The Predator scale model is as easy to fly as it is awe-inspiring to watch circle above, easy to build, this is an excellent park flyer. Set it up with a 400 size or 150-200W motor with a pusher prop and you have a stable flying topic of discussion at your next club day.
Watch people run for cover in fear of a pending missile attack with the Predator! Model comes with detailed instructions.
I purchased this plane from a friend. Put it together with minor problems. Took it out on its maiden flight and the wings folded. The balsa spar that came with the kit isn't strong enough. Needs to be replaced with something stronger like carbon fibre. Not HK fault. Other than that, it is a great plane to fly, also a good begginers plane too. I would definately buy this plane again in the future, and get a better flight time of more than 4mins by changing out the balsa spar for a carbon one.
i have been reading some of the notes from your cosm.not to many of them no any thing abot building rc planes i have been building planes most of life and i realy enjoy it just wish i could talk to some of your customers might be able to help them out
i have several complaints about this plane first the second outboard wing rib is not cut for the main spar the only way you can fit the main spar and the wings is to either cut the main spar or cut the wing open to cut the rib not satis factory the to locating pegs on the wings do not line up with the holes on the fusalarge.but the biggest problem is the tail the locating holes are out of line on the rear wing it is not stiff enough they flap like a birds with any load mine were warped when the came out of the box the onky way you could make a sucessful plane out of this s**** the tail completly and make anew stronger one i am asking hobby king for my money backon this model
These planes tend to tip stall very easily. A flaperon mix in your transmitter helps a lot wit take offs and landings. I finally added a FY30A Gyro and it flies like a dream now.
I also added a carbon fiber rod to the wind spar when building it.
Why would I be sent 4 emails saying the predator is in stock, 1 after I ordered it, Receive order and payment confirmation and be be told after the fact that the Predator UAV is out of stock? Especially when it still shows to be in stock at the warehouse I ordered it from. I ghostwrite RC reviews for a few mags. Is this a normal op. procedure for this company? If so, readers need to know. whiteriverelk*Yahoo****
Why can't I write a review, not very favorable on this aircraft. I purchased it from US warehouse and received it on Monday.
Not bad considering they estimated Thursday this week. It arrived well packaged and unless decals were included, all parts were there. Once I can write a review, I will give more thoughts on this aircraft.
you need a at least 200w motor, and it is good to have at least 200 wats per pound, 150w being the least.
some simulator time and this plane is fine for beginner.
most likley you will use a 350w motor with a 40amp esc and a 11.1v lipo should do it
200W per lb.. !
That's crazy. Most planes will fly on 50W per lb, they will do good aerobatics on 100W/lb, they will have unlimited vertical climb on 150W/lb and 200W/lb will pull the wings off many models.
Ich habe schon jede Menge Modelle gesehen und gebaut, aber so ein SCHROTT!!! Teil ist mir noch nie unter die Finger gekommen. Das Modell oder so ä*hnlich liegt noch im Karton, ich werde keine Sekunde fü*r dem Mü*ll verschwenden und die Angelenheit unter negative Erfahrung ablegen und Deckel drauf.
Ich habe schon jede Menge Modelle gesehen und gebaut, aber so ein SCHROTT!!! Teil ist mir noch nie unter die Finger gekommen. Das Modell oder so aehnlich liegt noch im Karton, ich werde keine Sekunde fuer den Muell verschwenden und die Angelegenheit unter negative Erfahrung ablegen und Deckel drauf.
Depending on the set up, but I believe for decent servos, motor and ESC you can manage for under 40$¡* Look at a 2836-2200kv motor, 40A ESC and a 7x5 prop. For this model its worth investing in metal gear servos.
I WAS interested in this plane but it seems apart from a few serious modders most ppl are not satisfied with the freight condition, wings falling off, different parts to advertised and design flaws that all must be overcome. I would rather pay more for a higher quality complete Kit where all the parts fit together without guesswork or modification.
Help.....As beautiful as it may look in the box I would like to know where I can down load a manual for the Predator, sadly it came with no manual, and looking at the model I will require it for construction.
As Dan says, this is not a plane for newbies as there will be cutting, fitting, gluing, wiring, AND figuring out what kind of gear you need (power to weight ratio, prop sizes, etc). It can be mind boggling.
A nice fellow has made a build log that does recommend what type of equipment you could use - here www.link
OK...I have a kit now. Does anyone have a suggestion as to motor, esc and prop to use for a good performance without causing a sonic boom or tornados behind it from too much power? I want enough power to fly without concern but no over-killing. I would prefer ordering from US warehouse to save on shipping costs. the suggestion I previously received is out of stock so that helped only a little.
There is a build log www.link that suggests 19 - 23A motors and 40a ESC with 9*6 props. This UAV was designed to hang in the air, as opposed to speed and acrobatics (unless you want the wings to fold, don't go doing any dives or spins). It would need a decent run way too. Hand launching would just get you permanent scars like the ones I have ;)
I also recently received my kit...same as with yours, no decals. Also, do you understand those assembly instructions? they look more like acient hiroglifics to me...pictures only...nothing that tells whether to cut into skin or don't cut. If you can help, it would be greatly appeciated!!!
hey guys, bought this plane a while ago, wondering how i should program my TX. is the V-tail what makes i Climb and dive? or do i program the wings to do that? i have the wings program to twist it, and was wondering how to make it dive and climb. Thanks!
You will need to use a Tx that allows you to select "V Tail" function in the model set up menu.
That then moves the tail servo's in the same direction together for up and down (elevator) and one up, one down for rudder.
hi, i want to use it for FPV, can someone recommend motor, esc and prop. overkill is ok. i have a lot loaded in the plane. all fpv gear and 2x batterypack. i want to use a go pro sometimes on the plane.
does it come with ESC? It states motor required but doesn't mention ESC. excuse my lack of experience if the standard is to automatically assume ESC is required also when motor is listed. Also, battery is not mentioned.
Mar11 I own as I said about 123 soon 124 I hope. This one flies like a LARGE power glider. BUT once up in the air how it handle does not matter any more. It is all about how it looks in the sky. The first time I FLIED the whole FIELD and the whole Park stopped and looked in ORE. SO Buy her is you like attention. But if you want a handler not so much. I hope this helps
Mar11 sorry you question is ""COMING"!!!! Are you asking where to put the motor or what motor??? The motor fits in the rear cowl. Motor Turnigy 2209 28turn 1050kv 15A Outrunner or Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A Outrunner are recommended!! I hope this helps
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This model is slightly larger than another popular 63" wingspan version from other online stores, which had quality issues in some reviews (warped wings reported). Otherwise it appears to be very similar in most aspects including the camouflage colours. Hopefully this Predator flies as good as it looks. I will be installing nose-wheel steering in mine with parts ordered from HobbyKing. Am eagerly waiting for the box to arrive. Hurry up HobbyKing!
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He pedido dos kit del predator, no porque me guste sino porque me enloquece la estetica de este avion espero que el vuelo sea estable y vuele nada mas la mitad de lo bonito que es. Lo he estado buscando y por fin lo he conseguido. gracias a hobbycity
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This plane has a nasty tendency to tip stall during aileron turns and low speeds! No serious damage as both test flights ended on soft spots at flying field. Plane was set up with Turnigy Aerodrive 1400kV motor, APC 9x6 prop, HXT900 servos, Zippy-R 2200mA Lipo and CG as instructed. AUW 1150gr.
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, , ! . The cool device :),quality of manufacturing quite good but in the first flight there were broken wings from for poor-quality aluminium plates , Be are attentive! Also I recommend it to replace on carbon or qualitative aluminium tube
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I got one of these and found the following The main gear did not arrive with the plane. Presumably it is still on the shipping table where it was placed when they added the extra stuff I ordered into the kit box. One of the 'rod extenders' - clevises - did not have the hole drilled in it. The wing is very thin - Hextronix 9000 leave a small bump I'll post flying info next.