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The New Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm

Old 04-05-2020, 12:14 AM
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Default The New Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm

This is my Durafly Ugly Stick V2 Electric Sports Model 1100mm Unboxing & Review video.

Review Notes for this RC Airplane from Hobby King:

Pros:
- Very nice finish on the paint
- The wood prop looks really cool
- Robust landing gear
- Steerable tail wheel
- This is a four-channel plane for a full experience

Cons:
- The manual was simplified, but left you to your own experience to fill in some of the blanks.
- The battery bay could be better suited for the recommended battery.

I will update this with more videos & other details over time

Link to Durafly Ugly Stick RC Plane: https://bit.ly/345Xgrs
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:49 PM
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This is my Maiden Flight Review In Strong Wind:

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Old 04-15-2020, 05:06 PM
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GB,
Thanks for the posts and video's. Just received mine this past Saturday and had a chance to build it yesterday. Never had a Durafly kit before and you are correct. A few items left to the imagination in the instructions. Never did get the supplied screws to fit the control horn on the vertical stab. Just not long enough but I did have the correct size in my parts box. Still not too certain on the tail wheel clearance on the horizontal stab when in full down position. May modify that at a later time. I was baffled for a short time once everything was assembled and hooked up the electrics for a bench test. Everything worked as suppose to except the motor would not turn. Reconnected the motor wires and even switch them around but no luck. The motor was getting power because there was some resistance when turning it by hand but would not turn on its own. After messing with it for a while, I decided to try a different ESC (FT 35A) and it worked just fine after that. I'm guessing the included Turnigy 30A was faulty. I'll check it later. Did a couple taxi runs in the basement and everything seems good. Just trying to find the perfect nose weight to install before its maiden. Also added a couple bright orange stripes to the underside of the wing for reference since both the top and bottom are identical. Thanks again I will keep you posted. Scott
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:50 AM
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I've had my eye on this one but I fly only off of grass. Think the landing gear would support?
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:59 AM
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Hi Numbthumbs! It is not one I would recommend for grass as the plate just screws into the foam. If you wanted to add something to make it stronger, it might just work

Cameraboy5, how did it all work out for you?

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:22 AM
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Hi GB,
Sorry haven't been on here for a while but was just passing by and found your question. To answer your question, I would not recommend too many landings in the grass in stock form as mentioned above that the landing gear struts are just screwed into foam. I went ahead and cut a 2.5 inch by 6 inch piece of thin basswood and fastened it to the bottom of the fuselage with Gorilla Glue for extra support and then reattached the landing gear to that with a little bit larger wood screws and now don't have to worry about hard landings on asphalt or grass. The aircraft is a dream to fly once I dialed in my preferences and now enjoy watching my 13 year old son fly it as well.
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:28 PM
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Okay, here is my story!

I was lucky that a former RC Club member sold me his Durafly Ugly Stick V2 on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday I flew it completely STOCK and was not impressed on several aspects of it's flight. I didn't have any issues with the battery compartment nor the Center-Of-Gravity as I am using the GEN ACES 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 35C, Lithium Polymer packs with a ESC cable converter since I have all my batteries with the T-Connector (Ultra Deans) and even so, it is still doable in carefully situating the battery in that compartment with no issues.

The up lines were not as fast or powerful as I wanted for such a light model. The STOCK power system is adequate but, didn't have that gusto that I was expecting from an Ugly Stick of this size and weight. It performed all the Hammer Heads, Cuban-8's, inverted flight, etc.. however, just something was missing with the Airspeed. The stock propeller is a wooden (no name brand) 10 X 6 and it is my thoughts that it should be at least a 7-pitch.

I found a brand new Park Zone 15 (Black metal case) that you find in many Park Zone and of course E-Flite foam models and went to work a few minutes ago and was successful in drilling new holes on the White Plastic motor (Park Zone) motor mount to match the firewall of the model. I selected the APC 10 X 10-E propeller and the Watt Meter showed (Static Test) of 22.4 AMPS wide open throttle on a fresh fully changed battery pack. Okay the observed under load Voltage was 11.8 Volts and 22.4 AMPs thereby, 264 Watts!

Therefore, no need to change out the STOCK ESC from Hobby King as the STOCK ESC allows up to 4-Cells. For now, I am keeping it 3-Cells and my thoughts are that it will ZOOM with ZEST appeal at 1/2 Throttle now that I have lots of Pitch Speed and current draw is way below the maximum limits of the STOCK ESC.

My goals here is to WAKE-UP this model with a little more ZIP and ZAZ so, I can really enjoy it like an UGLY STICK should.

More to come in the morning!
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:33 PM
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Holy Cow!

By switching to the inexpensive Park Zone 15 motor (950Kv) transformed this model into a more capable and spirited Sport Model like an Ugly Stick Should.

The up-lines were just amazing and with much more power and airspeed and pretty much all other maneuvers were an improvement like Night to Day!

The model was flown nothing over 1/2 throttle using the APC 10 X 10-E propeller and GEN ACES 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 35C, Lithium Polymer packs.

The best of all is the Park Zone 15 and extended forward motor mount provides an additional Nose weight component and provided the Center-Of-Gravity Spot ON!

Brought a grand total of six (6) RC Airplane Models to the RC Club and wow! It was the best weather conditions one could dream of.
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