Alienator

 

Review 26-Oct-2003

Shachar Carmel

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Motor

AXI AC2820/10

Servos

4 x HS-81

Speed Controller

Jety advance 40-3p

Batteries

 8 cells

Channels

4 + motor

Flight Time

 5 to 8+ minutes

Propeller

Graupner CAM Folding Prop 12x6

Gear Box

None

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Wingspan

105cm

Length

 

Empty weight

 

Max flying weight

1320-1530gr

Wing Area

 

Wing load

 

CG location
from wing edge

Approximatly 95mm forward of the laminated central spar

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Building

Very easy to build but its taking some time due to the fact that you can use super glue only for the wood parts. For all the other parts, you must use Epoxy if you don’t want your Alienator to melt in your hands. The box comes with all parts needed except the electronics, extensions for the ailerons servos and 3-4 screws for the motor cowling. The manual is clear but it doesn’t tell you how to put together the pushrod tube and the horns so remember that you get special screws for that matter in the box.

Note:

  • Be sure that you have enough cable going from the speed controller to the battery.

  • Add some tape on the bottom of the plane for landing and also put some on the front of the wings.

Take-off

Very easy. With full power, launch the model directly into the wind and up it goes….

Flight behavior

Absolutely no bad behavior found. Loops are very quick and rolls are very nice and slow. Precise in the maneuvers, responsive with rudder, elevator and Ailerons. Read that the plane does not stall. Did not check that yet

Landing

The Alienator is gliding very well, so its very easy to land it.

Crash Results

Don’t want to think about it because the foam is very very weak.

Repairing

Epoxy.

Other comments

I want to thank my good friend in London , Lee Clements , who bought me this plane and brought it to Israel

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Latest Update: Monday, 20 June 2005