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Maxford Nieuport 22% 28 Review


A little larger than 1/5th scale but not quite 1/4 scale. This was my favorite plane to fly in 2011 and the first half of 2012 (until I had a 1/4 scale Nieuport 17 built for me).  Since the Nieuport 28 was a large wingspan plane, this BIPE looks the size of most 1/4 scale bi planes and flies much like one.  It will build heavier than say a stick built Balsa USA 1/4 scale bipe and it will need about the same power (1.20 Four Stroke, 110 Electric, or 26cc gas) For the price, what you get is so much that you don't have to buy much extra to get it flying. I chose to make it electric using an 11S setup with Gens ace 5S and 6S 3300mAh batteries (I had 2 each already).  Monster Power 160 motor. I under propped it and used a Hobbywing 70A Platinum Pro HV ESC from HobbyPartz.  Originally I had EXI servos, then switched to all Hitec 645MG servos.   Fully put together, I was able to hang this in my garage and put it into the back of my suburban without ever taking it apart. I can literally arrive at the field and be up in the air in about 2 minutes.  I've been first one in the air at several WW1 and warbird fly ins.  Plane was purchased from Maxford RC. I also put in the optional built up machine guns.  If you elect to put a 26cc motor, I recommend the Zenoah G26. If you are on a budget, the CRRC that Maxford sells I hear has good reviews since they test them out themselves.

Note: I purchased one of the last versions of this one. The Roosevelt plane. They have a new version 22% they call it that I hear is much better and REASONABLY priced.