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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:57 PM
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All this 1S /2S, premium brushed vs brushless got me thinking
why doesn't HH ship these things with a BL enabled ESC and an optional BL motor upgrade for those of us who would want it and not mind the extra $
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:01 PM
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All this 1S /2S, premium brushed vs brushless got me thinking
why doesn't HH ship these things with a BL enabled ESC and an optional BL motor upgrade for those of us who would want it and not mind the extra $
there is that irrational feeling of expense when you add that penny and go from $99.99 to $100. There are just as many people that will give up features to get the lower price point and HH deals in volume
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:53 PM
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I thought here was a way to run these ESCs in brushless mode?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 04:00 PM
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I thought here was a way to run these ESCs in brushless mode?
There is a Vulcan neck pinch you can do which converts the motor port from 2 wired brushed to 3 wire "servo" so you can run an external ESC from that channel. You still need to add the ESC between the brick and the motor
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Another new video from Youtube. It's a review. The guy spend too much time showing how to bind it, but when the flying start, it's quite good...

Ultra Micro Spitfire Mk IX with AS3X Technology Flight Review (7 min 48 sec)
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I like someones comment about a 1s in runner to replace the stock brushed motor

OK, just put on the P-51 2 blader but looks a little off...
and off to the park.. give me about a half hour to come back for a flight report..
by the way, I can't get the 4 blader to fit the P-51 and I will show why when I get back...

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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:51 PM
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anybody use 5030 or 5043 yet? I'm sure one of those will cure the speed issue. 4 blades have never been known for fast that is, in the rc scale.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I like someones comment about a 1s in runner to replace the stock brushed motor

OK, just put on the P-51 2 blader but looks a little off...
and off to the park.. give me about a half hour to come back for a flight report..
by the way, I can't get the 4 blader to fit the P-51 and I will show why when I get back...



Looks like the shaft is longer on the Spitfire? Does it have a different gearbox?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Got mine at 6. Walked out of the Hobby Shop to drizzle. Full rain halfway home. Supposed to be good tomorrow... when i am out of town.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Woot, came today, about 4 hours ago. Wasn't home at the time. Opened it up just now, looks nice! Picture bomb for you guys. Dunno if I can get a video though. T'was fun taxing around my house.

One damn big box.


Out of teh box




Clear ...thing






Looks awesome hopefully the pictures didn't take up too much space
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Note: Either my turnigy nano-tech 160mah batteries have died over the past month, or they simply aren't fit for this spit. They work fine in my blade msr, but with the spitfire, the motor starts pulsing within two minutes. I assume this motor pulsing is LVC. Is it?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Note: Either my turnigy nano-tech 160mah batteries have died over the past month, or they simply aren't fit for this spit. They work fine in my blade msr, but with the spitfire, the motor starts pulsing within two minutes. I assume this motor pulsing is LVC. Is it?

that is the LVC
and this plane does pull more amps
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Looks like the shaft is longer on the Spitfire? Does it have a different gearbox?

Looks to be the same gear box, but motor is set more forward than on all my other UM planes..
and check out the front of the motor... it's a different motor I think
let me know what motor you think it could be
I also noticed it has more "resistance" to it when I turn the gear box shaft

because of a smarter member than me, this has the newer motor than my P-51, that's why the difference in feel when I turn the shaft
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:27 PM
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You sure? Ive never heard of a pager motor having cogging. The cooling holes you see have been standard on there 8.5mm black endbells for a while, your mustang is probably from before that time, since the mustang was the first 8.5mm black endbell.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Impressive!

Hey guys, a friend of mine is starting to get into airplanes and pulled the plug on the parkzone UM corsair. I decided that maybe it was time I tried to get another micro, and low and behold, the spitfire was available in mass quantity! Naturally I couldnt help myself being a spit/hurricane fan, bought the guy.

Review(sort of):

First things first, I have been flying for about 2 years now and fly anything from big fms warbirds to micro birds and helis. Anyway I have owned at one time or another the t28, p-51, mossie, extra 300, sbach 342, stryker, UMX mig 15, UMX Carbon Cub, and now the spit. First thing about this plane, it is very STABLE, unlike my carbon cub that still seemed to get thrown around. Second, it has a nice quality landing gear that seems to be very forgiving. For the new guys who like to deadstick ultra micros, this may or may not be the bird for you as I didnt really dead stick it ever on landing...big bird habits. I come in right around 1/4 throttle and man this thing is very consistent in the landings and is easy to land riding out on the mains for a bit. A nice touch is this plane has no problem doing inverted flight, in fact you can do inverted loops without maxing out the elevator.

Long story short, I was convinced I didnt need another micro after I sold most of mine, but this guy is a keeper! I also maidened the spit today in about 6-11 mph winds (random windy gusts) and flew through 6 batts. Not sure if I said anything you all dont already know, but my next goal is to coax my wingman to get one!

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