|Wing span||0.84 m||33.1 in|
|Wing area||7.0 dm2||109 sq in|
|Length||55 cm||21.7 in|
|Flying weight from||400 g||14.1 oz|
|Wing loading||57.1 g/dm||18.7 oz/sq ft|
|Wing airfoil||7.5% proprietary|
|Spinner Diameter||30 mm|
|Centre of Gravity||38-41 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Aileron, elevator, throttle|
|Voodoo Typical Weights|
|Fuselage, fin, tailplane||52 g||1.8 oz|
|Wings||87 g||3.1 oz|
|Accessories||5 g||0.2 oz|
|Total structure||144 g||5.1 oz|
|Receiver||6 g||0.2 oz|
|Elevator servo||5 g||0.2 oz|
|Aileron servos||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Speed control||25 g||0.9 oz|
|Motor||76 g||2.7 oz|
|Prop & spinner||11 g||0.4 oz|
|Battery||120 g||4.2 oz|
|Wiring etc||3 g||0.1 oz|
|Flying weight||400 g||14.1 oz|
|Recommended Control Throws & Mixes|
|Elevator||2.5 mm up, 2.5 mm down|
|Ailerons||3.5 mm up, 3 mm down|
|Snap Flap||full up elevator -> 1 mm down flap|
|Landing mode||motor off -> 3 mm down flap|
|Elevator||Ripmax SD100, KST X08, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, Blue Bird BMS-106HV, Blue Bird BMS-107HV|
|Ailerons (2 servos)||Ripmax SD100, KST X08N, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10S|
|125 mph||Mega 16/15/3, 4.7x4.7 35A ESC, 3S LiPo, 350W|
|130 mph||Mega 16/15/2, 4.7x4.7 50A ESC, 2S LiPo, 400W|
|150 mph||Mega 16/15/3 4.1x4.1, 50A ESC, 4S LiPo, 500W|
|160 mph||Mega 16/15/2, 4.1x4.1 60A ESC, 3S LiPo, 600W|
|165 mph||Mega 16/15/3 4.1x4.1 60A ESC, 4S LiPo, 650W|
Review by: RobertNice but expensive
The voodoo arrived in a large box very well packaged. It is surprising to see how small it is in such a large box. The finish is very good. Getting back to size, there isn't a lot of room to get everything in, so it does take a bit of fiddling to make everything fit.
I've installed a 28mm 3000kV motor and 40A ESC, but from cheaper brands than suggested here. With a 4.1 x 4.1 prop and 1250 3S pack the model flies pretty fast, but not as blisteringly fast as I was expecting. I may try a 3500-3700kV motor at a later date. Landings were fast(ish) and it does glide for quite a bit. It also gets very small very quickly in the sky.
In terms of value, it is very expensive for what it is, not helped by the fact that you have to buy absolutely everything to get it in the air. I also thing the £22 postage costs is a rip-off within the UK. It is currently the most expensive and smallest addition to my hangar, although it is fun.
HyperFlight Comment: The delviery cost was due to the fact that the parcel was not delivered to a mainland UK destination.
Review by: AnonymousFantastic
My voodoo arrived well packaged and protected very quickly. Quality is superb although it is a very tight squeeze to fit everything in. Instructions show layout as very simple but try finding an esc and battery the size that is shown??!! Flies great and very impressed.
Review by: Julian Thacker
The model arrived securely packed, all be it a couple of days late as Parcelforce misdirected it to the wrong sorting office. Quality was as good as the VIP it was replacing, i.e. superb. It is slightly harder to fit out than the VIP, partly because of the two servo wing which I stuck with. Space is even more at a premium than the VIP.
Mine has Mega 16/15/2 with Hacker Master Spin 44 ESC. With a 1300 TP 65C LiPo I could not get balance within 20mm of the recommended rear most point, even with the ESC less than 1mm behind the motor. I have therefore put the ESC behind the battery and partially beneath the rx behind the wing saddle, to get the heaviest component as far forward as possible. This gets the CoG within a couple of mm of the recommendation and 10g weight beneath the motor inside gets me there. I hate adding weight but having once flown a VIP with rearward CoG after the battery slipped back on launch I don't want to repeat that experience. I aim to maiden in the next day or two.
Overall I am very happy with the model and Hyperflight service. It will be interesting to see if the Voodoo is as fast as the VIP - one thread on RCG suggests it is very slightly slower on identical power setups. As long as it does not flutter flat out on about 500 watts into a 4.1x4.1 I shall be happy. (The VIP never exhibited any signs of flutter in 5 years of flying.)
Review by: Tom Lee
I 'pre-ordered' and received my Voodoo very promptly once in stock. The quality and finish of the Voodoo is awesome, worth of every penny!
Review by: PaulVoodoo Racer
What a fantastic model!
Big thanks to Neil for helping me get the custom colours I was after.
This model is the best of the best in speed 400 pylon :-)
Top service from Hyperflight and communication through the order process. From order to Packing to Delivery , I'm a happy customer and will defiantly be ordering for you guys again.
Thanks very much,
Review by: Terence CottingtonVoodoo
Buying this little pylon racer has to be one of the best things I have purchased in many years. Although I own a lot of RC glow powered planes, this is by far the most pleasurable and interesting things that I now own.
Providing you set these up correctly they will leave your hand, giving you a straight forward and interesting flight.
They are very fast and agile in the air. You CAN NOT take your eyes of it once it has been launched on full power.
I found that not only does it fly very well on full power but equally flies really well on very little or no power, making landings quite easy. (depending on your approach and airspeed)
Depending on how much movement you add to the elevator and ailerons it can do very sharp crisp tight turns. Be careful if you are flying low as it would not take much to pile it into the ground .
If this is going to be your first pylon racer then I would suggest launching it on full power heading into the sky and once it is airborne come off the power and gentle fly it around until you feel confident flying it. Don't try and do too much on your first flight.
I have several rates on a three position switch, which allows me to choose between soft and hard turns. I would strongly recommend following the instructions to the letter regarding the amount of movement you add to the ailerons and elevator.
All in all this is a fantastic kit and I would highly recommend this for the experienced flyer. If you are still a novice and really want one of these, I strongly recommend you get someone to help you as you will come unstuck if you don't !!
Happy flying to all that buy these...There are great !!!
Review by: AnonymousQuick Delivery
Hi, Hyperflight are EASILY! give the BEST service I have EVER! Had, ( 24 hours from ordering to receiving) I am delighted with the model. I only wish ALL internet sales were as good! You are a credit to your company. Please forward this to the BOSS!
Many thanks Frank. One VERY satisfied customer! I will recommend you to ALL my Groups.