canopy doubles as a realistic detail and a magnetically attached hatch
that simplifies battery changes. The G.P. Tx-R F-86's landing gear can
be installed for ROG takeoffs and removed for hand launches and grass
landings. The F-86 arrives factory-finished, with fine details already
molded into the foam fuselage and wings. Lightweight water-transfer
decals add authentic details without additional work.
runs the entire length of the fuselage, providing a channel for the
HyperFlow ducted fan and added scale realism for the eye.
box is well designed to keep the F-86 safe for shipping, storage, and
you don't plan to use a Tactic transmitter, the Tactic
AnyLink SLT 2.4GHz Radio Adapter (sold separately) will convert
signals from most Futaba, Hitec, JR and Spektrum brand radios to work
with the Tactic brand 2.4GHz SLT receiver already installed in the F-86.
the Great Planes ElectriFly 2-cell, 7.4v, 250mAh (20C) LiPo is included
with the micro F-86, it's a good idea to pick up a spare for continued
flying while the other pack is charging. My older model came with a
200mAh (15C) pack but the versions shipping now include a newer improved
250mAh (20C) GPMP0810
the box is pilot figure and landing gear. Installing these items is
included ElectriFly DC powered Battery Charger (GPMM3322)
is supplied with a 12v Car adapter as a very economical, portable, and
simply way to charge the included ElectriFly 2-cell, 200mAh LiPo battery.
Just plug in the car adapter to power the charger and plug in the white
charging connector on the battery. Optionally, you can buy the Great
Planes Micro AC/DC 2S LiPo Balancing Charger (GPMM3321)
for charging at home.
12-page manual is well-written and loaded with information on handling,
charging, setup, and usage. The Tx-R data sheet has an AnyLink Transmitter
Compatibility Chart on the back and points you to the Tx-Ready.com
site for updates. The two cables supplied with the AnyLink 2.4GHz Radio
Adapter (TACM0001 and TACM0002) allow you to use just about any of today's
popular transmitters except the Spektrum DX8. A separate cable purchase
is required to work with the DX8 transmitter. I'll be using my JR x9503
transmitter for the review.
2.4GHz Radio Adapter was connected to my JR x9503 transmitter using
one of the supplied cables. After first programming the F-86 model into
my JR radio, the power was then turned off and the two connectors attached
to the transmitter; one to the charge jack and the other to the DSC
jack in the back. Connecting the cable to the DSC jack turns on both
the Tactic AnyLink and the JR transmitter. The manual recommends removing
the RF module or crystal in the host transmitter, if possible, but I
won't be doing that on my JR transmitter.
few pieces of 3M Dual Lock are supplied to hold the AnyLink to the back
of the host transmitter.
normal channel mapping was right for my JR x9503 so I switched to the
alternate channel mapping as described in the manual. All the channels
were now correct and my micro F-86 came to life!
set my dual rates and exponential up per the F-86 manual and my own
preference. The motor requires an arming routine to be completed before
it will operate. This is the usual throttle to full procedure, wait
for the beep, throttle down and wait for the double beep. The power
system ran very smooth on my trial runs to full power and back.