H-King Atom Mini Glider 750mm w/Battery (PNF) (USA Warehouse)
The Hobbyking Atom is a modern, fun Mini Glider injected with a bit of good old fashioned low tech simplicity! For a start, it is 3 Channel and its powered by a pre-fitted 180 brushed motor, but dont let that fool you, flown WOT, the Atom is a suprisingly good performer!
Despite being made from tough EPO foam, the Atom is as light and floaty as you want a parkfly glider to be, the high quality construction is more high tech than low tech, with a carbon spar in the wing and also down the length of the fuselage boom. The pre-fitted servos are actually 7.5g types with plenty of power, giving the Atom the ability to fly with authority. Assembly is really fast, and the model features a bolt on wing, even the wing bolt tool is included. Removing the nice quality magnetic canopy reveals a surprisingly large battery area, the supplied 250mAh 2s Lithium-Ion pack fits right up in the nose meaning larger packs for longer flight times or FPV gear can be fitted without making the model nose heavy.
The Atoms ultra-low flying weight and wing loading mean that even indoor flight is possible with the right sized hall, adding another dimension to the mix of low tech/high tech that makes the Atom so appealing and so reasonably priced. Ideal for both experienced and in-experienced pilots, the Atom is huge amounts of fun, nice quality and just a little bit different, time to go retro!
Now i know this sounds insane, but would it be a valid (notice i said valid, not good.) to waterproof the electronics and stuff and add a water rudder and a keel and try to land this on water? I think it would be kinda cool. maybe add small floats to the wing ends or something.
yeah, its cheap, small and easy to fly. but, only fly when there no wind. even a little wind make this plane very difficult to control. also consider increasing the size of the rudder - it's an easy and effective mod.
To anyone experiencing problems with your throttle not starting, read this. Turn your transmitter on, plug in the battery, wait a few seconds, put the throttle slowly up all the way, then down all the way. It should work normally now, however my motor will keep spinning a little after this. Weird...
Tad easy fix. You just need to set your throttle end points
1) turn on TX an put your throttle all the way up.
2) Plug in the battery
3) as soon as you hear the 1st set of beeps put the throttle back down!
Hope that helps.
I recently received the atom a few days ago. I have been trying to fly it but the controls have not been cooperating. Rudder and elevator work fine, but appear to be linked to the throttle. The throttle channel works but it does not have an idle function nor a full power, it hangs out in the middle. I searched the internet and found nothing. Does anyone know what is wrong? Thanks
you may need to set you throttle limits. try this. transmitter on throttle all the way up. plug-in the planes battery. wait 2 seconds then pust the throttle stick all the way down. wait for the ESC tones and you should be good. note: when flying, because of the high motor mount, extreme throttle changes will cause unwanted pitch in the plane. try to ease off (and increase) throttle slowly.
I attempted this and it didn't didn't work. The control still appear to be all mixed up. I downloaded a program to alter the software in the controller but I still cant get it to work. I have a mac and downloaded Turborix. It still is having issues. Does anyone have the control.cfg for the CT-6? Thanks again for your help.
No I do not know the pitch, it is not marked. Remember it is a pusher prop and attaches by friction to the splined motor shaft. The kit does come with 2 props, attached and a spare. Since it is a high mounted pusher prop, I do not think it is likely to sustain any damage, except under extreme circumstances.
So i got this in six days and i went to go fly it immediately. I flew it at a football field which is the perfect size. The wind was about 10 mph but i could still fly it. Its really nice and glides well. my 500 may didn't fit in it, so i had to use the one it came with which worked perfectly and lasted about 12 minutes at full throttle the whole time. The front of the plane is kind of delicate and it splits, but boiling water and epoxy fixed it right up. the brushed motor is plenty fast so don't worry about that.
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At first, I could not get the motor to start. So I plugged the ESC into CH4 (rudder), did the safety stick movement, and the motor started! With power on, plugged ESC back inth CH3 (throttle) and it worked but would not go to fully off, even with the trim tab all the way down.
So the Atom is fine and the problem is my transmitter CH3 (throttle) does not go all the way to zero. By not getting to zero, it can't get through the ESC safety function that stays off if you start it without the throttle being at zero.
Check for this before giving up and sending it back.
The Atom is great and survived several bad landings.
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Good beginner airplane. Relatively docile, probably owing to the rather small control surfaces. A few notes: Throw away the stock battery. It lasted for about 6 minutes of full-throttle flight. Perhaps after it's fully broken in, I might get another minute or two out of it, but you can put in a 350/360 mAH battery which weighs the same and get much longer flight times out of it. I find the Rhino 360 fits well (better than the stock battery). Resist the temptation to put a heavier battery in it as you will throw of the CG and spoil the flight characteristics of the plane. If your transmitter has a mix function, you will probably want to mix in some rudder with the throttle. At full throttle, I have the rudder deflected about 30pcnt to the left on my Spectrum in order to maintain straight flight. When gliding, this decreases to about 0pcnt. It could also benefit from a bit of throttle/elevator mixing as it needs a bit (5-10pcnt) of down elevator under high throttle settings as well to avoid climbing too steeply. The engine is adequate for basic flying, though it is certainly no powerhouse and won't climb at an angle more than about 25 degrees at stock weight another reason not to put a heavier battery in it. It flies relatively slowly so you don't need a lot of room to fly it once you're used to it. If you're really short on space you can hand launch it and catch it out o
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Went together quickly, but the ESC that came with the plane was not functional. I happened to have a Parkfly with a very similar ESC so was able to get it running.
My son (whose 11) was really excited to get it out. So took it to the park and flew it in gusty winds. It flew well, but a gut caused flipped the plane upside down and he lost control. It nosed in. The damage was easily repairable. So this little guy is fairly robust.
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Great little model and unbelievable value! Love the fact I can remove the wings so easily (just two screws) and can chuck in a backpack so I can cycle up the hills with it.
The battery it came with doesn't last very long so placed a 7.2V 850 mah battery in it (pushed the Rx into the nose to keep the CoG correct) and got flights of around 12 minutes.
The only gripe is with the ESC - basically the problem is that I have to put the throttle trim all the way down to stop the motor turning (and put it in the same position to activate). Looking at other the reviews, I think other people have had the same problem - its a minor pain and not enough to fuss over considering the whole PNF model is less than many ESCs alone!
Overall flight performance is good- very stable and predictable. Mildly aerobatic too and can do 3 consecutive loops following a shallow dive. Want to boost the power a bit to make it faster so may consider a bigger motor soon.