Flyzone Cessna 350 Corvalis Select Scale RTF RC Airplane

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If the nose gear wasn’t so delicate, the Corvalis would be a real winner. Highs: pleasing design, long flight time, scale accuracy, nice decals, lights and quality foam construction. Lows: fragile nose gear. The fragile nose gear is what cancels the whole airplane’s value and replacing it only leaves you with the same liability.

I do not recommend this plane for a newbie or even someone with some experience. A less than perfect landing will damage the nose gear beyond repair. Uneven grass (bumpy) will eventually break the nose gear as well. A replacement kit is available but you have to slice the cowl open to do the repair AND you still have the problem again. Additionally, the servo may be damaged in the process.

Seriously, search the RC forums about this. Be sure you have a radio with high/low rates.

Update – After 20 flights, the nose gear needs to be replaced. This is a real problem based on the talk on RC Groups. To repair the nose gear, you have to cut away the fuselage to do it. Instead, I bought a new fuse for $47.00 (included shipping). I tried removing the vinyl decals off my old fuse but guess what? The decal shredded as I tried to remove it! That’s $14.99 plus shipping.

The Corvalis was pretty simple to build. There was a slight problem with the battery hatch due to the metal part being a bit too tight. Once I sand it down, it was easy to remove. Other than that, the plane went together without a hitch.

As for the flight characteristcs, it flew great, almost like it’s on rails.! It can even handle slight turbulent wind and with the flaps,it will hover like a seagull on landing.

Overall, it’s a fantastic plane that flies true to scale.

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