We could go on and on about how wonderful the X250 is, but why don't we let the R/C magazines and our customers tell you what they think. When you've finished reading the reviews below, you'll find a link to the X250's 52 page instruction manual and details as to what is and isn't included in the kit.
Model Airplane News Magazine kit review by Dave Baron, December, 2000... This is an awesome airplane; it outperforms every other sport Speed 400 plane that I have. It takes off from grass well, is playful and responsive, and has great duration... Aerobatics... This is what separates the X250 from other Speed 400 models. It truly can be played with. Low inverted; no-problem; snap-rolls, inside and outside spins; have a blast... The precision of this kit is amazing. The instructions are of impeccable quality: clearly written and precise. To sum up, I found the X250 to be the most relaxing model I ever built.
Sailplane & Electric Modeler Magazine kit review by Greg Gimlick, September, 2000... Possibly the best kit design this author has seen, the X250 is capable of Cuban 8s, split Ss and inverted flight... I can fly it in a schoolyard and do all the aerobatics Im capable of...Quick-building, unique wing construction, excellent plans & instructions. Complete plug & play power system available from SR Batteries. Most manufacturers could take a lesson from SR Batteries on how to prepare an instruction manual. Every construction step has a photo to show exactly what happens... SR Batteries, the company, has shown that it is more than a battery supplier. The rest of the industry should look out or theyll be left behind in kit design.
R/C Modeler Magazine kit review by Steve Ciambrone, July, 2000... If you are looking for a small aerobatic electric model with good duration, the X250 fits the bill. A novice builder should find the X250 a joy to build. An intermediate pilot should be able to fly the X250 with confidence. A newcomer to electric airplanes may want to take advantage of the package deals that SR has available for the X250 kit.
Flying Models Magazine kit review by Don Belfort, August, 2000... The X250 is a quick build. Expect to spend about three evenings building it before its ready to cover... One of the most challenging, current frontiers of e-power flight is duration, and the X250 easily excels in that category, with 8-9 minute flights... A short takeoff run of 10 feet, and the X250 leaped skyward.... Loops, rolls, and spins were easy for the X250 on its first time up.... The X250 is easy to fly and never gets ahead of the pilot... Takeoffs and touch-n-goes from short grass or pavement were no problem, which really adds to the fun over a hand-launch aircraft.
R/C Excellence Magazine kit review by Bob Smith, March/April, 2000... I spend more time building the typical ARF than I did the X250... Rather than just selling me a kit, SR has taken the time to identify exactly which components should be used for optimum performance from the X250... I also appreciated the fact that they designed the X250 to use a $36 motor/gearbox rather than one of the higher priced combinations.
Building the X250...
The X250 builds in 3 evenings, ready for covering. If you'd like to take a look at the instruction manual, click on this link for a PDF file of the first 17 pages of the X250's 52 page instruction manual. X250 Instruction Manual
In addition to the X250 kit itself, what will you need to get flying?
Building Tools and
Ultracote Lite Covering
Material, $15.95 per roll
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