The HobbyKing Firenza kit is an ideal entry point in to the exciting world of F3A flying. If your looking to step up your game and hone your skills then the Firenza F3A pattern ship is a great choice. Renowned for accurate handling, large graceful flight envelopes and razor sharp performance, F3A aircraft are all about precision and style.
Built from strong EPO foam the Firenza is a tough contender. This model is large enough to offer solid performance usually not found in foam models and will have no problems handling a mild breeze at your field.
You will require a 42 size Brushless outrunner motor around 650~800kv, a 60 Amp ESC, a 4S 3000mAh Lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receive (Tx/Rx)
If I would like a motor for this airplane, near the high end of the performance envelope.... which motor and esc do you recommend? Which ever motor you recommend, Id like the esc to easily exceed the demands the motor could place on it. Thank you.
I bought the Turnigy D3542/6 1000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor with 50 amp ESC as highly recommended for the Multiplex Acromaster with 12x6 prop. It might be a good choice for this plane.
I just built my second one, The 1st one bit the dust when I lost a batter connection on my radio. I liked flying it so well I got another one. I use a 42 Turngy , 13/6 prop and 3000 ma 4 cell. Just keep it a bit nose heavy and it fly's like a dream. Not super fast but the roll's , inverted flight , it's like it's on rails. Reminds me of the old patten ships. Landing it likes a bit of power , just do not chop the throttle and try to glide it in. You will probably get a tip stall, just add a bit of power and it will settle right in. It's just a joy to fly. O Ya got my last one from the USA warehouse, about 5 or 6 days.
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Great plane very durable got mine two weeks ago from US insalled Greatplanes Rimfire .32, 65amp esc from HobbyKing,Turnigy and battery 4 cell 3000mah,Zippy also from The King of hobbies. This plane flys great, just as good as glow model. Great job King of Hobbies!!!