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Old Nov 04, 2006, 12:30 PM
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Did a test flight with WOT for 8 minutes today. When the motor shaft got warm, the spinner slipped down the shaft and was rubbing against the motor housing. Still, the average current was just 6A.
It is not as easy to fly rolls with this model as with the Tipsy, but then it is also a lot more difficult to get the Electro-UHU into a spiral dive - which is a goood thing. Inverted flight is possible, but not without losing height.

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Old Nov 11, 2006, 01:28 PM
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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
Juergen

if you pull out of a dive and the wing area of ES and new E Uhu are almost identical (you claim also the Uhu will be faster) the forces on the wing will be also similar.

Weight isn't a gig factor there.

I hated the original E Uhu, the fuse material was like a cheap yogurt container.

A good video would be convincing, ito proof this is a good and rigid beginner model.

Im just interested on the wing to use it on a AP platform with a different fuse.

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Juergen

if you pull out of a dive and the wing area of ES and new E Uhu are almost identical (you claim also the Uhu will be faster) the forces on the wing will be also similar.

Weight isn't a gig factor there.

I hated the original E Uhu, the fuse material was like a cheap yogurt container.

A good video would be convincing, ito proof this is a good and rigid beginner model.

Im just interested on the wing to use it on a AP platform with a different fuse.

Cheers


Thomas
I think Jurgen has gone away for a few days. I'm not that impressed in what I've seen so far. I think it will make a good flyer on the standard stock setup ( as not to pull many high G moves ) but I don't think it will take the upgraded power that you can stick in an Easystar.

Is the UHU going to take the limelight from the Easystar. Not a chance

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Old Nov 25, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Juergen

if you pull out of a dive and the wing area of ES and new E Uhu are almost identical (you claim also the Uhu will be faster) the forces on the wing will be also similar.
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I don't think that you could brake the wing in flight. The Elektro-UHU is a lot lighter than the EasyStar and the wing span is smaller.

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Old Nov 25, 2006, 01:28 PM
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Is the UHU going to take the limelight from the Easystar. Not a chance

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We'll see. The EasyStar has been around much longer.

My cat definitely likes the Elektro-UHU. Look what she has done:
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We'll see. The EasyStar has been around much longer.

My cat definitely likes the Elektro-UHU. Look what she has done:

Looks like crash damage. And stop blaming the cat

Had any more flights Jurgen. Would luuurve to see some video

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nope thats a cat mine did that to my easystar but i do think the easy was a bit tuffer as the cat didnt rip as much off.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 05:15 AM
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nope thats a cat mine did that to my easystar but i do think the easy was a bit tuffer as the cat didnt rip as much off.
It is the same material, but the EasyStar is a bit fatter all around.

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 10:33 AM
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A good video would be convincing, ito proof this is a good and rigid beginner model.
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A "quick and dirty" one:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...74#post6449863

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Nice flying as always Mr Heilig.

Does look pretty nice in the air. Don't think its going to offer anything different though. I noticed you had a dead calm day for it

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 10:54 AM
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Nice flying as always Mr Heilig.

Does look pretty nice in the air. Don't think its going to offer anything different though. I noticed you had a dead calm day for it

Mark
Actually, it was not dead calm, but 2 Bft (approx. 10 kph). The Elektro-UHU offers about twice the flying time on the same battery pack as the EasyStar.

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Looks great! Thanks for posting all the info for us to drool over, Jurgen! Can't wait until they're available over here in the states.

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Thanks Jurgen!
Just saw the UHU video. You have the skill to make every plane look like a winner! I think you could even make the box they come in fly pretty well.

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Old Dec 05, 2006, 01:38 PM
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Especially designed for the Elektro-UHU. New Speed 400 with LiPO capable ESC and pusher folder 5.5x4"):
Jurgen,

Where can you buy that size pusher prop/spinner in the States? Do they make it to fit a 3.2mm motor shaft?

Also how much difference does it make using this particular folder vrs a fixed prop?

Thanks,

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Old Dec 06, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Jurgen,

Where can you buy that size pusher prop/spinner in the States? Do they make it to fit a 3.2mm motor shaft?

Also how much difference does it make using this particular folder vrs a fixed prop?

Thanks,

Sarge
I assume that the Elektro-UHU may become available through Hobby-Lobby, although the recent drop of the Dollar may make things pretty expensive.

The prop only suitable for 2.3mm shafts. You notice the difference when it is folded in flight (versus turning at low rpm).

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