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Old Mar 09, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Guys, I think all these kits came with wrinkled skin, as do all the ARFs I have built over the last few years. A quick hit with the iron and glove on the wood areas smooths everything out easily. I follow up on the open areas of the wings with either the iron or the gun, one bay at a time. DO NOT OVER SHRINK! use just enough heat to remove the wrinkles.

As for power, the Rimfire 1.20 on 5 cells swinging an APC 17x8e, or a Xoar 17x8e wood flies this plane fantastically. I use the Blue Lipo 5000mah 20C batteries, and get easy 8-10 min flights. I use the Castle ICE 100 ESC, but an 85amp model will work well. I've flown it on 16x8 and 16x10 props on 6 cells, but was not impressed. Also flown with 18x6 and 18x8 props on 5 cells, which is ok, but best performance is with the 17 incher. It was also flown with a 17x10, but lacked vertical with it. I rarely use full throttle, usually 3/4 or less. This is by far my favorite aircraft in my hanger of 6 large scale planes. All electric.
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