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Skymaster A-10/A10 Build Series.

Old 11-06-2021, 09:05 PM
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battery location


battery house complete.


cockpit install begins.
Old 11-06-2021, 09:07 PM
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Cockpit complete. Covered in the next video.



Final weight after battery change and front weight added.

Final battery type.


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Old 11-07-2021, 07:38 AM
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Very nicely done Jonathon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Originally Posted by la jetguy View Post
very nicely done jonathon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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thanks david!
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Final Build video is up.
Weathering will happen this winter.

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Old 11-10-2021, 04:02 AM
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Hi , here has a quick question before i put them in i didnt really checked,, fuel tanks are each 3000 or 3200cc have you checked ?

my first one i used standard size 25kg servos on rudders and dig a lot to put them in but this new one i plan to use mid size servos 17kg , how about yours now ?

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Originally Posted by leventx View Post
Hi , here has a quick question before i put them in i didnt really checked,, fuel tanks are each 3000 or 3200cc have you checked ?

my first one i used standard size 25kg servos on rudders and dig a lot to put them in but this new one i plan to use mid size servos 17kg , how about yours now ?

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Hello Levent.
Not sure on fuel tank size as I didn't check capacity.
on this one, installed standard sized servos. wasn't really a problem getting them in other than grinding some material out. If I was to build another I would still go with a normal size servo.
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seems i ll continue with standard servos too

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Old 05-22-2022, 11:24 AM
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After several years I finally finished my A-10, the owner has been very patient waiting! Hopefully the test flying will commence shortly.
Part of the time was lost where I decided how to do certain things where I did not like the various options people have used. I wanted good serviceability as the model will stay in my possession.
I decided early on the canopy opening option was not something we were interested in as really it needs a linear drive to look right. I have also seen people accidentally open the canopy in the air!
So, my choice was 5000 Powerbox batteries that allow them to be installed in the nose and have the remote charging socket in one of the side ducts.
The ECU packs are on the top tray, access to the balance leads is through the cockpit. Access to the MPX plug in the tank access hatch where the ECUís sit.

Canopy is held closed by two rods which are located in the nose hatch.
My air valves are mounted on a plate which fixes in place on two Velcro strips. This will allow the air tubes to stay connected if the fuselage ever needs splitting.

Filler fuel dots and overflow fittings are on the underside.












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Old 08-07-2022, 08:59 AM
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Dave W from Motors & Rotors was flying a SM A-10 at the former RAF Abingdon during Classic Jets #83 meeting.

It flew superbly with twin JC 130s

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And a few more from Abingdon on Saturday

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Old 08-07-2022, 11:25 AM
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A few more from Abingdon on Saturday

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Old 08-07-2022, 11:40 AM
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It turned out really well. Perfectly powered with the two JetCat P-130’s giving a real 308N of vertical push.

The model is owned by one of my customers who runs an engineering company that produces parts for quite a few military aircraft

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