Eflite Habu 32

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Mar 052012
 

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.

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Specifications
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
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Optional
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.

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Some Build Pictures

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Fuselage comes well protected in a bag within the strudy box.

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Wing panel out of the bags

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Fuselage, wings & tails

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Installing the horns with 30min BSI epoxy

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This leaves a very clean install.

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Bottom hatch on fuselage, this allows the wing to be attached, with two bolts per wing.

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Carbon spar, used to fix the wing to fuselage also. The spar is fixed with 1hr BSI epoxy

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The recomended Eflite Retracts

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Wing retract cutout, needs covering removed with a knife

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Sealing the trimmed covering with an iron

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Retract installed, four self tapping screws are the means of attachment

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Wheels held in place with a simple collet either side of the wheel hub.

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The precut slot for the retract extension wire.

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The retract hatch cover installed on the retract leg.

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Held in place with two wooden blocks and some Goop glue.

Look out for a flight video in the next few weeks.

Matthew