A while back I was looking at the E-Flite UMX GeeBee R2 BNF and stated that I will get my hands on that little rc plane. Since then, the plane has been released to the market and today I found a flight review from the guys over at Flite Test on YouTube.
This flight review makes my choice easier – I will get this rc plane. As I suspected from the early specs and videos, the UMX GeeBee R2 from E-Flite is flying really well and seems to do so even in quite heavy wind. The AS3X technology actually seems to do some real magic with the flight performance. You could suspect a plane of this size getting tossed around in the air with even a little breeze outside, but the AS3X seems to take care of that. The drawback might be that you are not actually mastering the rc plane by yourself but on the other hand you can simply enjoy flying it instead of having a hard time.
I do not think it is the first plane you should buy when starting out in the rc flight hobby, but it might come in as a second or third plane to have some fun with.
As a bonus you will pick up a tip on how you can stuff your private stash of candy into the plane 😉
Flite Test on YouTube
I also want to mention that you should head over to the Flite Test channel on YouTube and check out their other videos. The best (?) rc flight channel on YouTube today if you ask me.