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E-flite Mig 15

first look - 14/5/12

Allan Bowker17/01/2012 00:59:53
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Horizon Hobby are at it again with their teaser videos

 
Allan Bowker17/01/2012 01:01:24
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Based on the swept-wing jet fighter that launched aerospace into a new performance realm, E-flite® brings an RC ducted fan with true jet performance you can fly almost anywhere. Its appearance is stunning with crisp scale features like a near exact outline, cockpit interior and surface details as authentic as it gets. Its DSMX® control system offers the utmost in precision plus the versatility of a full working rudder and proportional nose wheel steering. To make every flight rock solid, onboard AS3X™ System technology will have you believing that you're at the controls of a giant-scale model, even in moderate winds.

• High-output E-flite 28mm Delta-V® 180m EDF system
• AS3X System for ultra-smooth handling and precision
• Four-channel control including scale working rudder and nose wheel
• Fully engineered intake and exhaust ducting for maximum thrust
• High-speed brushless inrunner ducted fan motor, 11750Kv
• Near perfect scale outline, authentic detail, and graphics
• Includes high-power 2S Li-Po battery and fast charger
• Removable landing gear includes simulated gear doors
• Full Range 4+ Channel DSM2™/DSMX Aircraft Transmitter Required


Wingspan: 16.2 in (412mm)
Length: 15.9 in (402mm)
Wing Area: 53.5 sq in (3.45 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 2.75 oz (77.5g)
David Ashby - Moderator17/01/2012 08:48:27
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Looks interesting, a micro EDF eh?
 
Do you think they really mean 11750Kv?
 
 
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Admin on 17/01/2012 08:51:16

Chris Bott - Moderator17/01/2012 09:12:30
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It does sound an incredibly hot motor David but I guess it's only on 2S and is very small. So may not be a typo?
 
Can anyone get better shots form the vid than these efforts?
 
 

Sounds an interesting concept, I'll be watching closely.
Of course when the price is announced I'll be put off, thinking of what else I could buy with the same money...
Olly P17/01/2012 12:02:24
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does look nice - is that retracts i see?
Allan Bowker17/01/2012 12:12:54
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I know what you mean David, that KV does seem high, I guess we will have to wait and see.
 
Chris, your video still captures are very good, I couldn't obtain any that were better or any different, nice work.
 
Olly, the spec says that it's removable gear.
 
I doubt I will be buying one, I'm currently working on a 75" secret project myself.

Edited By Allan Bowker on 17/01/2012 12:16:40

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator17/01/2012 12:29:16
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HobbyKing have had a few micro EDFs for a while......
 
Heres the Sabre but others are available (inc the Mig 15...)
 
9000kv motor on this one......on a 2S LiPo thats about 50,000 rpm I reckon....
Allan Bowker17/01/2012 12:35:12
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There is a frame in the video that flashes by quickly.......for those like me that don't like to miss anything, here it is:
 

David Ashby - Moderator18/01/2012 06:03:06
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Thanks Allan, wondered what that was.....
Reno Racer18/01/2012 13:32:11
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Pictures from HH USA


 
 

Edited By Christian Ackroyd on 18/01/2012 13:36:08

David Ashby - Moderator18/01/2012 17:41:27
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Sweet little thing
Frank Skilbeck18/01/2012 17:44:36
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I don't need another Mig15, well not until it's in the shops at least..................
Dizz18/01/2012 23:10:04
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME Admin on 17/01/2012 08:48:27:
Looks interesting, a micro EDF eh?
 
Do you think they really mean 11750Kv?
 
 
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Admin on 17/01/2012 08:51:16

Having heard it in the video I also don't think that 11750kV unreasonable, particularly given the diameter of the fan is only 28mm.
 
Very rough calculation:
11750kV x 7.4v x 80% = approx 69,000 rpm
 
Pete
Reno Racer18/01/2012 23:14:05
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Reply from a question to David Payne at HH on Lipo size and pricing:
The battery is the 2S 200 25c. It is the same battery as the UMX Gee Bee and the UM Stryker. The flight time are 3.5min+ just depending on how you treat the throttle stick.... The MiG has a wide speed range. It is just as comfortable flying slow as it is flying fast.

Pricing will be similar to our other AS3X equiped models.


David Payne
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Tim Kearsley09/07/2012 20:43:56
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I recently, on a whim, bought one of the new E-Flite MiG 15 micro foam models. I'm not really a fan of either very small models or foam, but I bought this one for two reasons:

1) A very good review in another magazine (sorry!)

2) I wanted to see just how effective the AS3X technology really is

So, with a day off work today, light wind and NO RAIN, I took it to the patch. Blimey, I am not kidding you, this is one impressive little model!! It flies as straight and true as a die and genuinely does fly like a much larger model. Speed is not at all bad and it will fly a good range of maneouvres. Landing it is a doddle, as slow-speed handling is superb.

I'm generally a bit cynical about manufacturers' claims but if this little model is anything to go by then HH really have worked wonders with AS3X. It;s uncanny hearing the servos chattering away as you move the model once the AS3X is "armed".

By the time it had its last flight of the day the breeze was a bit stronger and a bit gusty, but the MiG just shrugged it off. I am going to LOVE flying this little beauty!!

I must say, finally, that I have absolutely nothing to do with any dealer, in case you think this is an advertisement! I just think praise where praise is due, and Horizon Hobby really have excelled in this one.

Tim.

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 10/07/2012 08:35:29

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Moved to existing thread Tim wink 2

Cyclicscooby10/07/2012 14:23:44
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I'd love the Mig, to add to my Carbon Cub and Sbach UMX hanger.... The Sbach hasn't got AS3X but is still rock solid, and proper fast... The Cub is a joy to touch and go for 3 packs (18mins), and I like the AS3X in it.. I don't even notice it, it's so transparent, but Paul Marsh didn't like it at all.. ?! Each to their own..

Are you using the E-flite 180 lipo, or a 200.. ?? How long are the flights.. ?

How 'nice' is it to hand launch.? Have you tried a ROG..?

Tell me tell me.... I need one of these in my life..

Luv

Chrisie.. xx

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator10/07/2012 14:32:41
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Too big for these micro jets but has anyone else seen this unit?

Seems to do a similar job to the AS3X system......thumbs up

Tony Read 222/08/2012 14:15:04
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Flew my little Mig the other night. Such fun! teeth 2

Very easy to hand launch, and does not need to be thrown like a javelin to get going.

Only problem was that following a roll the battery fell out and was dangling underneath! Brought it in for a bumpy landing and resulted in some impact damage on the nose. Quick insertion into hot water and all is well. I reckon that by jamming the power leads into the battery well it may have lifted the battery off the velcro. Better to leave the wires dangling down or perhaps put a bit of retaining velcro over the battery well to hold everything in place.

Tony Read 222/05/2013 13:06:45
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Now that people have been flying this little beauty for a while has anyone found a way to get a bit more 'ommph' out of it? It lacks grunt to do much in the way of verticals. Thought of going to 3 cell but that might fry something.

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