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#41356
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
Well I haven't flown the 4s one, but from seeing one flying I think the 6S Habu is a nice bit faster. There is however a lot of more building/cost in the Habu 32
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#41357
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
Here's a video of the typical flight performance of the standard setup:
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#41358
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 19
that looks pretty fast,nice looking flying field you lads got too,the landing gear would want to be fairly tough though as it looks a little bouncy in places,but i'm sure on that they are tough anyway.
the 6cell power must be great,so what are flying times like? battery cost?
again i'm sure you have covered all these things but the day is so bad here my net connection seems slow,the page back takes forever to upload with all the pics.

i always love hearing those beeps from the ESC to let you know all is well with the power system and your ready to fly
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#41359
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 7
Hi I've got them both habu 2 and 32 the 32 is a lot faster than the parkzone equivalent.
After flying the habu 32 on its maiden last week all I can say is wow this thing is like a rocket ,that's on standard settup with 6s lipo.
Flew the habu 2 yesterday on 4s and it felt and looked really slow ! Just waiting for the good old British weather to sort itself out so I can get some hours in on the 32.
Here's a picture of mine with the darkened canopy, hope it works as on stupid iPad.

Regards paul.
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#41360
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 19
nice one paul,it looks great,mmm i am considering one myself now,so what is the cost of the 6cell packs,reccomendations of brands etc??>

flight times lads,would you pull over 4minutes? any one test this.

i really like the look of this jet,it looks like a very high quality kit not to mention the upgrade possibilities down the road.....
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#41361
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
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Hi I've got them both habu 2 and 32 the 32 is a lot faster than the parkzone equivalent.
After flying the habu 32 on its maiden last week all I can say is wow this thing is like a rocket ,that's on standard settup with 6s lipo.
Flew the habu 2 yesterday on 4s and it felt and looked really slow ! Just waiting for the good old British weather to sort itself out so I can get some hours in on the 32.
Here's a picture of mine with the darkened canopy, hope it works as on stupid iPad.

Regards paul.


Hi Paul, welcome to rcparkflying

Your Habu is looking really nice, I think I see the Tamjets struts peeking out there? I just finished upgrading mine so hope they will perform better than standard eflite units for grass takeoffs and landings. I also upgraðed to wide foam wheels but that was a hell of a lot of work in honesty.

Any other mods planned?
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#41362
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
flightpunch34 wrote:
nice one paul,it looks great,mmm i am considering one myself now,so what is the cost of the 6cell packs,reccomendations of brands etc??>

flight times lads,would you pull over 4minutes? any one test this.

i really like the look of this jet,it looks like a very high quality kit not to mention the upgrade possibilities down the road.....


These packs are very good. Being EDF the motor appreciates a high c rating, pretty sure eflite recommends a 50c or above. Other similar packs would work also.
radiocontrolledshop.ie/index.php?id_prod...p;controller=product

On the standard motor and fan these packs give flight times between 4 to 5 minutes depending on throttle management.
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#41364
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 4
My canopy is blacked out like that also. Looks da business! I told Geoff to do the same but he's got a little pilot to put in his.
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#41368
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
Yep I've been working on the Habu cockpit setup this weekend. Has taken a bit of dremeling to be honest!! pics coming soon.
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#41369
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 7
Yes I've got tamjet retracts fitted, and a hobbywing 100 amp esc with cc bec with 2s battery running servos etc.
will admit I was curious if it would take off on Rochdale's flying club field as all grass but took it off in half the distance of the habu 2 and this has some power behind it. Landing was was a bit hot but I was nervous and shaking LOL. Flying times, well I was useing a 6s 5000 zippy 30c rated and timer was set to 5 minutes and I flew until timer went off and went round once before landing and still had capacity left but didn't check how much will check next flight when weather gets better.
All i'll say is this plane is mint and does fly great well worth the money.

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#41377
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
I ordered myself a Jetfan 80 and have to say I'm really looking forward to it!
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#41381
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
This guy has practically the same setup. So much power it blew out his thrust tube. He did a pretty good landing though considering it was effectively deadstick!!

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#41394
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 7
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I ordered myself a Jetfan 80 and have to say I'm really looking forward to it!

Nice going to be a right rocket ship now !

Going to get mine flying this Saturday as weather looks good for once LOL

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#41398
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 16
Cheers Paul. We have got super strong wind here. Normally the Habu's like wind as they are easier to take off and land, however strong and crazy gusting is not so inspiring for safe flights

For now lets say I'm praying for the weekend weather to improve a bit!!
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#41403
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 7
Just checked met weather and changed to gusts for saturday now, gutted.
Today we have winds of 60mph +
Hope they've got it wrong !

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#41491
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Top day today, got loads of flights in with both habus.
Heres a picture of them in the pits.hope it works as on my mobile.
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#41492
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Just a quick video of takeoff and one speed pass, the bloke who took it is still compressing it. Hope it works .

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#41493
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 16
Looks like you got a great flying day!!

Habu seems to be moving at a fairly good clip too

Good share
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#41495
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
The video was filmed for the full 5 minutes of flight in hd ! I've been told 80meg of video !
What I have realised is I need more battery's for days like yesterday.
I couldn't charge them up quick enough so going to order more tonight
Still had 10+ flights all day.

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#41496
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
On my habu I have flaps set to factory but I find it still comes in fast anyone added more throw to full flaps ?
I know about crow but I'm on futaba T8FG and cannot suss it out
I'm thinking just another 2-3 mm on full flaps might help it.

Thanks Paul.
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#41497
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 16
Hey Paul, yes between myself and Jay we have found the Habu comes in pretty fast even with full flap.

If the day is windy it helps a lot, also note that Crow can be useful but sometimes makes the model Balloon up in the air (gusty days).

I am still yet to get the hang of bringing her down nose high, we tend to just fly it in fast and let the grass act as brakes once the wheels are on the ground.

One tip is to bring her in with a low running fan which acts as an air brake. If you bring her in with the engine cut it actually comes in faster because of the lower drag.
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#41498
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Cheers will give that one a go.
Can land ok but not as good as i would like. habu 2 is like landing a glider it comes in perfect every time.

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#41499
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Top day today, got loads of flights in with both habus.
Heres a picture of them in the pits.hope it works as on my mobile.
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#41514
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 16
Here's a few initial flights on my Jetfan 80 powered Habu 32 in a video. I had to retrim the whole plane so most of the flights were quite high up (sorry about that).



I'm also just breaking in new Giant Power batteries so I was not pushing it too hard. I have some minor undercarriage repairs to do but hope to get back in the air with her soon!!
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Nice . Can see yours comes in like a missile as well !
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#41524
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 16
Here's a flight on my Habu 32 turbine. Thanks to Eddie for filming this for me!

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#41525
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Nice,

All drama on mine today ! Took off ok flew around as you do came past doing a dirty pass and only 2 retracts down !
Tried recycling them to no effect, decided I had to belly land anyway never flown it as slow nearly to stall before belly landing .
On investigation found the reason the retract had not come down was it was not there ! The tamjet retract had snapped in the trunion and fallen off as I took off ! Found the retract leg and now refitted as was still long enough after adjusting.
No damage to habu at all but I don't want to land that way ever again.
Unfortunately not captured on video

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Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 16
Angrykid wrote:
Nice,

All drama on mine today ! Took off ok flew around as you do came past doing a dirty pass and only 2 retracts down !
Tried recycling them to no effect, decided I had to belly land anyway never flown it as slow nearly to stall before belly landing .
On investigation found the reason the retract had not come down was it was not there ! The tamjet retract had snapped in the trunion and fallen off as I took off ! Found the retract leg and now refitted as was still long enough after adjusting.
No damage to habu at all but I don't want to land that way ever again.
Unfortunately not captured on video

Paul


Wow! I hope you bought a lotto ticket after getting away with a belly landing - lady luck was definatley smiling on you my friend

I've broken a few of those Tamjet strut pins (on bad landings, not takeoff). The steel seems to be quite easy to break. I believe however that this is by design, if the steel was strong, then it would may lead to airframe damage or Oleo damage. So think of the pins like a fuse, you have an overload and the fuse blows. Everything else is saved, you replace the fuse and good to go again.

I had a bad landing (over flair) last night on my final landing, broke the main strut pin, port strut pin and also snapped my steering arm. Not great as the oleos give the wings/fuse a few scratches while it passes over them, however with a little bit of work and some spare pins I can be back in the air next weekend, however this landing was dodgy enough that if the pins did not break, I may have been doing major repair work or rekitting...

Now what caused your pin to break on takeoff? any holes or obstacles on the runway it could have caught on? any chance it had a hairline fracture from a previous landing and then some grass caught the wheel on takeoff?
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#41528
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
I fly from a field full of horses, even though the grass is very short you get holes caused by the horses hooves etc I hit one of the holes what was quite deep instantly snapping the pin on one of the wing retracts I didn't know this until I came to land and saw only 2 retracts deployed.
All I can think was a couple days earlier I was trying to file a flat edge on the end of the said pin due to it spinning and this must of weakend it
There is enough length on the pin to reuse after I finally got it out of the trunion, but I have since ordered some silver steel 4mm thickness from eBay going to try this when it arrives.
As for look yes I was lucky not to damage the habu but I brought it in very very slow a couple of fellow flyers thought I was going to stall it and at one point so did I ! At least I know how slow it will fly now but not very keen in repeating that again.

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#41530
Re:Habu32 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7
Got a length of 4mm silver steel but does anyone know the length of the pin for the wing retract ? Need to cut it down to size
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