Phase 3 U-2 EDF Spy Plane
Receiver Ready with Motor, Fan, ESC and Servos
In the early 1950s, with Cold War tensions on the rise, the US military required better strategic reconnaissance to help determine Soviet capabilities and intentions. It was thought an aircraft that could fly at 70,000 feet would be beyond the reach of Soviet fighters, missiles, and even radar. Phase 3 brings the iconic U-2 spyplane to life in a high performance EDF that represents outstanding value. Manufactured from lightweight foam, in almost ready to fly format so you’ll be ready for your first exciting mission in no time!
Flying the U-2 Spyplane:
The Phase 3 U-2 Spyplane is essentially a powered glider and it can be flown in a very scale-like manner. While it is not suitable for beginners, it does make a very good second aileron model. With the assistance of a helper, switch on the transmitter, then connect a fully charged 1650-2200 mah 11.1V Li-Po battery. Refit the canopy and check the control throws. If there is any wind, ask you helper to point the model into it. Open the throttle fully, then have your helper launch the U-2 slightly nose down with a firm push keeping the wings level. Allow the model to fly straight and continue to hold the power on until sufficient height has been gained.
The U-2 is best flown smoothly, trading height for speed for gentle aerobatic manoeuvres. The wings will flex in flight - as did the fullsize - but you should avoid pulling very high G manouevres when flying at full speed or after a steep dive to avoid over-stressing the airframe.
Landing presents no difficulties and the U-2 can be simply lined up into the wind and the motor power reduced until the model settles into its glide path. Once landed, please unplug and remove the Li-Po battery from the model and allow it to cool completely before recharging.
Aircraft Specifications and Features:
• Wingspan: 1690mm (66.5 Inches)
• Length: 1030mm (40.5 Inches)
• Simple and Quick to Assemble
• Durable, Lightweight Molded Foam Airframe
• No Glue Required!
• Realistic Stealth Colour Scheme
• Easy Access to Battery Via Large Canopy
• Custom, Powerful Brushless Motor Included
• High Performance Fan Unit Included
• 3 x Factory Fitted Servos (2 ailerons and elevator)
• Smooth, Fast and Stable Flying
• Size: 2835
• Diameter: 28mm
• KV: 4300
• Voltage: 11.1V rated (3S)
• Motor Shaft Dimension: 4mm
Items Required, But Not Included:
• 3-Channel or More Radio System with Mini or Micro Receiver
• 3S 1650mAh to 2200mAh Li-Po Battery
• Li-Po Battery Charger
|Mfr Part Number||PH022RR|
- excellent plane Review by big mim i230
- Good jet glider Review by Jd
- ESC failed on second flight. Review by SLM
- Great RR plane Review by Luscombepilot
Initial flights away from the slope went great without issues or a crash but there was a lot of guffawing from the peanut gallery because the wings flex so much. Have only flown it in high winds so far, and I believe it would be still more fun in calmer winds. Slopes okay but not great in high winds. Doesn't really penetrate that well and the long flexible wings are just strange in turbulence. Going to reinforce the wings with shipping tape or maybe even strips of carbon fiber and add rudder control for this weekend. Great plane to have. (Posted on 4/10/13)
- excelent value Review by cuda-daddy
2nd = the elevator and vertical stabilizer attach to the fuselage with double sided tape and i have already broken off half of my elevator so repairing the elevator is a challenge.
3rd = i almost ripped the fuselage apart trying to remove the canopy. its not just magnetic, there are magnets and a slight lip on the canopy also. the side of the canopy , where the screws are , must be pulled away from the fuselage and then lifted up .
Now, despite all of that i still give it 5 stars because i feel the cost makes it all o.k. if you have some experience working with foam this is a easy plane to work on and mod and flying with the 2200mah is possible also, yes its a little nose heavy but that doesn't bother me at all. i also use some tape to keep the wings secure to the fuse but still easy to disassemble when needed. the tape will take some paint off when you remove it but that doesn't bother me. i will buy another 1 or two when they become available. (Posted on 2/21/13)
- get what you pay for Review by terry
- Why did they use old Futaba - type plugs on the Rx connectors? Review by Big O
- Working on it Review by Big O
Ran the fan with the 2200 mAH Li-Po pack as it came out of the package, not charged yet. The thrust, noise and amount of air blowing out the tail pipe were very impressive. I couldn't charge the battery because I have an E-flite charger that came with a charge cord for a different connector. I will pick up a new cord or adapter at the Riverside store today.
You did not answer the questions about where the decals go (there is no picture or diagram to show this). Also how to color in the white spots where the paint came off. Also, why it is so much heavier than claimed in the instructions, and why no protective landing skid. (Posted on 11/23/12)
- Can't get the canopy off! Help!! Review by Big O
Put your fingers under the canopy at the point where the screws are and lift and move canopy to the side. The canopy is held by magnets this should allow enough separation to remove canopy. Let me know if this helps. Matt
I tried to carefully remove the canopy, but it resists a pull that is hard enough that my finger rubbed off some of the black coating on the fuselage. What is the secret? Must I remove the four screws? Its supposed to be a magnetic latch. Can I color the rubbed off spots with black marker pen, or will that attack the foam?
Where do the decals go? Do you know that the parts furnished weigh more than the total flight weight claimed in the manual, even before you add a Rx and battery? I looked in the tailpipe, and the high performance fan appears to be made of bent sheet metal! Shouldn't there be a skid or some tape to protect the bottom when it lands on pavement? Please answer soon, so I can fly it with the grandchildren on Thanksgiving. (Posted on 11/20/12)
- Very nice airplane Review by wings54
I enlarged the cooling air inlet and am planning to add a wheel. . I am going to add rudder control too. The plane should have had provisions for this and should have had a wheel. That's why only four stars. Great plane though..
(Posted on 10/8/12)
- Having a Blast with the Plane Review by Mark
Thanks Hobby People (Posted on 10/3/12)
- cheap servo Review by koji
- Great kit if you're ready for a build with a bit of imagination Review by "Crash"
- what a joke Review by plevys
(Posted on 9/17/12)
- flight and launching Review by joe
of the fus and are able to take off and land without hand launching. The U2
flys ok but could use a little power . I added a 70mm edf unit that made it much
better with a 14.8 lipo battery. (Posted on 9/15/12)