10/11/2011 by John Redman
Copyright:© 2011 Horizon Hobby, Inc.
The E-flite® Carbon-Z™ Scimitar™ is true satisfaction for the RC pilot who desires flight performance and adrenaline-pounding excitement previously thought impossible from a conventional aircraft platform. The fantasy-scale Carbon-Z Scimitar, designed by world aerobatic champion Quique Somenzini, bursts open the performance envelope with an evolutionary tailless swept wing. At the heart of the advanced Carbon-Z Scimitar is a specially tuned Q-Power system harnessed inside a revolutionary single-axis, vectored-thrust propeller system. In combination with the precision of carbon rod hinged elevons and twin rudders, a refreshing level of maneuverability can be explored after less than an evening’s worth of assembly time. We meet with Quique in studio to discuss the great features of his new design. We hit on some great information like plug-in wings and vertical fins, optional retracts, thrust vectoring system, and new designed control horns to ensure positive performance during any aspect of flight. Quique better explains the differences between the Scimitar and the traditional flying wings out there.