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Oct 15, 2019, 12:38 AM
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Free Flight Su-27 ( capacitor powered )


Free Flight SU-27 found on Feebay ..
With discount , cost around $5 USD or less .

Wow ! Came fully bent in the post ( see pictures ) ..

But it was an opportunity to test some ideas I had .
Got out the old clothing iron , bumped the temp to 80deg C and proceeded to iron out the wrinkles .
Nope , not doing a good job !
Bumped the temp to about 120deg C and I was just starting to melt the foam ..
At just over 90deg C the iron was doing a half decent job .
I had 2 layers of house hold paper between the foam and the iron at all times .

But there was a lot of bent to go around .
The motor had got bent as well and would not straighten out .
So I had to cyno it reasonably straight .

Assembling !

So the parts have these little tabs that get pushed thru holes .
The foam is SOFT , I mean soft .
Best to use needle nose pliers , very carefully push the pliers into the hole and just barely thru ..
Grab hold the TAB , and pull it thru ..
Much easier than trying to push the tabs thru the very small tight holes .

Once assembled .. Its not overly bad !
CG looks to be about right , and you just need to tweak the control surfaces for a decent glide .
It's windy outside , so the SU 27 glides like a tissue ..
Really need some UBER low wind ( no wind ) or possibly a decent indoor space .


Free Flight Micro Capacitor Powered SU27 (1 min 3 sec)


Was windy yesterday ..
This morning was calm , but a slight drizzle ..
Oh that weather !
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