HPI Lani?

Old 05-17-2020, 06:09 PM
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Have no experience in RC airplanes but I did come across a couple of these is anyone familiar with the HPI lani or are these more known in Europe? will probably have a couple to sell also



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Hpi lani eh? Was a beginner plane I think released sometime in 2012. Has LONG since been discontinued and I think parts may be hard to come by now even though there isn't much to them anyway that needs replacing. They would have been a collector's item if they were popular but they were sort of a failed experiment by HPI.
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Originally Posted by Troopermaniac View Post
Hpi lani eh? Was a beginner plane I think released sometime in 2012. Has LONG since been discontinued and I think parts may be hard to come by now even though there isn't much to them anyway that needs replacing. They would have been a collector's item if they were popular but they were sort of a failed experiment by HPI.
OK well thanks,Yeah I was able to see the that there wasn't much content left on HPI's website for this product and looks to be that this was the last of a 2015 run. I guess if I am going to try RC planes and an entry level model this would be the opportunity ? Cool little planes tho, (with my limited knowledge and exp). and the lipos cycle charged, balanced and put a storage charge on them with no issues everything powered up.

There is one or 2 sites in europe from what I can tell that still offering this for sale, that's why I asked about them being more popular over there. Worst case I 'll try my luck at selling spares for whoever stills flies these lol
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OK so I have gone through unboxing the Lani and it was well packaged overall I like what I see so far...my main concern was what condition the Lipo battery was going to be in....and to just do basic power up/bench test


Nice surprise the Lipos were in a good storage charge (11.4ishv) and charged/balanced with no problem..it is a 3 cell 2200 mAh


As far as the charger that came with the kit seemed to do the job (aside from using my Hitec) but upon first use it right away started to make fan noise as if something was just grazing the blades...

And sure enough the wires off of the inductor were just touching the underside of the cooling fan (fixed) , while I was there went ahead and put a teeny drop oil to lube the fan shaft. Result - smooth as butter and quit as a whisper.
Charger does a good job for the lil unit that it is, FYI it can only be hooked via 12v car batt or proper leads to good 12v power supply

Wiil have some more pics up as I start assembly..( which isn't much but hey it's my first plane)
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