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Posted by decreale | Aug 28, 2017 @ 07:20 AM | 4,718 Views
This may seem like a captain obvious moment but when buying a plane make sure the company supplies spare parts. I see where companies state they support what they sell but in some cases you may have to wait months before that part comes in. I found out there could be one distributer for many of these on line stores. I have been waiting for 3 months to get a set of wings for my FMS F3a Olympus. I have to wait for Horizon Hobby to get a shipment in and then it's sold to Motion Rc. This is not the first time I've had this problem with vendors. They just don't have the spare parts and it takes forever to get what you need if it's out of stock.
WHEN buying a plane on line the buyer has a right to ask questions. The seller should respond. I recently was in the market to purchase an FMS Stuka. There was one on line that caught my attention. It was selling for $150 NIB with transmitter. I am very familiar with this
plane. I had ask the seller several questions about what he was selling. What kind of transmitter? This is the FMS 55" inch Stuka. The response I got back was. I'm not your pen pal are you interested . Bad Attitude= Bad Seller=RiskyPurchase.
Posted by decreale | Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:51 AM | 4,729 Views
Just finished building this plane. Hopefully I can give it a try this weekend if the weather cooperates. Appears to be a little tricky to launch after looking at the videos. Not sure if I should give the side arm wing toss or grab it underneath. I have a leopard 2835/4T 1880 kv engine with 8x4 prop. Better fly this at half throttle. The engine may rip the wings off
The CG is tricky first couple of tries resulted in crash but no damage to the plane just to the canopy. I made another from a liter bottle of coke. Worked out really well. Corrected the CG issue and up it went. I had max trim up elevator so I corrected that and had a good time flying. More flying time this weekend.
Great flying with the Falcon this past weekend no problems. Lands really well floats nicely. Another great weekend with the Falcon. It got a bit windy and I don't like flying with strong wind. Did mange to fly for a few hours
Changed the prop from 8x4 to 7x5. The esc was getting hot. It should fly faster
Posted by decreale | Aug 01, 2017 @ 10:59 AM | 4,627 Views
Just got this plane yesterday. Looks absolutely great. Will be busy building the plane this week. Details about the build later.
This plane calls for a RimFire 50-55, I purchased a Leopard Motor 50-55 650kv for $50. However the motor box is set up for the RImFire. I popped out the wing nuts. Filled the hole with a wood dowel and wood putty and repositioned the wing nuts to fit the Leopard Motor.
Finally got this together, it was easy enough. Just concerned about the CG. It’s 4 inches from leading edge. When I put in the battery it’s slightly back from that. I will try to make adjustments where I can. Don’t want to add weights
This is a BIG plane. I will most likely have one of the more experienced pilots take her up first.
It has been a long time since I got to this plane but finally put it together. It’s a big plane and flies GREAT