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  • Hangar 9 ASW-20

    Well it seems to be the beast of this season. Here is a thread to catch back all about this plane.

    Mine has been built this winter in two weeks, working at a slow pace, you can as for the blanik tackle that down to a week if you are in a hurry..

    I decided to go for the electric version, mainly because I am the tow pilot in my club and there is nobody else to tow me but also because the motor giving you that extra safety feature... you want to land and everybody is also landing (never happened ?) so just put some motor on and let the rush hour happening before landing safely.

    Also great safety feature for slope flier... when lift is missing, glad to be back on the landing slot in one piece, personally I only se advantages, but it is my taste...

    if you want to have detailed picture of that plane, follow that link

    Any question is welcomed

    Stéphane
    Stéphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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    And here is the video of the first flight,

    video of this week end flight at our Aerotow should follow

    Stéphane
    First flight of the year at our field to enjoy the weather and to maiden my new model, a Hangar 9 ASW-20 powered with a power 60 / 16x10 / 6S 5000mA. Very go...
    Stéphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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    • #3
      Hi Stephane..

      Glad you had the opportunity to really get some time in with the ASW-20. It's a great flying plane with a decent wingspan of 4.7m It actually looks BIG!!!!!
      The fit and finish is superb, and considering the price, its FANTASTIC. I'm not sure how Peter and Horizon Hobbies did it, but lets hope they keep doing it.

      If anyone is at an event with either me or Stephane and would like to try your hands on the controls, don't be shy, just ask. We're happy to help put a smile on your face.

      The ASW-20 has really good energy retention as well as slow speed flight characteristics. The wing is strong as heck, you can really horse this thing around if you want. I've already flown the one I have pretty hard.

      Post your pictures too!

      LEN

      Team Horizon Hobby

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      • #4
        And if you are in the market to buy one we can help you out, best is to deliver one to you at one of the upcoming aerotows!

        Jeremy and Ben
        SCC AAA TT

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        • #5
          Stephane, what is the total weight of your ASW including Batteries, and what capacity and cells are you using?

          Jeremy and Ben
          SCC AAA TT

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          • #6
            Jeremy,

            Weight is about 18lb or 8.8Kg, I use the recommended cells for the motor, 5000mA 6S

            ONE recommendation : feed the landing gear and the spoiler with 5v and not with A123 or 2S lipo. Much more reliable as speed is slower the gearboxes and receiving much less stress. You can use the in line voltage regulator VR5203 one channel for the landing gear, one for the spoilers with a Y cable


            sp_acc_SPMVR5203, FPVLIST, SPMVR5203, Miscellaneous Radio Accessories, Spektrum
            Stéphane
            Horizon Hobby Team Member

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            • #7
              And here is couple picture of yesterday from Miroslaw
              Stéphane
              Horizon Hobby Team Member

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              • #8
                I extracted the data from my castle creation ICE2 80HV and Horizon is dead on on the consumption

                80Amp when the battery is charged and about 70Amp after draining 3000mA from the pack (5000mA pack)

                these 3000mA allowed me to have 7 climbs, more than plenty doesn't need a second battery

                motor is draining about 1700W, great setting feel really safe

                Stéphane
                Stéphane
                Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                • #9
                  Second flying session with my Hangar 9 ASW-20, after the bungee start here is some aero towing, Dolly test should follow shortly. Really happy of the plane, very good all-rounder at slow speed ad at high speed.

                  First aerotow of the season for my ASW-20 from Hangar 9 during the MRCA aerotow in Ann Arbor Michigan on may 2nd and 3rd. Spring is blossoming with superb we...
                  Stéphane
                  Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                  • #10
                    An update today, we can now ship any of the large scale Hanger 9 and Eflite models such as the Blanik and ASW-20 directly to your doorstep, as Horizon Hobby has granted us retailers free shipping. It was not cost effective before as we also incurred over size charges which killed the deal! So if any one wants to order through THE Model Box we would greatly appreciate it! And if anyone locally is in need of one such as Snatch McLeod, we do have them in stock with retract
                    There is plenty of time to build one before the Horizon Aerotow.

                    Jeremy and Ben
                    SCC AAA TT

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for hooking me up, Jeremy! C'mon, Snatch, get one!

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                        I was suckered into it!

                    • #12
                      Well mike, you have a week and a half to get it ready for wilburt wright aerotow, plenty of time to achieve it....


                      Stéphane
                      Stéphane
                      Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                      • #13
                        Thank you Michael, you should see it today!

                        Jeremy and Ben
                        SCC AAA TT

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                        • #14
                          FedEx truck delivered sailplane today. What a nice airplane! CF in all the right places and really nice gelcoat finish! There was a forklift hole in the fuselage box but, fortunately, no damage. It just missed the fin and fuse at that junction.The hole did make for a nice hand hold while I and the truck driver loaded boxes into car!

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                          • #15
                            Glad to hear it arrived, now get to work. I will bring your other items to you this weekend.

                            Jeremy and Ben
                            SCC AAA TT

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