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Old Dec 19, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Anything new on this model? Jurgen, any more flight impressions for us?
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 10:29 AM
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I got to see one in my LHS. Can't say I'm keen. It looks pretty thin and no way will it be as tough as the EZ. Can't say I like the look of it either. For a Graupner model I would of expected more in the looks department.

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 03:48 AM
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I got to see one in my LHS. Can't say I'm keen. It looks pretty thin and no way will it be as tough as the EZ. Can't say I like the look of it either. For a Graupner model I would of expected more in the looks department.

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Don't forget that the E-UHU is a lot lighter than the EZ (although the nose definitely won't be as tough ). You are not seriously saying that you like the look of the EZ better than the E-UHU?

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 05:12 AM
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Yes I am Jurgen. The UHU looks to pointy and the motor arrangement is UGLY.

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Yes I am Jurgen. The UHU looks to pointy and the motor arrangement is UGLY.

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Gliders usually do have a pointy look and the motor arrangement is very similar. I don't think anybody ever complained about the look of the Tipsy.

Whatever, there are much better looking models around anyway.

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Old Dec 25, 2006, 09:37 PM
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Guess it's all in the eye of the beholder, but I think this is a big step up from the EZ* in the looks department. The EZ builds and flies well, but it's a special kind of ugly.
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 04:59 AM
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Guess it's all in the eye of the beholder, but I think this is a big step up from the EZ* in the looks department. The EZ builds and flies well, but it's a special kind of ugly.
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What Just take a look down the wing of an Easystar. That a work of art that is.

And at least the EZ has a few round edges to it. This UHU looks like it was built to be invisible to radar

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 09:36 AM
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The Uhu gets my votes for lines. The Easy Star is more toy like in appearance but that fat cross section certainly contributes to it's ruggedness. The Uhu was obviously designed with aerodynamic efficiency higher in priority than utility. I love them both though and can't wait to get my hands on an Uhu!

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 12:23 PM
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What Just take a look down the wing of an Easystar. That a work of art that is. Mark
Art like a Picasso maybe, out of proportion and hard to tell what it was supposed to be. I guess Ugly is also in the eye of the beholder.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 10:18 AM
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Electro UHU available from Hobby Lobby now!

Just ordered mine! I'll be using the same power setup as my Easy Star: Align 400SF 2800kv, 2s 2100 15C lipo, TP30A ESC, APC 6x4E. I'm thinking I'll not install the landing gear. I'm also considering adding ailerons.

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Old Jan 10, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Just ordered mine! I'll be using the same power setup as my Easy Star: Align 400SF 2800kv, 2s 2100 15C lipo, TP30A ESC, APC 6x4E. I'm thinking I'll not install the landing gear. I'm also considering adding ailerons.

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Drop down a prop size and stick a 3s in it. I'd like to know how the UHU performs on a hotter setup. If it could take a little abuse, I could be tempted. That motor of yours should make it go well, even on a 2s.

Will you be using a fixed prop or a folder.

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Hobby Lobby has them for $98.50 US. Too much for me! The Easy is $40.00 cheaper.
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Drop down a prop size and stick a 3s in it. I'd like to know how the UHU performs on a hotter setup. If it could take a little abuse, I could be tempted. That motor of yours should make it go well, even on a 2s.

Will you be using a fixed prop or a folder.

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Hi Mark,

I'm going to use the fixed APC 6x4E as that's what I use on my Easy Star and what I have available. I'd go even larger if I could but I'm not sure the tail boom has the clearance. I'm looking more for thrust and good vertical performance rather than speed. If I want to go fast, I have many other planes for that purpose (namely, my slope sailplanes! ) My Easy Star is already fast enough with this setup (yes, even on the 2S) and because of it's undercambered TE wing, it unfortunately requires too much trim change when flying from 1/2 throttle to full throttle. I understand the UHU has a similar high lift/high drag airfoil. Although the UHU should perform much better because it's alot cleaner aerodynamically and much lighter, I'm not going to waste my time using 3S unless it had at least a thin semi-symmetrical airfoil with none of the cusped trailing edge like the Easy Star. It kinda defeats the purpose.

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Old Jan 11, 2007, 12:15 AM
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Just ordered mine! I'll be using the same power setup as my Easy Star: Align 400SF 2800kv, 2s 2100 15C lipo, TP30A ESC, APC 6x4E. I'm thinking I'll not install the landing gear. I'm also considering adding ailerons.

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Ailerons have already been done, but the guy who did it expected more:

http://www.rclineforum.de/forum/thre...htuser=&page=4

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Old Jan 11, 2007, 04:14 AM
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Doubletap...

Be sure to let us know the verdict.

I don't think I would bother with the Aileron mod. If its anything like the Easystar it'll fly fine with just the rudder. A few folks have done it to the EZ, but like Jurgen mention's, I don't think it really comes up to expectations.

How exactly is the motor secured in. Is it just a glue job.

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