HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)

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This is the HobbyZone Duet Ready-to-Fly Electric Airplane. Teach yourself to fly with the Duet RTF trainer! This small RC aircraft turns your dreams of flight into a reality. Even if you've never flown an RC airplane before, you could be flying in no time with Virtual Instructor™ technology. This HobbyZone exclusive technology makes minor corrections and adjustments to help you stay in control while you learn the basics. When you've mastered the fundamentals, Virtual Instructor can be turned off so you can develop your skills even further! No other RC model can offer this experience at such an incredible price.

Features:

  • Everything you need to teach yourself to fly in one box, even the "AA" batteries for the transmitter!
  • Interference-free 2.4GHz transmitter with built-in charger
  • Vibrant trim scheme
  • 3-channel control allows you to have complete control over climb, steering, and throttle
  • Virtual Instructor™ technology helps to remove the complexity of RC flight by providing control assistance and countering the effects of wind and turbulence
  • Durable, lightweight construction helps prevent damage in case of a crash
  • Quiet and efficient power system
  • Rechargeable 150mAh 1S Li-Po battery for generous flight times on a single charge
  • Includes 4 "AA" batteries to power the charger/transmitter
Specifications:
Wingspan: 20.6 in (523mm)
Overall Length: 14.5 in (368mm)
Flying Weight: 1.34 oz (38 g)
Motor Size: 7mm (x2)
Radio: 2.4GHz radio system installed
Trim Scheme Colors: White, blue and yellow
Recommended Battery: 3.7V 1S 150mAh LiPo
Approx. Flying Duration: 10 minutes
Charger: Charger integrated in transmitter
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Needed To Complete:

  • Nothing! Everything you need to teach yourself to fly in one box, even the "AA" batteries for the transmitter!

This product was added to our catalog on September 30, 2013

Saturday, Aug 4 2018 (about 4 years ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
Super easy to fly, land and it’s cheap! I doubt you will find a better rtf plane for the price. Won’t do rollovers but does decent loops. Has survived some brutal crashes. Motors are a pain to replace.
Friday, Nov 12 2021 (about a year ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
This plane can take a horrible beating! I strongly recommend this as a first rc plane for anyone and everyone. Good battery life, cheap batteries, charge quickly and very very forgiving. Also, as you progress it can do flips if you dive first to build speed, and it can fly inverted but it's very challenging. I've had it out in winds up to 10mph but make sure you're a confident pilot first.
Thursday, Oct 26 2017 (about 5 years ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
Good plane. Great trainer, cool design and overall amazing handling.
Monday, Jul 11 2022 (5 months ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
Delightful beginner plane or lazy evening flyer.

I bought this to add to an AeroScout 2 as I don't have room close to home for the scout, and I'm knocking the rust off my thumbs.

I put it up a couple times in a gentle breeze, and was disappointed but not surprised. I forgot micros need absolute still conditions. And then they become little darlings in the sky. This little guy is pretty hard to upset, and will putter around at half throttle right by your face. It is a joke to launch and land, and really offered what I wanted in terms of a friendlier less serious craft. I also managed to catch a wing tip and whirl it into the ground and it took it in stride. I sincerely miss the Champ HZ used to offer for roughly the same price, but this is also great and unique with the twin props.

Also props to my local Middletown HT, who swapped a non functioning RAGE plane for this one, no problems or questions asked.
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Saturday, Aug 22 2020 (about 2 years ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
Awesome little plane - no issues no worry easy flying
Sunday, Jul 12 2020 (about 2 years ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
Bought 1 for my Dad, the Delta Ray Firebird was a bit to much for him. The battery is a bit finnicky. Don't over charge it. Other than that its pretty industuctable and it won't flip over in a hard turn. For somebody with zero experience this planes a great start. If you play alot of flight-sims like War Thunder on Realistic, you can probably skip past it, but stick with the SAFE technology. When I say skip past I mean to something like a Delta Ray. That plane you really want is still 1 plane away. I dropped it down to a 4 star because it only wants to turn left. Not sure if it a lemon or it was designed that way. The right engine gets more power than the left engine. I've trimmed to all out but you really have to force it to go right. On the plus side my Dads able to fly the Delta Ray now being able to turn right made his day.
Saturday, Jul 11 2020 (about 2 years ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
My mom got this plan for me and I like it but it Wasn’t Durable
Friday, Aug 19 2022 (3 months ago)
HobbyZone Duet RTF Electric Airplane (523mm)
I bought this a while ago and it only lasted 2 days. After flying it in high winds- not recommended- I crashed it into pavement, snapping the nose cone off. I took it out later, when it had calmed down, and it was a blast. However, as I was pulling out of a dive, the wing snapped CLEAN OFF. The plane fell to the ground and I took it inside to glue it back together. I took it out for another flight, but I crashed into a bush after a sudden gust of wind. I switched off the tx and ran over to the bush. When I pulled it out, the propellors were stuck at full throttle and it smelled awful. I ripped the battery out, and when I opened the fuselage (its held together by tape) one of the wires on a circuit board was burnt-out. Overall, this is not something I recommend buying and I will not be buying from Horizon anytime soon.

Overall rating:

Looks: 7/10- slick livery, looks sporty

Performance: 8/10- Only 3 channels, but for a plane like this, it flew decently. I was even able to pull off a few loops and dives, and flew inverted for a while.

Durability: 0/10- Lasted 2 days before it went up in smoke. 2 DAYS.

Ease of use: 5/10- Impossible to fly in the tiniest of winds. Controls are pretty intuitive, but it lacks any form of assisted flight mode. They claim it comes with a “flight assistant” or something like that, but I could not find how to turn it on.

Features: 2/10- This might be a little harsh for something costing $80 when I bought it, but the battery was out of shape after one crash, and the radio felt even cheaper than you would expect. 1 150mah battery took 1 hour to charge. The fuselage felt flimsy and proved to be flimsier.

Quality: 4/10- decals were peeling out of the box, flight battery was stuck in its little pocket, and the linkage rod had come undone. Batteries fell out every time I landed, and it even fell off midflight.

Overall rating: 3/10- Fun while it lasted, but that wasn’t long. Horizon needs some better quality control. I don’t know if I got a lemon, but the fact that it lasted 2 days speaks for itself.