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#1 bicyclemonkey Aug 13, 2012 11:25 PM

ECOMRC Miss Elaine
I just got this in today and there's pretty much nothing online about it so this is probably the first discussion/viewing lol. It comes equipped for glow or electric power so there is a battery/fuel tank hatch. It calls for a .52 thru .70 4c glow so I have an ASP .65 four stroke I plan on using. this will be my first glow plane btw. I'll get some more photos up tomorrow of the contents as I unbox it.

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items...ELA-73AAF.html. Not a bad deal, $159 for a 73" plane.




#2 Gray Beard Aug 14, 2012 09:11 AM

I like it, it's an Old Timer Free Flight design that was modded for RC. Go to Wattflyer.com if you want to learn anything about it in electric, it's a good web site and all they speak is electric.
I just got myself a set of plans for an old timer that has that rakish stance but that is typical of the old school free flights. I will be going from free flight to three channels but they lend themselves well to that too.
Good looking little plane.

#3 bicyclemonkey Aug 14, 2012 09:13 PM

I've been all electric since I started in RC a few years ago. This will be my first glow plane, a 4c at that.

#4 bicyclemonkey Aug 15, 2012 08:52 PM

It was packed very well with no damage.



#5 rabdooley Aug 16, 2012 06:07 PM

I am thinking of ordering one also.
Can you post more pictures of this model?

#6 bicyclemonkey Aug 16, 2012 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by rabdooley (Post 22466548)
I am thinking of ordering one also.
Can you post more pictures of this model?

Sure. Nicely packed.


I'm diggin' the retro looking cream covering over what I thought was going to be white.


The covering over the whole model was stretched tight with not a wrinkle in sight.

#7 bicyclemonkey Aug 17, 2012 11:30 AM

What do you guys make of this? This is the control horn provided for the aileron is ginormous! It doesn't line up with the hinge line and is way tall to the point of the push rod being at a high angle.


It's also too wide to fit in the slot.


Here's the step in the manual.


#8 Gray Beard Aug 17, 2012 11:54 AM

Nothing strange about it at all, keep in mind it is just an ARF made in China and minor errors like that are just common problems. Things like this are not only found in the lower end ARFs but even in some of the high dollar products too.
Just use a sander or grinder to get it sized correctly, make it a nice tight fit too. If this is your only problem you find count yourself lucky.
I just helped a friend assemble a new little ARF and it was the first one I recall being perfect without any errors. I think it is an Eflight Taylor Craft, it's small but at $150.00 it's not cheap. I was looking for a problem with it but it went together without even a little problem, well, locating the wire push rods was a thrill, we thought they left them out of the box but we finally located them taped on the side of the box. Only found them by accident!!

#9 bicyclemonkey Aug 17, 2012 12:06 PM

I was thinking of doing this instead to prevent the push rod from being at too high an angle but it had been mentioned to me that the included horn may be designed for differential and to go ahead and use it.



#10 bicyclemonkey Aug 19, 2012 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by rabdooley (Post 22466548)
I am thinking of ordering one also.
Can you post more pictures of this model?

Here ya go. Sorry for the wait.







#11 rabdooley Aug 19, 2012 08:50 PM

I am considering making this a float plane.

#12 bicyclemonkey Aug 19, 2012 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by rabdooley (Post 22493609)
I am considering making this a float plane.

That would be awesome! I need a pond to fly from.

#13 bicyclemonkey Aug 21, 2012 09:34 AM

Control horns attached. I decided not to use the ones that came in the box. I plugged the factory cut slot, drilled the new holes + hardened with thin CA, then put a dab of thick CA on the screws.



#14 edwin1 Aug 22, 2012 07:02 AM

You did what I would have done. I have certain ways that work for me and I pretty much stick with them no matter what the barf says in the instructions.

#15 bicyclemonkey Aug 22, 2012 08:28 AM

Yeah those aileron horns were like three inches tall. First time setting up a glow engine, getting those holes drilled was pretty tedious.


It's right on the money. 125mm from prop backplate to firewall.


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