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Aug 15, 2011, 05:45 PM
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HK DH VAMPIRE 70mm EDF


Well it took a while . I think this will be a good thing , Nice job HK

Vampire - HobbyKing Skunkwerks Series (4 min 35 sec)
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Aug 15, 2011, 09:13 PM
Never fly an A model anything!
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I have an aversion to all things with Cheaters ad the fan just gets detroyed inhaling FOD. I cant see how they will avoid this with those very small intakes.

I would consider it as a pusher prop low cost FPV when it goes ARF. J
Aug 15, 2011, 09:36 PM
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Cool!


I think the 1100-1200mm w/span is the perfect "parkflyer" size and what a sweet design the Vampire is.


Probably be 2012 before we can get our hands on one huh?
Aug 15, 2011, 11:30 PM
Commercial UAV Pilot
No, will be this year, the test model really needed no adjustment, very minor issues I would expect from a pre-production model. This was my personal baby, Ben and I have been involved in every stage of CAD design through to this T1 test model to ensure quality, looks and flying capabilty were 100%, we are very pleased with the end result.
Aug 15, 2011, 11:51 PM
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Good on ya Scott and team! While its not a personal favourite of mine, its great to see you guys produce something a little unusual that looks as good as it does. Well done!
Aug 16, 2011, 12:10 AM
What's 3D?
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Love the Vamp, just wish we were allowed to fly EDF at our club, I would finally take the plunge!

Cheers
Craig
Aug 16, 2011, 12:29 AM
Never fly an A model anything!
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Originally Posted by phoenix racing View Post
No, will be this year, the test model really needed no adjustment, very minor issues I would expect from a pre-production model. This was my personal baby, Ben and I have been involved in every stage of CAD design through to this T1 test model to ensure quality, looks and flying capabilty were 100%, we are very pleased with the end result.
So Scott,does your baby have cheaters?

Please scale her up to put a 1.4 wing on it.
Aug 16, 2011, 01:37 AM
Commercial UAV Pilot
Too late to scale it up, yes, has cheater, however, it has been very well done, it's impossible to see in flight due to the arrangement of the slots and due to the angle they are placed at, which is also good for minimalising FOD risk. Problem with the Vampire is of course the small inlet's, if we went way over scale size we would get loads of complaints, at the kind of money this model is going to retail for we had to make a compromise and that was toward scale.
Aug 16, 2011, 03:20 AM
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Any chance of scaling it down? Always wanted one in the 25-30" w/s area on 3 s 1500 lipo etc. Like the size of the f9f you guys sell.

Nice work Scott.

S.
Aug 16, 2011, 03:25 AM
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Nice one Scott...and 1100WS is enough I think. It will be a great Park-flier and if the price is right and the distribution via the "in region" warehouses is assured it will be a major success. Looking forward to is...

cheers
Uwe

PS: Speaking of the "in region" warehouses...are you guys planning on shipping the "Lander" Panthers to Germany as well?
Aug 16, 2011, 04:08 AM
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Love the Vamp, just wish we were allowed to fly EDF at our club, I would finally take the plunge!

Cheers
Craig
So true... EDF noise is often an issue with neighborhood and I also had to stop buying/flying those after various complains

I think designers should take note and work on making them not as loud and disturbing.
Aug 16, 2011, 04:49 AM
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Yeah, we had to give them and funjet, striker types the flick about 18 months back as a couple of local residents started to complain. It was either that or lose a 26 year old electric/glider club and it's 130 members!

Great tosee the Vamp though, might be tempted to pick one up and fly it at another local club if it turns out to be a good thing! Would be great if down the track they can get a way of quietening EdF's down, maybe lower KV higher pitch impellers or some such?

Craig
Aug 16, 2011, 06:10 AM
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.....at the kind of money this model is going to retail for we had to make a compromise and that was toward scale.

Any idea of the cost of this one Scott?
Aug 16, 2011, 07:06 AM
Commercial UAV Pilot
Being worked out currently, I know this much, it will be around the same price as some fairly horrible 70mm EDF models currently knocking about and quite a bit cheaper than most 70mm "name brands"....for want of a much better phrase....and this model is as good as anything I have seen from so-called name brands, in a lot of instances, better overall.
Aug 16, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by phoenix racing View Post
Being worked out currently, I know this much, it will be around the same price as some fairly horrible 70mm EDF models currently knocking about and quite a bit cheaper than most 70mm "name brands"....for want of a much better phrase....and this model is as good as anything I have seen from so-called name brands, in a lot of instances, better overall.
Thanks for the info Scott.

You can sign me up for the 25% off pre-order special!


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