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Jun 09, 2008, 02:42 AM
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Build Log

Alfa Wildcat

Factory w/ Factory supplied decals!

3s 1350mah 10 - 15C

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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
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

Last edited by gp125racer; Jan 04, 2009 at 10:40 PM. Reason: added details and pics
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