The parts count is extremely low because everything is installed.
The stabilizer halves slide into the fuselage brackets and lock together.
A number of wires from the wing servos must be fed
through a small hole in the bottom of the fuselage before
securing the bolts. These mate with preinstalled Y cords
and extensions for the ailerons, gear, and flaps. This is easy
enough, but I prefer not to have to do it every time I want to
fly, so for me, it’s a one-piece airplane.
Most of the assembly time will be spent binding your
radio to the receiver and setting the controls. Remember, it’s
extremely important that you do not use subtrims to correct
any control surface alignment! Make all adjustments at the
control horn clevises. This is a requirement of the AS3X
Do not set up exponential on your transmitter; that is
taken care of in the AS3X system. After the first few flights,
you can adjust your transmitter to add some exponential or
you can do so with AS3X system programming. After you’ve
set up your radio and everything looks good, remember to
rebind your transmitter a final time.
There is a pair of clear belly pans you can affix to the
bottom of the fuselage if you’re going to do belly landings
instead of deploying the gear. I suggest that you use the
included two-blade propeller if you decide to make belly
Model type: Semiscale foam warbird
Skill level: Intermediate
Wingspan: 42. 2 inches
Wing area: 326 square inches
Length: 39. 5 inches
Ready-to-fly 44. 7 ounces advertised; 44. 5
Power system: 15-size 950 Kv BL outrunner; E-flite 30-amp Pro
brushless ESC; E-flite four-blade 9. 8 x 6 propeller (all
Radio: Spektrum six-channel AR636A DSMX receiver with
Needed to Six-channel Spektrum
complete: transmitter; E-flite 3S 11.1-volt 2,200 mAh 30C LiPo
Price: $249.99 BNF Basic
Flight duration: Approximately 6 minutes
• Easy-access top hatch.
• Sturdy Z-foam construction.
• Electric retracts installed.
• Flaps installed.
• Ready to fly in less than an hour.
• No glue required to assemble.
• AS3X rock-solid stability.
• Four-blade propeller and scale spinner hub.
• Factory-applied graphics
• Dummy engine, gear doors, machine gun, and panel lines.
• Some control horn screws protrude through top of surfaces.
AT A GLANCE ...
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