Great fun water takeoff and landings! The Coota can land and takeoff from water in as short as 15 feet.
HobbyKing Coota comes ready to fly, complete with the large diameter powerful DAT-700 brushlessoutrunner, ESC, and servos. All you need is a 2S battery (around 1800mAh) and recevier to be flight ready.
This is not a performance plane, its a fun and exciting way to extend your hobby to the water and when you are ready, you can clip on the wheels for some old fashioned land takeoffs.
No, You can remove it. I use a little big battery for this model - 2S 1800mAh 40C. Just put the batery closer to CG, and it will fly great. Position of CG is as on almost all planes - 1/3 from wing leading edge plus few milimeters back because of position of pusher engine.
I had the same question, thought it was glued into the fuselarge. But worked out mine had fallen off in shipping, and was down the tail with servos. Can you see it? Seems like it should be just glued in, and pick it off with a screw driver.
Absolutely no. I had one and it can´*t carry the extra weight of an FPV gear. I flown it with a keychain cam mounted and no problem, but nothing more or it won´*t fly. The plane flies fast and is easy to stall when slowed down, so landing has to be like a brick. Try better the AXN clouds Greetings!
I've flown FPV on Coota, Yes its flew well with 5.8ghz Nano 200mw Vtx, Nano cams, 1S lipo for cam, external BEC, OSD and pan servo. Flown FPV on AXN, Bixler and Raptor but nothings beats the landing smoothness on Coota....oh made modification on the wing to create little flaps and turbulance generator to make it less wiggly during flying.
Photos (Coota Banking):
Got mine s few months ago, nice little plane buy as with the real one it needs lots of dihedral, still a bit fast on the landings. I have had no problem with any of the gear on bourd and I am flying with a 3s 1500 battery and smaller 3 blade prop.......
Buen avion. tengo uno y he abusado de el y todavia vuela. no es para principiantes ya que es ala baja y todavia no lo he podido despegar del Lago de Maracaibo. No he conseguido el oleaje tranquilo. en mi primer intento casi lo convierto en submarino, lo deje secando al sol y lo despegue luego.
GrayBeard I just order'd one of these, Are you running a 3 cell on the stock ESC because all I own is 3 Cell batts. I hope not to buy all different sizes so if I can run a 1000 or 1500 3 cell I would be stoked!
Hi Guys, I try to keep things light, but the C of G is critical, I tried it on a 2200 3cell but found the 3 cell 1000 or 3 cell 1300 to be the best, running off water you need to make sure everything is sealed tight, and spray some water repellent over all the electrics, I have placed the receiver on the cabin bulkhead and tape down all around the "glass".
Can you tell I'm a bit ******* annoyed? Does it show? You take the time to try to be helpful, and to try to promote more knowledge about one of their products and what do you get for it? ******* ****, that's what.
I have the same battery in this plane. It can fit - you have a lot of space in plane fuselage (you just need to move battery back because of CG position), but this battery is a little havy for this plane. I would buy next time max. 1500mAh 2C.
It will work, there is enough space. But be aware C.G. and weight. Be sure to reinforce the bonding at the motor and assemblies at wings. My Coota went to pieces in the air as the engine tore loose, and broke the wing off. Usually it for 2 celled 1300mha, so the more turns the more tremors. Good luck with Cootaen.
Im running 3S 1600mah batteries. they fit well in the tray and balanced well without nose weight. BUT stock setup is for 2S, my ESC fried and cut power to everything, resulting in crash under power. if you use 3S, get bigger ESC and smaller prop. oh and dont hit water upside down, motor dont like getting wet... dont ask how I know
The wings dont detach for transport, but its not very big so no need. There is an extra wieght in the nose of the plane that you can remove for the COG.
in terms of Space, there is PLENTY of space for battery of any size. please consider using Velcro to fix the battery from moving in the cockpit
I think you can use HEXTRONIK DT700 BRUSHLESS OUTRUNNER 700KV in this hobbyking site. I suppose that it would be a little bit more reliable. the spec is similar with original and the DT700 will be fine with 3S lipo battery.
I'm thinking of getting this plane, i know it recommends a two cell but i'm thinking about going with a three cell for extra power, i'll be flying it mostly on water. Would the three cell be too much for the motor and esc or would i be ok? Also, what size should i go for?
yes you will need a bit bigger ESC and smaller prop. Im running a 40A ESC with a 6x4 pusher on a 1600mah 3S 30C battery. I used 3S with original setup, ESC overheated and cut power to Rx, which of course meant complete loss and powered itself into the ground. (wasn't pretty)
It flies very happily with the smaller prop. 3/4 to full power to get off the grass (no wheels) then flies nicely at half power. it needs smaller prop because the added voltage makes the motor spin faster (more thrust) I imagine it would be about the same on 2 cell with stock setup. depends what you want to use
I used a 3 cell 1250 and it flue great A stiffer smaller prop and it flies even better. I said flue because it is not EPO foam and doesn't like hard landings. Never put wheels on it never needed it, grass, water, snow ice not problem just leave a little power on when landing. Also wax the bottom of the plane it helps just a little
OK, got my plane and after a long time got it to bind QUESTION I got everything working but I can't get the ailerons to work. I try that Y plug and they just go to full turn and the servos are still making a nose like they want to turn more.. The radio came with zero papers as well as the plane.
Arrived last week and all looked fine, but I plugged in and the elevator servo was humming, after a few seconds it went on fire I quickly pulled the battery and the burning servo out, Im not sending it back as the freight costs to HK from New Zealand are too great, I have cut the burnt foam out and replaced the servo and it flies well, I have no counter weight and a 1800mah 2c battery and the COG is fine. all in all its a good kit but check your servos if you have any humming pull the power immediately and replace the servo, I gave it 2 stars instead of one because it flies well, looks good and is packaged well.
2 comments. Reply..
3 thumbs up!
Just received mine yesterday in a very good condition. The plane was sweet looking Thank you HK
2 comments. Reply..
2 thumbs up!
Best foamie I have EVEr bought. Packaging...stunning Cut, fit and finish...perfect. Everything is installed. Glue on wings (AB Gulite is best foam glue I have seen), add battery and RX. Will take off grass with 2S LiPo.
The dream comes true.... Flying on a lake or in the snow ! Incredible construction. I love It...Must have! Thanks HK
No comments. Reply..
1 thumbs up!
Got mine and man is it cheap. However some things that need to be done is make a rod to support the wings. Skewers will work, make sure your metal weight is still attached in the nose. And enjoy flying it. Handles well on water or grass. Steering is better than you'd expected with only the rudder. On wheels too..