Synopsis: TODAY I am going to take a look at the Volantax Ranger
757-4 that we purchased online for just over a $100. The 757-4 is a scale down
version of the popular 2m Ranger Ex 757-3. It is resized to 1.4m 1380mm, just
small enough to fit into a standard size car trunk/boot without taking it apart.
One of the more interesting feature of the plane is that it is designed for
GoPro or FPV cameras.. it comes tail heavy, so you can install multiple fpv
cameras and large batteries. A weight is even included in the event you are not
ready to fly with a camera. We had to fly it with a 3S 5000 mAh LiPo battery
without a GoPro weight on the front, to get the correct center of gravity (CG).
It is quick, easy to assemble, no glue is required.
DIYdrone Lab ... behind the scenes
Sunday August 30, 2015
Let's take a look at the pieces that comes with it before it is assembled.
I would say that for the most part, all the things looks good, and well-built.
The decals look fantastic. I have a few minor concerns that I would like to take
a further look at, but i think it is well designed. I will reserve my judgment
on anything that I think might be an issue until I get the chance to take it in
the air for a few test flights.
The inside of this plane is enormous, a warehouse fuselage to store all your fpv
gadgets. There should be no complaint of a lack of space. As i began to inspect
the plane, i did noticed that there is no way to attach or hold the high wings
down. After a few days of research, i realized that a bracket is missing to bolt
the wings. My favorite dealer was quick to promised to get me a bracket, but in
the mean time i will have to build it out of a popsicle stick and re-enforce
with velcro on the front and sides. The only other thing to adjust is the tail
wheel which was not perfectly align straight for take-off, other than that,
those wheels are very strong.
To conclude, the Volantax Ranger 757-4 is well-engineered, there are some minor
quality concerns. Love the color scheme and the decals are professionally
designed. It is simple to assemble and flew very well without any modifications.
Take-offs will need some space, and landings are easy. We do recommend the
Ranger 757-4 for anyone who is looking for a perfect trunk size FPV plane