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Old Aug 02, 2006, 12:55 PM
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The class is still called the RC-Elektro-UHU class, but is nowadays open to other models (up to 2.5m wingspan) as well.

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Old Aug 02, 2006, 01:52 PM
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i dont really care what its supposed to look like but it looks pretty nice to me... i need a nice put-around plane maybe this will fit the bill if i dont wanna make my own


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Old Oct 25, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Well, I wanted the Elektro-UHU to fly during the Indoor Show in Leipzig, but I couldn't get some extra light Carbon tube in time. Now that the serial production version is available, I will use that one for a short review. Stay tuned.

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Old Oct 25, 2006, 02:43 PM
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I have one Tipsy... old but flies a lot....
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Just got my production kit today:

P.S.: Graupner calls the material SOLIDPOR, but it looks and feels exactly like ARCEL or ELAPOR.
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 12:10 AM
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For those who are interested in the weights:

Fuselage & vertical fin: 46.1g
Canopy: 12.8g
Horizontal stab: 13g
Wing: 116g

Compared to my styrofoam prototype weighing 114.6g, the SOLIDPOR wing is only 1.4g heavier.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 12:53 PM
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I have been busy today. Build the model and even managed to get the maiden flight in before it got too dark. Without landing gear and decor, the weight was exactly 436g with a 2s TP2100 on board.

The maiden flight was very promissing. It lasted 10 minutes, and despite some simple aerobatics (loops and stall turns), I only consumed 260mAh from my 2s 2100mAh TP pack. That's less than 1.6A average! Amazing.

Flight times over one hour should be no problem at all. The Electric-UHU might not be as tough as the EasyStar, but when it comes to flight performance, the EasyStar hasn't got a chance.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 01:10 PM
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I'm not a big fan of foam airplanes but I must confess to having several. This one does hold some interest for me.
I've had 3 UHU's--two of the original 1700mm and one 1900 mm--plus a Chip which I still fly on occasion. I wouln't minf anothe UHU in my hanger even if it is made of foam. Any idea when it will be available in the US of A?

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 02:14 PM
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I just added the decals. Hopefully I can take some pictures tomorrow. The landing gear will add another 11.5g.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the update! Really looking forward to getting one of these.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 03:29 PM
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 03:32 PM
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The decor is not very exciting, but only added 3g in total weight:
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Jurgen...
Is there any video floating around the net.
Would this plane take a hot brushless setup like the Easystar, it does'nt look as tough, and the motor housing looks a little unimpressive

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 01:01 AM
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Jurgen...
Is there any video floating around the net.
Would this plane take a hot brushless setup like the Easystar, it does'nt look as tough, and the motor housing looks a little unimpressive

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How can there be a video, when it looks like I am the first one to fly one of them?
The Elektru-UHU does not need a hot brushless setup. This plane is so efficient, it does not need much power. Hard to find a brushless motor which is more efficient than the Speed 400 at less than 1.6A average.

The motor pod is designed to carry a Speed 400 - not to impress anybody - form follows function.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 03:32 AM
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How can there be a video, when it looks like I am the first one to fly one of them?
Then what are you doing replying to me when you could be out there shooting some
The design makes it look like it would fly faster than an EZ, but from what you've said I guess looks can be deceiving.

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