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Nov 06, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Hitec Sky Scout


Now shipping in all versions!


SPECIFICATIONS:
•Wingspan: 54.5 in.
•Weight: 24.5 oz.
•Length: 38.6 in.
•Wing Area: 372 sq. in.
•Wing Loading: 5.47 oz./sq.ft.



Available Models:

SkyScout R2GO

Includes Pre-Installed:
•Hitec Lite 4 2.4GHz 4-Channel Radio w/4 AA Alkaline Batteries
•Minima 6S Receiver
•HS-55 Servos
•200-watt Brushless Outrunner Motor
•18 amp ESC
•3S 1300mAh LiPo
•DC/DC Balancing Charger

Stock# 13207

SkyScout H2GO

Includes Pre-Installed:
•Minima 6S Receiver
•HS-55 Servos
•200-watt Brushless Outrunner Motor
•18 amp ESC
•3S 1300mAh LiPo
•DC/DC Balancing Charger

Stock# 13209

SkyScout P2GO

Includes Pre-Installed:
•HS-55 Servos
•200-watt Brushless Outrunner Motor
•18 amp ESC

Stock# 13210

SkyScout Kit

Includes:
•SkyScout Airframe
•All Plastic Components

Stock# 13211
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Nov 06, 2012, 09:09 PM
Registered User
Hi,

What is the difference between a Sky Scout and a Easy Star II?

Thanks!

Mickydee
Nov 07, 2012, 06:27 AM
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It's the same plane.

Multiplex seems to be marketing the RR and RTF versions of the ES2 under the hitec label in the US.
Nov 07, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac Smith
It's the same plane.

Multiplex seems to be marketing the RR and RTF versions of the ES2 under the hitec label in the US.

Wing span is shorter,more like the Easy Star I, with optional ailerons.
Nov 07, 2012, 10:51 AM
Hitec/Multiplex USA
MikeMayberry's Avatar
It's exactly the same plane except the decals.

Pricing is as follows:

Kit: $79.99
P2GO: $164.99 Needs radio, RX & Battery.
H2GO: $219.99 Needs Hitec AFHSS capable radio
R2GO: $249.99 Ready to fly with everything.

Mike.
Nov 21, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Sorry, but with all of the ES type aircraft already on the market plus the ES II I don't see the marketing wisdom here.

What Hitec needs is one of these rascals in the 36" wingspan size.
Nov 22, 2012, 04:23 PM
Registered User
Seems easy enough to understand. They want to market the plane with Hitec brand electronics at varying levels of completion. This has proven to be popular with Spektrum and Parkzone/E-flite, even when there were questions about DSM2.

I like Hitec stuff, but they really need to give some attention to their radios. The 4 and 5 channel Txs are unattractive and too basic (no dual rate switch even?), the Optic 6 looks and feels really dated, the Eclopse 7 "Pro" is missing features like servo travel limit, and the Aurora definitely needs a refresh. I think they're going to have problems remaining relevant in the Radio market without a different approach, and this also impacts the success of the airplanes that include the radio equipment.
Nov 23, 2012, 02:52 AM
BGR
BGR
Foam Junkie
I am all for supporting a USA company but the price your asking for this airplane makes it hard to be patriotic.

Have you looked at what similar airplanes in this category are selling for?
Dec 07, 2012, 09:11 PM
hass-alfed and bass-ackwards
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Considering what the E* normally goes for, as well as being filled with hitec gear, I don't think their prices are out of line. Sure, some people would rather go to Harbor Freight, strip down a Wild Hawk, dump some cheap running gear in it, and that's fine. I totally understand. Though, I've never seen one of those rip-offs thermal at my local field. They're usually all beat up. I have seen a number of E*s thermalling, doing acro, and generally outperforming those planes in nearly every aspect.

I'll be looking at getting a Scout, but I won't be using the graphics. I'll likely go for hi-vis orange or pink tips topside and some invasion stripes on the bottom. I trust my Multiplex Evo/Hitec 2.4 rig further than I trust my eyes to be able fly.
Dec 13, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Folding prop RPM limit


Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMayberry
It's exactly the same plane except the decals.

Pricing is as follows:

Kit: $79.99
P2GO: $164.99 Needs radio, RX & Battery.
H2GO: $219.99 Needs Hitec AFHSS capable radio
R2GO: $249.99 Ready to fly with everything.

Mike.
Hi Mike,
The old EZ Star brushed motors were replaced with the Hitec 3000 and higher KV inrunner motors and with a 6x3 APC prop they are much faster.
Rather than tell every one not to experiment with non stock motors can you or Hitec come up with a do not exceed KV for the new stock folding prop/spinner?
I would hate to see somebody get hurt when a blade separated from the hub. Hopefully a 3000 KV motor on 2 cells will not overstress the blades, spinner, and O ring parts of the new prop.

Appreciate your support
Dec 13, 2012, 05:38 PM
Hitec/Multiplex USA
MikeMayberry's Avatar
I don't think there is such a hard number. The spinner is similar to the one used on the Blizzard that we have run at well over 600 watts.

Mike.
Dec 14, 2012, 05:58 AM
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Jurgen Heilig's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by VicT
...
Rather than tell every one not to experiment with non stock motors can you or Hitec come up with a do not exceed KV for the new stock folding prop/spinner?
I would hate to see somebody get hurt when a blade separated from the hub. Hopefully a 3000 KV motor on 2 cells will not overstress the blades, spinner, and O ring parts of the new prop.
...
Ok, let's have a look here:

the stock setup uses 3s and a 1100kV motor, that's a theoretical rpm of approx. 13.200 rpm max in a dive.

using 2s and a 3000kV motor, that's a theoretical rpm of approx. 24.000 rpm max in a dive.

7x6" Aeronaut Cam Props are limited to 16.000 rpm.

Jürgen
Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM
Registered User
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the O-ring size on the stock prop/spinner?
Dec 20, 2012, 12:43 PM
Registered User
wayfaringdreamer's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by BGR
I am all for supporting a USA company but the price your asking for this airplane makes it hard to be patriotic.

Have you looked at what similar airplanes in this category are selling for?
I thought hitec was Korean.
Dec 30, 2012, 11:32 AM
SARG5
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SARG5 from Kansas here -- Remember the WINDY STATE
I had been out of RC for some 35 years. Never was good. But have 3600 hrs in the real planes with the Kansas Highway Patrol
A Kansas KBI Agent I knew. Directed me to the Multiples EasyStar to get re-started
HAVE NEVER BEEN SORRY. On great Trainer RC.
Do not care who ownes it. If the HITEC SKY SCOUT is the same RC as the EasyStar.
It has my vote.
Remember, Kansas winds. I can fly in 15+ with no problems.
A great learner plane
Yes, there are several outlets . I like www.headsuprc.com out of Fl.
KEEP FLYING
SARG5


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