albatross boasts extremely good high alpha. 

The throws on the S.E.5a make loops tight and easy. 

Our new follow cam rig, imported from Sweden!



Chat it up on the forums! 


kenton on November 25, 2013
These look like fun little planes. What are the price points on these?

Also love the book you recommended at the end. I read it over the summer and I am currently reading his next one called 'God's at War', which is pretty awesome as well.

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casehatter on November 25, 2013
Good job guys looks like fun wish I had a indoor area. Need a starter kit for in door building, plant a seed and grow, you guys can make that happen right..!! Good job guys, maybe we can start a club to school thing, where we could fly in the Gym's..??
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Driveandairsmash on November 25, 2013
Lol happy that I bought the RTF Heli max axe 100cp now! I day this because the remote is compatible to all tactic brand receivers and that is what I am flying with now!
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Pete7694 on November 25, 2013
Those look like great little planes and look like a lot of fun to fly.

I think it's awesome that you mentioned the book "Not A Fan." I just recently bought that book because earlier this summer in the couples Sunday school class called Becoming One that my wife belong to at our church did the "Not A Fan" DVD series. I loved it so much that I had to by the book.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and thank you guys so much for what you do. God bless you all.
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808aerosquadron on November 26, 2013
I call my SE5A "The UHU Por Wonder" because with EPS foam, I am guaranteed to have to fix something on it after every flight. Re-gluing the landing gear struts to the fuselage after every flight is one thing, but having to un-glue the front radiator to re-glue the motor and gearbox to the fuselage (twice) is a bit much. Not bad little planes, I just wish they were more durable.

But I enjoyed the review.
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andre on November 26, 2013
After 15 years away from the hobby I bought the Tiger Moth version from FlyZone.
What a great way to get back into the seat again.

Small, responsive and forgiving.

I've been flying my Tiger Moth for months now. I love it even in 25KM/H winds outdoors!
Inverted, low to the deck and so on. Incredible.

She's not too pretty looking anymore with a few battle scars and repairs but so much fun but my Dad was having trouble coming to terms with his FT trainer I tossed the Tiger into the air and was able to see he was over doing the input and coach him to be easier on the stick.

I think these are great trainers. My only beef is the brushed motor will run out but it is rather simple replacement.

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TEAJR66 on November 26, 2013
Great review. Very uplifting and encouraging to see what you guys are doing for the hobby. Keep up the good work. Don't let the hateful get you down.

I also wanted to comment on the quality of flight from your designs. I copied the polyhedral wing from the FT Simple Soarer and used it on EA style fuse that I had built, flew awesome. Thank you for making the plans available for free99.

Be safe and have fun,
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RCairforce on November 27, 2013
Awesome review, might have to pick one of these up to fly in my backyard this winter. Oh and when are you guys going to come out with the Fowl Flyer speed build kit? And maybe include a payload release/bomb drop FT Element with the kit!


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Adventure rc on December 23, 2013
you should put little infrared recievers and transmitters like they have on the force rc helis, on
them dogfight them in the proper old fashioned style
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Albatross Vs. S.E.5a - REVIEW