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Jul 12, 2018, 07:59 AM
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New Product

UMX F-27 Evolution BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select


I just noticed this new little wing on the HH site and it runs on 3S this time.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...elect-eflu4250

E-flite™ UMX™ F-27 Evolution BNF Basic (2 min 46 sec)


Key Features
The first-ever 3S-compatible and the fastest prop-driven ultra-micro airplane yet
Wide performance envelope for slow to fast flying and everything in between
More durable yet lightweight EPO construction and rubber nose cone
Completely factory-assembled and ready-to-fly right out of the box
Spektrum™ receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology
Optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology
The added stability and precision of exclusive AS3X® technology
Convenient, magnetically secured battery hatch
Powerful 3000Kv brushless outrunner motor
Vivid, easy-to-see trim scheme
Incredible value at $99.99
Needed to Complete
Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter
300mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo flight battery
Suitable LiPo charger

Overview
The E-flite® UMX™ F-27 Evolution™ is the fastest prop-driven ultra-micro airplane yet! It’s also the first-ever, officially 3S LiPo compatible UMX model and has evolved beyond previous ultra-micro versions of the F-27 to deliver more FUN with more power, more speed, more durable EPO construction, more precision and stability with expertly-tuned AS3X®, plus optional-use SAFE® Select technology that makes it easier than ever for more pilots to fly—all at a $99.99 price that simply can’t be beat!

The E-flite UMX F-27 Evolution lets you use 3S 300mAh LiPo batteries to rip through the sky like a jet, or to slow down and cruise with the low-speed predictability of a sport model, all in the same flight. The delta-wing design and wide performance envelope also allows you to enjoy everything from blinding roll rates and tight loops to using full up elevator for slow, high alpha flying and to practically ‘elevator’ to the ground for easy landings. Its EPO airframe is significantly more durable while still being lightweight, and it’s finished off with an aerodynamic and damage-resistant rubber nose cone. The factory-installed servos and elevons provide precise control and aerobatic capability without the added complexity, weight and cost of rudders so the UMX F-27 Evolution is lighter for better low-speed handling, more vertical performance, higher top speeds and to offer unmatched value. It arrives 100% factory-assembled and is ready to fly right out of the box, factory-finished with a vivid trim scheme that makes it easier to maintain orientation. Plus it’s equipped with expertly-tuned AS3X so it flies more precisely and handles better when flying in wind. It’s also equipped with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology that, when activated, offers the assistance of automatic self-leveling along with pitch and bank angle limits that make it possible to successfully fly and land even if you’re a relatively new RC pilot. And it all adds up to deliver an ULTRA-FUN, ULTRA-FAST, ultra micro experience like no other!
Last edited by Micubano; Jul 13, 2018 at 07:35 AM. Reason: Updated Title/Removed incorrect info
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Jul 12, 2018, 08:30 AM
slats move, slots don't
No FPV, so the old UMX version wasn't popular?
Last edited by Andy852; Jul 12, 2018 at 08:39 AM.
Jul 12, 2018, 09:33 AM
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This looks like the FPV version with a different paint scheme ...but without the FPV.
Likewise, this one also has no rudders.

Some reported the FPV version being difficult to get the CG right and it being nose heavy. Wonder if this one will have the the same issue?
Might not since it does not have the camera in the nose.

Could be col!

Tom
Jul 12, 2018, 10:39 AM
Way to much free time!
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It could be fun! However, this part of the descriptions seems in error:

What's in the box?
(1) 30A Brushless ESC, 3–4S LiPo Compatible
(2) 9-Gram Micro Servo
(1) 480-Size, 880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
Jul 12, 2018, 10:55 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CorvetteC5
It could be fun! However, this part of the descriptions seems in error:

What's in the box?
(1) 30A Brushless ESC, 3–4S LiPo Compatible
(2) 9-Gram Micro Servo
(1) 480-Size, 880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
I just copied from the site and assume no responsibility for incorrect or hastily copied info on the HH site.

I skipped the FPV one even when it was on sale, but as the owner and fan of the bigger F-27 Evolution this one will probably find a place in my hangar. I'm hoping there are more officially supported 3S UMX planes in the pipe that are as crazy as some of my 280s.
Jul 12, 2018, 03:21 PM
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Yes! I see that the HH listing is this way. They didn't proof the listing very well.

Very good point! This new brick is 3-cell compatible from the factory and should easily find its way into other micros! Nice
Last edited by CorvetteC5; Jul 15, 2018 at 07:05 AM.
Jul 13, 2018, 02:41 AM
Wake up, feel pulse, be happy!
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Man, I got super excited when I saw 3S lipo and "30A Brushless ESC". For a second it looked like Horizon decided to drop a real bomb on the UMX lineup by releasing a micro that's faster than the new V900.

But alas, it's only a booboo
Latest blog entry: Jeti ESC resto-mod
Jul 13, 2018, 02:43 AM
Wake up, feel pulse, be happy!
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But still, a 3S power setup is a big step in the right direction. Makes me wonder about the real prop and motor specs.
Latest blog entry: Jeti ESC resto-mod
Aug 20, 2018, 03:14 PM
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Just got an email from HH saying that this Lil Stryker is now in stock and shipping.

Let the flight reports begin!

Tom
Aug 22, 2018, 09:31 PM
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My LHS said mine should be in Thursday. I have some 3S 450mah that I hope will fit.
Sep 26, 2018, 08:25 PM
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Finally had a chance to get mine programmed to my iX12 and found that the left aileron servo has a problem. Contacted Horizon - they said return it to the Hobby Shop and they will do a return/replacement with them.
Dec 22, 2018, 02:26 PM
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This thread is dead, so I'm closing it. I'm sure there is a more active one somewhere.


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