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Esm skyraider

Old 11-01-2019, 09:02 PM
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Successful maiden flight of my ESM Skyraider today

Assembled from the kit but with extensive mods to the control linkages.
I bought it s/h NIB and was also given the air retracts for it but I scrapped those, they were simply not worth any discussion, or use in flight for that matter.
Substituted for fixed gear with shock absorbing struts, for a scale look and trouble free flights. Also modified the gear mounts from the kit (this also resulted in significantly lower weight vs. using the retracts).

Powered with a Chinese 1.20 four stroke with APC 15-8, the model flies extremely well, as relaxed and predictable as a low wing trainer!

Flaps-down low pass

Easy engine installation

A different look from the popular P-51/47 models

Old 11-02-2019, 02:08 AM
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Nice model

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