Whats in the box. 95% completed Pitts ARF Plane. All hardware required to finish. Motor mount for 35 series or slightly larger outrunners.
What you need. 9~20g servos (4pc) 35 series outrunner. (Turnigy 35-42 is perfect)
2200mAh Battery 40A ESC
Radio gear (Rx & servo wires including y-lead for aileron servos)
International shipping is often rough on large boxes. Rest assured, this plane is double boxed and padded to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. *Image shows plane fitted with Turnigy SK35-42 motor and shaft (not included)
After having built new wing struts and rods to hook up lower alierions i flew it today and it flew like a dream not much power with 4000=3cell and the 35-42 and 11/6 prop going to try a 12 or 13 next. May the Air be with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hello everyone just wanted to ask if anyone else has a thrust problem with this planes, when i give it full throttle it noses up pull back it levels off! i have 3.5ozs of lead in the nose plus running a 4c battery so i'm almost sure the bird is nose heavy so what do you all think?
It sounds like more down thrust is required, if the problem is indeed thrust. If you have tried this already then it may just be way too nose heavy. This would mean you have up trim on the model to make it fly level at slower speed so the model will climb with throttle.
i bought this model and am having problems with the way it flys hope someone can help! i've built many arf's before this one but this one keeps acting like the thrust is wrong i've changed it 3 time and the same thing? when i bring the throttle back to the center it smooths out, thanks to anyone that can help me out with this:)
cg at leading edge of bottom wing? trim it lvl at 1/2-3/4 throttle then fly it inverted should stay lvl. if not change cg till it does. then if it still climes at full throttle change motor thrust angle. can take time to get a plane set up correct but well worth the effort.Good luck
beezlebub buy in the real world you FITTER would never work on a real plane with out a Manual. Also I like to see the manual before I buy (from the "FILES" tab). This way i can know what i am getting. You can tell a lot about a ARF from a few pic in a color manual. But thanks.
From what I read on the Reviews they may be fixing some problems with it. I bought two E-Flite Bipes close to the size of this one & I'm having a blast with them. I'm still waiting on this one too so hoping it won't be much longer.
This plane is nice and solid. I had to add a lot of weight in the nose but after that and trimming her out OMG WHAT A PLANE...I had a T-35-42 in it with a 60 esc. 12x6 prop. When your ready to move up to bi-wing balsa there is no better plane out there..Once I got the "feel" of the plane after 10 flights or so, I decided to upgrade the motor to a 35-48 all I can say is HOLD ON LOL...great plane.
Can you help me out with some more info
1. what size batteries are you running with the 3548?
2. how much weight did you add to the nose to balance the plane out?
3. what servos should i order?
The CG is the exactly on the leading edge of the lower wing.
I'm running a 35-48 950 kv motor.
3000 mah 20c 4s turnigy battery.
12x6 APC E prop.
130mm radius carbon fiber landing gear from HK.
I get 500 watts and have unlimited vertical. I only have 3 short shake down flights but this plane flys awesome.
It is a builders ARF. The instructions are worthless and flat wrong. The outter ribs are transposed on both wings. The struts should slant out from the bottom wing but it slants in and when you put it in the top wing they slant out. This requires tedious reworking.
The cabane attachment points are very weak and require solid reinforcing.
I cut 2.5" of the center section of the motor box out on a chop saw and grafed it back together so I could bolt on prop adaptor end of the motor...works great.
Here is a very good discussion. www.link 100 bucks shipped it a spanken plane but it requires quite a bit of thought for assy.
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Watch my buddy fly this plane. Flies on rails. I had to order one myself
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Received the kit yesterday. Quite a quality kit. Well worth the price and wait! Crisply cut laser frame, quite lightweight. The only problem is in the scanty directions. You are left to guess on several steps when assembling. One major question if anyone has the answer. There is no indication for the center of gravity. Anybody that has successfully built and flown, please reply with your COG. Otherwise, can't wait to get this puppy in the air!
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Flew like a champ, A few mods that even the average modelers can tackle and you have a first class flier. I had fun building this plane it reminded me of the old days
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Plane went together OK. Yes i agree the instructions are horrible at best. I pretty much figured most of the assembly out from pictures i found on the net and bits of info here and there.
Throw the stock linkage stuff away. Spend the hundred or so bucks for quality linkage parts from your local hobby store (they appreciate it).
I also plan to replace the motor mount with an adjustable aluminum one and beef up the firewall with plywood. This is because we lost the extra 260 we also bought to motor mount failure. it's mount is very similar to this one. As far as the CG it is the leading edge of the lower wing. Ours we had the 2650 mah 4s lipo stuffed almost to the motor and added 10oz . Under the front cowl to get it level. I wanted a little nose weight but that wasnt going to happen. Maiden flight was ok. Took a few passes of oh #@$ to figure out i was trying to fly her too slow. I would only recommend this plane if you have the experience to set it up and fly it.. I dont LOL. Have Fun!