The Eflite Habu 32 EDF is a sports style EDF jet, based on the popular Parkzone Foam Habu. It features, flaps, retracts, fibreglass fuselage and a striking scheme.
E-flite takes ARF ducted fan performance and engineering to new heights with the Habu 32 DF. Designed around the E-flite Delta-V® 32 80mm fan unit and 2150Kv DF32 brushless motor, its hyper-efficient intake and exhaust ducting allows this potent combo to produce large amounts of thrust when powered with a high-C 6S Li-Po pack. And it does so without resorting to drag-inducing cheater holes. The result is a sport EDF with exhilarating speed that will give even experienced jet jockeys goose bumps.
As the first Platinum Series E-flite® ducted fan, the Habu 32 DF also boasts a level of fit and finish that is every bit as impressive as its performance. Its sleek fiberglass fuselage comes pre-painted and integrates the vertical stabilizer. The fully-sheeted wings and horizontal stabilizers are reinforced with carbon blade spars and covered with genuine UltraCote®. The control surfaces are hinged for you. Just add the optional E-flite electric retracts (sold separately), and you’ve got a sport jet that truly stands out from the crowd.
Wingspan: 40.5 in (1030mm)
Overall Length: 49.5 in (1250mm)
Wing Area: 392 sq in (25.3 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 7.05 – 7.40 lb (3.20 – 3.35 kg)
Motor Size: DF 32 Brushless Motor, 2150Kv
Radio: 5+ Channel Radio system
Servos: Micro Servos (8 required)
Trim Scheme Colors: Ultracote – Deep Red (U871), Silver (U881), Pearl Charcoal (U846)
CG (center of gravity): 100-115mm back from the leading edge at wing root
Speed Control : 80 Amp brushless
Recommended Battery: 6S 22.2V 5000mAh 30C LiPo, 10AWG, EC5
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 7mm Up/Down, 10% Expo; High: 8mm Up/Down, 15% Expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 8mm Up/Down, 10% Expo; High: 10mm Up/Down, 5% Expo
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 15mm Left/Right, 5% Expo; High: 20mm Left/Right, 12% Expo
Control Throw (Flaps): 11mm take off and cross wind landing; 25mm landing
Approx. Flying Duration: 4.5 minutes
Scale: Sport Jet
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 10-15 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Below are some pictures from the test flight, it took place on a very windy day and the Habu handled it no problems.
Some Build Pictures
Fuselage comes well protected in a bag within the strudy box.
Wing panel out of the bags
Fuselage, wings & tails
Installing the horns with 30min BSI epoxy
This leaves a very clean install.
Bottom hatch on fuselage, this allows the wing to be attached, with two bolts per wing.
Carbon spar, used to fix the wing to fuselage also. The spar is fixed with 1hr BSI epoxy
The recomended Eflite Retracts
Wing retract cutout, needs covering removed with a knife
Sealing the trimmed covering with an iron
Retract installed, four self tapping screws are the means of attachment
Wheels held in place with a simple collet either side of the wheel hub.
The precut slot for the retract extension wire.
The retract hatch cover installed on the retract leg.
Held in place with two wooden blocks and some Goop glue.
Look out for a flight video in the next few weeks.