The UMX Radian is a 3-channel with a nice strong carbon fiber spar.
Because this little guy gets picked on by wind, the addition of the AS3X system gives it a little bit of muscle to fight back.
If you are an experienced pilot, turning the AS3X off will make this an even more enjoyable flyer. Cable sold seperately.
We got the privilege to test these out at Balsa Bees which just so happens to be where Mr. Bixler began his journey into flight.
E-flite® UMX™ Radian offers all the fun of the larger ParkZone® Radian but in a much smaller package.
The UMX Radian sailplane provides an amazingly calm flight experience, and the size lets you throw it in you car or even fly in a large indoor area.
Alex pulled off the extremely difficult double-UMX-sunglassed-glide-grab! Check the episode to see! (don't get too excited)
Overall we were exremely happy with the perfomance of the UMX Radian. We were also happy with the fact that you can turn the AS3X off if you are confident in your flying skills and it actually flew a bit better without it. But, if you are new to the hobby the AS3X system will be your best friend.
Also, if you are new to the hobby, we just created this thing called an eBay Collection! It's basically a list of planes and products that we recommend for pilots just starting out.
Check out the Flite Test collection here!
For a chance to win a $25 eBay gift card:
- Create an eBay collection of your own.
- Post the URL link to your collection in the comments on YouTube!
- We'll pick two winners on 07/02/2014.
Have you flown the UMX Radian or its big brother? What did you think? Chat it up in the forums!