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Old Jun 09, 2008, 01:42 AM
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Build Log
Alfa Wildcat

Paint:
Factory w/ Factory supplied decals!

Batteries:
3s 1350mah 10 - 15C

Reference Threads:
* http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524087

Build Log:
Build took 3 evenings, about 4 or 5 hours for me w/ decal application. Nothing too crazy, just read the instructions over a few times for each step before you take any action. Motor/Prop combo is pulling 83W after 20second run @ 7.2A. Burst on fresh pack was at 89W @ 8.1A
Day 1:
* Glue the motor mount insert into place
* Install motor mount after epoxy dried
* Adjust shaft length as needed per prop spacing from cowl .... a little too much but its the best I can do w/ this setup. I suspect the mpjet motor is a tad smaller
* Using small amount of glue, attach ESC to rear side of motor mount and glue wires to mount
* Attach prop and test rotation direction
* Install cowl and reinstall prop
Day 2:
* Paint prop (chalkboard spray paint w/ testors yellow)
* Install Elevator servo
* Install aileron servo
* Glue down elevator pushrod tubing
* Mount rx
* Verify throws, and travel direction
* Program tx
Day 3:
* Install battery tray
* Glue canopy into position
* Start application of decals
Flight #1 (maiden) Report:
Temp: 75F
Winds: Steady at 10 - 12kts
Notes:
Decided to have Paul toss her for me, @ about 1/2 throttle. Flew right out of his hands .... wonderful flyer. I did notice I needed a bit more throw on the elevator as I was having to use lots of up. Unfortunately I was involved in a midair collision which resulted in the total of my wildcat, and significant damage to an Eindecker. Sad Day, but all the other planes flew great .... it happens

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