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Old Oct 10, 2010, 11:20 AM
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I like the fan size just fine as long as you can fit 1.5 inch motors in it. The 70mm units all need 1 inch motors and they want to melt down on 1500 watts.

We'll see what the ducting looks like. Adding ducts to my Eflite Hawk made the plane much faster and gave it the ability to do nice big vertical maneuvers. Everyone who saw it fly thought it had a bigger motor when it actually has the "stock" system in it.

I'm pretty interested in this thing.

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Any ETA on this??


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Old Oct 11, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Did someone already post how many watts/amps the habu at ejets was drawing at Wot? Really curious to know.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:16 AM
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It doesn't come with the fan unit, either. It's just an ARF, which means you have to supply the:

Fan
Motor
Servos
Retracts
Receiver
ESC
Battery
Transmitter
Charger
One of the great things about the Parkzone Habu is that it's a great value right out of the box.

I believe that if you prefer buyers of the new Habu 32 to use Horizon Hobby/E-Flite/Jr/Spektrum components, a fairly priced BNF should be available.

As you indicate, a simple ARF kit will necessitate the separate purchase of all components. Hobby King is probably stocking up right now.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 07:56 AM
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What do you consider a "Fairly priced BNF". Just by doing some quick math

$190 - battery
$300 - frame
$150+ - retracts
$133- (7) JSP20030
$69 - (1) JRPSDS368
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$842 (does not include fan/motor, ESC, and servo extensions or any misc parts.

Add in the $430 - DX8/AR8000 (not needed but on their shopping list) and you're going to be getting close to $1500. A BNF (at around $1200+)is just not possible if they would want to move these. The sticker shock alone would kill of a ton of sales. Even a PNP would be very expensive at around $1000. A $300 ARF is the way to go as far as sales are concerned. IMHO.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 10:24 AM
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What do you consider a "Fairly priced BNF". Just by doing some quick math
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The sticker shock alone would kill of a ton of sales. Even a PNP would be very expensive at around $1000. A $300 ARF is the way to go as far as sales are concerned. IMHO.
I am not saying that a $300 ARF should not be offered.

Avoiding "sticker shock" of a BNF is not going to make it any easier to buy the components cheaper.

If people want to buy Hobby King or other parts, fine.

If Horizon Hobby wants consumers to use their fans, motors, speed controls, servos and other bits, then even a 10% to 15% discount would be welcome.

Selling a loaded BNF at a 10% to 15% discount on a package of Horizon Hobby products still produces more gross profit than selling an empty $300 ARF.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Why would you spend $190 on a 6s battery these days?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 01:49 AM
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Why would you spend $190 on a 6s battery these days?
That's probably the estimated cost of the recomended battery and not the cheap China model
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 07:19 AM
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That is the cost of the E-flite battery that would most likely ship with a BNF. All you have to do is go back a few pages and check out the shopping list that was posted by HH and start looking at HH's site to put together a BNF package. The cost starts to add up really quick. I didn't just guess. It's all right there. I'll be using HK batteries and mostly HH stuff. I just did that to show what a BNF will most likely cost IF they did one. I personally think there will be no BNF as E-Flite doesn't really sell them.

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...D=EFLB50006S30
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:18 AM
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I have been waiting patiently for 4 years for Horizon to do a sport jet, and this looks AWESOME! Everything a good E-jet should have: flaps, e-retracts. I've tried the foamies and have been disappointed. I think the value is great too cause ya get what ya pay for!

120 mph, awesome paint scheme! You guys nailed it!

Saving my pennies for next spring.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Check out XPS 65C batteries. 5000mah 6s for $140.00. Think I'll try one in my Habu 32......When can I pre-order???????
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Is it just me or considering that the 32 is only slightly bigger than the foam Habu, doesn't 6S seem like it would be super heavy for this airframe??

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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:03 PM
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Is it just me or considering that the 32 is only slightly bigger than the foam Habu, doesn't 6S seem like it would be super heavy for this airframe??

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considering the fact that its got 15mm more fan area then the v15, plus its fiberglass and got all the good stuff in it, i dont think so. if you look at similar jets they are all powered by at least a 6s batt.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:22 PM
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Anybody know the wingspan?
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