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Oct 04, 2011, 10:23 PM
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i'm running a 5s 3300 in my habo but i use a velcro strap to hold the canopy .
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Oct 04, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DumthumbsFRANKIE
I just purchased a habu airframe only, going to fit it with meteor electronics and fan/motor setup ....do some hogging in the battery compartment for 5s pack and see what happens....all for 150.00 ...not a meteor but next best thing...im partial to the meteor because its lighter,,,but e habu airframe is more sound in my opinion...so in a few weeks i will know....

I did the exact same thing-- Habu airframe, meteor fan/motor/esc (with esc mounted in the side of the intake duct for cooling), good servos, custom paint scheme, etc.

I run it on 4s and 5s and it flys wonderfully. I posted some pics of it a few pages ago.

I've since realized that our field is too small for it and am considering selling it. Anyone in the central Ohio interested (the box is long gone) shoot me a PM...
Oct 04, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Sammy, I'm pm'ing you...
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Oct 05, 2011, 12:15 AM
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I hope the Meteor's demise is a nasty rumor. Another option for those in a rush might be the Hobby Lobby Rebel 70. Specs look about the same. Lists for $20 less than HABU.
the rebel battery comparment is on the botten.
Oct 05, 2011, 05:00 AM
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Sammy!!! Nice !!!!!! Wow....well im very happy to see that my idea will work out!! Love your paint job...if you dont mind me asking whet paint did you use that was foam safe? Im a autobody painter and we have PPG waterbase paint at work, i was going to give that a shot with some WBPU over top of it....would like to know ur method....
Oct 05, 2011, 05:03 AM
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i'm running a 5s 3300 in my habo but i use a velcro strap to hold the canopy .
I was going to use some BIGGER earth magnets and a clear tape strat to pull the canopy off after flight (like the parkzone P47 has).... Can you post a pic of ur setup?
Oct 05, 2011, 06:10 AM
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Sammy!!! Nice !!!!!! Wow....well im very happy to see that my idea will work out!! Love your paint job...if you dont mind me asking whet paint did you use that was foam safe?

Thanks.

I used good old Testors rattle cans, topcoated with brush on clear polyurethane...
Oct 05, 2011, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by killer vtwin
i'm running a 5s 3300 in my habo but i use a velcro strap to hold the canopy .

I have the same size lipo in my Habu and after careful trimming of the canopy it fits perfectly (and stays on) using the stock magnet...
Oct 05, 2011, 09:27 AM
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I also added my meteor electronics to my Habu. I crashed my Habu due to some initial issues with my DX8. I then, in haste ordered another Meteor. While I was waiting for my meteor I fixed my Habu. Can you tell i'm impatient or what. So I now have a Habu with telemetry (looking to get the airspeed telemetry) and a new Meteor that i haven't even taken out of the shipping box.
Oct 05, 2011, 02:23 PM
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I remember ready somewhere that the ESC appeared to be identical to the Turnigy Plush 60amp (the programming cards worked).

Might be worth trying one of the manuals to be found under the Turnigy ESC 'files' tab?
Thanks for the link Goody. I'll give this a go.
Oct 05, 2011, 03:55 PM
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Well, get a Meteor while you still can. Nitroplanes posted "no more meteor for now guys" on their Facebook page. I wonder if Parkzone got on their case for it being a direct copy.
BTW, I maidened my Exceed Concept X today. 80mph on radar. Meteor is bigger and flies better but the Concept X was a nice hand launch. With 4S it's a tad under 1=1 thrust. (we measured with a scale). I'm gonna radar and thrust measure my Meteor tomorrow (4S stock setup of course).
Oct 05, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Well, get a Meteor while you still can. Nitroplanes posted "no more meteor for now guys" on their Facebook page. I wonder if Parkzone got on their case for it being a direct copy.
BTW, I maidened my Exceed Concept X today. 80mph on radar. Meteor is bigger and flies better but the Concept X was a nice hand launch. With 4S it's a tad under 1=1 thrust. (we measured with a scale). I'm gonna radar and thrust measure my Meteor tomorrow (4S stock setup of course).
its not a direct copy there a lot of differences put the hubu side by side and they jump out at you.
Oct 05, 2011, 08:02 PM
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the rebel battery comparment is on the botten.
if you look on page 5 in the rebel thread you will find my batt compartment mod to handle a 3300 5 s pak
Oct 05, 2011, 08:06 PM
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if you look on page 5 in the rebel thread you will find my batt compartment mod to handle a 3300 5 s pak
correction its on page 12
Oct 06, 2011, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Goody63
Got around to maidening my Meteor yesterday.

Setup: WeMoTec Mini Fan, HET 2W23, Turnigy 3000MAH 5S and stock ESC.

Easiest hand launch ever and flies like it on rails!!

Thanks to everyone on this thread for their info and advice. Its a keeper

What more can I say? [I]
Found something else to say about my earlier post and video

I put the Meteor on the watt meter before this mornings flights.

1043 watts at 64amps.

Now I understand why its such an easy hand launch!!!


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