Originally Posted by wilanz
Thank you. I got on the phone with horizon hobby this afternoon. Sure enough. 10' away was required to bind.
Back out to a test flight and crashed without power after take off. But still has controls. I tested it on the ground and full throttle makes the ESC overheat and shut off the motor. So I gave it half throttle and hand launched. Worked great for two flights.
Now I know why it was discontinued.
Yea that is a problem with some
geebees, The over current protection kicks in on a fully charged battery. once the voltage goes down a bit the problem goes away. there is a notice about it on HH's site.... You can either go full throttle for 30 seconds before taking off to run down the battery a bit, or switch to a GWS 5x3 prop, which works better than the stock prop anyway and wont activate the OCP....
IMO it was discontinued becaue it didn't sell well due to being WAY overpriced.... I wanted one bad, but wasn't about to spend >$200 on an UM plane... I bought two once they went on clearance, one at $99 and one at $69.... Awesome plane IMO, but should have been priced at $120 to start.....