Components are made mainly of glass
filled plastic, with some carbon components e.g. tail boom
and main skid supports. An
excellent set of instructions is provided.
Rotor head detail. Note twin
ball bearings for paddle tilt.
There are 10 separate parts here.
Assembly is straight forward aided by the
excellent fit of all parts. A few points:
- Make sure you free up the the ball links as
described in the instructions. This
makes the main rotor assembly more crash
resistant as well as providing better control
- The attractive canopy is made
from very thin - but surprisingly strong -
material. Take care
not to ruin it with too much cyano. Run glue from
the inside and use masking tape on the outside
to prevent glue from seeping out. The canopy is fiddly to put on and restricts access to
the battery. I leave it off except for ceremonial
occasions (like visits from the Queen).
- The instructions recommend
running the motor off-load.
After one hour on a single charge, the motor was
still buzzing away. Importers J. Perkins
confirmed that one hour is easily sufficient.
Whatever gear you use, ATV and servo reversing are
essential, and exponential is also useful. No mixing is required. Thus a
mid-spec non-computer radio can be used.
I use my 10 year old Futaba FF7 Tx.
I gave up using my Multiplex 3030 - the antenna is too long for comfort
indoors and its extra programming flexibility offers no advantage for
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