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Old Jul 21, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I don't understand how some guys got theirs when horizons site never said in stock. I pre ordered the day it was announced from hobby zone and didn't get one. Sucks.
They never showed in stock because they weren't able to fill all the pre orders.
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Fingers crossed. Expecting one coming Monday
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:54 PM
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I have a tracking number, will post un boxing on Monday for sure!!!
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 04:21 PM
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To the guys that have there's already...

WHERE ARE THE PICS!!!!?
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Buy both!

I can't speak for the Tomahawk Viper, but my version 1 Habu had a pretty wide flight envelop. I was especially surprised at how well it flies at lower speeds. It really doesn't even need flaps. The only reason I sold it was to get the new one.
I wish I could get both! I had a habu with retracts that I sold. Still debating which to get.
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 06:25 PM
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We have waited forever,,,,, somebody unbox!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 10:51 PM
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PLease.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 12:39 AM
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This really pisses me off. I pre ordered the morning it was announced and now I have to waif two more months. They can keep it I'm cancelling. I have been a loyal horizon customer but now I'm done with them.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 12:43 AM
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We have waited forever,,,,, somebody unbox!!!!!!!!!!
This is how to say it!!!!!! Nice
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 01:24 AM
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This really pisses me off. I pre ordered the morning it was announced and now I have to waif two more months. They can keep it I'm cancelling. I have been a loyal horizon customer but now I'm done with them.
I ordered mine yesterday through amainhobbies.com and should receive it next week. As of RIGHT NOW, their website shows 5 in stock.....get em while you can!!
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 03:09 AM
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I just finished mine. The only real problems with the build were the retracts.

When installing the mains, there is no room for the wires. I simply hogged out the foam where the wire enters the foam. The nose gear had two issues. The wire connecting the servo to the retract is about 8mm too long. Simple fix to rebend the wire and cut off the excess. Also, I never did find out what screw they used with the connector. I just used a small 2mm screw I had lying around. The second issue was the nose retract cover. The cutout for the axil needs to be extended forward about 8mm to clear. Check before using the retracts.

Building tip: I found the screws for the stab mounting plats hard to install. A slight tapering with a #11 hobby knife helped a lot.

Modifications: None really are needed except the fixes above. I did use individual channels for each servo (no Y harnesses except for the retract tripple connector). This made it much easier to set throws and center points. For this I swapped out the receiver for a 9-channel JR 921. With more wires, I did have to enlarge the opening leading to the wing. Not a big deal but makes it much easier to not trap a wire. For flaps, I elected to use a Hitec HS-65MG servo. Fits exactly the same.

In all this was an excellant plane to put together. Balance is spot on. All of my batteries are charged -- tomorrow I should get some test flight in.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I opened a box up at the LHS. I was curious to see if they relocated the esc for cooling or to help with CG since it is now made to accept retracts (added nose weight). I didn't see any design changes for the esc. Anyone know how they addressed these issues?
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:51 AM
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I opened a box up at the LHS. I was curious to see if they relocated the esc for cooling or to help with CG since it is now made to accept retracts (added nose weight). I didn't see any design changes for the esc. Anyone know how they addressed these issues?
they dont feel with the standard 4 cell setup that cooling is an issue for the ESC. That is what they told me.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:56 AM
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This really pisses me off. I pre ordered the morning it was announced and now I have to waif two more months. They can keep it I'm cancelling. I have been a loyal horizon customer but now I'm done with them.
you might hurry and order one from amainhobbies.com they are still showing as in stock and then cancel your order from horizon. seems like your order just messed up somehow. should have gotten yours. dont get too bitter, this stuff happens and you cant blow off a company because of one messup. In rc planes, cell phones, and all kinds of things, they get delayed longer then what the company says all the time. If you have numerous bad experiences, then you might be justified and not dealing with that company, but one bad experience doesnt justify it. Many MANY people will tell you how awesome the customer service is at Horizon. They have even replaced stuff for me that wasnt even under warranty anymore!
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 12:14 PM
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I opened a box up at the LHS. I was curious to see if they relocated the esc for cooling or to help with CG since it is now made to accept retracts (added nose weight). I didn't see any design changes for the esc. Anyone know how they addressed these issues?
As for CG, the added weight in the front will probably make it fly better. But then again, if adding retracts, there's also more weight added in the center with the mains. So it might even out anyway...
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