I bought 4 of these to fit the Blue Bird servos into the wing of my Osprey F5J and was glad that I did as it made the fitting the serves so much easier. Really well constructed and easy to fit. Thoroughly recommend these as they are also great value for money too! I should also add that the delivery service from Neil was also first rate, I ordered them and asked Neil if he could get them off to me quickly as I wanted them for the build (I forgot to order them with the main order), they arrived the next day! Can't get much better than that.
One out of four servos was dead on arrival - zero resistance across the power leads. I'd soldered direct into a tight wing installation when I found this, so out it came. Apparently removing the plug counts as "modifying the servo" so I'm only due 50% cashback, which I still await. I'd have some sympathy to this - if there's a credible way in which removing the plug could cause an internal short circuit, I'd accept zero. But apparently I should be "grateful" for this level of service. So much for supporting the independent toy shop owner like we used to do with Addlestone Models 35 years back - next time I'll show my gratitude to Hobbyking.
The customer modified the servo and then wanted it replaced when he found it wasn't working. I gave him a voucher for 50% of the cost so he could prurchase a replacement at half price but he was not happy with this.
This is a nice glider to tinker with. I oriented myself on the manual of the Slingshot V5 to add some elevons to the build. It still has a good glideslope with 180g flightweight (and a 5g screw in the news).
The manual could be clearer with how to attatch the string to the servos and wing attatchment.
I recommend buying two. One to train building on and one to build right.
Deliberated first a long time over which Ďplane to get for my first foray into F5J. Boy am I glad I chose this one as itís an absolute beauty. Extremely well made and easy to assemble. I needed to open up the rear of the fuse so that the elevator control clevis could operate. This was because the control horn slot was slightly off centre and I didnít notice it before I stuck the horn in! The wing tips also proved to be a bit difficult to join without a gap to the centre wing section. I ended up slightly sanding the dihedral braces to get a better fit, not too bad now, 2mm gap on one, slightly more on the other but covered by tape when flying anyway. I use Jesperís F5J program for flying and it needed no in flight trimming after setting everything up on the workbench. Iím not thermal soaring expert but even I can see when even weak thermals are encountered as the Osprey responds to lift really well. The only thing Iíve got to sort out now is better landing braking as she just floats and floats and floats. Excellent value for money.
I'm returning to the slope for the Winter after a very long (nearly 40 years!) gap and was recommended the Ahi as a good way to get back to soaring. I ordered the plane on a Saturday while I was away from home and it was there to greet me the following Tuesday - so very quick service from Hyperflight. Assembly was very quick and easy and I'm just waiting for the opportunity to go out and fly it! The videos make me sure I have bought a good plane so I'll report back once I've flown.
Service from Hyperflight was excellent as always. The kit was packed securely and delivered within a few days of ordering. I also ordered a couple of items which proved unsuitable and which Neil promptly exchanged for better choices - I should have talked to him first.
The kit was complete down to the smallest detail, like the Kevlar thread to bind the throwing peg. If this is your first or second build, I strongly recommend you access the build instructions on Vladimir's website, and then dry-fit and double check before applying cyano. It's not difficult, but a little forethought will prevent errors. I used KST 08 lugless servos and a 300Mhr battery which gave me a CG of 66mm with no ballast required. Total weight was 224 gm. I applaud the inclusion in the kit of a set of Snipe wing tail and fuselage covers. Unprotected carbon surfaces are easily damaged. I look forward to some decent flying weather.
Prompt delivery by Neil for a returned Bluebird servo. These are very strong and reliable servo and recommended for thin wing moulded gliders. This was a replacement for an existing DS6100 which did fail in a hard landing (stripped gear and failed motor) so nothing is bulletproof but happy to replace with the same make.
The pod and boom arrived safely. I was impressed with the quality of the product and look forward to my winter project with it. Also impressive was the post and packaging -well protected and delivered exceptionally well and very quickly( next day) after placing the order. Great job thanks. Rob
I genuinely thought the manufacturer had forgotten to put the kit in the box as it turned up containing mostly air. Components are cheap and largely poor quality and a corner was damaged and some of the lightening holes ripped. The instructions are so badly translated they are impossible to follow in crucial places. Thank good for the build blogs which have saved the day. The fit of the slots to carbon strips, are not a fit. I have just found the wing mounting set up as supplied is out of line in yaw by about 10 mm at the tip. I have had to do loads of work to make this kit viable without warps and misalignment. I had been holding off writing this review willing to forgive if it flies well. It had better because the build has been so annoying. I underline that this kit contains about £25 worth of materials for an unreasonable retail cost of over £150.
Normally I would let a negative review like this ride, but I have bult the MadRES myself and was very impressed with it. I agree getting the carbon spars to fit was fiddly but apart from that it went together easily and flies beautifully. Another way of looking at it as that £150 buys you an incredibly light and very quick to build kit, with the surface finish nearly as good a molded model. It flies excellently, as one would expect of a model 30% lighter than most F3-RES models, and less than half the weight of molded 2m glider.
This GM 13x10F fits very well on the nose of an Avionik F5F, in combination with a spinner from Vladimir's and a rather light motor set-up (revolution of appr 8000rpm). The effiency is somewhat higher than with the former CFK propeller, I believe. I cosidered to apply the same GM propeller also on a second electric glider. But for that plane, the fit was too tight, causing a collison of the blades with the front edge of the fuselage
As usual, Hyperfight had my kit at my door within two days of making the order.I've just built an Andreas and an Andreas Electro and like these other German kits, the laser cutting and wood choice looks superb. The Inside even has a decent English set of instructions available online too! I'm looking forwards to the build.
Instructions need attention, canopy opening is to small, not a big fan of the launch pin @ one inch from tip of wing, should be at very end of wing with a nice conformed piece instead of drilling hole in wing for glued in tube... would really like to have wings of carbon fiber but understand cost...after assembly flies awesome and love the plane
Going together nicely so far. You can take pictures of the manual pages and feed them directly into Google documents which will do OCR and translate at the same time. Outputs are not perfect, but the pics in the manual are pretty good and I don't think I'll have any mystery spare parts left over - it's a well-thought-out, well-produced kit that's going together nicely.
Received my ELF DLG from Hyperflight within a week delivered to Singapore. Service was outstanding. The ELF is a beautiful creation - not flown her yet, as I'm awaiting my new transmitter. Final weight will be around 94 g. Build is fairly straightforward. Complimentary wing bags are a nice touch. Packaging is excellent and ELF arrived undamaged. Bluebird servos are also of a superb quality.
Excellent job from hyperflight on packaging. Arrived in just 6 days. I'm getting really long flight times also on fine thermals. When having the flaps set to thermal mode, you'll get much longer flight times. I setup the CG about 5mm more to the front. On throwing I'm getting a few meters less than with the Snipe 2. All in all, I'm happy.
I was told this was a good ďbeginnersĒ DLG. Itís not! Itís skin is very fragile and easily damaged even during the build. Wing and tail plane will crease very very easily. Putting the gear in is like building a ship in a bottle and Iíve been building RC models for over 50 years and, dont get me started on setting up the control wires and rods! !No room at all. My advice? Go for a bigger 1.5 meter model. With this one get help to build and trim, donít try and fly it in any wind over 3 mph, wrap it in cotton wool in transit and in the hangar.
Excellent product, this will be the third one, the first two I had to modify the hole positions to fit standard 16/19mm and 25mm mount spacing, so I was pleased to see the 'universal' offering. An expensive answer to motor mounting but the fit is very good, strong and neat, the fuselage lip is especially good for F5J 'donk type landings' if you must! My only gripe, albeit minor, the the 3mm? . . . holes are a tad tight, requiring a 3mm drill to ease the fit.
Great service from Hyperflight, ordered at 4.30pm, on my door mat 1pm the next day.
Superb model from Anton. The finish on these planes is the best Iíve currently seen and Iíve tried a lot of other models, I have the strong layup and wing finish is like glass. And for a strong layup, my model still comes in at under 220g. Builds super fast, I had 80% of mine built with 2 hours of getting home from collecting.
The nose is a bit tight for space, but I can confirm that with a 350-380 sized 1s lipo that both the Spektrum ar410 (decased) and the Frsky G-RX6, RX4/6R fit nicely. With the Frsky rxís you can get a 600mah gumstick shaped Turnigy Nanotech in there. Once released I will test the new Spektrum 6610T.
Overall a superb plane, coming from planes with 5.5 degrees of dihedral like Snipes, the handling takes a little getting used too, but I heard the same about the Flitz that Hyperflight also stock, but once you are comfortable with the plane itís a serious weapon. The speed range of the NRJ is impressive too, pretty fast plane in Speed mode yet slows up nicely with 6mm camber and goes up in lift very well in this mode.
For me it took some time to bond with the plane but I would definitely buy another.
Still flying my Hyper AVA. Flies like the first day I flew it. I no longer fly it in contests, more me getting older, now just fly for fun! Watch the video from a year ago. I have knocked the tips off, repaired, broke the tail mount, got a new one, Still looks good, flys great. I have a back up of exactly the same that I will build up if and when this one ever bites the dust! Most fun I ever had with a super floater! It's perfect! Pure satisfaction! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CmXMGKuOlo
The Malibu Pro arrived today packed in bubble wrap and a very sturdy cardbord box. Delivery time was extremely short considering the item was shipped to Australia from the UK, in fact it takes longer for items to arrive that have been dispatched locally.
All parts were accounted for and the quality of the kit components are of very high standard.
The customers service of Hyperflight is excellent and as a result I will deal with this organisation more frequently.
The Malibu Pro will be fitted out with 3 Blue Bird servos, LemonRX receiver and a 700ma 1S LiPo.
Made big mistake bought some of these total waste of money talked to Neil when went wrong he said had to send them away ,I told him I bought them of him he could not care less then contacted trading standards who said he was responsible,he totally ignored this no contact ,then sent me a cheque very little contact and still very condescending on phone have spent lots of money with hyperflight now being told I can no longer use hyperflight not that I would worst costumer service ever Buyers Beware NOT GOOD
HyperFlight comment: Customers, love them or hate them you canít do without them. Well actually this guy was so abusive that after I had returned his money I did ask him not to purchase any more items. ;-)
What can I say about the service, fast postage to Australia, repeat requests to change the order, back up service to make sure everything is ok....... SUPERB ..... Item was packed very well and arrived super fast, easy to put together and just awesome to fly.
Thank You very much to Neil for the understanding with my two mistakes with my order, wrong size spinner and shaft size, and thanks to all the staff at Hyperflight for the excellent service.
hyperflight does a great job of processing, delivering and pricing. They notified me of the in stock item, and made it easy to order with a link that had me on my way in minutes. Delivery and tracking to the USA was quicker than imagined-- especially to Seattle. I think Neil has a first class operation. The Snipe blade is as advertised since they serve me in all 5 different DLG's I fly.
Great cyclic servos for micro helis, can also be used on the tail if run on 8v. They will fit an Oxy2 but you need to sand about 0.3mm off the end of the lower mounting tab and make sure it's pushed up against the upper bearing block when installed so the end of the tab won't brush the screws on the maingear assembly. These servos run at 250hz maximum so make sure you change the servo frequency in the FBL controller setup before plugging them in.