Cox Sky Cruiser RTF Electric Glider
This is the Cox Sky Cruiser RTF Electric Glider. Eager to start flying? The Sky Cruiser can help. The Sky Cruiser is everything a first plane should be, simple, stable and extremely easy to fly. There's nothing to buy, because everything you need is already in the box! The cutting-edge 2.4GHz radio system comes with batteries, and features dual rates to make learning easier. Charge up the LiPo flight pack, and you're ready for up to 10 minutes of flight excitement. And thanks to the FlightFlex construction and the exclusive SafeProp system the Sky Cruiser is very strong and durable.
With the Sky Cruiser, 'easy does it' says it all. It arrives with the finish applied and the motor, servos and receiver/speed control already installed. Sliding the wing onto the composite joiner rod takes about a minute, and full assembly can be complete in as little as 5. You can be enjoying climbs and long glides in less than 5 minutes! Once you're airborne, the Sky Cruiser makes it easy to pick up the basics fast.
- Airborne in 5 Minutes: It arrives with the finish applied and the motor, servos and receiver/speed control already installed.
- Spare SafeProp: Just in case.
- 7.4V 250mAh LiPo battery: Compact, lightweight and good for up to 10 minutes of flight per charge.
- Balancing LiPo charger and AC power supply: Balancing ensures that the pack will safely charge to the maximum possible voltage. The AC power supply ensures easy charging even when you're at home.
- 2.4GHz radio system with dual rates and 4 "AA" batteries: The latest in interference-free control and the batteries you need to use it.
Wingspan: 27.6 in (702 mm)
Wing Area: 87.9 inē (5.67 dmē)
Weight: 3.3 oz (94 g)
Wing Loading: 5.4 oz/ftē (16.5 g/dmē)
Length: 20.2 in (515 mm)
This product was added to our catalog on August 4, 2011.
Yes this plane will break if you're careless and slam it hard into the ground or hit obstacles with it. It's an RC plane, not a tank.
Even if you break a part on the plane it's made of expanded polyolefin (EPO) which takes high-temp hot glue extremely well. The only issues I had was the elevator hinge broke when I cart-wheeled a landing. Some tiny bits of packaging tape on the upper and lower hinge section fixed it and required a small trim adjustment.
For beginner pilots it's necessary to fly in very calm conditions at first. After getting the hang of this plane in calm conditions and understanding its stall characteristics, I am able to toss it up in 10mph winds and fly it around with amazing control. The control surfaces are only the rudder and elevator. The slight dihedral in the main wing portion and the moderately curved up wing tips make this thing very stable even in wind. I was a little skeptical that the tiny brushed motor wouldn't have enough push for wind, but I was happily surprised. Plenty of power out of that 12mm diameter by 20mm long brushed motor.
In calm conditions with light throttle use you can expect up to 15 minutes on the 250mAh battery that's included. I added an E-Flight 430mAh battery with the JST plug already installed and I can get nearly 30 minutes with light throttle use. In windy conditions with almost constant full throttle the stock battery run time diminishes to about 8-9 minutes, which is still amazing.
It's a great little "everything included" starter for any age pilot. I have advanced to 4 channel park sized planes and I still bring the Sky Cruiser to the field every time I go out. It's just a fun plane with very straight-forward flight behavior and an amazingly large flight envelope for being such a small lightweight plane.)
So I bought it, I even pd 22.00 for shipping to get it faster...It crashed on my first attempt to fly it ...it wasnt even 30 feet in the air. The nose split wide open where they glued it together and the little servo board broke off the chassis and it never flew again...They advertise this falsely.. I ask for an exchange but was told no its user error. But they will sell me another one for 80 dollars ...forget it ..NO I DONT RECOMMEND IT..nor this place)