Removing the battery tray provides better access to the rudder servo, elevator servo, and ESC. A
plastic shelf was added to mount the receiver and control box that helps to consolidate servo wires.
The battery is held in position with a stout hook-and-loop strap. Nonslip material on the battery
tray keeps the battery from sliding fore or aft.
Type: Electric warbird ARF
Wingspan: 47. 2 inches
Wing area: 451 square inches
Length: 36. 5 inches
Radio: Futaba 14SG 2. 4 GHz
transmitter; Futaba R617FS
receiver; four 9-gram servos
(included); two 9-gram metal-gear servos (included)
Needed to Minimum six-channel radio;
complete: four-cell 2,500 to 4,000 mAh
LiPo battery; basic assembly
area: Club field
Power system: 580 Kv outrunner brushless
motor (included); 12 x 7 four-blade propeller (included);
60-amp ESC (included);
Admiral Pro 3,600 mAh 4S
50C LiPo battery; FlightPower
4S 3,350 mAh 30C LiPo
Power output: 35. 2 amps; 507 watts
Flying weight: 4. 3 pounds
Flight time: 7-plus minutes
Wing loading: 22. 2 ounces per square foot
• Excellent kit quality.
• No-stress warbird flying.
• Multiple decal sets included.
• Unclear instructions.
• Some slop in wing control surfaces.
AT A GLANCE ...
FlightLineRC includes a multilingual
assembly manual. It contains everything
you need to know to build the airplane;
however, the manual also has many
extraneous steps that cover tasks that
were performed at the factory. You have
to sift through these steps to find the
information you need.
All of the parts mate together well.
The wing-fuselage joints were a tight fit,
but I was able to work things into place
without too much trouble.
Each wing panel has two preinstalled
servos for actuating the flaps and ailerons.
When installing the pushrods for these
surfaces, I noticed that the outermost
hole of every control horn was a slightly
larger diameter than the others. This
caused a sloppy interface with the
pushrod clevises. I used the middle hole
on the ailerons, which was a perfect fit.
I used the outer hole for flaps and the
resulting play has not caused any issues.
I was initially concerned that the stock
pushrods and clevises seemed undersized
for a model of this girth and performance.
They are more like something that you
would normally find in a lightweight
park flyer, yet, after dozens of flights,
everything is holding up fine.
The kit contains a small device
called a control board. Its purpose is to
consolidate the servo leads coming from
each wing. You could omit the control
board, but you would need to add three
Y cables for the ailerons, flaps, and
retracts. I used the control board on my
I installed a Futaba R617FS seven-channel receiver and linked it to my
Futaba 14SG transmitter. I made a shelf
for the receiver and control box using a
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