Wheels and Landing Gear:
About 2,900 grams, with 4S1P 2250mah battery
69grams/dmē - rather heavy and flies very fast!
- Designed primarily for IC power. This electric conversion is best
described by the video clip at the end of this page.
- Hardware setup: E-Flite Power 46 670kv, 800watt Outrunner brushless motor with
13" x 8" medium blade using a 4S1P 2250mah battery. This battery can
produce only 650 watts of power so the motor is a little wasted. It never gets
- 60amp EMax controller.
- No extra weight was added to achieve
the required COG! Actually seemed a little tail heavy but no elevator
adjustment was required.
Spektrum DX7 transmitter with AR7000 receiver (full range) with 4 Spektrum
DS821 servos and 1 Tower Pro MG995 for the rudder. Each elevator has its own
servo! Ailerons are setup as Flaperons. The transmitter provides a 3 stage
flap operation, normal, half and full. When the flaps mixed to elevator is
correctly setup, landings are a pleasure. A little rudder and aileron trim was
required for straight flight at half throttle!
Very good undercarriage "out of the box"!. Very strong and no-nonsense.
Even the spats are nice and flexible so survive the gruelling landings on our
COG: The nominated 95mm from leading edge resulted in somewhat unstable
flight. I suspect the COG needs to go a little forward.
The throws were set to the Sport level.
I always use some exponential (up to 50%) for that smooth, scale effect when cruising. The
rudder throw was greatly reduced from specified because it created excessive
turning response. Still working on the flaperon/elevator settings that will
provide the smoothest landing approaches.
This is a heavy model by today's 3D craft standards.