It's cute. It flies fast. It tip stalls pretty often.
It breaks props about half the times it lands.
It's a silly thing, really, and it doesn't fly all that well.
It's too touchy to do much in the way of aerobatics. But it's so
cute that I like it anyway.
The Wind Buster sold by some guy in an rcgroups
thread. He doesn't seem to have a web page or anything, and
reportedly doesn't much like communicating any way other than
rcgroups. It comes nearly assembled (surfaces already sanded and
hinged), needing just radio equipment installation. It uses two
small servos (Cirrus micro, HS50 or similar), a direct-drive IPS (or
optionally, a CDROM type motor),
and a small battery like a 250 mAh 2 cell li-po. We haven't tried
it with one of the brushless motors yet.
The local pilot we bought ours from, the first time we saw it, was
flying it on a 3 cell 250 li-po, and it was insanely fast. We
thought it would be funny to take it up some time when the
ducted-fan-jet people are doing their whizzing-by thing, yelling "Low
pass!" and zooming through at Mach 2. The Wind Buster on a 3 cell
is like that, but a fifth the size and weight.
There's a small original model and a slightly larger updated
model. We have one of each. The bigger model (pictured)
is very slightly more stable, but there's really surprisingly
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