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Review - We take a close look at ParkZone's Habu EDF

11/30/2009 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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Jet airplanes are very intriguing to RC model airplane guys. We think about flying jets but normally the complexity of actually assembling one seems to take too much time. ParkZone has solved this problem. The new Habu electric ducted fan (EDF) takes only minutes to complete the final assembly before you head off to the flying field. The Habu incorporates typical ParkZone Z-Foam™ construction, resulting in a very durable, easy-to-repair airplane. But the flight performance of this model is the thing that has pilots smiling. It utilizes E-flite’s Delta-V 15 ducted fan and motor to provide pretty astonishing performance that most intermediate pilots can handle. At the same time, it exhibits excellent slow-speed handling making nose-high, jet-like landings your strong point at the flying field. Any way you look at it, this swept wing jet is so good-looking in the air that you will immediately start thinking that you had better add it to your collection of ParkZone models right now.

Matt Andren, ParkZone product developer for the Habu, has agreed to show us all the important details that he has built into this electric jet. I’m hopeful you will be as excited as I am after watching our video. This is going to be another very popular model at flying fields everywhere.

  • Wingspan: 36.3 in (920 mm)
  • Overall Length: 43.3 in (1100 mm)
  • Flying Weight: 2.8 lb (1300 g)
  • Motor Size: E-flite BL15 DF 3200Kv six-pole brushless in-runner (installed)
  • Radio: AR500 2.4GHz 5-channel Sport DSM2 (installed)
  • Servos: 5 total, 3 digital metal-geared (nose steering, rudder, elevator), 2 standard (aileron)