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Old Feb 11, 2010, 06:34 PM
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SKIBU jet skiing and a maiden tomorrow.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Habu Upgrades

Has anyone upgraded the motor and fan to get speeds of 90-95?

If so can you post the details.

Thanks,
Mike
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 08:49 PM
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I forgot my wing bolt!!!

I was not use to taking my wing off the airplane. Then I forgot to put the bolt back in before the flight. Things that make you go boom!!!

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Old Feb 11, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I was not use to taking my wing off the airplane. Then I forgot to put the bolt back in before the flight. Things that make you go boom!!!

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Just your basic brain cramp.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 10:31 PM
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Advantage of Z foam

I nosed in the Habu on its 5th flight due to sun blindness. I picked up 16 pieces of foam and thought the Habu was a total loss. After 2 hours of epoxy repair work and spackleing, the Habu had a second chance to fly. Well I now have 25 flights on that airframe and it's a joy to fly and looks great in the air. You can't beat Z Foam. I love this jet!
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 12:06 AM
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my battery would not balance on the first charge . i'm not using the cheesey charger that came with the model. i'll cycle it a couple of times and see if that helps,anyone else had this problem. please and thanks.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 03:40 AM
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woot got a habu today First hand toss ended in the grass, tossed it with to much AOA, dusted her off and had another go with a little less eagerness and it flew away perfect, nice flying plane

Nic
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 07:08 AM
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SKIBU jet skiing and a maiden tomorrow.
Cool. Tell us how it goes
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 07:41 AM
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Has anyone upgraded the motor and fan to get speeds of 90-95?

If so can you post the details.

Thanks,
Mike
Just add a 5s and you will be faster than 100mph..watch out for the stock esc.. recommend changing to something bigger.. ie castle 60/80 or any of your favorite choice.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 07:42 AM
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yet another video on 4s.. once the weather improves. a 5s video is coming..

Parkzone Habu EDF Stock on 4s (3 min 23 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:01 AM
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my battery would not balance on the first charge . i'm not using the cheesey charger that came with the model. i'll cycle it a couple of times and see if that helps,anyone else had this problem. please and thanks.
Cheesy?

What do you want for free? It works, it's adjustable and I'm glad to have it. It makes a good spare to live in the car in case I forget my bench one.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:26 AM
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my battery would not balance on the first charge . i'm not using the cheesey charger that came with the model. i'll cycle it a couple of times and see if that helps,anyone else had this problem. please and thanks.
My lipo came new with only 25% charge and severely imbalanced. On a Cellpro 4S it took 4.5 hours to charge and balance. I contacted HH and they will replace it.

Worse part is the new pack test with only 2600 mah of capacity using a CBA II battery analyzer.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Those of you that are running 5s on a different ESC but using stock motor/fan what kind of flights times are you getting?
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 02:45 PM
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I'm using a "no name" brand "20c" 3200 5s pack, and I get just about 4 minutes, but I really enjoy flying this plane fast. I think I'm going to buy some Flightmax 5s packs pretty soon.

5s, is really the way to go on the Habu. At first I had a tough time determining the difference between the stock 4s pack and my 5s pack, but now after flying quite a bit more, I can tell the 5s pack has way more thrust. Not a ton more top speed, but alot better vertical, plus the launch is easier.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Those of you that are running 5s on a different ESC but using stock motor/fan what kind of flights times are you getting?
About about 4 minutes mixed flying with several highspeed passes and verticals.

Using 3000 30c 5s Turnigy
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