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Old 01-05-2010, 09:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: wpotter6

I think you mean the SU-34 which has vectored thrust with two separate ducted fans. I agree this aircraft could do a hover, however the amount of wind and gusts that could be handled by this would be significantly less than that of a real 3D plane.

The minumum requirements for doing a sustainable hover with a ducted fan would be:

2 nozzels, both with gimbals

OR

3 nozzels without any gimbals

The Habu is a single nozzel with no gimbals and will not be able to hover. Once the aircraft reaches zero airspeed, there is no longer any control.
my bad, My brain was thinking Y/A Su 27, but anyway I think for a EDF, if it at least can hang on its nose for a bit, like a Cobra , then hey it's ok in my book!
Old 01-05-2010, 10:00 PM
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Well my Twister smokes my Habu for speed, but I still like the way the Habu feels flying. Who will be the first to put a Lambert in one?
Old 01-06-2010, 03:22 AM
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Well my Twister smokes my Habu for speed, but I still like the way the Habu feels flying. Who will be the first to put a Lambert in one?
I think it is done:

www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp
Old 01-06-2010, 09:00 PM
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Hey Flyrcjets, what do you think is the better of the 2, twister or habu? Which is easier to get ready, the more likely to survive rough landings, and least expensive to get flying well? I like the looks of both, but leaning more toward habu simply because of experience with PZ planes and multiplex as well. The older Mplx like twin jet and microjet are ok flyers, but kinda pricey to get flying for foam I thought. Let us know the major differences if you can. Thanks.
Old 01-06-2010, 09:20 PM
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I have seen some very fast twisters and easy to work on.
Old 01-06-2010, 09:26 PM
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Tommorrow is the big day hoffman wild beast in the HABU. Around 72k rpm. I tested Delta fan standing behind a Plexiglass window and it held together. Only concerns at this point is the airframe holding together. Was going to fly it today but lost the water heater in the house so spent the first half of the day at home depot and playing plumber. Hoping for solid weather and easy work day to let me fly!

Wish me luck[sm=what_smile.gif]

Feeling pretty sketchy about it myself
Old 01-06-2010, 11:29 PM
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Hey Flyrcjets, what do you think is the better of the 2, twister or habu? Which is easier to get ready, the more likely to survive rough landings, and least expensive to get flying well? I like the looks of both, but leaning more toward habu simply because of experience with PZ planes and multiplex as well. The older Mplx like twin jet and microjet are ok flyers, but kinda pricey to get flying for foam I thought. Let us know the major differences if you can. Thanks.
Honestly the Habu hands down, simply because it flies perfect out of the box, speed is a bit better then a stock Twister. Upgrading the Habu will probably be easier, well cleaner for sure.
Old 01-06-2010, 11:35 PM
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Tommorrow is the big day hoffman wild beast in the HABU. Around 72k rpm. I tested Delta fan standing behind a Plexiglass window and it held together. Only concerns at this point is the airframe holding together. Was going to fly it today but lost the water heater in the house so spent the first half of the day at home depot and playing plumber. Hoping for solid weather and easy work day to let me fly!

Wish me luck[sm=what_smile.gif]

Feeling pretty sketchy about it myself
Curious as to the amps your pulling and watts. I have the set up and had it in my Twister but pulled it out when the weight made it fly not to my taste and I had to run a 5300 pack to get a two minute flight. A really fast flying Twister for two minutes I should add!
Old 01-07-2010, 07:28 PM
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I to have a Hoffman WB with a CC 125. Where did you mount your speed controller? Currently have my setup in a Sapac L-39. Just bought the Habu and thinking about flying stock first before converting. Will be flying with a XPS 4s 4000. Interested in your results. Will be hand launching with no gear.

Current setup gives up 2000 watts on 30c.

Jay Howell
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My current fan is a Wemo Pro if interested.

Jay Howell
Old 01-07-2010, 08:15 PM
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didnt get to make it out.... WORK.... it was a perfect day too
Old 01-08-2010, 09:03 AM
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Barebone fuselage seems to be available now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Parkzone-Bare-fu...item5ad629576d
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How difficult is it to service or R&R the EDF unit in the Habu?

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Work is the curse of the drinking class.[&o]
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I to have a Hoffman WB with a CC 125. Where did you mount your speed controller? Currently have my setup in a Sapac L-39. Just bought the Habu and thinking about flying stock first before converting. Will be flying with a XPS 4s 4000. Interested in your results. Will be hand launching with no gear.

Current setup gives up 2000 watts on 30c.

Jay Howell
I'd be very curious to know your flight time with a 4000 pack.
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How difficult is it to service or R&R the EDF unit in the Habu?

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super easy. It is mounted the way they should be, on a rail.
Old 01-09-2010, 10:22 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: flyrcjets


ORIGINAL: max-nix

How difficult is it to service or R&R the EDF unit in the Habu?
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super easy. It is mounted the way they should be, on a rail.
That sounds very interesting, does anyone have a picture of the EDF installation? Has this method been used on other ARF jets?

I found this image, does the canopy allow this access?

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This is a shot with the wing off. Access to the fan is through the wing saddle.
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Thanks David , very nice setup![8D]
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Fly my converted Habu yesterday. As stated it has a Hoffman WBeast, Wemo Pro, CC125 and XPS 4s/4000. Plane launches at 1/2 throttle and has ulimited vertical. I set the timer for 5 min and flew the whole time with about 6 high speed passes. Charged the battery after flight and it took 2960 mal. Could have flown for another minute. Plane tracks very well and with the rudder rolling circles are great. Working on making knife edge passes across the field after I mix out coupling.

Took me about 1 hour to convert. Had to extend leads to speed controller. CC125 easily mounts in nose and can be slid in place from under the canopy. Plane is a little nose heavy and takes about a 1/4 stick to level inverted flight.

Whole lot of fun.

Jay H

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Here are some shots of the Habu fuselage. The first shot is canopy access, the third shot is when the wing is removed.

The assembly was very easy but the weather has postponed my testing.
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Because of the need to protect the plane from scratches/dents etc during transport to and from the airfield, I made a soft transport cover for the Habu.
I will carry the plane under my arm, when not in the car/buss/train. Also put on some foam to protect the tailunit from accidental bumps on objects/walls etc.



More pictures here the cover and the making of it:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/perfeet...7623154979166/

Comments appreciated.


Alsowill have my maiden flight with the Habu (and my first plane) tomorrow . Very excited.
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sorry man that **** is anal
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Horizon is showing the Habu is now in stock
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sorry man that **** is anal
With an atitude like you have, you won't be making too many friends here.
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sorry man that **** is anal
If that reply was to my last post, I must say I am surprised and sad.
Ihave been on RC forums for several years, without getting such a negative comment before.

You might not like a cover to use on the jet when traveling on public transport (as I have to, since I don't have a car).

The first thing I checked when I saw your post, was to see how many posts you had made previously, and to my big relief you only posted 3 times.
The way you act, you scare people away from the forum.

On another forum I visit alot (Helifreak.com)they have a motto:
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect....

You should learn from that.

Peace

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