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Old Jul 06, 2014, 10:57 AM
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Maiden? not so good.

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Glad it worked for you!

How do you like the plane? Did you have a good maiden flight?

-Brian
I took her out last evening and figured I had enough battery left because I hadn't flown it around on the battery yet but for some reason she just didn't seem to have enough power. Or she wasn't balanced properly because after taking off and on her climb out she veered off to the left and nosed in before I could regain control of it. Crunched the nose all up and plan on straightening with a hairdryer, then I need to glass it??. The nose seems awfully fragile. I also think I'll need to balance the blades too because it sounds like that sick one in the video of that gentleman from Nitro who balances his blades. I think those were the contributing factors to my apparent stall shortly after takeoff.
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Old Jul 06, 2014, 03:55 PM
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Hi guys I havent read through the whole post, so please forgive if this has already been discussed.

Im curious to know if the brick in the habu is better than the mig brick in terms of radio bind. I have crashed 1 mig, and sold another due to the brick failing in bind. The second one lost its ability to bind after a somewhat bouncy landing in soft grass. It flew great, went to land, then after I picked it up it would no longer respond to radio command, and when I tried to re bind, it would not bind. The as3x was also not twitching around. So, Is the habu brick better? I want another micro jet,, but the mig proved to be un reliable to me anyway.

Thanks!
What TX are you using? I've had 8 umx planes and not one has lost the ability to bind. I'm also on all the AS3X umx threads and it is not a common issue. Though a related issue is the failure to initalize when a DMX2 TX is used.

My guess is you're using a DX7 or futaba with module. Follow the advice stated in all the threads:
1) place the TX and plane a few feet apart,
2) point the tx antenna at the plane
3) stand between the tx and plane when plugging in the battery.

All that said the Habu uses the same board as the mig, just different programming.


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I took her out last evening and figured I had enough battery left because I hadn't flown it around on the battery yet but for some reason she just didn't seem to have enough power. Or she wasn't balanced properly because after taking off and on her climb out she veered off to the left and nosed in before I could regain control of it. Crunched the nose all up and plan on straightening with a hairdryer, then I need to glass it??. The nose seems awfully fragile. I also think I'll need to balance the blades too because it sounds like that sick one in the video of that gentleman from Nitro who balances his blades. I think those were the contributing factors to my apparent stall shortly after takeoff.
How much room do you have? how steep was the climb? what edf experience do you have?

after takeoff anything more than a 30* climb is to steep. you need to let the plane gain speed in a shallow climb. I flew my habu on this:

and it had enough power to fly. It was loud and definitely didn't have as much power as the new fan did but it flew. I fly from a confined area as well, I only have about 200ft to takeoff and turn and get above the treeline.

-Brian
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 07:52 PM
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Maidened tonight, wow what I nice flying airplane. No trim needed, I am in love with this plane already..
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 10:43 PM
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Awesome man!
very fun little guy
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 04:41 PM
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I am very curious to know if any of you have the UMX Mig-15 and how it compares to this UMX jet? Fly the same? Same build?
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 05:23 PM
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Quite similar, but the habu is a bit faster.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Quite similar - the MiG can fly slower

The UMX Habu is more precise and aerobatic than the MiG. The MiG airfoil is thick and flat-bottomed so it handles low speeds a little better but isn't as efficient as the Habu for inverted flight.

I own both and can't honestly say which I prefer. For flying in my front yard (close to the air space of a school gym), the MiG works great. For larger spaces the Habu is fun. I fly the Baby Bu without landing gear, love to do touch-and-go's on the driveway with the MiG.

Don 't know what else to add.
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They are very similar but I would say the Habu can fly slower. It is much easier to land at slow speed.


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Quite similar - the MiG can fly slower

The UMX Habu is more precise and aerobatic than the MiG. The MiG airfoil is thick and flat-bottomed so it handles low speeds a little better but isn't as efficient as the Habu for inverted flight.

I own both and can't honestly say which I prefer. For flying in my front yard (close to the air space of a school gym), the MiG works great. For larger spaces the Habu is fun. I fly the Baby Bu without landing gear, love to do touch-and-go's on the driveway with the MiG.

Don 't know what else to add.
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