Firstly I would like to congratulate RCGUYS on bringing this great ARF to the market place. I bought mine at the Joe Noll and I know it will be a winner at our filed when I get it finished soon.
I have to agree that the manual is not very complete. Yes it is better than the standard Chineese manuals ...pictures only, but a far cry from Great planes manuals etc...!!
I have had to replace the wheels doe 4" Dubro Lights. I also had trouble aligning the main gear bolts to the predrilled holes. I added tri-stock to the firewall for my gasoline 45cc engine which weighs a total of 3.5 Lbs. I also added tri-stock to the tail feathers. I intend to 4-40 rod braces to the tail feathers instead of the flying wires
I used baby powder Talc on the wing tube and it slides on and off the wings very easily. Mt servos are Hitec 645 MGs on Rudder,Elevator,and Ailerons. I have a futaba Digital for the engine and will use manual choke.
My main conern now is mounting the Venom 45 cc Motor. I received the motor yesterday and immediatly set about installing it on the firewall. Having drawn the centering lines on the firewall I then spent 2 hrs measuring and measuring until I was sure I had the correct alignment position. I drilled the 4 x bolt holes and mounted the engine.
I soon discovered that the blue stripes on the cowl were out of alighment if I mounted the engine on the trust lines.[&o]
Since the engine is already mounted very high on the firewall I think that to move it higher will mean the cowl would not fit correctly on the top side, just as Al (Mobyal) has also pointed out.[X(]
I guess I will have to live with an off center cowl for now or wait until RCGUYS bring out a fix for this problem.[sm=drowning.gif]
Judging from the recent info from others we can certainly see a trend here regarding the engine position and cowl alignment.[sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
I wonder if RGGUYS have a redesigned cowl that allows mount the engine on the trust line and also centers correctly in the cowl..??[sm=tongue_smile.gif]
I will post pics of my delimma tomorrow when there is better light in my garage.
It would be very intersting for all if each of us would post pics of our engine installation showing the firewall mounting points and how it looks with the cowl alighned.
Scctt..........great report on your first flights and tips on gaining access through the skylight. I will also not epoxy my wing tube into the fuse.........please keep the posts coming as you progress with your trials.
By the way ...where was the balance point ( CG )..........did you need to add up elevator..? Can anybody else chime in and supply CG data..!