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Old 01-18-2013, 10:35 AM
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Gents,

I just received my new 1/7.75 Skymaster A-10 yesterday....attached are some pictures. Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of the airplane. There is not a scratch on it, and the build looks strong and impressive. The gears (shown in some of the pictures) are really well done. I am probably going to put 2 Tamjets Dynamax conversions in it and fly with 2 X 12s. I have unpacked it all and will start building soon. Here are some other initial observations:

*I had ordered a cockpit kit and pilot, but those were not included with the airplane. Not sure if they are not ready yet or what, but I will sort out with Skymaster.
* There are no instructions/pictures whatsoever. I obviously was not anticipating detailed instructions, but they usually send at least some pictures of key assembly steps... at least CG recommendations, etc. Hopefully I can get something from Skymaster, or I will just do my best to sort out the build as best I can.
* The nose gear is installed with gear doors, and it looks great.
* I had ordered a second set of spare gears (main and nose), that were not sent with the kit. I will sort out with Skymaster.
* The pylons and ordinance are still not available, so I did not order those yet. Based on some posts from Anton, they should be available soon.

So overall, once I am able to get all of the component parts, I think this is going to be a very impressive airplane.

I will keep everyone posted on the process.

Thanks,

Wes
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM
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Very nice RcflyerCT, I'm lookink for your build!

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Wes-
Great to see your new A-10!
Will follow your build.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:23 AM
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Hi, all

the A-10 1/7.75 instruction Manual:

http://www.skymasterjet.com/im.htm
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Thanks Anton!!! That is perfect!

Do you know when the cockpit kits and oylons will be available?

Thanks!!!

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Thanks Anton!!! That is perfect!

Do you know when the cockpit kits and oylons will be available?

Thanks!!!

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yes, the cockpit with pylons for A-10s are avialable now!

http://www.skymasterjet.com/image11/IMG_0574s.jpg

http://www.skymasterjet.com/image11/IMG_0503.jpg
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:59 AM
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conversion to EDF and test flight again today :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4GJY...ature=youtu.be
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I decided to go with the Tamjets Dynamax conversion PNP for the powerplants for my A10. Tam just finished them up and attached is a picture. I am leaning towards using the GensAce 5300 setup for the batteries - 2 6s 5300 per fan unit, for a total of 24S. I have had nothing but positive results with the 6s 5300 GensAce on my other EDFs...the big question here is if 5300 is enough?? But to move up to higher MAH with other setups adds so much weight! Decisions, decisions.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:19 AM
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The 1:7 scale A-10 gear converted to electric by down and locked.
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Has anybody put all electric gear and brakes in their A-10. And if so what brand and how are they working. I am wondering if any of the dreamworks electric gear could fit in this A-10 as a direct replacement for the gear that skymaster provides for it. I am going to order a A-10 soon and want to put all electric gear in as well as electric brakes with kero start turbines .
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Gents,

Flew my A10 for the first time today in Hamburg PA. All I can say is WOW!!! It could not have flown any better. With the Dynamax conversions (Tams PNP), there was way more than enough power for this 32lb Hawg. Each one puts out over 17lbs of thrust, so takeoffs were in relative short distance, and most of the flights were done at 1/2 throttle, and even that seemed a bit fast for "scale". For landings it was full flaps and 1/4 throttle, and it just greased itself in.

The gear performed very well, and the down and locked electric conversion was clearly worth the upgrade in my opinion.

This is one well manufactured and great flying airplane. I would very highly recommend it.

Also, the best part was flight time. With my Gens Ace 5300s, you can easily get 8+ minutes flying "scale", and if you fly it more aggressively, probably can get about 6 minutes, which exceed my expectations.

Attached is a picture of me and my new favorite jet. I hated to pack it up to go home, and cant wait to fly it again!!

Also...many thanks to Nir Schweizer, who did the build for me. He did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with.

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:50 PM
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just got the video for the A-10 from customer Brazil , very nice flight,


http://youtu.be/P4wISmfPmOs
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Hi Wes can you tell me what CG you used? Also after the flight how much up elevator trim was needed? What is the post flight position of the elevator now that it's flown? A reference to a panel line and a measurement or picture would be a big help. We are nearing maiden time.
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I may have overlooked it in the manual and require some help. The wing root, leading edge airfoils? Where exactly do I mount them and which one goes on which side?
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What is the difference between the A10 on the skymasterjet web site for 2995 and the one that Violett sells for $4375? I think they are both the same airplane manufactured by XTreme jets.
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Same jet. BVM may have included all their upgrades at that price. I would call them.
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Nobody flying this ?

How is the overall experience?
Slow flight charachteristics?

Will fly from grass, is two 6kgs enough?
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I would like to know if is posible fit an Jetcat P80 on Xtreme A10?

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I would like to know if is posible fit an Jetcat P80 on Xtreme A10?

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too heavy. The king tech 60 requires lots of nose weight.
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Jason
including bateries packs, do you need more weights??
i have 2 JC P80
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including bateries packs, do you need more weights??
i have 2 JC P80
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We ran two 3800 3s Lifepo for the engines and two 5800 2s for the RX power and had all mounted in the nose. It still needed 1lb of lead in the nose. Fuel tanks positioned above the spar. I truely believe this airframe is best suited to EDF. We also had the UAT's, pumps and ECU's mounted just aft of the cockpit. Everything was as far forward as could be. If the engines were air start or the dummy fans were removed the turbine could be moved forward a couple inches which would help but it would ruin a great looking model. We simply need lighter engines. The KT 45 might work but you would need lots of runway.

I dont reccomend mend this airplane on grass unless very short and 60's for power.
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Thank you so much for info about , Jason!!

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Hi Wes can you tell me what CG you used? Also after the flight how much up elevator trim was needed? What is the post flight position of the elevator now that it's flown? A reference to a panel line and a measurement or picture would be a big help. We are nearing maiden time.
Jason: Did you ever get answers to your questions? If so, can you share them please?

Thanks

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Hi Nick,

here you can find more informations

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...649273&page=31

i fly mine at a CG from about 118mm
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Ausgezeichnet!

Vielen dank, Reinhard.

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