Precision Aerobatics Addiction X V3 ARF, Red/Blue

ETA Jun 30

The Addiction X V3 is an update to the record-breaking best-seller by Precision Aerobatics. It's not just a larger version of its predecessor but a standalone model with unique flight characteristics. The V3 is lightweight, incredibly stable, responsive, easy to fly, and excels in precision 3D manoeuvres, making it perfect for learning 3D and pilots of all skill levels.

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  • Unique and enhanced aerodynamic design allowing much faster flying speed for high energy and precision flying, without compromising the phenomenal slow 3D capabilities that the ADX is known for
  • Capable of impressive maneuvers like torque rolls, reverse torque rolls, waterfalls, and stationary flat spins. Ideal for harrier figure eights, spot landings, and precise high alpha knife-edge flights
  • New construction using PA most up-to-date innovative FiberFusion techniques – more solid than ever!
  • Custom-made new airfoils further expand its flight envelope
  • More powerful iPAs set up – 24 poles Thrust 45 Revo motor (rear-mounted with CF X mount) combined with NXT180-HV digital servos for a completely new level of performance, never seen in the Addiction X before
  • Factory-ready for night flying – extending your flying hours into the best time of the day, when temperature and wind drops
  • Includes light harness custom made, pre-soldered and ready to use
  • The assembly is quick and trouble-free, highlighting quality in design, construction, and finish
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In celebration of a decade in constant production, this record-breaking best-seller airplane has now been updated and its Version 3 is being released.

In designing and developing the Addiction series, Precision Aerobatics' main target was you – the pilot! They aim to build your confidence, make you a better pilot and inspire you to challenge yourself and succeed in manoeuvres that you could only dream of before.

The ADX is not just a larger version of the 40” Addiction. Precision Aerobatics approached it as both a part of a series, and as a stand-alone plane with its own unique flight characteristics, based on the input and feedback from thousands of Addiction and Addiction X flyers over the years.

Precision Aerobatics have spent well over a year in the design and testing of this model enhancing the Addiction’s design features and taking advantage of the granted stability that comes with the larger size airframe. The result is a featherweight model that is incredibly stable, easy to fly and capable of performing precision 3D manoeuvres even in windy conditions, as well as high energy manoeuvres and precision-flying at its best.

The combination of its extremely lightweight (low wing loading) and state-of-the-art aerodynamic design makes the Addiction-X fly slower than a turtle walking through peanut butter! (LOL). This gives the flyer ample time to think and act. Due to the huge control surfaces, the Addiction-X will respond immediately to your stick inputs, which is crucial when flying slow 3D. These factors make it perfect for learning 3D.

Ever dreamed of hovering on your first flight? – Now the dream can become a reality! Not only that – you’ll be able to choose your spot and hover above it! Torque rolls, reverse torque rolls and the tightest waterfalls will all come naturally and it will land at less than a walking pace!

Similar to the original Addiction, the Addiction-X harriers exceptionally well in both upright and inverted positions and is perfect for learning harrier figure eights and spot landings. Stationary flat spins are exceptionally easy to do, meaning you can transition from a regular harrier or inverted harrier to a stationary spin at any height, without losing altitude.

The Addiction X is capable of doing the most amazing high alpha (AOA) knife edge, and tightest knife edge loops you have ever seen in an airplane this size. The overall aerodynamic design and incredible rudder authority mean zero coupling in KE so you could fly Knife Edge all day long just holding the rudder stick. You can change KE direction and even do knife-edge waterfalls, all with ease.

The Addiction-X gains airspeed rapidly from stall position which allows awesome transitions between manoeuvres that add to the amazing 3D display. Unlike many other 3D models the Addiction-X is also surprisingly precise and tracks extremely well, even in windy conditions. It is sure to impress not only you but everyone else at the flying field.

New in Version 3 of the Addiction X is the higher energy manoeuvres – the V3 excels in faster snap rolls, more precise point rolls, high-speed knife edge circles and even tighter knife edge spins and blenders.

While the Addiction 3D 40” was all about inspiring pilots of all skill levels to perform 3D like the pros, the ADX will match your growth in hardcore 3D skills. If you crave a bigger dose of the rush to go even further, the 50” Addiction-X v3 was made for you! But don’t be mistaken – you don’t need to graduate from the Addiction to fly the Addiction-X. The Addiction-X can most certainly be your first 3D model.

iPAs Set Up

Looks can be deceiving and although the Addiction X features a 50” wing span it is longer than the 57” Katana MX and seems just as large – this means it is the largest model on the market to be flown using a 4S 2600mAh pack with great power for 3D flying.

When you see it in person, you’ll be surprised that this huge airframe is powered by an economical lightweight 45 size iPAs setup and a 2600mAh 4S LiPo.

Precision Aerobatics have also tested numerous propellers and ended up with one size larger wooden propeller to yield the best performance out of this model/motor/battery combination. The VOX 13×6.5 propeller brings the Addiction-X to life and provides outstanding power. This powerful set-up and extreme throws are specially engineered to allow a superior thrust-to-weight ratio, which makes the Addiction-X extremely responsive providing absolute control, so you can get out of the most difficult situations with ease.

The Addiction-X’s striking colour schemes are very visible in the sky and attract everyone’s attention at the field. The translucent covering reveals Precision Aerobatics' unique FiberFusion® construction which contributes greatly to the strength of the airframe without sacrificing weight. Shaun Vanunu Precision Aerobatics chief engineer outdid himself yet again, and the discerning modeller will find himself gazing in awe through the covering at the unique construction features of this model. 

Similar to other PA models, the Addiction-X is built using the finest grade material, all cut by state-of-the-art laser and CNC machines. Two wing halves are removable making it easily transportable for a model of this size. The wings are joined together with a CF wing tube and CF sleeve which makes the Addiction-X a compact and durable aircraft.

So, if you feel that you have had just about enough with flimsy foamies or are still struggling to learn that seemingly illusive hover or torque roll or if you are already addicted to the Addiction 3D, this is certainly THE plane for you, but you should know – looking so good can be addictive!

Following PA tradition this model too gives the word QUALITY a whole new meaning. From the design to the construction, the hardware and the level of finish – the attention to detail is second to none

The Addiction-X is a TRUE ARF, 99% built for you in the Precision Aerobatics factory:

  • Pre-installed CF anti-rotation pins

  • Fiberglass pre-cut cowling reinforced with carbon fiber. No cutting is required! The cowling aerodynamic design (intakes, outtakes), clever motor box design and two large air baffles allow airflow to cool the motor, battery and ESC efficiently.

  • The pre-fabricated tinted canopy and hatch is one unit attached to the model with very strong magnets. No canopy trimming or gluing is required.

  • Pre-drilled stiff CF landing gear and pre-installed blind nuts in the fuselage allow a quick and trouble-free undercarriage installation.

  • Extremely robust Pre-glued motor box with the correct thrust line already built in.

  • CNC-machined pre-cut firewall. Simply bolt your motor on!

  • CNC-machined metal clevises and German-made ball links for smooth and safe control

  • Pre-cut fiberglass wheel pants with ply mounting plate (pre-installed in the mould)

  • The brief assembly is a joy and most modellers will have it set up in one evening.

What you need

  • PA Thrust 45 Revo brushless outrunner
  • PA Quantum 45A Evo ESC
  • (4) Nexatec NXT-180HV servos
  • PA Gen2 LiPo 2600mAh 14.8V (4s) 30-60C
  • VOX 13×6.5 Prop for the Thrust 45 Revo

Note: Vortex Generators and Carbon fibre spinner are not included in the kit


1,270mm / 50 in
1,331mm / 52.4 in
Flying weight (including LiPo):
~1200g / 42.3oz
Wing area:
744 sq. inch
Wing loading:
only 8.18oz/sq.ft

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