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Old Oct 29, 2006, 04:07 AM
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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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The wing section of the the E-UHU was not designed for speed, however, using the same amount of motor power, the E-UHU will be faster than the EasyStar.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 04:12 AM
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Do you think the wing would take the same force as the Easystar's.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 08:00 AM
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It looks kinda flimsy to me, and the way the motor just sits on top of the mount
I don`t think it will be as versatile as the EZ*
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 08:04 AM
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It looks kinda flimsy to me, and the way the motor just sits on top of the mount
I don`t think it will be as versatile as the EZ*
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I tend to agree. I'll be interested to see Jurgen's video (if there is one) but I think its going to struggle to take top spot over the EZ. So far the UHU is just efficient, I can't see what else its got

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Do you think the wing would take the same force as the Easystar's.

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As the model weighs a lot less than the EasyStar and the wingspan is only 1200mm, I don't see a problem here.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 10:46 AM
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So far the UHU is just efficient, I can't see what else its got

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A more aerodynamic design provides better flight performance. It will fly longer on the same battery, is less affected by turbulent wind and will also thermal better.

I just came back from flying in 10-15mph winds. I trimmed the model to stay approx. 50ft above ground and just applied enough power to keep it there. Although less than ideal conditions, I only consumed 404 mAh for 15 minutes of flying - that's an average current of just 1.616A.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I was thinking of getting the Easystar, but I like the idea of the clean built in landing gear.

Does anyone know who will carry these in the US or who currently carries this brand online in the US?
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 01:05 PM
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I was thinking of getting the Easystar, but I like the idea of the clean built in landing gear.

Does anyone know who will carry these in the US or who currently carries this brand online in the US?
Most Graupner models usually end up with Hobby Lobby.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 01:07 PM
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I just came back from flying in 10-15mph winds. I trimmed the model to stay approx. 50ft above ground and just applied enough power to keep it there.
Ah yes, but did you get it on film

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Ah yes, but did you get it on film

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Trust me, even if I would have had somebody to video it, this would have been the most boring film I ever published.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Most Graupner models usually end up with Hobby Lobby.

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Thanks Jurgen,
Any wild guess on the US price and timeline for availability at Hobby Lobby?
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 06:27 PM
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The nose seems to stick out farther than the EZ Star's, so perhaps it does not require a ridiculously heavy battery?
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Looks like a bigger Tipsy. They should make the Terry out of the same foam.
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 08:17 PM
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Motor thrust direction looks to be better than the EZ, is it?

As far as motor mounting strength, both me and my brother fly our EZ with the motor only glued into one half of the nacelle and only with a small bit of goop. Seems fine, even with his AON brushless (at least before I crashed it). Never had any problem.
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Old Nov 04, 2006, 04:17 AM
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Just a few batteries for comparison:

TP 2100 - 95.9g
Grp LiPo 1500 - 88.4g
Kokam 1500 - 67.7g (older model from 2004)

While the Kokam is the lightest battery, its performance is well below the competitors (and would be too light for correct CofG).

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