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Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Hobby King Atom Mini Glider


Hobby King 750mm RET Mini school Yard size EP glider: Atom EPO PNF

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=19225
















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Old Jan 30, 2012, 10:21 PM
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It is a very beautiful mini glider.

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Perfect for mini AP/FPV?
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Ordered, looks like a perfect size for keeping in the back of the car and pull out fly at any small yard/park w/o assembly or disassembly. Very inexpensive also.
Old Feb 21, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Ordered, looks like a perfect size for keeping in the back of the car and pull out fly at any small yard/park w/o assembly or disassembly. Very inexpensive also.
How about a review then? I'd be interested. I'd love an even cheaper alternative to the AXN floater. I'm watching with anticipation!
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How about a review then? I'd be interested. I'd love an even cheaper alternative to the AXN floater. I'm watching with anticipation!

Will do! My Atom should be arriving within a week, will report back.
Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Will do! My Atom should be arriving within a week, will report back.
For $30, this thing is either illegal, or horrible. Or it's just one of those awesome deals that comes along once in a blue moon (more likely the first two though).

The initial reviews on HK looked pretty good.

Here is the daily video for a size reference for anyone who was wondering:

HobbyKing Daily - HobbyKing Atom Glider (1 min 42 sec)
Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Hobby King Atom Mini EP Glider


WOW!!!!! Didn't expect much for less than $35 for a PNF 3 CH EP mini glider, but today I received my much anticipated very inexpensive PNF Hobby King Atom mini glider. Very pleased and impressed with what I got for less than $35. This tiny little motorized glider, is in Plug 'n' Fly configuration, which includes the EPO airtrame with all control rods pre-installed and the 2 separate micro servos were pre-installed, and the ESC and brushed motor were pre- installed and 1 of 2 props/spinners were already installed on the motor shaft, and this package includes a 250mah 2S Li-ion battery pack , and the manual , 3 wing bolts and a allen wrench for the allen head wing bolts. There was very little to assemble the model, used CA to attach the horizontal and vertical stabilizers with live hinged elevator and rudder with pre-installed control horns and EZconnectors installed on the control horns. The fact that this model is PNF not RTF with any unneeded cheap transmitter/receiver was a big selling point for me and additionally this model had pre-installed real separate servos for both rudder and elevator, nunlike the current trend of cheaply manufactured micro/ ultra micro panes with an integrated all-in-one "brick" with integral, receiver/ESC/ actuators or linear "servos". This is a real hobby grade PNF model which allows you to use your choice of receiver. I used a 4 CH ASSAN X8 micro receiver and one of my Futaba 9C Super /ASSAN X8 Module for control system.

I also ordered several Zippy Flightmax 2S 350mah lipos that are very close to the same size and weight of the included Li-ion 250 2S pack, but has more capacity. This is a great value for a mini EP EPO glider, I think I will order another one once it makes it out to the USA warehouse.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Wow this is a very nice plane. good stuff!

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Wow this is a very nice plane. good stuff!

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+1 looks like a great value for the cash.

The real question is, how does it fly?
Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Hey Doubletap, I have an extra 450mah 2 cell E-flite lipo laying around not being used. Would it fit in the nose?
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Hey Doubletap, I have an extra 450mah 2 cell E-flite lipo laying around not being used. Would it fit in the nose?
give me the dimensions I'll check.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:17 PM
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This looks like it:

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...dID=EFLB4302SJ
Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Thats Really nice plane
I've been searching the video on youtube, but can't find it except the commercial ones. Please add it on youtube
Old Feb 29, 2012, 06:26 PM
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That one will fit no problem.


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