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Old Jul 18, 2003, 10:15 AM
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New HL Ta-183 Huckebein

Wow, I'm suprised that no-one else has posted on this yet. new at HL: take a peek . Looks very nice, and the price isn't bad, $169.00 with installed speed 300 and fan. however, at 19 oz flying weight, a speed 300 seems a little underpowered, yes? In the video, it looks like it took a LONG time to get on step, probabally more than I'd be comfortable with. Does anyone have any first hand experience with this plane? Once my heli sells on ebay, if no one else has, maybe I'll buy it and post a review, I'm looking for a new (first) jet anyways.

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Old Jul 18, 2003, 10:48 AM
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looks cool, and yeah 300 seems kinda small but those things are bascially flying wings anyway. And hey at least I know the power fan version I'm flying will work cause I'm at way more power and less weight. I might have to scrape one of those up though for Mini AC or Hacker.

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Old Jul 18, 2003, 10:59 AM
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I suppose I could always buy it, and replace the 300 with a 280bb or a brushless once I get the money.
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 01:51 AM
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I shot the video of the Huckebein at SEFF, it was about 90 degrees and no wind. With even a little head wind the sag pretty much goes away.

The provided Speed 300, flies the model well, as can be seen in the video.
The model can however be upgraded with a brushless with good results.
The 280BB can be used but you would have to increase the cell count to 10 to get the revs. This would require that lighter cells be used to keep the overall weight from getting too high.

The model handles very well, quick rolls, loop from a shallow dive and the flight times are 5-6 minutes with the 1100NiMh cells.

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Old Jul 19, 2003, 03:47 AM
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looks like a cool litle bird. Whats the fan unit? Make, Diameter?

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Old Jul 19, 2003, 08:52 AM
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by the way, EAM says that this model in inbound, and they are selling it for $40 less. I'm wondering if that includes the fan and motor?
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 10:33 AM
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I have a question about the controls, it looks as if it's using "barn door" elevons, is that correct?
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 10:35 AM
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another quick question: does it have a cheater hole? I guess it probabally does, most of these small jets seem to, but I really really don't like cheater holes.
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 01:28 PM
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The 183 that EAM is showing is the RBC wood kit. The one Hobby Lobby is selling is an all foam kit from a different company. It has no cheater hole. Not all small jets required a cheater holes. The Flying Styro A-7 does not require one.
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 01:50 PM
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I looked at the Hobby Lobby web site and it looked exactly like the wemo microfan.

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looks like a cool litle bird. Whats the fan unit? Make, Diameter?

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Old Jul 19, 2003, 01:53 PM
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I love this plane, it just looks like a toy. I dont like cheaters either but looking over the pics on the web site I did not see a cheater hole. Actually should not need it due to the straight thru intake.

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another quick question: does it have a cheater hole? I guess it probabally does, most of these small jets seem to, but I really really don't like cheater holes.
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 02:01 PM
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yeah, I was gonna say the intake looks larger than the exhaust so it should be ok. I think that once my heli sells I am going to get one of these. The only modification I plan on making is writing in the pilots name. There was an excellent gentleman in our club who died a few years ago, he was a german pilot during world war two, and I can't think of a better way to honor him. He always gave me help and advice whenever I needed it, and he passed away while I was on a vacation so I never got the chance to thank him for it.
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 05:35 PM
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I know a couple of the other alfa models are reinforced for belly landings. How about this one? Anyone know? Would hate to have to tape up that paint job!

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Old Jul 20, 2003, 10:15 PM
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My 376 oz Huck last's fine with probond on the bottom.

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Old Jul 20, 2003, 10:43 PM
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Hey Barry how did the thinning of the Pro Bond come out as a skinning product. What was the mixture you ended up with.

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