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Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Habu 2 Owners thread.All mods/tips,upgrades info,Vid links- post 1

I figure it will be better to start an owners thread and get right to building, tips for the build and any cool mods people are doing.Mines still in box so post anything that might help others enjoy theirs!Stock setups and flight reports and of course hop-up setups welcomed!
Pictures in thread of setups.

Laying out the components:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=18
Finished install in cockpit area 6s with CC 160hv ESC:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=23
CF layed into botton of wing,CF ribbon on bottom of tail:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=74
Repaired on from mid air meeting:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=85
WhalleyBOY's twin test stand:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=106
Another custom install of the fan:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=116
Battery area in Fuse:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=124
ESC moved to duct :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=153
Garys real nice Jet Dolly pictures
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=162
Close up of a real nice mod to ESC location.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=186
Real clean install of ESC in duct!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=204
Another ESC variation:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=213
Video's
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=27
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=28
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=36
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=58
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=59
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=62
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=75
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=83
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=93
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=98
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=144
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=157
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Ouch!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Habu 2

the habu 2 IS A FOAM AIRFRAME
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:18 PM
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You might have more success if you put this in the correct forum. Last I checked, this isn't a foamie. Newbs.

Better recheck your checking


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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Ouch! I thought it said Habu32! Crud. Newb!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:43 PM
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LOL I been there and done that! I started going over mine, getting ready to pull fan/ESC out,change elevator servo to a 65mg servo....got to plot were I am going to install my power train, couple thousand watts will make it fun for me.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:23 PM
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LOL I been there and done that! I started going over mine, getting ready to pull fan/ESC out,change elevator servo to a 65mg servo....got to plot were I am going to install my power train, couple thousand watts will make it fun for me.
I was breathing fumes and corian dust when I wrote that. You gonna put one of effux's fans in there?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Yea,thinking of going that way.....
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:42 PM
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I am going for thrust more than speed,plus I like the sound and reliability of those fans.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Joe,
I video'd a customers Habu 2 flying today. It has the Mach ALL ALLOY 70mm with the MEGA 16/40/1 on 5s.
The video is still in the camera, and I hope to get to it tonite to make the movie and upload..........after I come in from putting MY Habu 2 demo jet together.

The exhaust on that jet is 2 3/8" dia. Waaaay to big for speed, but great for thrust.
I plan on flying mine so it won't be too fast.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:51 PM
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my buddy maidened his habu2 today at the field and it is out of the box stock.....it flew and sounded fantastic on 4s bone stock I think its lighter than the original because its a lot faster than the original Habu

hey Gary I maidened the "wild child" today.........totally awesome got vids and pics in the thread....check it out
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:58 PM
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my buddy maidened his habu2 today at the field and it is out of the box stock.....it flew and sounded fantastic on 4s bone stock I think its lighter than the original because its a lot faster than the original Habu

hey Gary I maidened the "wild child" today.........totally awesome got vids and pics in the thread....check it out

I'd like to maiden mine Tues, so it's going together stock for now.

I'll check out your L-39.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Still working on mine.....not alot of time as weekends are busy but I figured out were everythings going.Slip Mach Alloy fan to rear of mounting as far back to offset batteries and ESC. I will post some pictures later....This should be a fun foamy...
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Joe, if it's ready to fly today? come fly it at my field. south arlington,by joe pool lake. 400 ft+, and only 2-3 folks there in the evening. Lee
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Still working on mine.....not alot of time as weekends are busy but I figured out were everythings going.Slip Mach Alloy fan to rear of mounting as far back to offset batteries and ESC. I will post some pictures later....This should be a fun foamy...
Mine's done and ready for programming. All box stock. (except for changing the battery connector to our standard, 6mm bullets)

This will give me a chance to get a proper, level, upwind/downwind radar speed on the stock unit.
Then I'll go back and add flaps, retracts full gear doors, a proper thrust tube, and some fast power.

For you guys looking for more speed (at the expense of some thrust) right off the bat, for little cost. put a mylar thrust tube in it with a 2.1" dia outlet. But check your amps. You may take you beyond the limits of the stock E-FLite 70A ESC.
The first upgrade you guys might consider is a Castle ICE 100, which should be fine for many of the "semi hot", faster setups.


E-Flite did a great job on this one too. It went together, per the manual, very quickly and smoothly.
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