Originally Posted by celm
my buddy who is a RC jet certified is putting it together with me tomorrow,we are changing the stock RX to a spektrum RX. so sunday for its maiden flight he is going to link his dx7 to mine,and i will be in trainer mode.
Awesome stuff. It goes together really easily. The biggest challenge are the servo push rods... it seems they're not the same length for any of the planes out of the box. Mine were way too long and a buddy who got the same plane had some that were almost too short. The servo push rods will have to be adjusted out of the box, there's no way you're gonna fly the way they're configured from China. Its not hard, I did mine visually so as the elevator, rudder and ailerons were level with the respective part of the plane they touch and it was almost completely trimmed right from the get go.
Also, look into changing out that front nose gear. I dont remember if you said that you already were looking into that or not, but I had a couple of soft landings when I had that original gear and it still knocked itself out of whack. I couldn't take off or land on anything but tarmac... I changed to the Dubro 1/2 steerable nose gear and I can take off and land on dirt or trimmed grass.
Anyway, good luck on your first flight.