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Old 01-08-2018, 02:50 PM
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Default Great Planes Bird of Time ep

I’m starting this thread on this Bird of Time ep version because I’ve got one, but haven’t had the weather to maiden it yet and I would love to learn anything I can about it. The Bird was perfect right out of the box, and the build went smoothly with minimal snags. One of the only snags I did encounter, which was no big deal, was the fact I had to mount a servo in that little hole in the tail for the elevator. Well, thanks to Ben at RCAirMods that problem went away for only 22$! Most all of his mods for the BOT arf will work on the ep version. The tail linkage mod,that lets you relocate the elevator servo up front under the wing,works flawlessly! Be sure to let him know you have the ep because the braided cable needs to be a little longer and he will ship it extra long for you to cut to length. He is a super nice guy and will help you in any way! I went with all the recommended set up that Tower Hobbies and Great planes recommend. Rimfire 32 800kv motor, Hitec 60amp esc and 3300 to 3600mah 4s LiPo. My receiver is a Spektrum AR6200 w/sat paired with a TM1000 telemetry module and a Spektrum Variometer with built in altimeter. Will also be monitoring LiPo volts and esc temp. I’m controlling the tails surfaces with 2 Hitec HS82mg servos. It balances slightly nose down at 3.75in from LE of wing. I’ll leave a few pics of my progress and would love to hear from others that have this glider. Seen a lot and read a lot on the arf version but not much out there yet on this one...
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Last edited by Msflyer; 01-14-2018 at 06:45 PM.