Upcoming Reviews – Flying wings and other things!
Hello noobs! I haven’t really gotten my hands on much to test lately, but that’s about to change! Coming to me now are two EPP flying wings perfectly suited for FPV, the TBRC Reflex38 and Team Legit’s Fohdy. Both of these kits come with everything you need besides electronics, and are a simple enough build for someone with even a little bit of experience. If you’ve built an FT Versa Wing, you can build one of these.
While similar in size, these two wings are intended for two different types of flying. The Reflex38 is a race wing, meant to be built up light and fast. TBRC claims it can easily reach 100Mph or more with the right setup. At those speeds, this is NOT a plane for beginners. On the other hand, the Fohdy (pronounced FO-dee) is a stable FPV platform with more inherent stability and slower flight capability for the beginner pilot and was designed to carry a GoPro. That isn’t to say it can only go slow but the aircraft is designed to be stable in low-speed as well as high-speed flight. This is a logical next-step from the FT Versa in my opinion, a way to “graduate” from dollar-tree foamies to legit wings (pun intended).
I’m very excited about both of these build as they will be my first. I was in the market for an FPV wing, and now I’m set 🙂 For the Reflex I’m going with a standard FPV setup, but I will be using a Micro MinimOSD in standalone mode. This is also a first for me, so I’m interested to see how that works out. For the Fohdy I went a little bigger, and picked up an Eagle Tree Vector flight control system with OSD. These things are supposedly one of the best OSDs out there for fixed wing, plus it brings some nice features like flight stabilization and even Return-To-Home mode as a failsafe. That’s some good stuff and I can’t wait to try it!
There’s another thing I’ll be getting my hands on soon as well, and it’s super cool and a really big deal… but it’s a secret 🙂 Don’t worry, I’ll share it all soon!