RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features gear reductions for each rotor, integrated LED lighting, and an auto-leveling system–let go of the sticks, and the Alias returns to level flight automatically. Easy, Fast, and Expert modes let you tune the Alias’ responsiveness to suit your skills. But if you do crash the Alias, LaTrax promises high durability, “practically eliminating down time and… crash damage.” Says LaTrax:
Alias is a clean-sheet design that focuses on the performance and design elements that make flying, and even learning to fly, fun. The first mission objective was durability. Alias is built around a unique molded-composite frame that is combined with clever high-tech construction to make it extremely light and virtually indestructible. Your flying fun goes on and on without worrying about breakage from crash damage. The next mission was performance. Fun always comes from having more power so Alias’ motors have 50% more power than standard motors, and when combined with the lightweight design and high-tech materials, Alias is lightning quick and ultra-responsive. A completely new flight control system was developed that provides unmatched 6-axis stability that works in the background without impacting performance and speed. It acts like a virtual spring that snaps Alias back to level controlled flight no matter what situation you find yourself in. New pilots can fly faster and perform aerobatic maneuvers sooner than they ever thought possible with Alias’ unique flight control system.