Instruction Manual
Wingspan : 2150mm
Length
: 1440mm
Weight
: 2500gr - 3000gr
Radio
: 4 channel / 4 servo standard
Motor
: 2 motor brushless AXI 2826
g
Instruction Manual
Manual
Instruction
DC3
DC3- DAKOTA
- DAKOTA
KIT CONTENTS: We have organized the parts as they come out of the box for better identification
during assembly. We recommend that you regroup the parts in the same manner. This will ensure you
have all of parts required before you begin assembly
MAIN GEAR ASSEMBLY
AILERON CONTROL SYSTEM
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(2) Main gear
(2) 65mm diameter wheels
(4) Collar
(6) Nylon plate
(12)3mm x 12mm wood screw
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
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Set aluminum control horn
3mm x 45mm screw
Nylon horn
M2 metal clevis
Silicon tube
Nylon snap keeper
1.7mm x 180mm metal pushrod
TAIL GEAR ASSEMBLY
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Tail gear
35mm diameter wheel
Wheel collar
Steering arm
MOTOR MOUNT ASSEMBLY
. (8) 3mm x 12mm metal screw
. (8) 6mm flat metal washer
ELEVATOR CONTROL SYSTEM
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
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(2)
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(2)
(2)
(1)
(1)
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Set aluminum control horn
3mm x 40mm screw
Nylon horn
M2 metal clevis
Silicon tube
Nylon snap keeper
Metal domino
1.7mm x 100mm metal pushrod
RUDDER CONTROL SYSTEM
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(1)
(1)
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(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
Set aluminum control horn
3mm x 45mm screw
Nylon horn
M2 metal clevis
Silicon tube
Nylon snap keeper
Metal domino
1.7mm x 100mm metal pushrod
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(1) 19mm x 700mm diameter aluminum dihedral
(4) 6mm x 45mm nylon screw
(4) 4mm x 30mm nylon screw
(8) 2,6mm x 10mm wood screw
(6) 2mm x 10mm wood screw
(4) 1.7mm x 800mm metal pushrod
(2) Wooden plate
(2) Cowling
(1) Decal
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Installing the aileron servo
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2
Iron the covering if necessary.
Glue the hinges by C.A glue.
3
4
Remove the covering.
Using the thread and the collar as a guide.
5
6
Tape the servo lead into the end of the thread.
Pull the servo lead out.
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8
Tape the servo lead in place.
Secure the aileron servo.
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10
Mark the holes from the control horn onto the bottom of
the aileron and INLINE with the servo arm.
Secure the control horn.
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12
Secure the nylon control horn.
Insert the clevis into the metal rod.
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14
Insert the silicone tube into the clevis.
Insert the clevis to the control horn.
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16
Cut away the metal rod.
Bend “L” the aileron pushrod.
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Attach the nylon snap keeper to the aileron servo arm. And
make the same way for the second aileron servo.
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18
Installing the horizontal and the vertical
19
Center line
Make the center line onto the stabilizer.
Remove the covering.
20
A=A-1
A-1
A
A=A-1
A
Slide the horizontal into the fuselage.
B
B1
A1
Check the horizontal and the wing.
21
22
Mark the shape of the fuselage onto the top of the horizontal.
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And mark the shape of the fuselage onto the bottom of the
horizontal.
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24
Remove the covering.
Remove the covering.
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26
Glue the horizontal to the fuselage using the epoxy glue.
Glue the horizontal to the fuselage using the epoxy glue.
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28
Glue the elevator hinge by C.A glue.
Insert the rudder into the vertical stabilizer.
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Glue the hinge by C.A glue.
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Installing the elevator pushrod
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31
Drill a hole for the control horn.
Install the control horn.
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33
Secure the control horn.
Secure the nylon control horn onto the elevator.
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35
Make the same way for the second control horn.
Remove the covering from the slot.
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37
Attach the clevis to the elevator pushrod.
Insert the silicone tube into the clevis.
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39
Insert the elevator pushrod into the fuselage.
Insert the clevis to the control horn.
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Make the same way for the second elevator pushrod.
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Installing the tail gear and the rudder pushrod
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42
The tail gear.
Bend “L” the rod.
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44
Insert the rod to the nylon arm.
Install the steering arm.
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46
Install the wheel and the collar into the tail gear.
Secure the tail gear.
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48
Remove the covering.
Secure the screw.
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50
Drill a hole for the control horn.
Install the control horn.
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52
Secure the control horn.
Install the nylon control horn.
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54
Insert the clevis into the metal rod.
Insert the silicone tube into the clevis.
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56
Remove the covering from the slot.
Insert the rudder pushrod into the fuselage.
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Attach the clevis to the control horn.
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Installing the servo of the elevator and the rudder
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59
Install the elevator servo and secure it.
Cut away the elevator pushrod.
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61
Prepare the metal connector.
Secure the elevator pushrod.
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63
Attach the nylon clasp.
Install the rudder servo and secure it.
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65
Cut away the rudder pushrod.
Prepare the metal connector.
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67
Secure the rudder pushrod.
Attach the nylon clasp.
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Installing the main landing gear
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69
The landing gear.
Install the collar.
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Install the wheel.
Secure the landing gear.
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Install the motor.
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Installing the cowl
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The cowling.
Glue the wooden engine plate to the cowl.
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76
Glue the wooden plate to the cowl.
Slide the cowl into the wing.
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Secure the cowl onto the wing by screw.
Secure the cowl.
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Slide the cowl.
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Secure the cowl.
Installing the wing strut, receiver and battery
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Remove the covering.
Install the wing to the fuselage.
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84
Receiver
Screw
Elevator
Secure the wing.
Install the receiver.
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Install the battery.
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BALANCING
CONTROL THROWS
1. It is critical that your airplane be balanced correctly.
Improper balance will cause your plane to lose
control and crash.
1. We highly recommend setting up a plane using the
control throws listed.
2. The control throws should be measured at the widest
point of each control surface.
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY IS LOCATED 130mm
BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE OF THE WING,
AT THE FUSELAGE.
3. Check to be sure the control surfaces move in the
correct directions.
2. Mount the wing to the fuselage. Using a couple of
pieces of masking tape, place them on the top side of
the wing 130mm back from the leading edge, at the
fuselage sides.
Ailerons : 12mm up
Elevator : 15mm up
Rudder : 20mm right
3. Turn the airplane upside down. Place your fingers on
the masking tape and carefully lift the plane .
4. If the nose of the plane falls, the plane is heavy nose.
To correct this first move the battery pack further
back in the fuselage. If this is not possible or does not
correct it, stick small amounts of lead weight on the
fuselage under the horizontal stabilizer. If the tail of
the plane falls, the plane is tail heavy. To correct this,
move the battery and receiver forward or if this is not
possible, stick weight into the firewall. When balanced
correctly, the airplane should sit level or slightly nose
down when you lift it up with your fingers.
12mm down
15mm down
20mm left
12mm
12mm
Aileron Control
15mm
15mm
Elevator Control
20mm
20mm
Rudder Control
130mm
LATERAL BALANCE
After you have balanced a plane on the C.G. You
should laterally balance it. Doing this will help the
airplane track straighter
1. Turn the airplane upside down. Attach one loop of
heavy string to the engine crankshaft and one to the
tail wheel wire. With the wings level, carefully lift
the airplane by the string. This may require two
people to make it easier.
FLIGHT PREPARATION PRE FLIGHT CHECK
1. Completely charge your transmitter and receiver
batteries before your first day of flying.
2. If one side of the wing fall, that side is heavier than
the opposite. Add small amounts of lead weight to
the bottom side of the lighter wing half's wing tip.
Follow this procedure until the wing stays level
when you lift the airplane.
2. Check every bolt and every glue joint in your plane
to ensure that everything is tight and well bonded.
3. Double check the balance of the airplane
4. Check the control surface
5. Check the receiver antenna . It should be fully
extended and not coiled up inside the fuselage.
6. Properly balance the propeller.
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I/C FLIGHT GUIDELINES
When ready to fly, first extend the
transmitter aerial.
Switch on the transmitter.
Operate the control sticks on the
transmitter and check that the control
surfaces move freely and in the
CORRECT directions.
ALWAYS land the model INTO the
wind, this ensures that the model lands
at the slowest possible speed.
Check that the transmitter batteries
have adequate power.
Switch off the receiver.
Switch on the receiver.
Check that the wings are correctly
fitted to the fuselage.
ALWAYS take off into the wind.
Switch off the transmitter.
If the model does not respond correctly
to the controls, land it as soon as
possible and correct the fault.
Empty the fuel tank after flying, fuel left
in the tank can cause corrosion and
lead to engine problems.
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