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Old Jul 29, 2006, 11:03 AM
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The new Elektro-UHU

18 years ago, the Graupner Elektro-UHU (designed by Werner Dettweiler) started a new era of electric flight. Although a bit too fast for beginners, it flew very well on just 6 SC-cells and a cheap direct drive Speed 600 with innovative folding prop.

I just received some pre-production parts for the "new Elektro-UHU" and after I have finished my AcroMaster, I will put her together and see how she performs in comparison to the popular EasyStar.

At the moment the parts are made from EPS, but the final version may be made using a different foam - similar to Elapor/Arcel.

Jürgen
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 11:48 AM
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You are the MAN!

Do you happen to have an extra room you want to rent out to me, so I can be around all this cool stuff?
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 04:46 PM
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I still have my UHU. That really doesn't look anything like it. A Tipsy yes, a UHU, no.
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 05:42 PM
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If I remember right, there was couple different versions?
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 12:47 AM
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I always wanted an UHU, but never got around to buying one. The current one looks like a big Tipsy. I'm sure it will fly fine, and I may have to have one, eventually. I just can't keep up with Jurgen. Thanks for posting.
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 01:11 AM
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I still have my UHU. That really doesn't look anything like it. A Tipsy yes, a UHU, no.
I still have an original Elektro-UHU from 1988 too. I did some experiments with electrics before, but the Elektro-UHU really was the "entry-drug" for me. I did the Pink, the Chip, the Cherry, the Chili ... and haven't stopped since.

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Old Jul 30, 2006, 01:13 AM
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If I remember right, there was couple different versions?
The Original Elektro-UHU had a wingspan of 1700mm. The span was later increased to 1900mm to reduce the wingloading. The aileron version with 1400/1500mm was called CHIP and there were also some other models using the E-UHU fuselage.

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Old Jul 30, 2006, 01:44 AM
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Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh! I Like! Graupner stuff usually a lil pricey though!
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 03:01 PM
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Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh! I Like! Graupner stuff usually a lil pricey though!
Oversea prices usually fluctuate with the exchange rates (and the profit margins of the distributor ).

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Old Jul 30, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Especially designed for the Elektro-UHU. New Speed 400 with LiPO capable ESC and pusher folder 5.5x4"):
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Old Aug 01, 2006, 09:02 PM
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Jurgen(sorry about the 2 dots)-

when can we expect this to reach US?

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Old Aug 01, 2006, 09:25 PM
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The Chip was my first Electric Glider....

Sorry, but thats a big Tipsy! It doesnt even look like the UHU.... It should at least bear a resemblance like the new VW Beetle and the old VW Beetle... The UHU was the Panzer of the skies... it flew fast, unaffected by wind, it had a tough fuselage and it looked mean. This one is a bit of a pansy and in my mind not a worthy inheritor of the UHU name.

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Old Aug 01, 2006, 11:42 PM
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The Chip was my first Electric Glider....

Sorry, but thats a big Tipsy! It doesnt even look like the UHU.... It should at least bear a resemblance like the new VW Beetle and the old VW Beetle... The UHU was the Panzer of the skies... it flew fast, unaffected by wind, it had a tough fuselage and it looked mean. This one is a bit of a pansy and in my mind not a worthy inheritor of the UHU name.

Shane
Hi Shane,

Sure, you could have called it Tipsy XL too , but the design of the model is based on what the pilots of the "Elektro-UHU Cup" wanted.

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Old Aug 02, 2006, 04:02 AM
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Hi Shane,

Sure, you could have called it Tipsy XL too , but the design of the model is based on what the pilots of the "Elektro-UHU Cup" wanted.

Jürgen
I Googled the "Elektro-UHU Cup" but couldn't find an English explanation. Is it a one design electric powered glider contest? Thermal Duration? Well, Graupner can do what it likes since it owns the name but its not a UHU to me....



Shane who has fond memories of his UHU Chip....
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Old Aug 02, 2006, 07:25 AM
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Electro UHU Cup

Try pasting http://www.daec.de/lsj/uhu_cup/

into the Babelfish translator "Translate a web page" block and select translate from German to English. Then click the lower Translate button

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Nice translation, but the text at that site flashes for some reason.

Hope that helps!
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