What does anyone think of the wild hawk [easystar clone] from exceed?

Wild Hawk Picture:


Link to site

EasyStar Picture:


I'm thinking about trying one for now so I can get started flying but I wanted to ask what anyone thought and do some research before I make a decision. Feel free, no, please comment!=]


-Rd;)

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Comment by Doug Weibel on August 1, 2009 at 3:06pm
What type of foam is it made of? The EasyStar costs as much as it does because it is made of Elapor, which is hard to work with but which is very resiliant and holds it shape well.

The Wild Hawk may fly well, but if you are buying it to learn to fly with and are likely to be crashing then a cheaper price may be false economy if it will not hold up well.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2009 at 3:27pm
It seems fine. I'm a huge fan of Elapor (I crash a lot), but this one seems to be pretty well liked. See this: http://www.rcpowers.com/airplanes/wildhawkplane-about.htm
Comment by Robert Drone on August 1, 2009 at 3:28pm
@Doug: Nitro Planes Says it has an "EEP Fuselage".

-Rd;)
Comment by Robert Drone on August 1, 2009 at 4:18pm
Chris thanks for the link! It is great, with lots of info the wildhawk looks like a good buy I am thinking about getting it with an rc flight sim controller for FMS this looks like the cheapest reliable way to start RC from here but I will look around some more first. 19.95 sim controller+ 79.95 wildhawk= only about $100! I could probably get that right now!
Thanks again=]

More comments are welcome as I'm not all the way sold yet....

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 1, 2009 at 5:15pm
Robert,

It is interesting that the stock aircraft does not have ailerons, but the Wild Hawk in the RCPowers.com Youtube picture does have ailerons. Interesting modification for an inexpensive model. Some FPV builders have added Easy Glider wings to the EZ* to be able to add ailerons without having to cut up the EZ* wing.

Regards,
TCIII
Comment by Robert Drone on August 2, 2009 at 6:51am
Hmmm so when I fly in fms I shouldn't use aileron controll.

thanks for the comment Tom:)

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 2, 2009 at 8:18am
Robert,

I do not believe that the Wild Hawk comes stock with ailerons. Apparently someone at RCPowers.com added ailerons to a stock Wild Hawk which does take some experience. The basic plane seems to be only three channel: rudder, elevator and throttle.

Regards,
TCIII
Comment by Robert Drone on August 2, 2009 at 8:19am
After a quick check I found that the normal aileron keys control the rudder; I tested this by starting the plane on the gound and barely "rev-ving" the throttle, I then pressed various keys one by one and found that when I pressed the [normal aileron] keys the rudder moved noticeably and the plane turned on its wheels so I just don't use the normal rudder keys because the don't appear to controll anything.=]
Comment by Patrick Mccabe on August 2, 2009 at 8:53am
HAHAHAHA. I just returned mine and bought an Easystar. This plane sucked for me. It was not my flying skills either. We threw it and it had no loft what so ever. Just flew a few feet above the ground and crashed. This plane would fly low then if I pulled up a hair it would go straight up stall and come back down crashing into the ground. The tail is tapped on so we glued it. The elevator was poor. Would not move up and down by much, just a few millimeters not enough to do much. I would not buy this plane because it needs to be upgrade and it would cost about the same to just upgrade and Easystar. I returned it saying it was underpowered and poorly made, got $25 less back then what i paid for it. And nitroplanes and raidentech are one of the same if anyone was wondering.
Comment by Robert Drone on August 2, 2009 at 8:59am
Hmmmm well heres a video of an easystar and wildhawk dog-fighting and I have very successfully flown ggunners' fms wildhawk model. Did you try adjusting the servo throw on yours? if your elevator was poor maybe it just needed adjusting? just throwing this out there I'm probably wrong anyways but you never know....

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