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H-King Atom Mini Glider 750mm w/Battery (PNF) (USA Warehouse)

H-King Atom Mini Glider 750mm w/Battery (PNF) (USA Warehouse)
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 it's powered by a pre-fitted 180 brushed motor, but don't 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 servo's 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 Atom's 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!

Specs:
Wing Span: 750mm
Wing Loading: 22g/dm2
Length: 490mm
Flying Weight: 145g
Servo: 7g x 2
Motor: 180 Brushed
ESC: 5A Brushed with BEC

Includes:
Instructions
250mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
2 x Prop
Allen Key

Requires:
Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX
Battery Charger

* Please Note: The supplied Lithium Ion battery can be charged as a standard Lipoly, 2s Lipoly Batteries are also compatible for use with this model.



PRODUCT ID: HK-Atom

2 1:IC/2:Elec 3 Channel 750mm (29.53in) 490mm (19.29in) 145g (0.319lb)


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Total of 19 discussions.
Nelson  2 points - 8/2/2013
 
Can't get the motor to work. I hooked this up with an HK DSM2 6 CHANNEL and can get rudder and elevator, but i can't get motor. I am a novice and looked at all the threads. After repeated binding, I would put the throttle all the way up and back down to arm the motor. I still can't get the motor to arm. I am trying to be open minded. I am a little miffed. HK really screwed up this order and took over two weeks to ship it when it was in stock with the batteries I ordered.
 Charlie 11 points
Nelson 2 things to check. Are the motor wires connected an tight. Mine had 1 that was not correctly solder at the motor. The other issue I had was the Esc plug was backwards.
 Riley 33 points
Your going to want to set your throttle trim to zero, then turn on the plane wait for the sounds and push your throttle to the top then all the way down. Most of the atoms have this safety feature.
Sherm  39 points - 5/23/2013
 
I've seen people talk about a rudder mod on this plane to make it more maneuverable. what type of mod are we talking here? just creasing the rest of the vertical stabilizer and attaching it to the original rudder?
 Riley 33 points
yes you will bevel the edge and hinge it and attach it to the the original
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 Sherm 39 points
Awesome. thanks.
 Riley 33 points
you are very welcome
 Benjamin 36 points
I have severalof these, well the original cox. don't cut the rudder off and rehing it. simply gut out a top, bottom and middle thin cut out and leave 2 hinges of you size choice uncut. it moves much smother and at full range (motion). Now you don't even have to worry about hinging it. Hope this helps.
 Sherm 39 points
Yep. thats what i did. i just trimmed it so it was beveled like the rest of the rudder. it worked perfectly. Its a lot better, thanks.
Tom  3 points - 5/21/2013
 
Riley, I figured Ill tinker with the Atom and then go bigger with a new TX also. I would like to eventually try FPV.
 Riley 33 points
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Tom  3 points - 5/20/2013
 
Thanks Riley. Gave you credit. Trying to reply under your answer but keeps asking me to login. Yes mine is 72 Mhz 3 ch from a glider I crashed a long time ago and gave up. When I saw the foam planes that are much more resilient I though I would give it a try with the HK Atom and use my old TX/RX with it.
 Riley 33 points
great idea fomies are the best especially epp
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Tom  3 points - 5/19/2013
 
I have almost 3' of antenna. Should I coil some up? What is a good way to route the antenna?
 Riley 33 points
if you can run it back to the rudder and hotglue it to the top of the rudder do not cut any of it off thats what i had to a while a go with my 72mhz and just coil up the rest in the fuselage and tape it there. Give me credit and ill give you credit to.
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Tad
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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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Joseph
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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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Bill
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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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Keith
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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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Robert
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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.


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