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Old Nov 25, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Starmax Pitts 1600mm 63" Ready2fly / HLCshop/ Banana Hobby

I've been thinking of getting a Biplane.
HLC shop in France had this video of a Starmax Pitts

Montage Pitts 12 Stramax by HLC.SHOP (7 min 4 sec)


Banana hobby Pete demo'd the same plane

Pitts RC 3D Biplane SNEAK PEAK! In HD! (3 min 20 sec)


Specification:
Wingspan: 1600mm (63")
Length: 1490mm (59")
Flying Weight: 3500g (159 oz)
Drive System: 390KV Outrunner Brushless motor
ESC: 120A Brushless Speed Controller
Servo: 4* 9g and 2* 40g high speed servos
Battery: 22.2V 6S 3700mah 25C Li-Po

Any Thoughts on this sport flyer / 3D Biplane?
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 12:40 AM
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I've been thinking of getting a Biplane.
HLC shop in France had this video of a Starmax Pitts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHCP1V2jLOk

Banana hobby Pete demo'd the same plane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDNCnvdyPiA

Specification:
Wingspan: 1600mm (63")
Length: 1490mm (59")
Flying Weight: 3500g (159 oz)
Drive System: 390KV Outrunner Brushless motor
ESC: 120A Brushless Speed Controller
Servo: 4* 9g and 2* 40g high speed servos
Battery: 22.2V 6S 3700mah 25C Li-Po

Any Thoughts on this sport flyer / 3D Biplane?
Just ordered one today I'll probably get the 63" Corsair too ;-O
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Just ordered one today I'll probably get the 63" Corsair too ;-O
Right on! Look forward to hearing about the build quality and hopefully see maiden flight footage! Good luck. H
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Pitts 12 Starmax, 30km/h de vent...by HLC.SHOP (5 min 16 sec)


HLCshop flew in 30kmh, 15mph wind. Looks great! Any one else flying one of these yet?
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 02:32 PM
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white or yellow, which one is the best?

I like the yellow version
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Yes, the yellow nice. The aircraft in the right hand picture isn't a Pitts 12 though, it's a Pitts S2B
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Yes, the yellow nice. The aircraft in the right hand picture isn't a Pitts 12 though, it's a Pitts S2B
You are absolutely right, but the color scheme is the same; Canadian acrobatic team.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Hobbyking Pitts 12

I saw a Hobbyking Daily Prevue of a Pitts 12

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rvos_ARF_.html

HobbyKing Daily - Pitts (1 min 33 sec)


I think it is the same Starmax built Plane with With and red scheme Striped instead of checkered.
Specs:
Wingspan: 1600mm
Length: 1490mm
Flying Weight: 4500g
Servo: 9g x 4, 40g x 2
Motor: 5060 390kv Brushless Outrunner

Requires:
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
100A~120A ESC
UBEC
3700mAh~4500mAh 6s Lipoly Battery

$220 with preferred pricing at $209. Add a ESC 100-120 Amp $30-$60, Great deal but no shipping to USA. Too Big. That will added a few$$$ if it comes to the US warehouse.

Banana Hobby at $319+ ARF landed in CA + shipping $50.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 03:06 PM
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I saw a Hobbyking Daily Prevue of a Pitts 12

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rvos_ARF_.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOO-t...feature=relmfu

I think it is the same Starmax built Plane with With and red scheme Striped instead of checkered.
Specs:
Wingspan: 1600mm
Length: 1490mm
Flying Weight: 4500g
Servo: 9g x 4, 40g x 2
Motor: 5060 390kv Brushless Outrunner

Requires:
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
100A~120A ESC
UBEC
3700mAh~4500mAh 6s Lipoly Battery

$220 with preferred pricing at $209. Add a ESC 100-120 Amp $30-$60, Great deal but no shipping to USA. Too Big. That will added a few$$$ if it comes to the US warehouse.

Banana Hobby at $319+ ARF landed in CA + shipping $50.
very similar to Starmax but should be a X-UAV:

http://www.x-uav.com/en/productx.asp...e&name_t=Pitts

...misterious stuff from Shenzen, rebranded models, ???
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 05:28 PM
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They are all three the same. Hobbyking lists 4500g vs banana 3500g that is a big difference. 5000mah 6S is that 1 kilo?

I like the yellow over the red and white. 390kv with 3 blade, 2 40g servos in the tail is same.
Pretty cool planes.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 05:40 AM
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I saw a Hobbyking Daily Prevue of a Pitts 12

I think it is the same Starmax built Plane with With and red scheme Striped instead of checkered.
I think that this is the fact, the pictures in the manual shows a plane with the "Banana Hobby"-scheme, and follows the same layout as the manuals I've got with other Starmax planes.

My plane arrived in Norway today at a total cost of 320 usd including a 125A ESC, 5A UBEC and shipping. Not bad at all Very curious of what the flying weight will end up at...

Greetings from Norway,
Kai W-e
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 11:09 AM
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I think that this is the fact, the pictures in the manual shows a plane with the "Banana Hobby"-scheme, and follows the same layout as the manuals I've got with other Starmax planes.

My plane arrived in Norway today at a total cost of 320 usd including a 125A ESC, 5A UBEC and shipping. Not bad at all Very curious of what the flying weight will end up at...

Greetings from Norway,
Kai W-e
Kai,
Thanks for weighing in. I'm very interested in this plane but it's seeing very little traffic. I am eager to hear your thoughts on quality and flight characteristic. $320 is a good chunk of cash and we appreciate you pioneering in the forum on this plane.
Harold
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Banana hobby has it on sale

$259 + shipping. Under$300 delivered without battery arf. Wheres the free shipping deal? I don't know if I can fit it in my S4 Avant.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 08:45 PM
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I've had mine awhile :)

I've had mine since early December. It's all ready to go. The only thing I didn't like about the build is that every screw was a real bitc_ to turn in! I drilled every receiving hole one bit size up!
I haven't flown for over 15 years so I've been flying a couple Parkzones... SE 5 and the Spit Mk IX to get used to the sticks again. Also been flying the Dynam PBY.
I ordered different connectors for the ESC and batteries and they'll be here mid next week then this beauty of a bipe will be ready for her maiden
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 02:54 PM
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I've had mine since early December. It's all ready to go. The only thing I didn't like about the build is that every screw was a real bitc_ to turn in! I drilled every receiving hole one bit size up!
I haven't flown for over 15 years so I've been flying a couple Parkzones... SE 5 and the Spit Mk IX to get used to the sticks again. Also been flying the Dynam PBY.
I ordered different connectors for the ESC and batteries and they'll be here mid next week then this beauty of a bipe will be ready for her maiden
I saw your line on the Pitts python. I'm interested to hear your thoughts. I would be itching to get out there if this was waiting in my basement.

How does the wing come off for transport? I fear it may not fit in my car.
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