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Old 07-31-2020, 06:38 PM
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Anyone have experience with both? Iím looking at a used older classic, but Iíve heard the EVO is a lot lighter. I LOVE light aircraft! Anyone have experience with both?
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:37 PM
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8lbs lighter, I have one on order for next year. (Ultra Bandit Evo)
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8 POUNDS!!! Good GOD😮
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When I do the math, it is a little better.
My Ultra Bandit weighs 42.5 lbs with the large fuel system, a full UAT and a JetCat P-200. This weight includes the two seat cockpit with both pilot figures. I also have the single seat cockpit, wing tanks too but haven't weighed the airframe with these features installed installed.
It is not overweight at all. Pretty average indeed.
The UB Evo is advertised at 33 lbs.
42.5lbs.- 33lbs. = 9.5 lbs.
There can be as much as 11 lbs. difference between the Classic Ultra Bandit and the Evo, depending on your choice of equipment used in the Classic....Power Box, etc.....battery pack type and weight, etc.
The EVO has much lighter one piece fuselage than the Classic, which requires less power, the smaller engine reduces the overall weight.
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Originally Posted by Harley Condra View Post
When I do the math, it is a little better.
My Ultra Bandit weighs 42.5 lbs with the large fuel system, a full UAT and a JetCat P-200. This weight includes the two seat cockpit with both pilot figures. I also have the single seat cockpit, wing tanks too but haven't weighed the airframe with these features installed installed.
It is not overweight at all. Pretty average indeed.
The UB Evo is advertised at 33 lbs.
42.5lbs.- 33lbs. = 9.5 lbs.
There can be as much as 11 lbs. difference between the Classic Ultra Bandit and the Evo, depending on your choice of equipment used in the Classic....Power Box, etc.....battery pack type and weight, etc.
The EVO has much lighter one piece fuselage than the Classic, which requires less power, the smaller engine reduces the overall weight.
thanks Harley! Have you flown both? It would seem the Evo may be more of a pleasure to fly with much better slow flight characteristics. But I do get that there may be a perfect weight where everything just synergises to perfection.
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No, I have not flown both....just the Classic UB.
The lighter the wing loading, the better it should fly.
My Classic UB lands very slowly...acres of wing area and large flaps equals mucho lift and drag.
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The evo flies amazing. Nice and light. Flew a lot like the 1/5F16
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I thought it flew like the smaller Bandit lol
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Ha ! Get your hands on a
1/5th F16. Youíll be amazed at how similarly they fly
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Originally Posted by yeahbaby View Post
Ha ! Get your hands on a
1/5th F16. Youíll be amazed at how similarly they fly
thanks Buck!

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