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Old Feb 14, 2015, 11:11 AM
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Picked up a first gen UMX Habu (White and yellow) but didn't have a battery. Looking for some recommendations from those who have logged quite a few flights on yours. Was wanting to get the newer 180, because I like the decal scheme better, but this one will work for now!
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 02:33 PM
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Picked up a first gen UMX Habu (White and yellow) but didn't have a battery. Looking for some recommendations from those who have logged quite a few flights on yours. Was wanting to get the newer 180, because I like the decal scheme better, but this one will work for now!
I responded on the other thread but here it is again:
Recommended packs are:
on 2S:
Absolute most Power:weight Thunderpower 325 70C
-many user's tests confirm this pack has the best power to weight of all common 2S packs. However it is also the heaviest. So expect faster landings. best of all expect 600 or so charges at 12C before they start to fade!!

Best featherweight: RCBabbel's BB240

-about 3min flight times, but it is extremely light. You'll definitely have the best handling and slow flight. This is my go-to pack in my confined yard flying.
These are about 14g complete w/ wires and connector

Best mix of both: Dinogy 300 65C
-Great longevity and cycle life here as well. weight with cables and connector is about the dead middle between the TP and BB.

The gamblers choice: HobbyKing 300
-sometimes you win sometimes you get a dud... If you get a good one they have good power, weight on HK is an outright lie... the "16g" they state must be before putting the plastic wrapper on and soldering up the wires and connector... note the shipping weight of 28g

-Brian
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Picked up a first gen UMX Habu (White and yellow) but didn't have a battery. Looking for some recommendations from those who have logged quite a few flights on yours. Was wanting to get the newer 180, because I like the decal scheme better, but this one will work for now!
calde043,

One more for ya.

My:
BB Hyp (2S) 330mAh RTF w/UMX connector. (short lead)
$16.95
L x W x H
43x17x12 mm
Approx: 16.7g (FYI: stock TP (2S) 325 70C weight: 23.3g)

All the wires tuck in clean.
Batt does not hang below the fuse.
It doesn't produce as high of RPM as the TP but that is off-set by it's light weight & clean aerodynamics.
Performance in the air is almost identical vs the TP.
Slow speed performance is better with the Hyp.

Roger
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calde043,

One more for ya.

My:
BB Hyp (2S) 330mAh RTF w/UMX connector. (short lead)
$16.95
L x W x H
43x17x12 mm
Approx: 16.7g (FYI: stock TP (2S) 325 70C weight: 23.3g)

All the wires tuck in clean.
Batt does not hang below the fuse.
It doesn't produce as high of RPM as the TP but that is off-set by it's light weight & clean aerodynamics.
Performance in the air is almost identical vs the TP.
Slow speed performance is better with the Hyp.

Roger
Hi Roger, were you successful launching the Habu with stock TP 325 mAh 70C? I see they are significantly heavier than BB Hyp 2S 330 mAh. But were you able to launch it successfully with TP? Did you do any counter balancing to get the CG closer to the recommended point? My two launches with TP were unsuccessful. Thanks.
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Hi Roger, were you successful launching the Habu with stock TP 325 mAh 70C? I see they are significantly heavier than BB Hyp 2S 330 mAh. But were you able to launch it successfully with TP?

Yes.
No problem.
My TP (2S) 325 70C batts are approx 21g

I removed approx 4mm of foam from the back of the battery cavity area.
Also added cf rods on the bottom of my vert stabs.
Covered with clear tape and glued with Foam-tac.
Really stiffened up the tail and added much needed tail weight.

Did you do any counter balancing to get the CG closer to the recommended point?
My two launches with TP were unsuccessful. Thanks.


Those mods got my cg spot on.

Roger
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Hi Roger, were you successful launching the Habu with stock TP 325 mAh 70C? I see they are significantly heavier than BB Hyp 2S 330 mAh. But were you able to launch it successfully with TP?

Yes.
No problem.
My TP (2S) 325 70C batts are approx 21g

I removed approx 4mm of foam from the back of the battery cavity area.
Also added cf rods on the bottom of my vert stabs.
Covered with clear tape and glued with Foam-tac.
Really stiffened up the tail and added much needed tail weight.

Did you do any counter balancing to get the CG closer to the recommended point?
My two launches with TP were unsuccessful. Thanks.


Those mods got my cg spot on.

Roger
Was the glue for tail weight / strengthening a glue fillet at the stab/fuse interface?
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Was the glue for tail weight / strengthening a glue fillet at the stab/fuse interface?
Yes.
A win/win mod for me.
The tail flex is gone.
Nice control response at high speed.
Added tail weight was a plus for cg.

Foam-tac fillet on the bottom of the stab/fuse so it's out of sight.

My recently purchased (#2) V1 Habu arrived a bit nose heavy as well.

Roger
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Yes.
A win/win mod for me.
The tail flex is gone.
Nice control response at high speed.
Added tail weight was a plus for cg.

Foam-tac fillet on the bottom of the stab/fuse so it's out of sight.

My recently purchased (#2) V1 Habu arrived a bit nose heavy as well.

Roger
Thanks. I may yet give 3S a try in the little beastie. Can't wait to hear how she screams!
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Thanks. I may yet give 3S a try in the little beastie. Can't wait to hear how she screams!
Ben,

As you may already know...

3S crack is REAL. (Consider yourself officially warned!)

The sound of a 28mm EDF unit on 3S power is hard to describe.

The vertical performance is also very impressive.

Speed, power, performance and low cost UMX convenience.
All flown at my local soccer complex, one mile from my home.

I love these UMX planes!!


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so im sure its been said before but im late to the party...but can you run 3s with 0 mods so long as you practice throttle management? i know you can run 3s on some of the eflight 2s micro stuff just wasnt sure about the habu guts
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so im sure its been said before but im late to the party...but can you run 3s with 0 mods so long as you practice throttle management? i know you can run 3s on some of the eflight 2s micro stuff just wasnt sure about the habu guts
Yeah. Its a good practice to limit throttle curve to 80%, and the motor bearings can wear out quicker, but no mods are required.
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1. Removed 14mm of foam from the back of the battery compartment.
2. Added CF rods under the elevator stabs.
3. Added couple of thick rubber bands around the exhaust.

Pushed the TP 325 70C stock battery all the way back in the battery compartment. Got the CG spot on! This time my launch was uneventful! The battery has got a good punch even at the end of the flight, but sure is heavy! Yes, TP is a little better than my Nano-tech 300 35-70C, but I did not feel it was a big difference. May be I need to try Roger's lighter version to notice a significant difference.

Thanks Roger for your help!
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Which Habu? (there are tw

#@*% that's sposed to say two up there/|\

Haven't read all of this tread so sorry if this has been answered already!
Have a UMX Mig which I love and would buy another if they existed.

So my option the Habu but which one a LHS has two advertised, see
links below, is the S version just mean you get the "Safe technology"
stuff? As in no more powerful the S is just the basic with the safe stuff
added is this correct? Another question as well will the Habu fan fit
in the the Mig, if I crash my Mig it seams the habu spares would be a
logical replacement?

Hey thanks folks!

Basic Habu.
http://www.modelflight.com.au/planes...bnf-basic.html

Habu S.
http://www.modelflight.com.au/planes...df180-bnf.html
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They are the same except the Habu S has safe and a different livery (paint). Other than that identical. Personally if you're a beginner then get the S if not get the cheaper one.

-Brian

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Haven't read all of this tread so sorry if this has been answered already!
Have a UMX Mig which I love and would buy another if they existed.

So my option the Habu but which one a LHS has two advertised, see
links below, is the S version just mean you get the "Safe technology"
stuff? As in no more powerful the S is just the basic with the safe stuff
added is this correct? Another question as well will the Habu fan fit
in the the Mig, if I crash my Mig it seams the habu spares would be a
logical replacement?

Hay thanks folks!

Basic Habu.
http://www.modelflight.com.au/planes...bnf-basic.html

Habu S.
http://www.modelflight.com.au/planes...df180-bnf.html
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