Graupner Elektro UHU

Brand: Graupner

Overall:
3.05
Ease of assembly:
3.3
Build quality:
3.3
Flight performance:
3.3
Value for money:
2.3

READER REVIEWS
Wasaforumite  |  Sep 01, 2008

Strengths:
Good duration with 2s 1500 lipo, will fly up to 20 minutes - more in warm weather thermals (whats one of those?) Quite quick in a dive, builds up enough speed for decent loops and wingovers. Penetrates from down wind OK. Easy to launch without a helper and quite easy to fly on a calm day. .
Weaknesses:
Front structure is rather weak. Canopy fastening is poor. Fiddly to assemble for a quick flight and the esc requires 'priming' via an inaccessible tiny button hidden away on back of motor. Rudder and elevator good at speed but inadequate effect when slow flying.
Overall:
Good fun - I enjoyed flying this over rough agricultural land until it inexplicably went into a power dive and was written off. The wing does not split so it takes up more room than it should in the car boot for a plane you take and fly everywhere and anywhere. Now trying an Easystar a similar design that appears more robust and has a split wing. .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
JC  |  Aug 30, 2008

Strengths:
Very clear instructions and easy to build. Very clean installation of the radio gear. looks very nice in the air and flys well on a standard 400 brushed motor and NiMH bty. .
Weaknesses:
The wing mounting system is very good but will not survive hard landings. The elevator throw is a little short and you only get maximum deflection in the centre section. Pulling out of a steep dive under power can be a hair raising. It is also a tad on the exspensive side a full 10 quid more than the Ripmax ARFT Coyote.
Overall:
It is a fairly delicate model and I would not recommend it to a complete beginer as it will not repair easily. Go for the easy star instead. If you have flown other models and want something a bit quicker you cant go wrong. Looks beautiful.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
Bill(Rowdy) Yates  |  Jun 11, 2008

Strengths:
Big and strong pusher prop out of the way so no damage there no real vices just get set up right and she flies well. . . .
Weaknesses:
I fix my wings on with rubber bands saves damage if you crash. (I still manage that now and then but not so often. . .
Overall:
Good value easy to repair good for learner no real complications with assembly, good instructions. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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