The S800 Sky Shadow is a tough, speedy wing that is agile and has good penetration; it has been flown by a large number of people and is enjoying a steadily growing fan base.
First off, we love this airframe! The design is well thought out, and has been constructed of tough and bouncy, EPP goodness. The airframe parts fit together snugly and the numerous carbon-fiber hatch covers are machined so well they actually friction fit into their respective hatches. The hatches and covers are themselves a feature, as the designers have molded threaded brass inserts into the hatch openings so that the hatch covers are held in place with machine screws - pretty sweet! Oh yeah, in addition to that, the VTX covers are vented, allowing the high pressure air under the wings to push up past the VTX, cooling it, and finally venting out of the top of the wing, through the antenna hole; clever.
The parts kit for finishing off the plane is very detailed and complete. All of the carbon reinforcements needed to complete the airframe are included, as are all of the detail bits such as control horns and pushrods, a battery strap and a plywood battery tray, a pair of 3 inch servo extensions and even a 5V BEC with a PDB, that will help make the control system a bit cleaner and easier to install.
All in all, that's a lot of quality kit, for not a lot of money. Highly recommended.
The model is an intermediate build and can be completed in a few evenings by builders with some previous experience. Not to say that it could not be completed by the passionate beginner who has an aptitude for research.
This kit contains mostly airframe parts. Scroll down to the related product links below if you would like to see some parts suggestions; ( such as to use a HQ DD 6x4.5 propeller).
What comes in the box:
|Weight||170 grams (airframe only) Radio|
|Radio||3 channels with Elevon mixing|
|Servos||9 gram x 2|
|Battery||Max 1800mah 3s|
|ESC||20 - 30 A|
|Motor||2204/2300kv - 2205/2300kv|
|Prop||Max 6045 (5045-6045)|