3D Hobby Shop 47" Katana 3D/Precision ARF Review - Page 2 - RC Groups
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Oct 13, 2007, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rscarawa
Any idea how the Katana compares to the Extra SHP? Do they use the same airfoils and tail sections?



Different airfoil

the Kat is faster, and incredible at precision and very 3d capable.

The shp is a sick 3d powerhouse that is floaty like a foamy, yet flys like a much bigger plane.
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Nov 26, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Great review David!

I´m building my 3dhs katana and have some doubts...

I don´t like the linkage between the two elevators, it could flex under load (pulling/pushing the elevator at high speeds) making the plane to roll unintentionally. I was wondering if this would be a good excuse to test the "ailvator" mix of my t9cp It uses two servos for the elevator control to use it as ailerons too. This way I´d be sure the elevator halves will move exactly the same no matter what´s the wind load. It would give an awesome ailerons control even while hovering

What do you think, anyone tested this mix?

Another doubt is if my axi 2826/10 (180g) would be too much. I know it´s much heavier than the recommended but, would it be noticeable in flight? This motor is collecting dust for some time and I´d like to use it

Nov 26, 2008, 01:07 PM
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The elevator linkage is not a problem on the Katana. There's no need to install two servos which will just add unnecessary weight to the bird.

If comparing two identical setups one with a Torque 2818-900 vs. one with a AXI 2826/10 the added weight is approximately 6% of the AUW. The Katana will carry the weight but lighter is better if you plan to 3d this bird. The extra weight would be fine for precision flying. I do agree with the idea of using the motor vs. allowing it to collect dust. You can always try it to see if you like it with the added weight.

Nov 26, 2008, 01:57 PM
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I like precision flying, thanks I´m going to give it a try. I can buy a new motor later

Ok, I can go with one servo for the elevator... but I´m curious about the ailvator mix. With this plane I think I have no excuse to test it...

Thanks Steve!
Nov 26, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Let us know how it works out Andrés.

Nov 26, 2008, 08:38 PM
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I have one to your door for $135.00
Nov 29, 2008, 11:30 AM
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One plane?

Finally everything goes the other way around, I´m going to use one servo for elevator, and the 2826/10 doesn´t fit without modifying the firewall, what I don´t have the intention to do

I´ve ordered a new motor

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