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First electric flight foray ....SUCCESS !!

hobbyking Skipper

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richard cohen09/02/2015 23:51:38
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well after the tribulations of navigating the hobby king website, postage and dollar conversions, debating over scale looking war birds, I finally settled on the Skipper as an interesting subject with options for water or snow flying and no U/C to damage.Stresses trying to set up speed controllers, and the worries over charging lipo's (i have treated them like unstable phosphorus grenades). I have now maidened the Skipper. What a great model !!!! a few clicks of trim and it flies on rails.

Good bits: looks great, super value for money, reasonably quick, can fly from grass, water or snow, fast in roll and pitch but can be dialled down if required.

Could be Better bits: colour scheme not very visible so new paint might be on the cards, battery tray strap was rubbish-binned for an easier to use Velcro affair.(not much is it )

For my first proper 'leccy model, this model inspires confidence. With most of my models being 6-10ft span, It's way smaller than i am used to flying but its no less a proper model for that. For under £100 with a couple of lipo's this is a proper cracker. I even find myself looking at the durafly autogyro now.

Roll on some west country snow please.

Rich

Dave Hopkin10/02/2015 00:09:44
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Welcome to the future wink

andyh10/02/2015 00:14:54
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just watched the HK video - unusual, but interesting model. looks like it could be a barrel of laughs though

Gavin Mack10/02/2015 08:37:29
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Saw 3 of these in our club on Sunday, impressed so I bought one as I have a stock of 3s 1300mAh. A similar one for those who would like to make one is called Polaris. link to forum about it including pdf plans below

**LINK**

Geoff S10/02/2015 16:35:12
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I have loads of 2200 3S LiPo packs. Would they fit? I'd be very reluctant to start a collection of 1300

What are the 4 channels? I'm guessing 2 for elevons, 1 for elevator and the other for throttle.

Geoff

David Davis10/02/2015 16:48:07
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Posted by richard cohen on 09/02/2015 23:51:38:

For my first proper 'leccy model, this model inspires confidence. With most of my models being 6-10ft span, It's way smaller than i am used to flying but its no less a proper model for that. For under £100 with a couple of lipo's this is a proper cracker.

You should try the Foam-E WOT 4 Richard!

Gavin Mack10/02/2015 18:12:34
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They would fit, but according to forums the plane does not fly as well

richard cohen10/02/2015 21:00:08
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Geoff, by all accounts they will fit but it flies better on smaller packs so i went with 1500's

It has elevator,rudder, ailerons and throttle. rudder not needed much in flight but great for doing donuts on wet grass !

Bill_B10/02/2015 22:30:12
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Posted by David Davis on 10/02/2015 16:48:07:
Posted by richard cohen on 09/02/2015 23:51:38:

For my first proper 'leccy model, this model inspires confidence. With most of my models being 6-10ft span, It's way smaller than i am used to flying but its no less a proper model for that. For under £100 with a couple of lipo's this is a proper cracker.

You should try the Foam-E WOT 4 Richard!

If you think the Wot 4 is good, wait 'till you try the AcroWot Foam-e, it's in a different league.

Olly P11/02/2015 10:35:29
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Tempting....

Gavin Mack15/02/2015 14:35:44
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Just been flying my HK skipper, Brilliant fun, ground control amazing, very stable even at slow speed, touch and goes fun, 7mins on a 1300 pack average throttle (14% left). just ordered another in case I have to much fun and get carried away

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