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Old Feb 11, 2012, 11:29 PM
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E-flite UMX ASK-21

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...1-bnf-EFLU1280

Product Description
Key Features

AS3X System for silky-smooth handling and precision
Four-channel control including remote tow hook release
Elegant scale appearance with outstanding thermal performance
Smooth-molded construction with carbon fiber reinforcement
Removable one-piece wing with high efficiency airfoil
Performance ultra micro, linear long-throw servos (installed)
High-power series 1S Li-Po receiver battery and fast-charger (included)
Hi-Start launch system included

Needed To Complete

- 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible full range transmitter

Wingspan: 33.9 in (860mm)
Overall Length: 17.0 in (432mm)
Wing Area: 80.4 sq. in (520 sq. cm.)
Flying Weight: 2.56 oz (72.5 g)
Recommended Receiver Battery: 3.7V 1S 150mAh 25C Li-Po

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Estimated lifespan in the quiver of a typical sloper? Discuss.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 12:58 AM
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I'm getting one for sure.
I think a UM Radian would be better though
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 07:51 AM
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I'm getting one for sure.
I think a UM Radian would be better though
Not arguing or anything, just wondering what your thinking is?
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 07:52 AM
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My only beef is that I don't have a Spekky radio...
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:42 AM
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[QUOTE=surfimp;20718389

Estimated lifespan in the quiver of a typical sloper? Discuss.

Steve[/QUOTE]

'Bout 3 minutes?

OTOH, after viewing all the literature and the video I see great potential for it to be a World Class Indoor Thermal ship........Swiss out the stock model, set up a portable space heater in a sealed gymnasium and speck it out in the rafters.

Ken

PS; What's the deal with you stepping into The Dark Side of quadrotors? Been missing your and Swiss Peter's input and videos of VTPR. Adding this lack to Dawson's loss of his helmet cam has been harsh on many of us.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Quadrotors !! No!?! Shut your mouth and say it ain't so!
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I think I'm gonna get one of these. Aero towing with the cub looks hella fun. These planes are pretty fragile though. I have the Beast and the Mossy. You can't hit anything with these meat-tray planes without busting something.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Not arguing or anything, just wondering what your thinking is?
Just personal preference I guess.
HH has done a few micros of their larger models so I guess I thought the Radian would be a logical next step.plus a bigger chord for the wingspan would carry more, ie motor and folding prop.
But I'm still getting the ASK
Bind and fly slope planes are few and far between
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Quadrotors !! No!?! Shut your mouth and say it ain't so!
All too terribly true. I love this thing!!

Blade mQX at the park (1 min 34 sec)


Blade mQX: Night Ops (2 min 5 sec)




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Old Feb 12, 2012, 02:35 PM
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PS; What's the deal with you stepping into The Dark Side of quadrotors? Been missing your and Swiss Peter's input and videos of VTPR. Adding this lack to Dawson's loss of his helmet cam has been harsh on many of us.
The deal is that I'm obsessive compulsive with this stuff and suffer from severe burnout, requiring that I take some time off to do other things. Can't be helped! But I've been doing R/C for nearly 30 years and I always come back. When the fever is at a pitch, I have a lot of fun and try to be productive... it's nice to hear you enjoy it when "it's happening"

Steve

P.S. - flying slope gliders today at Ellwood with any luck. I have a new keyfob #16 camera, we'll see how this goes. I think maybe Dawson should get one too - if he can give up his beloved helmet anyways
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Steve, believe me when I say I can relate to the OCD issues on a personal basis. Soooooo many neat toys and so little time!!

Anyway, thanks for all the great information and enthusiasm you share here and elsewhere...............and, oh yeah,..........very cool bike!

Ken
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Handily I've just started flying Spektrum gear so this looks kind of awesome. I'm very curious to see how the AS3X system handles slope flying. And like surfimp, I've also been having a jolly good time with the mQX~.~
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 12:44 AM
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I think the AS3X will absolutely own it on the slope, but we'll see.

It's really ironic, a few years ago I had this "big idea" to put a gyro on the pitch channel of an aerobatics plane to help it fly with a really rear CG (with an idea towards making it possible to do flips and other crazy stuff - as it turns out, we learned this summer we can do flips and don't need the gyro) and here comes Horizon & the rest of the world with these amazing flight control boards with 3 axis+ stabilization (some have barometers and freaking SONAR fer crissakes). Such an amazing time to be in the hobby

If the ASK-21 doesn't have a horribly undercambered wing, it'll probably fly OK on a light day. Who knows, could be fun

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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Looks like a great lil sloper.


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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I agree on a light day. It could be a lot of fun. Being a surfer there are a few small slopes at my beach I would like to try in between summer surf sessions...!!!
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