Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer
Thanks pda4you. :-)
You'll definitely want to remove the set screw and add thread locker also. Its recommended in manual. After everything is built and you have finalized your trim settings, I add a drop of THICK CA to each side of the push rod stopper, then I spray some kicker to quickly harden the CA to keep it from possibly dripping down onto the servo itself.
Heres a video I did for a walk around for the plane.
Thanks for the pics, video and very good information. I would not be too concerned about the amount of the flap throw on this model. You mentioned just how light the plane is which translates into very light wing loading. Flaps are really not needed at all. Using flaps with the throw you've shown in the video will be highly effective.
When flying off of water, the most important item to address is waterproofing. I wonder if Hobbico did any waterproofing on the rx and esc? We are using Corrosion X on the ESC and RX on our float planes. You can use a balloon-cable tie on the RX as an alternative. Before flying off of water I read that YOU WILL FLIP OVER YOUR PLANE
, you can count on it. We have been flying on water for two years now. I have found that no matter how good you think you are on the sticks, a quick wind shift/gust will flip these planes over in a heartbeat. Waterproofing is essential unless you want to keep replacing the ESC and RX and cut your flying day short.