Old 04-07-2015, 11:01 PM
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Bob Paris
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Aloha Gentlemen,
Today I managed to get a few more things installed and I'm finished with the fuel system. I also needed to remove the engine and re-align the throttle cable a bit better. It now is much smoother in operation and happy with it so far. Things are a little tight behind the engine, but it will all find a place to set properly. Having a quick disconnect for the throttle cable is really nice and it solves a real hassle if you have it set up any other way. I also managed to install the fuel dot for the fuel tank and set up two filters for the fuel system-one filter into the fuel tank and one on the carb line from the fuel tank to the engine. The model comes with a 550 cc (18.6 oz.) fuel tank, and I substituted a red gas plug for the gas tank and assembled the tank. The fuel tank is held in place with Velcro and the fueling and over flow ports are screwed into place. I installed the Tx operated kill switch and indicator light. The indicator light, two voltage monitors ( for the Rx and ignition batteries) and digital RPM gauge were mounted into the cockpit area, under the canopy. The ignition box was set onto an aluminum plate, foam and temporarily ty-rapped in place. I ran the wire to the spark plug and set it up to clear the cowl.

To tomorrow I will figure out how to set the two lower cowl attachment points. There is no way to do so following the instruction booklet and In fact, the instruction booklet needs some serious work. This is a first addition model from ESM and it needs updating. But it is the only Skyraider in the 30cc size on the market, and only the second Skyraider ARF I've ever seen. The Global kit is doable, but builds heavy and is a .60 two stroke glow size model. I wanted a larger model, but the other kits and models available were all to large for me.

Soft Landings Always,
Bobby of Maui

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Last edited by Bob Paris; 04-07-2015 at 11:05 PM.