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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:26 PM
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I was just searching for gliders on Ebay when I noticed the Atom lookalike as well as the larger versions that all seem to come as RTF packages. Looks like HK just re-brand them (and sell them as ARTF) as Joysway appears to be the manufacturer.
Talking about awful names and graphics, what about the HK flying wings -Wing Wing, Ziggy (Zagi) and Bonsai & Teksumo, the latter 2 featuring fishy images!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:34 PM
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The graphics on the Bonsai & Teksumo are nearly identical to the wallpaper at the local chinese restaurant.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I quite like the graphics on the Bonsai & Teksumo, interesting they are both Japanese based words.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:09 PM
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What, no posts for more than a week?!
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:24 AM
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I might take mine out this afternoon, not tried the #16 camera on it yet.
I shifted all the rc gear back under the motor for the cog to be ok with the larger batteries.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Well all me bit's finally arrived.

Added 2 3.7 gram servo's and a bit of balsa trailing edge for ailerons.

Turnigy 1811 brushless Outrunner 2900kv running a 4.75 x 4.75 prop.

TURNIGY Plush 6A /.8bec/6g Speed Controller

Turnigy nano-tech 460mah 2S 25~40C Lipo Pack

AUW 172g so pretty close to stock. Looking forward to flying it over the w/e if the weather holds up.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Good luck. Don't try to roll it too low at first as it's not the most axial of rolls.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Good luck. Don't try to roll it too low at first as it's not the most axial of rolls.
Andy
Thanks for the advice, I'll take it 6 crashes up before I try anything clever. Having said that, it's something I couldn't get the stock atom to do. Go 6 crashes up that is.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:08 PM
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at last my Atom arrived but cant play as it's a crimbo pressi
looking at doing the conversions mentioned but dont know which motor to opt for, not too bothered about screaming around the sky at warp factor 6 but want a bit of power to climb and then fly around under light throttle.
It is my first electric true plane (first plane for a few years, just getting back into the hobby after a 10-15year break) I have also just got a Raven flying wing for some combat fun.
If anyone could post a few links to motors,props,servos ect to convert the Atom it would be a big help (preferably from the UK if poss) also if anyone has any pics of a single servo aileron conversion to give me an idea how to go about doing it that would be a big help too.
Thanks in advance
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Hi fraggs and welcome to RC Groups. You won't find a more helpful and knowledgeable collections of RC nutters anywhere. OK, we do occasionally have the odd nut job who seem to thrive of acid comments and petty side swipes but these individuals are very rare.
Now, down to your question. I'm running this 3500kv unit on 5x3 GWS prop from Giant Shark http://www.giantshark.co.uk/m202025-...-p-407726.html. Lipo is a 2S 450 pack http://www.giantshark.co.uk/gens-2s1...-p-406443.html . An alternative motor would be this 3800Kv motor from Robotbirds http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=2195 I used a 10 esc as I had one spare. The wing is thick enough to swallow these servos http://www.giantshark.co.uk/dys0201-...-p-402575.html and no more weighty than a single 9 gram one.
Have a look at post 352 for my set up in action.
Hope this helps
Andy
p.s. when you are ready to scratch build something, I would recommend the Funbat. Simple 6mm depron box fuse and KFm-2 or 4 wing. My go to model when it's blowing hard.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=funbat
I've built four which is most unusual for me as I usually build one, fly it to destruction and then consign it to foamy heaven when the ratio of glue to depron renders it unflyable.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Hi Andy, thanks for the welcome to the forum and for the info/links,
This is my first venture into foam and electric rc planes, still cant get over how flimsy they seem to be compared to mt old balsa/ply ones in the past, look loads easier to build tho speed wise and crash resistance looks good too
I have thought about doing a scratch build but space is a bit limited where I live at the mo (micro flat need to expand up into the loft I think ) how easy is getting hold of foam ect as I will need some for the Atom aileron mods unless I use balsa (might get enough foam to do a scratch build too at some point) I have read about the dollar tree foam they use in the usa but dont think they have the same sort of stuff here in the uk only seen some papre backed stuff at Hobbycraft but foam is only 5mm thick
as for the Lipo's I got a few 350mAh 20c 2s ones http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...roduct=32170to use with it as standard (I also got some 800mAh ones http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=31948 but think they are too big as room is tight with them fitted so I think I will send them back.
Thanks again mate
Stu
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Your welcome Stu
I used 3mm depron for the ailerons. Covered in white packing tape to stiffen them. I buy my depron from here http://www.depron.co.uk/prices.html but there are a few Ebay vendors that are competitive. You can cover with cheap clear packing tape if you wish but I've got white,black,red,orange,green,blue & yellow (mail order from Staples) but you can also buy on Ebay. UHU Por is the best glue for depron.
You could build the Funbat on small table as it's not a large model. If you want something more traditional then have a look at the Wot Next http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1525812&pp=100 although I built two scaled down 80% versions http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=482
WOT-NEXT maiden flight (3 min 16 sec)

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Fraggs I have a 850mAh that is around the same size at 15x30x60 and it fit's nicely (there's actually quite a lot of room). Have had to mount my rx on top to get the cg right as my mods lightened the back.

Flew it today with this battery, was a bit more sluggish than with a 460 battery. But compared with stock it was a different plane. Climbed nicely. Ailerons worked well if a bit harsh. Might have to do a bit of adjustment there. If anything the larger battery helped as it gave me a bit more weight in the nose.

Didn't really try anything clever as I have not been flying long, but I'm loving the power from the new engine.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:39 AM
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Thanks for that bit of info Mark, I will keep the 800mAh lipo's and give them a try (only 6 anyway so not going to break the piggybank )

Andy do you have a link for the 5x3 prop ? I have tried and failed to find one on GiantShark
Thanks guys been a big help so far and I havent even got it out of the box yet

cheers
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:00 AM
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I think I bought my GWS props at Robotbirds http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...7c1b33580615bd and Micron RC also sell them http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/prop-gws.html
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