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Old 08-30-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default E-Flite UMX Habu DF Micro Jet

Here is the unboxing and review of my new UMX Habu EDF Jet:

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Just picked mine up today am eager to give her a go maybe Friday but definitely this weekend. Obviously its going to be a bit faster than the Mig but should be just as exciting

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Originally Posted by Fishbonez View Post
Just picked mine up today am eager to give her a go maybe Friday but definitely this weekend. Obviously its going to be a bit faster than the Mig but should be just as exciting
I am hoping it will be more exciting and I love my MiG!
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It is a little known military jet from Habunia. They were painted in bright civilian colors to fool the enemy. Of course, the pilot was shot as a spy, if he was downed and captured. LOL
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LOL Hawk
and I always thought Calvin and Hobbes had finally made it to real aircraft flying. Darn those Habuians

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It is a little known military jet from Habunia. They were painted in bright civilian colors to fool the enemy. Of course, the pilot was shot as a spy, if he was downed and captured. LOL
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Default My Maiden Flight

Got a quick opportunity to maiden the UMX Habu. Had a blast with it. Obviously somewhat faster than Mig but both are just as exciting. I even got a change to give it a quick barrel role.
Buy the way the video is raw and unedited because I cant seem to figure out how to move movies etc from my I-phone to my computer so I had to upload it to youtube and then could not download it. Anyhow enjoy


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+1 for Habu Nation ! That's a high pitched one. Sounds like Fire and Rescue.-LOL
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+1 for Habu Nation ! That's a high pitched one. Sounds like Fire and Rescue.-LOL
Needs alot more MAH battery 3 mins is just now enough. but with a 20+ C rating it packs some punch while sounding like a fire and rescue

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Here is the Maiden and Review of my Habu! This is my most magical maiden to date due to the special guests that showed up to help me find my way through the sky

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Very Nice flying GB. Gotta love how she turns on a dime.
Tested mine today in the wind. Wind was blowing 10-15 with gust of about 20mph. Handled it well but truthfully not as well as I expected. In fact I think the Mig handles wind a tad bit better. The plane is so light the wind tends to blow it around slightly. Better be on your game or she will nose in. Overall though it did well. Coming into the wind it had a hard time this is where I think the Mig has an advantage the Mig air intake is bigger allowing more air to get to the fan. Where as the Habu the wind/air does not get into the intake as well due to it side and smaller inlets. However coming downwind she was a rocket. Tried to Dopler it but it was just to windy to get a good sound reading. Maybe next time. Overall a fun plane

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Very Nice flying GB. Gotta love how she turns on a dime.
Tested mine today in the wind. Wind was blowing 10-15 with gust of about 20mph. Handled it well but truthfully not as well as I expected. In fact I think the Mig handles wind a tad bit better. The plane is so light the wind tends to blow it around slightly. Better be on your game or she will nose in. Overall though it did well. Coming into the wind it had a hard time this is where I think the Mig has an advantage the Mig air intake is bigger allowing more air to get to the fan. Where as the Habu the wind/air does not get into the intake as well due to it side and smaller inlets. However coming downwind she was a rocket. Tried to Dopler it but it was just to windy to get a good sound reading. Maybe next time. Overall a fun plane
Both are great jets for sure. I am glad I picked up a second MiG for only $80.....crazy!

I don't fly my planes (most of the time) in winds over 10-15, so the Habu gets the nod from me as the clear winner. The MiG is fun and does have personality, so it certainly is not going to be left at home very often. They are a great team!
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Here is footage of my UMX Habu after I repaired it from a big crash that I thought killed it. There are missing pieces and the nose had to be glued back on, but it flies really well, though it isn't quite as solid in the air as it was before I crashed it upside down on pavement.

Look at the nose, rudder, and both wingtips to survey the damage.

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by GBLynden View Post
Here is the unboxing and review of my new UMX Habu EDF Jet:

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This little Electric Ducted Fan flies like a speed demon. It's a bit louder than most other UMX electric BNF planes, but it is also more powerful and much faster. I'm amazed with the quality of airplane, I have a large backyard and a grass runway that has been plenty big for all my other UMX planes, but it takes practice to slow the Habu down to a reasonable landing speed.anyway thanks for sharing .......
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Originally Posted by barry777 View Post
This little Electric Ducted Fan flies like a speed demon. It's a bit louder than most other UMX electric BNF planes, but it is also more powerful and much faster. I'm amazed with the quality of airplane, I have a large backyard and a grass runway that has been plenty big for all my other UMX planes, but it takes practice to slow the Habu down to a reasonable landing speed.anyway thanks for sharing .......
Thank you for commenting and I agree about the needing more space. I haven't been able to fly much of anything for a while except my Corsair a few times lately due to my job(s) and the weather.

I snuck in a couple quick flights as the sun was going down recently and here is the video that resulted......my landings or lack of greasing them highlight how much space it takes and how rusty I am. Practice season is ahead though!

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It's a lovely model, and as you'll have read above inverted does take a fair dab of down elevator. The model's not terribly happy upside down because the factory-recommended CG's an awful long way forward and the tailplane has a lot of up incidence.

For sure stuff a 200mah battery back as far as it goes. Also, even if it's your first flight, set the control horn for the tiny rudder to the innermost hole. Otherwise you'll have your tiny jet doing high-speed, high-bank turns with its nose high and that dog don't hunt — it loses meaning.

If you're going from micro prop foamies straight to this, like I did, the biggest lesson to learn is how the model makes its thrust and how it maintains momentum.

The difference between a prop plane and a ducted fan is a study in the difference between horsepower and torque. An aerobatic propeller-driven plane, be it a model or piloted, has worlds of torque but not terribly high horsepower; model ones can go straight up for as long as the power lasts, and when you go to full power you're at the model's max airspeed right away, but that max airspeed's not terribly fast.

The micro Habu barely makes more than half its weight in static thrust, and so when you pull vertical from a high-speed pass you've got about a roll and a half before airspeed bleeds off. It's just not blowing as much air as a powerful prop model — but the air it does squeeze out its tiny orifice is moving very, very fast; though it's just a tiny column of fast-moving air, it'll keep on pushing. It takes a few seconds to accelerate to it, but the micro Habu will do a solid 55 or 60 miles per hour by my guess, and that's a lot of fun for a model you can catch in your hand.

For the most part I fly it in circuits around the field at half-power, going to 3/4s for slow aileron rolls and inverted. An Immelman or Cuban 8 wants full power and an initial shallow dive to avoid an over-the-top stall, but even with the factory control horn holes the model's got plenty of aileron authority so long as it's going forward even a little.

It is a "jet" model, but it's also very light and it has a lot of wing. It also has very little drag being a slippery little shape without a big windmill screwed into the front of it, so your first few landings might be 25 or 50 yards beyond where you expected. That's fine. Let the thing land where it wants or go around again if you don't want to walk that far.

Landing the little jet takes more pre-planning than with propeller-driven models because it maintains its momentum so much better, so it does ask the pilot to fly a landing pattern whereas most micros don't. This is a good thing, because when you get it right and grease it in for a scale-looking landing roll that ends right at your feet it feels alright.

If you get the whole landing approach and flare spot-on, you can catch it in your hand. That feels great. Be careful that you don't break the tail with your fist-pump.
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