Hyper Taxi: out of this world aerobat

Jun 05, 2012 4 Comments by

If you are the type of pilot who likes to fly unusual or different airplanes, then the E-flite Hyper Taxi is your bird!  This plane comes complete and only needs to be binded to your favorite Spektrum or JR transmitter. Once you have that connection you will enjoy flying one of the most unusual flying planes around.  Enjoy the flight video.

 

Here is the brains behind the AS3X system

These tiny liner servos provide all the throw needed for the Hyper Taxi

The motor is located right in the center of the Hyper Taxi

 

In the Air

 

A low pass

 

Take off!

 

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West Coast senior editor About me: I’ve been involved with RC aircraft since high school and have flown just about everything. I started my RC career with scratch-building, but now like many pilots I rely on ARFs to get me in the air. My main focus is on pylon racing, aerobats, combat and scale warbirds.

4 Responses to “Hyper Taxi: out of this world aerobat”

  1. Loretto Efre says:

    Got one of these when they first came out. It is fun but any kinda landing that isnt perfect breaks something on it. I’m a fan of as3x but I hate this plane. In my opion its not worth it.

  2. Dan Arnold says:

    The old RealFlight expansion pack 2 has an XFY-1 Pogo simulation that would be helpful to anyone interested in trying to land a VTOL tail-sitter like the the Hyper Taxi, VFO, or the rather rare Pogo kit put out by Hobby Lobby. After much practice I am able to land without falling over about 25% of the time in calm conditions. The full scale XFY-1 and XFV-1 projects were cancelled in part because they were so difficult to land on a regular runway, never mind the pitching deck of a cargo ship or tanker at sea. The original idea was to provide convoy protection without the need to send an aircraft carrier.
    If any of you scratch builders want to try building a Pogo, there are contrarotating motors available from Max Products and a Chinese company sells a contrarotating 1550 kV motor with 7×3 three bladed props on e-Bay. I have one but have not run it to test the thrust produced.

  3. James says:

    Wow, now that’s got to be one of the most interesting RC planes I’ve every seen. Never seen something take off and land vertically like a rocket, but fly like a plane.

    Does it take some getting used to to take off and land like that?

    • John Reid says:

      It absolutely does take a lot of getting used. Takeoffs are difficult but not too bad, but the landings, they are a little tough, especially in any type of wind.

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