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Ministick7
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« on: April 27, 2018, 07:15:59 PM »

Hello, all,
I am having fun flying the micro electric Radian. With its built in stabilization, I have been able to fly in 15 MPH gusts. Amazing technology. Last evening I was all by myself at our rural flying field, and my flight path took the Radian in front of the almost full moon. Awe inspiring. The sun was almost set. How beautiful.
Just received a Hyperian 1000W charger and a MAX AMPS 1150 Watt power supply. Now I have to learn how to use them! Also received and have not yet flown an E-Flite Sukhoi -SU29MM. 1.1 meter wingspan. It has 3 levels of stabilization, so I can "wean" myself from depending on it as I get more comfortable with my skills and the equipment.
Thank you for your help so far. I will be building some planes before too long. The Sig Fazer deal fell through--probably a good thing. I will keep you informed as to my progress. Happy flying and thanks again.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »

I was reading this and thinking WOW 1150 watts for a UMX! Shocked

Then I recalled who you are and your project. Cool

Now please don't think that the stabilization systems will turn this high performance aerobat into a basic trainer. Stabilization should be thought of as a means to expand the flight envelope (post stall and/or higher control rates).

All the best,
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 07:42:28 PM »

I also have a UMX radian and love the little bugger. It's really the only plane I can safely fly on the golf course fairway behind our house.  I continue to be impressed with it's ability to climb on the little brushed motor and 1s.  Gliding performance is outstanding, especially if the CG is correct or a little aft of recommended.  I have put some skysheen reflective tape on mine in strategic areas as my 63 year old eyes struggle with orientation once this thing is above a few hundred feet.  The plane is so light it's hard to hurt it unless you were to pile drive it into pavement.  I have flown mine in 10+mph gusty winds when others will not fly much larger planes at our club. It penetrates better than you'd expect but when the wind is over 10mph it's more like flying a kite.. The AS3X really helps this plane fly like it's heavier and larger. I'm usually not a fan of any kind of stabilization in my models but it makes sense for this one. For $89.00 you really can't go wrong, it's a great glider to fly near sunset in calm winds from a lounge chair. It's pretty easy to consistently get over 15min. of flight time and often double that with a little help.
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