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Old Sep 26, 2011, 08:12 PM
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HK Bonsai Wing

Has anyone tried this wing? The comments on HK's site seemed promising, but I couldn't find anything on RCG about it. My setup will be a 3s 1000mah battery, 15amp esc and a 2400kv motor. This should give it some juice to have fun and yet fly in a tight area.

For the camera I"ll probably use a cheap board cam on pan and either a 100 or 500mw vtx.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Bonsai FPV

I have done an FPV video with the bonsai, hope it helps :-)

Hobbyking Bonsai FPV flight, LQ (1 min 28 sec)
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 03:53 AM
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Here's mine... Using 2S 500mAh, keychain camera to balance the CG.

Bonsai VOB @ BNO (Bagan Nakhoda Omar - Sabak Bernam) (3 min 15 sec)
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 02:22 PM
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yep I got mine in the air. Good stuff

Wing Maiden FPV (3 min 11 sec)
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Gosh these things are so small, I built one for a freind and did wonder about the fpv of one ... but i guess if you can FPV a Fox u can FPV anything!
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 10:01 PM
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ya its tiny, but it kinda makes it fun. They're fast and agile.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Built mine this week and maiden flight was yesterday, and im very impressed

All built with HK's recommended equipment and flying on a 500mah 2S had no dramas throwing it in the air and I was off, CG worked out quite well and had dual rates programmed as full throws made it a twitchy devil!

Some things to note for anyone else looking to build one, The battery holder bay at the front (Plywood with velcro strap) is prone to falling out (badly glued) so do something about that! (I cable tied it in). And in the instructions it says to just heat shrink the control rods to the angled end pieces... make sure you also use some CA glue because they will pull out at a bad time. Apart from that though, very happy with how it flew! Got around 10 mins from each battery and slow speed was a happy crawl through the sky and full throttle had enough speed for a beginner like me to be happy!
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Mine is coming with the stock Motor and a NanoTech 480 2 cell. Will let you know. I love the small planes that fit in the front seat so this is a win if it is all they say.
Has anyone tried the GOOP Glue thing that they mention in the Flighttest report??

http://flitetest.com/articles/tek-sumo-and-bonsai/
Flite Test - Tek Sumo and Bonsai - Review (12 min 58 sec)

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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Mine is coming with the stock Motor and a NanoTech 480 2 cell. Will let you know. I love the small planes that fit in the front seat so this is a win if it is all they say.
Has anyone tried the GOOP Glue thing that they mention in the Flighttest report??

http://flitetest.com/articles/tek-sumo-and-bonsai/
http://youtu.be/RD1b3Z7K2bE
hmm
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I used goop for the leading edge. It works very well and helps a LOT in hard landings
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 10:15 AM
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I used goop for the leading edge. It works very well and helps a LOT in hard landings
That's +1 for the GOOP. Anyone else??
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:54 PM
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here's my latest.

Wing FPV (2 min 41 sec)


next flight will be at a park and i'll try to fly under a covered picnic area
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Still waiting on mine, not sure if the recommended motor will do what I want but it's a start I guess.

Someone recommended this motor for a more spirited Bonsai, but I have never seen a flight with one. Probably would require a higher rated esc too.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Outrunner.html
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 05:20 PM
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honestly, the motor i'm using (recommended for 3s) gives it VERY good performance. It climbs like nothing else, and seems to be pushing the plane to its max stable speed. Much faster (dive) and it gets a little sensitive and wiggles..lol
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 06:09 PM
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honestly, the motor i'm using (recommended for 3s) gives it VERY good performance. It climbs like nothing else, and seems to be pushing the plane to its max stable speed. Much faster (dive) and it gets a little sensitive and wiggles..lol
What do you have? (Link maybe) if you throw a 2s pack is it as floaty?
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