||Take-off, landing, and crash
||2 x Permax 480
||3 x HS81
||BEC 35 Amp
||8-10 x CP1700
||3(2 ailerons + 1 Elevator) + Motor
||Don't know yet
from wing edge
||Fairly easy. Just 1 page Plan, but clear enough. You need
extra 4 screws, to link the motors the the metal holder. Any Glue would
work, but Epoxy seems the most suitable. This plane comes ARF. The only
tricky part is to build a holder for the Elevator's servo, and find a way
to properly attach the bottom that closes the battery compartment. Made of
Fiberglass, except for the wings (Balsa), Painting can be done with anything. Need to put
some protection where the plane touches the ground, to protect the
fiberglass. Good and strong tape will do it
||Very easy. much easier than the TwinJet, for a reference.
Just throw it, with a little up angle, full speed and done. Not even any
need for wind
||Very stable, fast. I didn't push it yet for any stunt, more
than a regular loop. Did it perfectly well, and clean. With motors off, it
glides gently, smoothly, making a very nice and small wind sound. When
cutting the motor, it always made the sound of a pump, you would just
release air from, very nice but I have no clue where it comes from. If not
enough speed, stalled a little, but the shape and some motors makes it
take back normal flight, on the spot
||Did 2 landings so far, so no trend to speak about. Because
it glides so well, I should have used the flaps on landing, next time.
Note that the shaft of the Permax 480 bended today, as the propeller
touches the ground on landing. Just changed the motor.
||One crash so far. Both motor shaft bend, Fuselage broken in
few places, servos out of place. Crashed happened due to lost of surface
lift, then spinning.
|| Fiberglass is not the most famous material for repairs.
Change motor easily, as screws hold them. Epoxy + scotch will do the rest.
||Great looking plane on the ground, even better in the sky. I
loved my TwinJet, I think this might be competing with it. The
"Scale" look like makes it looks really nice, when flying. Can't
wait for the next flight, where I'll put more amplitudes on the ailerons.
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Monday, 19 September 2005