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Old 04-04-2012, 05:15 PM
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so I picked up a wattage F86 and am needing any info re this model, tell me anything ya know about this model[8D]
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I bought my first Wattage F86 when they hit the market years ago. I've had several. The wattage fan unit works well if you put a brushless motor in it and use a lipo battery pack. The rotor is kind of delicate. Find a spare if you can.

The wings will fold up for no reason at all. Put a spar in about halfway back in the wing. 1/8" wood or carbon fiber shaft will be more than plenty. Sharpen the ends and just run it right through the fuselage and let it stick out a couple of inches on each side. Shove the wings onto the spar stubs like a skewer. I have actually used wooden skewer sticks as spars.

Use the smallest servos that you can obtain. Put the two aileron servos into the wings as per the instructions, but use a third servo with a split pushrod to drive the elevators from a location inside the aft end of the canopy. Mount the elvator horns on the top of the control surfaces.

Make a new horizontal stabilizer and new elevators out of 3/32 balsa. The factory foam ones are junk.

The wings have a sharp leading edge because of the way they fold the skins at the factory. This gives the plane some nasty stall tendencies if you get slow in your turns (like when you turn on final to land). Keep some power on until you line up with the runway. It floats quite nicely.

There used to be lots of threads about mods for this plane, you may be able to search for them.

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