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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:35 PM
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I do believe that this model is more suited for EP over IC...although I am sure Joe may not agree.
This kit has a very good selection of light balsa and 1/6 ply and in my opinion may need a little 'beefing" up to handle the vibrarion of an IC. The kit is well designed and goes together very easy.
As I have been flying the Scout for a few months with 37 flights to date, I have decided to use the same power set up as well as the same servos. The reason being that they both share the same head and rotor blades and the OAL is similar.The Kellett will I believe be a little heavier but as I never used more than half throttle on the Scout I think that all will be OK.
I have used smaller servos than recomended and am not concerned of them failing.
I have also made another minor modification by joining the two side panels to the profile with 2.5mm carbon rod,this is done to help transfer the hoad and keep it all nice and square with out adding weight.The rudder servo is also set up with a pull/pull system {as I did on the Scout.}
The motor I used is a Turnigy 3536-1100 with a 10 X 5E APC{copy} and the head servos are Corona CS-238MG that come with the clips to mount the servo on there side { that is required for this model .} The biggest job now is to make a respectable cowl/radial to stick on the front and at the moment I don't have a clue what to use.
If I were living in the U.S.then I would send for one of the vac formed dummy radials that are available over there ,but I just can't bring myself to pay twice as much in post as the item is worth.
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