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E-flite UMX Whipit Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight
E-flite UMX Whipit Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight
Published by GBLynden
05-16-2015
Default E-flite UMX Whipit Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight

Hey guys!

I just got the new UMX Whipit and did a review on it. I have included below the complete unboxing, review, and maiden flight video for my E-Flite UMX Whipit DLG. I show you what is in the box, discuss/review what I find in the box, and do a flight demonstration for you with the plane. I also have a special guest fly it too!

Not only is it one of the most unique RC Planes I have flown, it is also one of the more fun planes I have had an opportunity to fly.

Here are my Review Notes:

Cons:
- Bubbles under stickers
- Rudder was out of trim
- Wing screws are tiny and fragile

Pros:
- So much fun!!!
- Not very expensive
- It has a pretty nice glide slope!

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Specifications
Wingspan: Overall Length: Wing Area: Flying Weight:
Equipment Used:
Motor: Speed Control: Servos: Battery:
Retail Price:
$69.99
Manufacturer
E-flite

Author review
Ease of Build & Finish:
60%60%60%
6
Design & Appearance:
70%70%70%
7
General Flight Characteristics:
70%70%70%
7
Performance Capabilities:
70%70%70%
7
Maintenance & Repair:
70%70%70%
7
Average 68%

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Old 05-16-2015, 11:31 AM
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Enjoyed the write up.

time to toss my Popwing, as close as a whip I like to come?

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:49 AM
GBLynden GBLynden is offline
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Popwing's are a lot of fun too!

This is the second batch of flights with a special guest that showed up after John and I started getting the hang of it. We went out and did some more today and I even tried some launches that matched its name with pretty good success!

Of course those aren't shown in this video but will be showing up soon!

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Old 06-03-2015, 03:01 AM
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I attempt my first discus launches near the end of the video

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Old 06-03-2015, 03:38 AM
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Looks cool! That's one I've been eyeballing.

Hey, got a question for ya! I've got a 3 acre backyard with some trees at the edge. Big enough to squeeze a park flyer and safely takeoff/land but, I'm not really a fan of 'squeezing'. Thinking about an Ultra Micro, even this DLG, just for tossing off the back deck and putting around with. My backyard is three acres and then each of my neighbors on other side have three acre lots as well, so I have lots of room lengthwise, I just need something with a reasonable turning radius that's small. Plus, I've always wanted to try gliders.

Your thoughts? Or an idea for a better UMX model?
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:51 AM
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This one might work for that, but the UMX Radian might just be perfect. I will let you know after trying to fly it in the little field behind my place what I think of that idea.

Since this one doesn't have power to fall back on to get out of trouble, my gut says you'll likely enjoy the UMX Radian a little more. I love mine and was even herding the neighbor kids with it in the field the other night and we all had a great time

GB
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:59 AM
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I took mine out in the small field behind my place last night and even with some practice launching it, it seemed like a tight space. The first toss almost ended badly, so I made some adjustments for the other tosses.

I hope that helps!

Oh and here is some perspective on the size of field I was flying in at the beginning and end mostly lol:

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