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Sep 28, 2009, 09:44 AM
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A-10 Warthog ARF




A-10 Warthog ARF

40" wingspan, 36" long, 258 sq. in. wing area, 36 oz. flying weight. Includes two 75mm ducted fans with two outrunner brushless motors and two 18-amp controllers. Power is supplied by a 3-cell 2200 mAh Lipo battery that is easily accessed under the removable canopy. Construction is all pre-painted and decorated injection-molded foam. The wing is removable and reinforced with a carbon rod.

The two fan units are fairly large (75mm diameter) and produce strong thrust at a moderate speed and low amp draw. The wide stance of the tricycle landing gear gives the A-10 great ground handling for taxiing and take-off and superior control in landing. Assembly is quick; the wing halves need to be glued together, motor nacelles glued to the fuselage (fans and motors are pre-installed). Motors must be plugged into the speed controls and the direction of rotation checked, there is no soldering required.

All servos are pre-installed and all control surfaces are pre-hinged. Charge the 3-cell lithium battery with the included balance charger. Charge is done through the balance plug on the battery and each individual cell is charged independently to reach 4.2V.

Flying the A-10 is where the fun really starts. The steering is precise and not overly sensitive giving you great control on the take-off. Once in the air the climb is strong and the control is smooth and quick. Big loops, fast or slow rolls, inverted flight are all easily done. Flight times are from 6-8 minutes. Landings are best accomplished with a small amount of throttle for a smooth approach.

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Oct 02, 2009, 09:22 PM
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servos


how many servos are needed? is it E,R,A and motor control? any idea when the A10 will be available?
tks larry
Oct 05, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Well, none. It comes with them. It has 4 servos. Two for Ailerons, one for elevator, and one for the nose wheel steering. We might have them by the end of the month.

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Oct 05, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Instead of offering up yet another ho-hum ~40-inch A-10, I think you folks should find out who makes that 50-inch A-10 that Banana Hobby is about to come out with, and see if you can't requisition a boatload of those airframes. There is a lot of pent-up demand for a larger foamy A-10. It will be a shame if a place like Banana is the only place that will be offering it.
Oct 06, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Oct 28, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Ordered new HL A-10


I ordered one of these A-10 Warthogs without any history based on hobby lobby's reputation and prior experience with them. Flying other single engine EDF models. Hopefully this is a well build bird. Looking forward to hobby lobby carrying individual parts vs. the airframe only for $150 so if/when I crash there are options. Will respond with feedback and start a post on foam edf if happy with this new model.
Oct 28, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Crash? I NEVER crash.


Pterodactyl crash (1 min 26 sec)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmWMNLk25jI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjKJgcXCqo0

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Nov 07, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Got Mine


Maidened my HL A-10 today. Will start thread in foam EDF to discuss.
Nov 07, 2009, 09:57 PM
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HB Addict, might you provide a link?

Posts #23 and #25 are some of my A-10 observations: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post13516593

gb
Nov 08, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for the link fall666. I didn't find that one before when searching for HL A-10 information. Removing the nose gear on this model would require cutting so it would be permanent. Good idea regarding use of the servo rod securing bands, could save a lot of money if it prevents a crash. Also good input on wire routing. Will keep discussing on the foamy EDF thread to help others.
Nov 18, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Just to add to this thread...I think this is a GREAT EDF. It's slow....don't get me wrong...but it looks VERY nice.

I just wrecked mine REAL BAD (hit a street sign on approach) and I've already ordered a replacement airframe because I fell in love it.

Great Job HL!
Nov 23, 2009, 02:08 AM
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Know the feeling when they go down djmoose. I've hit stuff like street signs on approach but like you just recover and go on. I ordered an airframe today with HL crash sale as have lost orientation a couple of times. See foamy section for more info. on this RC feedback. Best of luck and skill
Dec 21, 2009, 06:39 PM
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Bungee launching


Some have wondered about the possibility of bungee launching Hobby Lobby's A-10. Well, it works fine and is easy to do. Approximately 3X the plane's AUW is plenty of pull. There is no need to overdo the pull. My launcher was made of pirated parts from a high start. Do not scrimp on the ring used to hook onto the plane especially if you are launching a heavier acft and putting more pull on the bungee. If the launch apparatus collapses, not only could you damage or destroy a plane but also you could get injured. A climber's rappelling ring makes an excellent, strong, light ring. My DX7 was programmed so that when the GEAR switch is in the down position, 10% up elevator pops up for launch. When a positive rate of climb is established, the GEAR switch is moved up and the elevator drops to its cruise setting.

http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/pr...tem/111808/N/0

114th Aero Squadron 12/21/09 Hobby Lobby's A-10 Bungee Launch (4 min 18 sec)


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Last edited by fall666; Dec 21, 2009 at 06:50 PM.
Nov 14, 2010, 07:55 PM
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More bungee


114th Aero Squadron 10/21/10 Hobby Lobby's A-10 Bungee Launch (1 min 42 sec)


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