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Old 10-24-2011, 07:08 AM
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Hi scale Fans....Start to assemble the A-10 from Nitro Planes this one with 1500mm wing span, with power set-up Mega 1625/2 with 5S-5000 LiPo HET 70mm fan., in progress Cheers
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:46 PM
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that looks cool man!
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Some progress , now waithing for the retracts gear nex, . Cheers
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Which retracts are you going to use?
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The RC Lander , batteries fit perfect plenty of space even for 6 LiPo , fly test with is set-up 5 LiPo.I change the servo cover for flat one , more scale . Cheers
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:23 PM
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Even though I've got 3 on the floor and one in the box, I'm jealouse. That is my favorite airplane. Keep up the good work and pics!!. You're doing a beautiful job with it. (??? Are your landing gear going all the way in or will it be like the real A-10, where it can still land wheels partially in the wells??)
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Partially in the wells, , nice on belley landing!....Cheers
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:17 AM
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Looking good A-10's "ugly but well hung" One of my favorites.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:25 AM
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Retracts video : [link]http://youtu.be/_NiSiBHFwes[/link] ready for doors wheels in progress , landing gear installation complete. Cheers
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:58 PM
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Did you purchase just the airframe?



Never mind, found what I needed to know.
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Almost ready for maiden, Cheers
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:37 PM
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Good job! Good luck on your maiden!

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Default RE: Thunderbolt A-10

What are the materials of construction?

I just lost my 52" WS A10 and have a pair of 70mm fans, motors, ESC's, etc., etc. just looking for a home.

I would consider this air frame only, as long as it is not foam.
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Hi Larry Verry sad affair, this is one is just perfec all balsa- plywoo fuselage ,1056 mm fuselage length, 1500 mm wing span, check with Hobby King [link]http://youtu.be/B9DrKVrEJ0M[/link] http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-1721025...2180_204867474
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Jeanskydive,

Thanks for the video link.

Up till now I have steered very clear of ARFs in general but this one seems to have a lot of potential.

What is the fuse/wing covered with?
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Looks pretty decent. I have the jetarrows all composite a-10 that is the same size and 5times the price. If you keep it light it should fly great!
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The covering look like plastic film with flat paint. Cheers
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:07 PM
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The weight of the A-10 come to 5.9 pounds no batt., full gross weight for take off come to 7.1 pounds,with 5S-5000 65 C LiPo., I read each motor close to 40 amps, ea., 1,400 watts on both , so far so good., maiden nex. Cheers [link]http://youtu.be/TqiQr9XJJG0[/link]
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Have you flown it yet?

I just received mine today. It arrived with very minor damage to one wing tip [simple repair] and the plane looks great. Now to accumulate all of the electronics and gear.
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I did some running test and look good , I put on skis and wait for first snow. Cheers [link]http://youtu.be/Z6Y-LfWvPIw[/link]
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Maiden for the A-10, day almost perfect with no wind, weather temp. -2F., power set-up with Mega 1625/2 , batt. 5S-5000 LiPo, plenty of power with this dense cold air, probably need 6S-liPo in thin air in summer time, will see, fly verry nice easy handling, and have a good speed average . Video clip maiden lift off nex. Cheers [link]http://youtu.be/lmxLYtVb5yA[/link]
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Landing a bit bounce but ok., http://youtu.be/R6FIYGwPIsU and motor test full blast : [link]http://youtu.be/VQDdMeqqrNk[/link]
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Good show! Nice going! Looks cold, way "up there". That's why I moved from Michigan to Alabama!

Regards,

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Yes Gary winter time here now, have to live with-it....Cheers
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The A 10 looks great. I am in the process of putting one together. I am concerned about the Motor/ fan assembly. It is the Detrum combo for $47 with ESC and servos. SO cheap that I have a confidence problem. Do you have any experience with this maufacturer? The motor is an out runner. I understand I must balance the rotating unit. I dont know how to do it. Should I just buy a new power train set to satisfy my concerns? I hate to throw out two $47 combos and start over? I havent installed yet .

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