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Old 05-27-2018, 07:18 AM
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guys i just bought a scaled out bud nosen aeronca champ with scale functional main gear, pull pull aileron's it has a Enya 120 4 stroke in it, shes 25 yrs old fabric covering, im looking for a as bullet proff as poss radio set up need advice for : heavy duty servos ?
glow driver system?
dual recvieviers?
dual batteries?
want it as bullet proof as poss set up,
what radio system would you guys run on it? don't wanna go cheap....

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Old 05-27-2018, 05:25 PM
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I would keep everything as simple as possible. 1 battery, 1 receiver, skip the onboard ignition. That's just more things that can go wrong. I only fly Futaba radios. Any decent radio system will fly it. Put a heavy duty servo on the elevator. For everything else, I would just go with standard servos.

Looks like the builder was a master craftsman. Superb looking plane.


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Old 05-28-2018, 01:06 AM
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Guess I'm on the other side of the fence here. Dual batteries make a lot of sense, glow driver is a good idea, NEW servos and why not dual receivers? Modern radios and batteries are light weight and very reliable. Futuba has a great reputation, so go with their stuff.

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Congrats on your purchase. The model is a beauty !.

My models of similar size are flown with Hitec equipment, and a single RX and battery pack. I've been using Hitec 645s for the control surfaces.

On my multi-cylinder engines, I have been using Electro Dynamic and McDaniels on board glow units. They may not be a necessity, but they do provide piece of mind. Your model is so nice that it may be a wise investment.
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