I bought this kit on a TradeMe whim about 4 years a go. It was $101 and is beautifully laser cut. However I have a rule with projects that they can’t be started unless I have all the bits to finish it.
So with my purchase last year of my Spektrum DX7, I suddenly realised I had the receiver and servos that were missing. Time to get building.
You can see my lovely DX7 in the background as I’ve just bound the receiver. I love bind-n-fly, kudos to the inventors. Unfortunately the canopy is just sitting there at the moment, I want to put a pilot in there (I’ve had a Daffy Duck head sitting around for 15 years waiting) so I’ll solo it without the canopy or engine cover as most of my spares are in Auckland in a box somewhere.
One of the things I’ve struggled with, since this generic Chinese kit lacks instructions, is the right servo and engine sizes. Brushless is a new ball game and this model wasn’t designed for a brushless motor. So I upped the servo sizes from the GWS Naro’s that seemed to be in the photocopied photos included to some BlueBird BMS-380s. The torque of these is 2.5kg/cm, so should be plenty! As a result I’ve decided that the included servo horns for the rudder and elevator are too small and unfit for purpose. I guess I better buy some then. This is when it sucks not having all of your spares around, I have heaps of these in a box somewhere and I hate paying more in postage than the items are worth. Usually what I do here is end up buying more things to take the percentage of the postage costs down to something reasonable but this usually results in a new project. I have enough projects(!) so let’s try and keep it simple.