Sport Jet Performance and Modern Scale Appeal
The FlexJet G2 combines revolutionary sport jet performance with a modern, scale-like appearance. The FlexJet G2 is designed by the Flex Innovations team including Top Gun Champion, David Ribbe, with aerodynamic collaboration from F3A World Champion, Quique Somenzini. The FlexJet G2 includes aerodynamic features such as a clipped delta wing, leading-edge root extensions (LERX’s), and a dog-tooth leading edge to offer great flight characteristics through a wide angle of attack range and differing airspeeds. Generous side area, a mid-set wing, and a large rudder make knife edge flight a breeze. All-moving “flying stabs” give excellent pitch control, and even move like ailerons providing crisp roll response.
The inlets, ducting, and tailpipe are expertly engineered to provide incredible thrust over a wide speed range while remaining highly efficient. The fuselage-mounted main landing gear is set near the CG for easy ground handling and take-off rotation. The long travel, trailing-link struts smooth out the bumps from rough surfaces and take the drama out of landings. The construction is made primarily of EPO foam with additional carbon fiber and plywood reinforcement in key areas to keep the airframe rigid and lightweight.
Improvements from the Flex Innovations’ Design Team and valuable feedback from our customers have been incorporated to help take the FlexJet G2 to the next level. An upgraded power system enhances the thrust and speed of the FlexJet G2, while key structural updates provide a more solid and robust feel in flight. New DS17 servos on the elevators provide more torque and speed for their demanding application, and the new Thunderbirds-inspired trim scheme sharpens the overall appearance. A pilot figure is also included to enhance the scale appeal.
The Aura 8 Advanced Flight Control System is installed in the FlexJet G2 and comes programmed with no additional programming required. The Aura 8 AFCS is a highly refined 3-axis gyro that makes the aircraft fly like its bigger and flying in less wind! Due to its advanced implementation, it is unobtrusive, feeling like there is nothing in the way of the pilot! The Aura also allows the FlexJet G2 to be delivered with advanced, expertly tuned parameters already in place, like tailerons, which make the all-moving horizontal stabs act as elevators and ailerons. Additionally, independently optimized rudder and nosewheel steering settings allow for enhanced tracking while taking off or landing.
These features combine to offer a jet that carries energy, flies big, and performs more like a large turbine jet than a typical foam EDF. The FlexJet G2 is sure to put a smile on your face, every time you fly it!