I flew yesterday! There’s hope after all… The red Laser performed well during two test flights and the engine was well behaved. New fuel was probably a good Idea. I also test flew the new Kyosho Edge. All went well, I had just enough time to think “wow, it’s rock solid and needs no trim […]
The Edge is ready to fly. The weather is perfect so it may not be long before it flies. It balanced about 5-10 mm in front of the recommended CG which is acceptable considering the big engine. See photos here
And what a temper that still lives in the old thing! It kicks like a mule on steriods but runs so well after all that mistreatment and oil-less storage. That completes the Edge 540 radio setup and throttle installation. All that’s left now is stickers, cowling and a switch. I get nervous just thinking about […]
I used kevlar instead of wire for the pull-pull rudder linkage. It is a lot less hassle in tight areas such as the rear fuse of the Edge where the wires come out, and so much easier to install. Just a drop of CA to fix it in place and it comes out tighter than […]
A very old O.S. .91 FS will provide power, and plenty of it. Progess is steady and all bits just fall into place, this ARF is very well designed and the hardware adequate for the job, making life very easy indeed. Wings are ready, engine mounted, servos, battery and fuel system all in place.
New plane! I needed a new 40-size machine for general fun flying and aerobatic practice and this one fit the bill very nicely. I will power it with an old OS .91 Surpass which is rather brutal as it’s only a 2kg job with 140cm wingspan. The kit is fantastic value, featuring plugin wings, removeable […]