Quick to assemble and easy to master, the EasyStar 3 is the ideal entry-level model, not least due to its excellent gliding properties and ability to stay airborne for extended periods. Fact is, with the recommended 3s 2200mAh Roxxy LiPo battery on board, up to 40 minutes of flight time can be achieved, even without thermal assistance. Beginners also benefit from the protected rear-facing motor and propeller which, by design, happily tolerate rough landings. Something of a design icon, the EasyStar has a long and successful history and is responsible for teaching many of today’s highly accomplished pilots the tricks of their trade. Development over the years has kept it current and class-leading, this latest version boasting metal gear servos and an aileron-equipped wing, the latter allowing beginners to master the four primary control functions from the word go.