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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:43 PM
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I just got the ARF as a replacement for out clubs Alpha 40 that crashed when the RX battery died in flight, and other than a few wrinkles it looks good. I'll be using my Airtronics SD-10G for a primary radio, and SD-6G for a buddy box. I'll set the flaps up on the slider on the side of the case by the throttle with servo delay, and probably mix in some elevator with it. Midpoint will be take-off, full rotation will be landing. Plus flight modes will allow the use of different mixes (crow, camber with ailerons, etc) for more fun.

If your radio supports it, set up a slight delay on the extension/retraction speed - it'll make the plane much easier to fly with the change in lift/pitch from the flap actuation up or down.

The only drawbacks I see to the RTF are the use of the Tactic transmitter which limits the use of a buddy box to only a a Tactic radio (which I know of nobody who flies one), and they don't show the installation of a 4-stroke engine, only a 2-stroke.

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