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Posted by Lberry.88 | Aug 09, 2012 @ 08:48 AM | 3,928 Views
I have a friend who's little brother has just got into RC planes, his father had bought him a Cumulus 200 for his birthday... No, I had never heard of it either. His and I were talking at the pub the other day and he mentioned he had heard I was into RC stuff and would I be interested in helping teach his son to fly as he had no experience of anything and their solo attempts had been less than successful. Sure, I said before asking prudent questions about which plane they had bought.

Initially I had feared for the worst thinking they had bought an EDF F18 or something but they had been to the LHS and bought a 4 channel pusher glider, very sensible. We arranged a time to get his son flying, buddy boxing with me on an AXN so he can get a feel for flying before graduating up to his own plane (I prefer teaching people on the AXN it has some excellent characteristics) The dad mentioned that after their ast flight there had been some damage, the wing was wobbly etc so I said drop it round and I'll fix it up.

He dropped it round yesterday; one loose wing joiner and a missing elevator control horn. I did the necessary fixes, and replaced all the servos with HXT500s (2 were jittery anyway so it was just easier to replace them all). Finally I replaced the battery connector with XT60 - that way they could use the 2 other 1300mah 2S batteries I had laying about (the charger supplied charges through balance leads anyway). So all in all I was feeling pretty chuffed: fixed...Continue Reading