So you like it slow? The H-King Gumby can float about on a gentle breeze at 1/3 throttle and is as stable and predictable as a sure footed mountian goat. If you like slow flyers, and by slow we mean almost stationary, then you will love the H-King Gumby.
The Hobbyking Gumby is plug and fly which makes set up and assembly quick and easy, especially using the supplied full colour instruction book.
The Fuselage is EPO, the flying surfaces are KT Board which combined with the CF Boom makes for a durable model that is going to take the odd knock. The Gumby really stands out it in terms of overall quality and finish, especially at this price. The powerful Outrunner motor & ESC are pre-installed as are all the servos which operate rigid CF control rods.
Suitable for beginners or experienced pilots looking for a slowfly park-flier, the Gumby combines an ultra light flying weight with a huge wing and therefore ultra low wing loading. The slow fly capability of the Gumby is just brilliant, especially with that big SF prop up front and suprisingly, this model can even handle a little breeze. Just for fun, the Hobbyking Gumby is a fantastic, nicely priced and fun parkfly model that is perfect for a relaxing days flying.
Yeah, I haven't flown it much though, I don't have enough space in my field so I take off the plane "goes too high" so I cut throttle, stall and crash. :(
It handles a crash well, though.
I'm going to go to the model clubs field, its massive. Just gotta wait for the weather to clear.
Hi Aron ,
Have you made your test flight with the arrow shaft?
So maybe it's not a bad thing to replace the shaft before the first flight.
Can you fly this bird'y indoor ? or is it to fast
or to big ?
How's the speed? How many km/h does it go? Is it hard to control it without ailerons? How does it take of with this power? I'm flying a 350g plane with about 3 times more power. I imagine a weaker plane at this weight would stall.
yes u need only transmitter and receiver part and battery, everything with out ı* said there is in box. u can take also which is not contain motor but u must be careful about it it cant be original as this.
This or the floater-jet to fly?
i want know what is the easiest, i don wanna a airplane slow like a GWS Slowstick, i think it is so much slow, i want somethin that can go up to 35~50km/h, but can too fly at 15km/h.
what i should get?(i dont wanna a j3 cub, tks ^^)
Hi,i recommend you to buy the floater jet that is
the best plane for beginners and amateurs.It have a very powerful motor which allows it to fly at a high speed and at the same time very good for slow flying it wont stall.(i have the floater jet)
Floater jet. Just remember to take off at partial throttle, or you'll probably crash. It doesn't need much throttle to fly anyway. It's much more durable, it has an airfoil wing, not a fragile flat sheet of foam, and it's just a great plane.
When will this model be added to the USA Warehouse? I've been waiting for this one since last year, but then I saw the shipping cost from the Int. warehouse, $57 is reasonable but when you add shipping, it is now near $100. No thanks. will wait for USA Warehouse...hopefully soon.
I see alot of the discussion on this plane is over the shipping wight, and I agree but for me I take the shipping to the US at $41.00 plus the plane and figure it as a $100.00 plane. I then decide if it's worth that. This plane at the local hobby store might be well over $100.00. It does work that way though that I look first at the plane and see it's only $57.00 and yes I'll pay that then figure in the shipping, whoops.
Does the name represent who its aimed for?
Lol (gumbies) if so i think this is what i should be starting on. Tried the mini swift, sold it, tried the Kinetic 800, nope too fast. Thought a glider should be slow. Maybee the gumbie is for me. lol
Save the Merlin/Kinetic untill you have really learned to fly. I have the Merlin myself and its a blast to fly, but its absolutely not for beginners. The Gumbie is a really safe place to start, my guess is that it flies a lot like a GWS Slowstick and thats one of the easiest planes to fly.
For reaction to wind the surfaces, the weight and the (max) speed play a role. The surface to side-wind is rather small I think due to the design, depending on your setup you could still fly in a bit of wind. As long as you have max speed > wind speed you're ok (as a beginner you should try to stick there, so low wind days are better, fast planes are tough), wind speed>max speed doesn't mean you loose control, it "only" means that you'll drift in wind direction - if you can, you can still land. If you choose a high power setup, you'll have more weight (=greater min speed, bad, and less wind sensitive) and higher max speed. You'd probably need to reinforce the wing.
This is a very nice trainer / park model for the experienced and beginner pilots.
It flies very quiet and is easy to setup. It will not handle wind very much so I recommend to fly in calm weather. (no wind)
The building was put together in about an hour.
I give it 5 stars easily
Recommended for those who want to have something that flies calm and relaxed:)