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The Best Ultra Micro RC Planes

I have been flying UMX or Ultra Micro RC Planes my entire RC Flying career starting with the amazing Hobbyzone Champ as my RC Trainer Plane. Since that time, I have flown nearly every offering released from Horizon Hobby and nearly all of them were great, though some took some adjustments to get them to fly to my liking such as the E-flite UMX B-17.

The list I have assembled below are all readily available at the time of this page publishing and show a significant jump forward from those I flew when I started flying back in 2011. Send me a message using the tool Affiliates Page or comment on my videos for these planes to let me know if you would make any adjustments to this list:

E-flite UMX P-51 VooDoo

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This is a fun option for an experienced RC Flyer that wants maximum speed, but has limited space. It flies on compact 3S Lipo Batteries and due to the AS3X gyro system, it flies like a much bigger P-51 Mustang in its Voodoo Reno Racer trim scheme. The paint has a really nice and shiny finish and looks like something "The Joker" from Batman would fly. 

The cost of E-flite UMX Planes has gone up in the past couple of years due to supply chain issues and inflation, but to me, this one is still worth the price tag. Click on the image above or the image above or the link below to see the current price.

Click here to get your E-flite UMX P-51D RC Reno Racer

E-flite UMX Pitts S-1S V2

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The V1 version of this UMX RC Plane has been ranked by me as the single best UMX RC Plane along with the original UMX Timber (that was replaced by the UMX Turbo Timber when that was released) for the best Ultra Micro RC Planes ever released. With this latest V2 release, the UMX Pitts got even better with 3S Power, SAFE Technology, and a more user friendly red JST battery plug. This is NOT for beginner RC Pilots.

 

Link to recommended battery: 3S Lipo Battery

This E-flite UMX Plane is still worth the price tag and then some! Click on the image above or the link below to see the current price.

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E-flite UMX Timber X

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Like the first two on this list, the UMX Timber X requires a lot of flying experience to hand it not end up as a pile of foam on the ground on this first flight. While it has 3D flight characteristics, you can still cruise around with it at a relatively slow speed on straight passes. I would caution slow turns as it will likely lead to a tip stall given the shorter wing design. Overall, I love the feel of this one on the sticks and recommend it for anyone looking for a fun a dynamic small plane to fly in a small area. It ability to produce consistently perfect landings makes me take it out to fly every chance I get!

Link to recommended battery: 3S Lipo Battery

This E-flite UMX Plane is worth the price tag for many! Click on the image above the link below to see the current price of this Aerobatic High Winged RC Plane.

Click here to get your E-flite UMX Timber X RC Bush Plane

E-flite UMX Turbo Timber

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Few RC Planes, much less Ultra Micro RC Plane, have been accepted as well as this RC Legend. It is one of my favorite RC Planes ever. The only reason I don't have it up higher on this list is it is not 3S compatible (it flies on 2S packs) and it has been out for a while at the time of this writing. Its updated landing gear over the original UMX Timber set new standards for what consumers can expect for Ultra Micro RC Planes. Did I mention is has factory installed fully functioning flaps as well?

 

Link to recommended battery: 2S Lipo Pack

This E-flite UMX Plane is worth every penny and has even been used successfully as a trainer plane by quite a few people (I do not recommend it for that, however). Click on the image above or the link below to see the current price of this STOL RC Airplane.

Click here to get your E-flite UMX Turbo Timber RC Plane

E-flite UMX Radian

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This is a great micro-sized glider that many RC Enthusiasts would get hours of fun out of during the flying season! This is the updated V2 version with both AS3X Technology and SAFE Select, but I still have my V1 UMX Radian I have been to hell and back with, yet it still flies great! Wildman Time and I flew them together shortly after we recorded the maiden flight video for this one. Needless to say, both of us felt strongly that they are both relaxing and surprisingly fun to fly. 

Link to recommended battery: 1S 200mAh Lipo's

At only $99 at the time of this writing, they are a must have in your RC Hangar. Click on the image above or the link below to see the current price on this amazing little RC Glider!

E-flite UMX Ultrix

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This is an amazing RC Plane that blazed its own path when it was released in 2020. Not only is it a wonder little stunt plane, but it can haul the mail in level flight with the throttle applied. High Alpha's are easy, even for someone like me, and you can even add a light kit specifically designed for it!

At only $129 at the time of this writing, this is a hard one not to recommend to folks to mix up their RC Flying experience. Click on the image above or the link below to see the current price on this unique little RC Plane!

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Are you wanting to fly an EDF Jet? Once you have become proficient with your 4 channel RC Planes and RC Warbirds, visit the Best First EDF Jets List.

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