Was this aircraft originally a hotpoint.If so they are the best plane I have.Mine is powered with a 2409-12. 8x4 prop 2200batt. some glass sheeting inside the cowl& canopy does the trick and upgraded u/c
Just did maiden flight today. Went smooth. I have Turnigy 2830-1000, 9x5 APC, 3S 1300, 25A ESC. I upgraded U/C to Alloy strap with 65mm s/light wheels and added steerable tailwheel. Nice rolling take-offs / landings on grass no problem. Sweet sport/park flyer for the money.
I simply attached a bamboo meat (3mm)rod to the existing u/c wrap with cotton and cyno glue.heavier option is insert ply into the underside of vision and screw on alloy or plastic u/c.keep it light,I use a 1300 3s 40 battery.
I glued a peice of ply to the underside and screwed it into that. Remember to remove the covering film first.
I wanted a nice cheap sport/park flyer. This looked good for the price. I upgraded the U/C to alloy strap with bigger wheels and fitted a steerable tail wheel. Put velcro on the hatch so it can be quickly removed to access electrics. I'm using a Turnigy 2830-1000 with a 9x6 APC style prop, and a 25A ESC with a 3S 1300 battery. The fuse had a slight twist at the rear so I did my best to straighten it out but the vert stab still is ever so slightly out of square, but not much. Took it for the maiden today which went really smoothly. I had to put a bit more aileron trim in than I would have liked, but really I'm nitpicking. For the price it flew great. No vices, nice and predictable. Landings were some of the best I've done. There should be an unedited vid of the maiden flight up here soon.
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I received this this morning, and had it assembled in about 4 hours. I have had many of these assembled balsa kits, but the quality of this one beggars belief for the price. How in the hell do they do it? If I had to build this from scratch, I would estimate about 20 hours ....
Every part fitted perfectly, and it really is a nice looking model.
Will probably maiden it on Saturday morning, if it flies ok, I will buy a couple more, because I cannot believe that they will remain this price for too much longer. $65 delivered to your door in Australia! Unbelievable..
For $58 you couldn't make such a plane! Covering joins are good and covering is tight. All balsa & ply parts are well glued. U/C is a tad flimsy but should hold up ok
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Built this in 5 hours - my first balsa plane. Such a good price, that I wasn't expecting much -but the quality is fantastic! Looks awesome, great finish.
One broken balsa spar in the wing on arrival, but I have flown it as is as there is no way to get into that area. Seems ok.
I fitted a Turnigy 950kv motor, 9x6 prop, 30A ESC and 3S 1500 mAH battery and it works a treat. Heaps of power (although a bigger motor would work fine too), very very stable. Beautiful to land. I modded it with a steerable tailwheel (does not come with one), and used 10g metal gear servos.
Seems good in aerobatics but I was very cautious on the maiden. Will see how it goes next flight.
Only bad point is that it is very hard to distinguish top from bottom side when the aircraft is 50m away from you. I am considering adding white tape stripes to the top of the wing.