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Old May 03, 2011, 03:33 AM
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What motor and servos are you going to replace with.

Wonder if hk will come with just the frame.
frame only version with only the horns and so on...
yes, that would be wise to do and they may also make it fully white for me, so that I can add my own paint

here is my 2cent about alternative motor, servos.
(Note that clevis need also replacement. With this little screw...not very save and good)

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Old May 03, 2011, 05:03 AM
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there is a forum if you login to your HC account
there I did ask the question, if they maybe would release a frame set

for me it would be no problem if it would be without painting and stickers as well
only the frame and hardware without ESC/servos/motor
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Old May 03, 2011, 07:24 AM
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As nice as the frame on this plane looks. the quality seems to be lacking, I decided to go with a PZ extra 300.
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Old May 03, 2011, 07:31 AM
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As nice as the frame on this plane looks. the quality seems to be lacking, I decided to go with a PZ extra 300.
the rest is lacking...not the frame
that is very good
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Old May 03, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Im with TreeDiver many of use have parts from other planes that we can us for upgrades on this plane Motors servos and such! so upgrading might be the way to go. Also don't be affraid to contact HK if you have a problem they have listened to me and changed things.
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Old May 03, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Tallflyer what motor and servos are you going to use ?
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Old May 03, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Im with TreeDiver many of use have parts from other planes that we can us for upgrades on this plane Motors servos and such! so upgrading might be the way to go. Also don't be affraid to contact HK if you have a problem they have listened to me and changed things.
Price is Euro 89-- (included shipment)...
Still a fair price, even if you do not use the ESC, motor and servos.
Frame is of high quality and as good as any Multiplex EPO planes.

But for sure it would be commercial...if they release a frame set.
I could not fly it yet...but are pretty sure that it flies great and for sure with a good setup!
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Old May 03, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Well I'm out, decided to go with one of these.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10316 .... 99.00 bucks, no motor, ESC or servos, but I think it wiil ultimately servo my purposes better.
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Tallflyer what motor and servos are you going to use ?

Well I'm going to first build and fly the plane 100% stock! then make changes as I go. I want to give HK 100% first chance to see whats up so I can do a honest review then after that i will upgrade to better as required

I'm a big Fan of the Dualsky brand Motors and ESC's so I might even upgrade the Servo to to Hitec just have to wait and see.

First thing I will need to do is change the battery plug on the ESC to fit the new HK packs
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Well I'm out, decided to go with one of these.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10316 .... 99.00 bucks, no motor, ESC or servos, but I think it wiil ultimately servo my purposes better.
Very nice Tatonka If I lived in the US this is what i would get instead also, and give the HK one a wide birth as 3DHS Planes are simply the best imo
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Can't go wrong with a Buck Huck. I'm still going to follow this thread and maybe i'll get one of these also.

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Well I'm out, decided to go with one of these.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10316 .... 99.00 bucks, no motor, ESC or servos, but I think it wiil ultimately servo my purposes better.
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:45 AM
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First upgrade!

I got my Batteries yesterday and I need to change the connector on the ESC to one of these.
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Old May 03, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Well I'm out, decided to go with one of these.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10316 .... 99.00 bucks, no motor, ESC or servos, but I think it wiil ultimately servo my purposes better.
Indeed a very nice one
It is maybe also lighter then the Extra-260, which is for the 3D guys important.
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Old May 03, 2011, 12:24 PM
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Can't go wrong with a Buck Huck. I'm still going to follow this thread and maybe i'll get one of these also.
keep in mind that an EPO plane is different
they are strong and there is no hassle with wings that bend because of the sun or rimples of the covering...bending wood

EPO and balsa planes are two different things!
both with advantages and disadvantages

These EPO planes are fun planes in my hangar. Most flights I made are with an EPO plane called Funjet. Therefore I was so excited about this one

Rob

Ps. my beloved SU-26m (Eflite, with same size as the Extra-260)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=2883376

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=2841340
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Well I'm out, decided to go with one of these.... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10316 .... 99.00 bucks, no motor, ESC or servos, but I think it wiil ultimately servo my purposes better.
I too have been looking into a Buck Huck for my next model. Might just be a while. I have the PZ Extra 300. I am very happy with it but it is a sport plane not a 3D plane. I have been told that you can do mild 3D with it but as I am just learning how to fly 3D I do not want to risk it on a plane that is not designed for it. Buck Huck you are on the top of my short list.
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