Model type: Sport aerobatic ARF
Skill level: Intermediate builder;
Wingspan: 36 inches
Wing area: 329 square inches
Length: 35 inches
Weight: 27 to 30 ounces
Power system: . 10 outrunner brushless motor;
25-amp brushless ESC; 11.1-
volt (3S) 1800 to 2200 mAh LiPo
battery; 9 x 6 electric propeller
Radio: Four-channel with four
Construction/ Built-up wood with MonoKote
Street price: 99. 98 (airframe only)
Motor: Great Planes Rimfire . 10 35-30-
ESC: Great Planes Silver Series
25-amp brushless ESC 5-volt/2-
Battery: Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S
11.1-volt 1800-mAh 30C
Propeller: APC-E 9 x 6
Radio system: Futaba T7C seven-channel
2. 4 GHz FASST transmitter,
Futaba R617FS receiver, four
Futaba S3114 Micro High-Torque Servos, one 6-inch Y
connector, four 6-inch servo
weight: 30 ounces
Flight duration: 8 minutes
• Classic design.
• Easily removable cockpit held by magnets
• Hardware package.
• Online updates for manual.
• Flight performance.
• Large battery compartment.
• Wrinkles in covering are hard to remove.
AT A GLANCE ...
Completed servo and main gear installation.
The landing gear retention straps have precut
recesses. It’s ready for the gear legs to be
placed into the precut groove and secured.
The contents of the kit as they come out of the box.
These additional items are needed to complete
wing’s servo cutouts are provided and
there is a string inside to help pull the
servo wires through.
The landing gear retention straps have
perfectly fit precut recesses that are
ready for the gear legs to be placed into
the precut groove and secured. Wheels
and collars are provided with flats on
the ends of the legs.
The next step in construction is the
tail section. It is important to remember
to put the elevator joiner in place before
gluing the horizontal stabilizer in place.
Once that step is complete, the elevator
halves are set in place with CA hinges
and glued onto the joiner.
I protected the elevator/stabilizer slot
with waxed paper before using epoxy to
glue the joiner into the elevator halves.
Pins placed midway through the hinges
ensure perfect placement as they are
slid into place. There is a sub fin below
the fuselage that is glued into provided
slots and attached to the rudder with a
The motor assembly is well thought
out, which makes it a simple bolt-together step. The down and right offset
are built into the mount. Holes in the
firewall are provided to channel the
motor/ESC wires; make sure they don’t
rub against the steering assembly. The
instructions have a good method to
ensure accurate placement of the cowl
and to perfectly drill the screw holes.
The access hatch on the bottom of
the fuselage front allows installation and
access to the receiver and ESC. Take
care to secure the ESC so it doesn’t
come loose and come in contact with
The servos and control rods for the tail surfaces
and steering are held with quick connects.
Mount the steering rod connectors on their
sides so they’ll clear the wing when it’s
installed. Use threadlocker.
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