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Old Nov 27, 2014, 04:44 PM
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Flaps or flaperons on the UMX Habu 180 DF

I swear I searched the best I could to find if this was discussed before. I didn't find anything.

My 10 year old boy has a Habu 180 and loves it but he sometimes struggles a bit on landing. The plane has to come in a bit too hot for his liking. My question is what can I do to have either flaps or flaperons and still keep the AS3X system.

I didn't open the plane to find out what's inside, from what I've read about it, there is a fifth channel that could be used for flaps but it would mean the loss of the AS3X system because that is the channel it uses. Am I understanding this correctly?
Can my kid have both? Flaps and AS3X?

He uses a Spektrum DX7 with his planes.

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Ray
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Is he good at slowing it down nose up and landing with power?
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 09:20 PM
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He is very good, but the excess speed needed is making him a bit nervous. He hates crashing his planes lol. He also flies a Beast 3D and a Parkzone micro Spitfire. He has no problems with these two other planes, he just wishes that the Habu could come in a bit slower. I'm thinking flaperons would help him, but I don't want him to loose the AS3X.
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He is very good, but the excess speed needed is making him a bit nervous. He hates crashing his planes lol. He also flies a Beast 3D and a Parkzone micro Spitfire. He has no problems with these two other planes, he just wishes that the Habu could come in a bit slower. I'm thinking flaperons would help him, but I don't want him to loose the AS3X.
I'm afraid you can't have flaperons or spoilerons with AS3X. AS3X probably helps with slow speed handling more than flap/spoilerons would, anyway.

Your son just needs practice.
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 09:36 PM
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Your son just needs practice.
I will do my best to convince him of that lol. Too bad it can't be done, it would have been cool actually. Thanks.
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 10:05 PM
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When slow, he needs to raise the nose a few degrees and add a touch of power to keep it from falling but not enough elevator to make it stall. Control altitude with throttle as you keep the nose up at the correct angle with the elevator, experiment first a few mistakes high. With practice you can bring it in at your feet with precision. What's cool is if you watch videos you'll see that this is how most jet fighters land.
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