The Meteor is a superb plug and fly sport jet that is both fast & very capable and becomes very addictive, very quickly!
Built from tough as old boots EPO, the Meteor is very fast to assemble and very practical, the wing is removable for transport and all of the quality 9g servos can be accessed quickly and easily for adjustment and so on. The same applies for the fan and ESC which are directly under the wing. A 70mm fan unit running on 4s combined with a mere 1100g Flying weight means speed and the Meteor has flight performance to match, it is predictable and stable while being very capable in terms of aerobatic performance.
Well designed with quality components, the Meteor offers a quality Sport jet and a low, low price and due to its excellent flight performance, we would reccomend the Meteor as a first jet for an experienced RC pilot yet at the same time it has plenty to offer the experienced jet jockey! Its fast, fun, practical, reliable, good looking and capable, you couldnt ask for more at this price!
Specs: Wingspan: 910mm Length: 1100mm Wing Loading: 52.8dm2 Flying Weight: 1100g Servo: 9g x 5 ESC: 60A w/BEC EDF: 70mm with 3000kv 28mm Brushless Outrunner Motor
Hi, I bought this second hand off a guy at my local club and it is such a great model. I fly off a well manicured mown grass field and the undercarriage performs perfectly well on grass, perhaps you lose a bit of battery energy getting up to take off speed, but all in all an excellent plane with great handling.
I'm considering buying this Meteor as my first jet and wondering about battery options.
Hobbyking recommends a 2600 mAh 4S. I already own two 2200 mAh 4S batteries, and plenty of people seem to be flying it with 3000 or 3300 mAh 5S or 4S batteries.
As such I'm wondering whether I should just get something bigger than a 2600 mAh since I already have the 2200 mAh batteries to start with.
What do people recommend? Thanks
I bought the HK sport jet which is very similar to the meteor and I also have an abundance of 4s 2200's. These fly my sport jet very nicely for a good 5mins and its fast enough for me. I cant see the meteor not flying if you use 4s 2200's in my opinion
Just a note, if you have plenty of 4s 2200's already and your looking at buying your first jet ( which I have just done) then I would recommend the sport jet as its battery tray platform is for the 4s 2200's. Hope this helps.
Replacement Motor / Fan
Hi, I installed the fan wrong and burnt out the motor. I've replaced it with an e-flite V15 but I'm looking at an L2855 motor or the 10 blade DPS fan combo. I'm flying on both 4S and 5S but I'm confused as to whether I need a high rpm / low watt motor or do I go the high or low watt/rpm motors?
Not suitable for long grass, only short... The wheels are too small... Only possibility is hand launch or change wheels... Go to hardware section and see wheels and landing gear section... Hope you got it...
I installed the fan wrong and burnt out the motor. I've replaced it with an e-flite V15 but I'm looking at an L2855 motor or the 10 blade DPS fan combo. I'm flying on both 4S and 5S do I go the high or low watt/rpm motors?
Im about to buy the, 10 Blade Alloy DPS 70mm EDF unit - 4s 3000kv 1200watt. Before i hit the buy button,will this fly the Meteor? I have got 3300 4s and was wondering how much flight times i would get.
Yes 5cell 35 discharge is all good use one no probs fits well no throtle limiting needed.
i went to 6 cellall ok but u need throttle controll to keep the edf's bracket from softening and twisting so the fan hits the shroud.
Thanks Peter the link u posted is great lots of info about this jet.. i have one on the way with a 5sell bat as well i have some 4cell to test the max watt of the motor and i will set my throttle to max at the same wattage on the 5cell :}
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Thanks for Asking Kellyann all good after watt meter testing and a carefull first flight it all want well i now Fly on 5cell 3000mah 35 c lipo and all good. I have tried 6 cell but motor gets too hot for comfort (and the plastic edf housing lol) i have put video of 5 cell flight all stock gear, in video tab to show. I dont know how to put it here thanks HTH
Please what is the diference between this jet and this one http.://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17948__H obbyking_Sport_Jet_70_920mm_EDF_PNF_.html the difernce in wingspan is small enough to be measurement margin for error ;}
Just wanting to know if a 3600mah 4s will fit in this? I had a habu once before.. They were fine in that, til I lost signal to it and down she came. I also have a 3300 5s pack, could these be used in the meteor? Upgrade of motor and ESC would obviously be needed. :)
There are quite a few reviews on Youtube ("Dynam Meteor" - "**********s", or "sucess tips"), so check them out. It has a lot of battery room, so even over 4000mAH will fit and fly fine. And also suggestions that it could survive fine on 5S too, so your 5S should be good too.
I have a 4S-3000-40C and 4S-3300-30c which seem pretty line-ball in Meteor performance for each. It is pretty fast on 4S. Plus I grabbed a 5S-2200-30C which I am yet to try. It is probably a bit light on total Amps really, but I chose that for its weight and cheaper cost for a test! (false economy maybe?)
I hand launched this plane just last week for a guy that never flew EDFs before. Absolutely amazing! It flew right out of my hand. It has plenty of power, just with the stock setup. Other sites claim you can go to 5s without upgrading anything. Its a very stable flyer, and is only 1/4 the cost of the Habu
yes Fantastic Jetmy my stinger 64 hrdly gets a run now *} = = = Gedi_Prime I live in Adelaide and we have 3 types of deadly spider in this area including the redback (BlackWidow) the White tip and the Trap door.
But dont forget the 3 deadly snakes the Black, the red belly black and the western desert tiapan.. But dont go into the water Irikanji(box jellyfish) and Great white sharks are equaly deadly and plentiful. And people wonder why Aussie Soldiers and AUS sporting teams are the Worlds Be
Dynam now make a 1/2 fiberglass and 1/2 sheeted baslsa 90mm vnice
got this from another site; very good flier; handles crisply but stable and not over twitchy; similar to the HABU but much cheaper; don't know if ESC and EDF are the same as what i have so cant comment on them but mine have held up - LOOKS like the exact same plane though, except i got no pilot
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If you want a jet that is easy to build and lot of fun to fly this is it. Goes fast on standard setup
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Got mine the other day. Wow! how good does it look! The box is huge and all parts are well packaged. I tested everything and unfortunately the elevator servo only moved one way (up) Removing the faulty servo was a major job as it is totally glued in. A replacement was soon fitted and quite some time spent on setting up the dual linkage to get more travel on the elevator. Removing the canopy without squashing it was the next drama. There is nowhere to get a good hold of it and the clip holds too well. I intend installing a screw for something to grab. The fan unit needs some work as it scrapes a little when running. It looks like it will fly well and fast, after all its a cheap version of the Habu.
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i wrote a giant build review with ele vs rudd tips and 5cel info but the website timed me out and logged me off
All lost all lost sorry HK i tried ;}
not spending another 1/2 hour doing great review to lose it again
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All in all it is a very nice jet for its price. My EDF was well balanced and the fan well centred as it came so I have had no issues at all with that (imbalance etc). You definitely have to do the 'elevator travel mod', to get more elevator authority, but even with that it is still marginal. Maybe they did that to prevent over-G's? So whilst it still flies 'jet realistically' without more elevator travel, it needs more and I will do that when I get a chance. I am working on fitting eTracts - the STTE-03 (nose) and HK-5094 (mains), so that is looking that it will work out fine. It is not a 'really fast' jet, though passable as it comes, but the 5S 'upgrades' many people are doing sounds like a good move - as long as the motor and ESC do really last doing that!