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Aug 10, 2011, 04:25 AM
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New Product

Flyzone Überlites


Just stumbled across this:
http://www.heliplane.net/2011/08/fly...es-rtf-planes/

Looks new to me!

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Flyzone/ItCanFly introduces a revolutionary concept in ultra light weight ready-to-fly RC aircraft – the Überlites. Using innovative, new Snap-N-Fly technology, Überlites enable pilots to fly multiple airframes by simply exchanging one compact flight module between them with a snap. The magnetically attached module contains all on-board electronics: motor, radio gear and LiPo battery. Just snap on the module, charge the battery, and fly. The complete Überlites 2-in-1 RTF set gives modellers two planes to fly – each with distinct performance characteristics to enjoy indoors or outside in calm winds. The monoplane features a wingspan of 410mm with the biplane featuring a wingspan of 355mm. Available separately is the Wing airframe with 240mm wingspan.

Features
One flight module
Two assembled mylar covered foam airframes
2.4GHz radio with battery charger
65mAh LiPo flight battery
Four AA-size batteries

i like the looks of all 3 kits but god knows what price/availability may be.
what do u think? Discuss away!
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Aug 10, 2011, 05:43 AM
Good Times!
Micro Budget's Avatar
I like that flyzone has been making a strong presence in micro models. I only wish they offered rx ready or bnf more
Aug 10, 2011, 12:34 PM
RTF only for now!!!
Greg_Vincent's Avatar
This looks like the first true challenger for the PZ Vapor. See prototype videos here: http://itcanfly.com/gallery-videos.html Color pics and manual here: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBGDZ&P=TF

It looks like the creator of the original Snap N Fly set has aligned with Flyzone to produce and sell these planes. It is a good value - two RTF planes for less than the price of one RTF Vapor and I think they look much better. But can we add lights?
Aug 10, 2011, 12:44 PM
TheyreComingToTakeMeAway!
derk's Avatar
Interesting, i believe thats the same radio set as the new WWI plane they are making. Actuators instead of servos so hinges on home made planes must be very free.
Aug 10, 2011, 01:52 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
Park_aviator's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg_Vincent
This looks like the first true challenger for the PZ Vapor. See prototype videos here: http://itcanfly.com/gallery-videos.html Color pics and manual here: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBGDZ&P=TF

It looks like the creator of the original Snap N Fly set has aligned with Flyzone to produce and sell these planes. It is a good value - two RTF planes for less than the price of one RTF Vapor and I think they look much better. But can we add lights?
Exactly what I was going to say... I think that I will get one of these instead of a Vapor for indoors someday...
Aug 10, 2011, 06:38 PM
Flash, AAAAAAAAAAAHhhhhhhhhh
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i will very likely pick up one of these sets. those just look so small and light and i like the colors a lot too
Aug 11, 2011, 07:26 AM
Looking4Grass in AZ
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Biplane, bonus points.
Aug 11, 2011, 09:05 PM
RTF only for now!!!
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Looking at the videos (which take a looong time to load), the airframes seem to rank as follows:

Monoplane - slowest flyer, almost a floater.
Biplane - faster and possibly more aerobatic (although only basic ovals and touch n gos are shown)
"Beetle" - fastest and probably best for outdoors. It has elevons so I assume it can loop and roll, although again this is not shown. Flyzone calls this a "flying wing" (I guess beetle is too unsexy of a name...)

There is at least one LED light on the rx board (at least on the prototype) but more lights would be great.

And extra batteries would be a must, hopefully they won't be too expensive.
Aug 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
3d addict
wow very cool. The biplane looks pretty awesome. Might have to invest in a set of these.
Aug 11, 2011, 09:31 PM
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I R Irv's Avatar
These look cool as can be but I don't expect them to perform near as well as the Vapor. With actuators they might not even be able to loop, and that sweet looking Beetle might not roll for crap. Someone put a PZ brick in the Snap-n-fly so it should be possible with these also. Can't wait to hear some real reviews on these.
TODD
Aug 11, 2011, 10:05 PM
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I always thought the original snap n fly planes looked sharp. I think just about everyone in our indoor group seemed to sell them off. These look like they have promise, I wonder when they'll be available.
Aug 12, 2011, 03:25 PM
Sopwith Camel's Cousin
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Originally Posted by I R Irv
These look cool as can be but I don't expect them to perform near as well as the Vapor. With actuators they might not even be able to loop, and that sweet looking Beetle might not roll for crap. ...
Reports on the vapor looping seem to be hit-or-miss, probably dependent on the state of the battery and how good a motor one has.

If marginal on the loops and rolls, one may need WOT, a freshly charged battery and a bit of a dive to gain speed (watch wing flexing).
Also rolling to the left will probably be easier.

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Originally Posted by I R Irv
...Can't wait to hear some real reviews on these.
...
Yes, real reviews will be quite interesting.
Aug 12, 2011, 03:32 PM
Sopwith Camel's Cousin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg_Vincent
Looking at the videos (which take a looong time to load), the airframes seem to rank as follows:

Monoplane - slowest flyer, almost a floater.
...
Also the one with the most wing flexing (can handle the least stress?) it seems to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg_Vincent
...
And extra batteries would be a must, hopefully they won't be too expensive.
With Snap & Fly and Plantraco, some people have removed the magnets on the Rx and put in another battery connector (like Pz UM).
Aug 12, 2011, 11:23 PM
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[QUOTE=flying-llama;19029050]Reports on the vapor looping seem to be hit-or-miss, probably dependent on the state of the battery and how good a motor one has.

Your absolutely right, I keep forgetting how heavily modified my Vapor is and haven't flown a stock one in a couple years.
TODD
Aug 13, 2011, 12:48 AM
The Sweet Aroma of Fuel
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i wonder if i could fly one in my living room?


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