RC Airplane Review – MacFree MCF2201
Today, I've got the Mack free jet plane. We are at a school and we're going to try it out so stay tuned. So this little Mack free jet plane is a radio control, foam plane, it's pretty small. It only has two real control surfaces back here: it's got to what would be elevator ailerons in the back and I've flown it. Just a tiny bit already. It'S got a lot of features built into it that make it a little bit easier to fly than the average RC plane. So it takes a little 1s battery that goes right in here, and it has a remote control that comes with it right here, and it comes in a fairly nice plastic case, which is nice because they have a place to store it. So this one came with three batteries which I've charged. It does have a multi battery charger, which is nice so I'm, going to go ahead and plug in the battery and put the put the little piece that covers the battery battery cover back on and I'm going to set it down. It does a little motion with the elevators to say that it's been calibrated and then once you've done, that you go ahead and hit this H button, which is the top left one. And then you get ready to take off so I'm gon na go ahead and try flying it around this parking lot, because there's, kids playing ultimate frisbee down on the field and we're gon na see how well we can make it fly through here.
I did it. Just a minute ago, pretty successfully so let's see how it does and like I was saying, it's kind of a it's kind of sensitive on the turn. So you don't want to turn too much. You want to just give it a little bit of turn Music. All right I'm, getting the hang of it, takes a little getting used to, but uh it's fun it's definitely fun to fly. You need some space, so you can see the elevator aileron controls right here so that's when you go right or left that's why it goes so severe. So you want to go nice and easy when you do that so here's. What happens when you push the right? Stick left or right, you can see it. It does this, which is going to cause it to go like that or like that, and if you push it down, it's going to go up and if you push it up, it's going to go down so and then the throttle, of course, is right. There look at one more take off and see if I can fly it around the parking lot. One more time Music trick is to figure out when to slow down our flight yesterday resulted in a crash and ruining one of the props. As you can see right here, I thought I'd show you how easy it is to replace it. It does come with two spare replacement props. I think part of the reason that happened to is because I was flying over concrete, which we had not intended to do, but the field was being used, so we ended up flying in the parking lot but I'm just gon na take a pair of needle nose.
Pliers and try to gently pry it off the shaft and there you go so it's a matter of kind of just wedging it in there and pulling gently. You could do it with straight needle nose I'm using these curved ones, which actually made it a little easier. Then you just take the new prop and you figure out which way it needs to go. There is a flat side and a rounded side. The flat side goes against the shaft and the rounded side goes up so I'm, just gon na put it on and push it down, it's pretty tight, which it needs to be in order to stay on, of course, and a little bit of tugging. But I got it on there and it should be spinning clear of the airframe which it is so now, since we did fly yesterday just around the parking lot, I thought I'd give it a shot here in the backyard. My backyard is fairly good sized, but probably about as small as I would want to try this in. I definitely recommend, especially if you're just starting out to learn to fly this in a large, larger space someplace with a little bit more room like a big field. Football field soccer field – something like that, but I'm gon na give it a shot back here and see how it goes so. Let'S check it out: Music hit the camera, what it looks like it's, okay, Music. One thing I've noticed in this whole exercise is that the self leveling part of this means that, when it tilts that way, these things actually I'm not adjusting these at all.
They go up based on when I flip it over this way. So it's gon na want to try to keep itself level because these things are leveling themselves in the back Music. So let me wrap up with the smart plane: SP zero zero one! First of all, it is a lot of fun to fly, but it's not easy to fly it's, definitely not something for beginners or kids or people who get frustrated easily because it takes practice. I was able to actually maneuver it pretty well around in a big space, but I was not really able to get a good flight in my backyard. It just kept crashing or almost going over the fence, so I had to kill it or whatever um. You have to also learn how to fly slow with this thing, which is sort of counterintuitive to what a lot of people want to do. A lot of people, myself included just want to give it full throttle and go, but flying slow if this is actually a better way to go, because it does have a lot of lift for the size of it. A couple of other quick notes: I am going to get a piece of velcro and use it to put the battery door on the battery door just kept popping off, and so I think a small piece of velcro on the battery door is gon na help. Keep it on also, I pulled this piece off the back, so you can see what the inside looks like.
There'S all the components, your motor, your flight controller, your two servos that push these things it's, pretty simple, actually and does do a pretty good job of self leveling, which is nice. It is very durable. I'Ve crashed it tons of times today and the only thing that's broken is the propeller. But I will say the propeller: if you're flying on concrete breaks very easily, so make sure not to crash it on concrete, try to crash it on grass or even something like gravel would be okay, but crashing it on concrete means. You have to swap out the prop it's not hard to swap out. You just have to be patient and deliver it when you do it, so you don't damage anything it's. All very delicate in here I'm also going to get a piece of velcro so that I can remove this door easily. I mean it actually goes right back on here pretty easily, but I've now broken the seal. So if you're interested in learning how to fly fixed wing, this is also not really the best best example of fixed wing because of the sort of fact that it only has two control surfaces, it's a good starter, it definitely teaches you about orientation. You know you really have to keep in mind that what's coming towards you there's no headless mode on this. So if it's coming towards you all, your all of your controls are reversed. It'S fun it's, definitely something a little different.
If you have a big open space to fly in and you have the patience to learn I'd highly recommend it. If you don't, I don't. If you like this video, please hit the like button and if you want to see more videos about planes, RC cars and, of course, drones. Please subscribe to Ready, Set drone.