The 40-inch wingspan Nieuport 28 has an impressive list of detail features, which is unusual for this size model.
but it is worth the effort.
When I installed the outer wing struts
as instructed, both wings inherited
obvious deformation. A quick call to
Maxford confirmed that the upper
wing should have a few more degrees
of incidence than the bottom wing and
neither should have washout.
Moving the shorter wing struts to the
LE’s location cured the issue with my
model (confirmed with an incidence
meter). Take the time to make sure this
critical alignment is correct.
I use an ElectriFly 3S 2,200 mAh
30C LiPo to power the Nieuport. The
kit includes 1-inch-wide Velcro to
strap it to the base of the landing gear.
I substituted this Velcro for a narrower,
two-sided Velcro strap that fit through
the airframe’s existing lightening holes
without modification. I also glued a strip
of Velcro to the landing gear mount for
28309 motor. I initially installed such a
propeller from APC and found that the
system pulled more than 25 amps (the
ESC’s limit) and exceeded the rpm limit
for the propeller. Other brands of slow-fly propellers may not face this issue. I
switched to an APC 9 x 6E propeller
and it cured both problems.
With the pilot figure, wheel covers,
and other parts from the detail upgrade
kit, the completed Nieuport looked
great. It was slightly shinier than I
thought a WW I
be. I wiped
it down with
denatured alcohol, masked the foam
tires and electronic bits, and then gave it
a quick coat of Rust-Oleum Satin Clear
spray paint. I also sprayed a misty coat
of black on the dummy Gnome rotary
engine to make it appear slightly dirty.
These quick steps gave the Nieuport a
more authentic appearance.
Maxford recommends using a 9 x
6 slow-fly propeller with the Uranus
The motor mount
can be assembled
to accommodate a
variety of motors.
The author used the
Uranus 28309 with a
Uranus 25-amp ESC
mounted below it.
The motor leads are
routed behind the
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