I bought two of these as I was time keeping to process 90 school children through two flight simulators with 3 minutes each. The voice countdown was excellent as the children knew what to expect and they also helped the pilots. I highly recommend them and my thanks to Hyperflight for finding a second one.
Amazing ESC, use it in my Riddick wing with a T30 2800Kv motor and 3s Lipo. Is similar or the same to the 30A Vladimir's Model ESC, which is no longer available because of the war in Ukraine that sadly made Vladimir to stop activities for now. Great it is programmable with Arduino, but Hyperflight already prepared it with the right parameters for my use!
Great RC DLG Glider !
Fairly easy to fly (my first RC plane after a long time) and pretty solid. I landed it quite hard a few times and things broke (mostly cracks in fuselage, dents in wing and vertical stabilizer), but nothing that couldn't be repaired. I recently ripped off the vertical stabilizer (because it cought on some stone on landing, but vertical stabilizer have to be below the tail boom) and am currently 3D printing a new one.
It is also pretty easy and intuitive to launch, resulting in good useable hights without too much effort / experience.
There are only two points I'd like to critique:
1. absolutely zero instructions. This plane comes with zero instructions. Therefore I was quite confused on where to mount the servos, where to drill holes for the steering rods, which steering rod to use where (I switched them around and notices too late: the thin one within the tube goes to the elevator, the thicker metal rod must be cut in parts and connects to the flapperons). But again, very little experience on my hand.
2. very slim fuselage / very little room for servos etc. It was tricky figuring out how to mount the servos in the fuselage. The fuselage could harly fit a servo standing up or laying down, cannot imagine two side by side, not to mention finding a mounting point. Therefore I used a single servo for the flaperons, making them just ailerons. Using really small servos might help, more experience as well. (I used BlueBird servos)
The two servos I ordered were great. Really small and still powerful. Was a fairly tight fit into my Malibu 1m DLG, but that was expected.
Unfortunately, after a couple not so soft landings and plugging them in and out a few times, one stopped working. Since I live in Germany, ordering another one from this store was out of the question (high shipping cost, tax, fees, …). I would've liked to get a similar one again, but couldn't find one anywhere.
Have modified a Angelwingdesign / Nick Chitty Dune Freak glider with a R1106 engine and a VM 25mm Spinner, hosting the engine Inside the spinner. All fits perfect. Lots of thrust provided by 4.7x2.4 folding prop blades. Will buy another set of the same power train for my next winter project. Quality at its best!
Finally got my Mini Q flying yesterday in a good breeze of 15 - 25mph, and found it to be great fun, and requiring full concentration! Trimming had been a struggle, with the model uncontrollable using the recommended settings. it's a tribute to the strength, ( and light weight) of the model that the first 2 arrivals caused no damage. 3rd launch settings were - CofG 22mm, reflex 3mm, elevator +/- 4mm, aileron +/- 8mm. I may later increase the aileron movement for better roll rate.
Thanks to Hyperflight for usual excellent service!
Just installed this in a FAI light Prestige 2PK F5J glider ( weight 1112g). Output with GM 12x8 prop and Tattu 750mah 95C 3s is at 320watts. Plane will climb straight up at about10m/sec. Very very small and compact, only 3-4g heavier than the 65g AXI Outrunner it replaced but FAR more power. It seems to have more pull and speed than wattage output suggests. Draws 31-32amps, so CC 35AMP Talon ESC works great and is very small, light, and compact.
J'ai acheté un Dart V2 carbone... et à peine quelques jours après la réception...J'en ai acheté un deuxième en fibre de verre!! Ces modèles sont IMPECABLEMENT fini, les surfaces sont magnifiques! La qualité des modèles correspond à celle de modèles beaucoup plus chères! Ils ont été envoyé TRES rapidement et étaient parfaitement conditionnés! Mon expérience d'achat avec Hyperflight est vraiment très satisfaisante, je compte faire encore de nombreux achats auprès de cet EXCELLENT vendeur!
I carefully reviewed the attached instruction and Armsoar build video before building. I successfully avoid the mistake mentioned in the video but quickly find that it is impossible to install the aileron pushrod for the right wing follow the instruction. The reason is three-fold: 1. I The servos have to be located very forward otherwise the aileron pushrods will be way too high; however, this will make the CG too much forward. 2. The instruction shows the last servo arm is backward which is wrong; you need to put it forward to get more space. 3 The instruction mentioned 10mm from the servo to the fuselage edges; I find it is way too much as the left wing pushrod will touch the right wing servo case. This is my third DLGs and it has the worst fit!!
The kit arrived very quickly and was double boxed. Whilst I don't intend building this immediately as I have other projects on the go, I have checked everything is present, and it is. I have to say the quality of the wood and cnc work is outstanding. Prior to the purchase I rang Neil with a few questions and his knowledge and customer service were/are again outstanding. I would highly recommend doing business with Neil/Hyperflight. As previously mentioned in reviews the instructions are in German, however this is not a problem as there is a link in the product description above with comprehensive build instructions. I am really looking forward to building this kit.
RES model's climb was very slow on 2S so Neil advised 3S with a smaller prop. however my spinner was for M3 pins and the new prop was M2. The compromise solution he suggested is fiddly and involved inserting short spacing bushes to convert a 2mm screw and nut to 3mm but it does work and my PURES climbs more strongly.
I recently ordered a motor and related parts for a Pike Brio Extreme I was converting to
an electric sailplane. The order was easy to complete and being able to track the order to Canada was great. Everything arrived as ordered with no problems. I think Hyperflight will be my 'go to' business in the future.
I’ve had the Alula Trek for only a couple of weeks and flown twice. Assembly was easy plus it seems quite durable. The plane balanced perfectly with battery placement, no weights required. I’m using the (tiny) Radiomaster ER4 ELRS receiver and the recommended 300 mAh NiMH battery. I recently took this out on a sunny November day and had one of the best thermal flights of my life. The Alula seems somewhat challenging to thermal, but when you find good lift it is absolutely amazing and on this day I could easily have flown it out of sight. As others have mentioned control can be a bit twitchy, but proper CG and a decent amount of expo works wonders. This plane is pushing me toward DLGs like nothing else I’ve flown. The Alula is a remarkable design and an extremely fun glider.
I'm on the other side of the pond, and I can't find PFTE here, No worries though, Hyperflight has it in a selection of ID's and any length. Like many items from Hyperflight, Shipping is very reasonable, and it gets here as quickly.
I will be using the 1.07 mm with ,8mm piano wire or CG rod on my next build.
Overall very impressed with the flying qualities. It flies great especially with ballast and copes fine in over 40 mph. I recently took it down to the cliffs with waves crashing against the rocks and sending spray up into the air. It’s fast, very agile, very responsive. The wing is especially stiff and responsive with an excellent roll rate, and the model is very grippy with excellent energy retention in turns.You can tell it’s a small model due to its lack of momentum, but overall the flying qualities really are very ‘F3F’ with a very nice vice free feel to how it handles. I really like flying it ballasted in challenging conditions because it’s small size makes it easy to walk with and hand launch if you’re on your own.
There were some build issues with the RTF version, I’d recommend others save money and install yourself. The aileron servos were installed out of centre and one aileron servo hadn’t been tested for good centring and this had to be replaced. It was challenging as the servos were glued to the wing skin. The back of the horns also scraped against the wing skin adding to centring issues.
Overall I’m happy now but initially didn’t find it very good value due to the build issues. But it’s a lot of fun to fly now.
Et de deux! Je n'ai pas pu attendre Janvier, j'ai commandé et reçu un deuxième Mini Dart , mais cette fois-ci en version fibre de verre! La qualité de fabrication est tout aussi irréprochable que la carbone, l'envoie a été ultra rapide et parfaitement sécurisée!! Mon expérience d'achat avec Hiperflight est vraiment au top!
It's just after 3:30 Thursday afternoon here in Waukesha, USA. The Hawk just arrived! How the hell did you ship this spectacular model to me in less than three days and have it arrive in such excellent condition .... for way less costs that it would have if I had bought it here in the colonies?
I will be a returning customer from this point going forward! Even for small stuff. Bravo Sir.
I just finished building the Vortex 3, I haven't flow it yet. Good build videos on the Vortex site really help with the build. The auto-connect ailerons are a devil to set up. Even after everything is in place it is difficult to get the aileron linkage to line up when putting on the wing, I don't want to remove the wing because it. I like the pull-strings being guided through teflon tubes in the front half of the fuse. I take two stars away from the overall rating because of the aileron connection, otherwise it's a 5 star kit.
Normally I'm uing the YGE ESC - but in smaller F5J400 planes for what? This one can cope with the same load, is ready to run out of the box, can handle all type of motors. It will fit in any plane and the price/perfomance index is awesome. So far - best bang for the buck, the one and only drwback is - I have to pay a tariff on this one here in Europe. Brexit was not the best idea .......
I ordered this kit and it arrived in 4 days here in the Rocky Mountains. Great packing and service as usual. I am so grateful to have a company available that still values customers and provides great customer service. I am building this for a club member that doesn't like to build and so far, this kit is a breeze to assemble and should be an excellent replacement for his X-RES...which has seen better days.
I have been looking for a durable DLG 1.5 m for work and found it in this plane I wish they had more. This is the go-to plane i use when landing in bad areas. It is very quick and has some of the fastest turns of all my electric DLGs - and best of all it only weighs 261 grams
The Dualsky XM2225EG-23 1600 RPM is a great motor many 2m RES gliders that are designed for 30mm spinners and one of the few that can be made to fit. It is quite a bit more powerful and more efficient than DYS 2225-19 alternative and lighter than the geared Hacker options.
just rcvd the bigvick which was very well put together in kit form.........fuse.tail went together quickly the wing assmbly is another story. If I hadnt been building models 50+ yrs would have really been in trouble! They say to slit the wing so the carbon spars will go deeper in order to fit under the wing surface....I wound up cutting to deep and sliced the wing in half......... but was able to glue the wing back together! I wouldnt mind paying more if the kit came with a pre assembleld wing .............ohwell ...back to the building board hoping things will go smoother and anxious to fly this bird.......
Great service hyperflight
my mistake fellas..............found out I should have used the "track option and didnot realize that being my 1st order with HF..................hopefully itll show up soon getting excitied and anxious for the build which can be seen on YT...........
Had been flying an old LS1 kit which was my 1st DLG and a great education being it was my first DLG, liked is so much decided to get the LS4 just arrived today.......everything looked great and complete came in a sturdy long box and shipping time was I think around 4-5 days from europe,fantastic!!..this will be a fun winter project and another great learning experience>>>>>>still waiting on the BIGVICK that will be another fun project! lots of building info on YT so hopefully itll show up soon
Component finish is very good. The wings, and tail/boom go together without a problem. Elevator and rudder control rods are steel wire inside very thin plastic tubing, supplied in a roll. The plastic tubing needs to be glued to the inside of the pod, no instructions on how to do this. Limited access (small hatch and hole at end of pod). It's very difficult and time consuming to glue the tubes in place, straight an in enough places to prevent flexing. Took hours to puzzle out. These tubes should have been glued to inside of the pod when the pod was molded. I would gladly pay another $150 for kit which has the control rod/tubing installed.
Estoy muy conforne y feliz con el producto, llego en 8 dias a la patagonia chilena, practicamente al otro extremo del mundo, además su embalaje muy bien preparado no existe daño de ningun tipo.
en cuanto al armado del max f5k, creo que especialmente poner las lineas de control del estabilizador vertical y horizontal fue lo mas complicado, todo lo demás fue mas bien sencillo y rapido de realizar. lo recomiendo mucho es un lindo y buen planeador
Wiki covers ground quickly with its clean lines. Keep the speed up a bit; too slow and it gets loose. I set the CG slightly forward of the recommended range and bumped up exponential. Low roll inertia from its light wing panels clearly signals air currents and helps the plane core itself similar to free flight models. This plane seems to know what it's doing and flies best with minimal stick inputs from my thumbs. Spoilers are nicely sized with a small amount of 'up' elevator mixed in when they're deployed. Makes for stable, predictable approaches.
Sixty years ago I was carefully, some times, cutting out ribs and formers with a razor blade on a bread board. As an aero modeller many stick and tissue rubber models, control line, free flight, radio assisted old timer and RC sport aircraft and of course gliders have been built and flown. Only bought one ARF model toward the end of the 1990’s. As a builder and flyer that’s the joy in the hobby for me. The Maverick F5K kit was delivered in a couple of week to Australia, well packed and complete undamaged. The quality of the kit is outstanding, the best ever laser cutting, the blend of materials providing strength to critical areas while being ever weight conscious is a credit to Evgen and his team at Flight Point. The plans and construction manual are equally outstanding so to the posts relative to the Maverick F5K on RC groups.com. Might buy another one don’t tell my wife.