Pilatus PC21 - D
Instruction Manual
PC21 PILATUS MK2
SIZE .120 OR 30CC SCALE 1:5 ARF
SPECIFICATION
- Wingspan: 1772mm (69.72in)
- Length: 2019mm (79.5 in)
- Flying weight: 6.4 - 7.2 kg
- Wing area: 57.6 dm2
- Wing loading: 113g/dm2
- Wing type: Naca airfoils
- Covering type: Genuine ORACOVER®
- Retract gear type: Air-retract With CNC
Suspension Metal Struts (included)
- Spinner size: 90mm (included)
- Radio: 6 channel minimum (not included)
- Servo: 10 standard servo: 2 aileron;2 flap;
2 elevator; 1 rudder; 1 steering nose; 1 retract;
1 throttle (not included)
- Recommended receiver battery:
4,8-6.0V 2000mAh NiMH (not included)
- Servo mount: 21mm x 42 mm
- Propeller: suit with your engine
- Engine: 1.20/ 2-stroke or 1.40/4-stroke glow
engine or 20-30cc gas engine (not included)
- Motor: brushless outrunner 1600-2200 W,
450 KV (not included)
- Gravity CG: 166 mm (6.5 in) Back from the
leading edge of the wing, at the fuselage
- Control throw Ailerons: Low: 10mm up/down,
10% expo; High: 12mm up/down, 10% expo
- Control throw Elevators: Low: 10mm up/down,
12% expo; High: 12mm up/down, 12% expo
- Control throw Rudder: Low: 30mm right/left,
15% expo; High: 40mm right/left, 15% expo
- Control throw Flaps: Mid: 25mm down; L
anding: 35mm down
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Plane type: Scale Military
RECOMMENDED MOTOR AND BATTERY SET UP
- Motor: RIMFIRE .120 (not included)
- Lipo cell: 5-6 cells / 5500 – 6000mAh (not included)
- Esc: 120-160A (not included)
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PREPARATIONS
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES NEEDED.
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Remove the tape and separate the ailerons
from the wing and the elevators from the stab.
Use a covering iron with a covering sock on
high heat to tighten the covering if necessary.
Apply pressure over sheeted areas to
thoroughly bond the covering to the wood.
Medium C/A glue
30 minute epoxy
6 minute epoxy
Hand or electric drill
Assorted drill bits
Modeling knife
Straight edge ruler
2 bender plier
Wire cutters
Masking tape
Thread lock
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
SUGGESTION
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To avoid scratching your new airplane, do not unwrap
the pieces until they are needed for assembly. Cover
your workbench with an old towel or brown paper,
both to protect the aircraft and to protect the table.
Keep a couple of jars or bowls handy to hold the
small parts after you open the bag.
INSTALLING THE AILERON and flap SERVOS
1. Install the rubber grommets and brass eyelets
onto the aileron servo.
NOTE:
2. Using a modeling knife, remove the covering
from over the pre-cut servo arm exit hole on the
aileron servo tray / hatch. This hole will allow
the servo arm to pass through when installing
the aileron pushrods.
Please trial fit all the parts. Make sure you have the
correct parts and that they fit and are aligned properly
before gluing! This will assure proper assembly. The
PC21 PILATUS MK2 SIZE.120 OR 30CC SCALE 1:5
ARF is hand made from natural materials, every
plane is unique and minor adjustments may have to
be made. However, you should find the fit superior
and assembly simple.
The painted and plastic parts used in this kit are fuel
proof. However, they are not tolerant of many harsh
chemicals including the following: paint thinner, C/A
glue accelerator, C/A glue debonder and acetone. Do
not let these chemicals come in contact with the
colors on the covering and the plastic parts.
Remove the covering
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SAFETY PRECAUTION:
• This is not a toy
• Be sure that no other flyers are using your radio
frequency.
• Do not smoke near fuel
• Store fuel in a cool, dry place, away from
children and pets.
• Wear safety glasses.
• The glow plug clip must be securely attached to
the glow plug.
• Do not flip the propeller with your fingers.
• Keep loose clothing and wires away from the propeller.
• Do not start the engine if people are near. Do not
stand in line with the side of the propeller.
• Make engine adjustments from behind the propeller
only. Do not reach around the spinning propeller.
3. Place the servo into the servo tray. Center the
servo within the tray and drill 1,6mm pilot holes
through the block of wood for each of the four
mounting screws provided with the servo.
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4. Using the thread as a guide and using masking
tape, tape the servo lead to the end of the
thread: carefully pull the thread out. When you
have pulled the servo lead out, remove the
masking tape and the servo lead from the
thread.
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Servo lead
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5. Place the aileron servo tray / hatch into the
servo box on the bottom of the wing and drill
1,6mm pilot holes through the tray and the
servo box for each of the four mounting screws.
Secure the servo tray in place using the
mounting screws provided ( 2mm x 12mm ).
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3. Repeat step # 1 - # 2 to install the control horn
on the opposite aileron.
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INSTALLING THE CONTROL HORNS for flap
Repeat step #1 - #3 from installing the control
horn for aileron to install the control horn for
flap.
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6. Repeat step # 2 - # 5 to install the second
aileron servo in the opposite wing half.
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INSTALLING THE CONTROL HORNS
1. One aileron control horn in positioned on each
aileron. It should be mounted on the bottom
side of the aileron.
2. Remove the covering from the slot, and secure
the control horn.
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INSTALLING THE AILERON LINKAGES
8. Insert the 90 degree bend down through the
hole in the servo arm. Install one nylon snap
keeper over the wire to secure it to the arm.
Install the servo arm retaining screw and
remove the masking tape from the aileron.
1. Working with the aileron linkage for now, thread
one nylon clevis at least 6 turns onto one of
the 2mm x 180mm threaded wires.
9. Repeat step # 4 - # 8 to install the second
aileron linkage. After both linkages are
completed, connect both of the aileron servo
leads using a Y-harness you have purchased
separately.
INSTALLING THE flap LINKAGE
Repeat step #1 - #9 from installing the aileron
linkage to install the flap linkage.
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2. Attach the clevis to the outer hole in the control
horn.
3. Locate one nylon servo arm, and using wire
cutters, remove all but one of the arms. Using a
2mm drill bit, enlarge the third hole out from the
center of the arm to accommodate the aileron
pushrod wire.
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4. Plug the aileron servo into the receiver and
center the servo. Install the servo arm onto the
servo. The servo arm should be perpendicular
to the servo and point toward the middle of the
wing.
5. Center the aileron and hold it in place using a
couple of pieces of masking tape.
6. With the aileron and aileron servo centered,
carefully place a mark on the aileron pushrod
wire where it crosses the hole in the servo arm.
7. Using pliers, carefully make a 90 degree bend
down at the mark made. Cut off the excess
wire, leaving about 4mm beyond the bend.
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INSTALLING THE LANDING GEAR
1. Landing air retract.
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6. Secure the air retract to the wing.
2. Remove the covering.
Remove
the covering
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7. Pull out the air tube through the wing section.
3. Glue the wheel well by C.A glue.
C.A Glue
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8. Trim the covering from the door gear.
4. Prepare the air tube.
350mm
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9. Install and secure the wheel.
5. Install the tube to the air retract.
Air tube
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3. Slide the joiner to the stabilizer.
10. Secure the wooden plate.
Machine screw
Dihedral brace
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4. Attach the stabilizer to the fuselage.
Aluminum Collar
Dihedral brace
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11. Secure the wing to the fuselage using the
plastic screws.
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5. Secure the stabilizer.
Plastic screw
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Screw
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INSTALLING THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER
INSTALLING THE RUDDER
1. Remove the covering from the fuselage.
Remove the covering.
Remove the covering
Remove the covering
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Install with OS 120 two stroke
Remove the covering
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145mm
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Install with OS 22cc Engine
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145mm
- Glue two plate of wood into the rudder.
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INSTALLING THE MOTOR AND BATTERY
Plate C.A glue
Installing the electric motor
This model can fly with electric, here is our
recommended for set up the system.
- Motor: RIMFIRE .120 (not included)
- Lipo cell: 5-6 cells / 5500 – 6000mAh (not included)
- Esc: 120-160A (not included)
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INSTALLING THE ENGINE
Locate the long piece of wire used for the
throttle pushrod. One end of the wire has been
pre-bend in to a "Z" bend at the factory. This
"Z" bend should be inserted into the throttle
arm of the engine when the engine is fitted
onto the engine mount. Fit the engine to the
engine mount using the screws provided.
35mm
15mm
70mm
50mm
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Battery
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INSTALLING THE THROTTLE PUSHROD HOUSING
1. Place the engine into the engine mount and
align it properly with the front of the cowling.
The distance from the firewall to the front of the
engine thrust washer should [120mm-145mm].
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Screw
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If your engine is equipped with a remote needle
valve, we suggest installing it into the engine at
this time.
2. When satisfied with the alignment of the engine,
use a pencil and mark the mounting hole
location onto the firewall, where the throttle
pushrod will exit.
3. Now, remove the engine. Using a 5mm drill bit,
drill holes through the firewall and the forward
bulkhead at the marks made.
4. Slide the pushrod housing through the hole in
the firewall, through the hole in the forward
bulkhead, and into the servo compartment.
5. Apply a couple of drops of thin C/A to the
pushrod housing where it exits the firewall and
where it passes through the forward bulkhead.
This will secure the housing in place.
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6. Using a modeling knife, cut off the nylon pushrod
housing 26mm in front of the servo tray.
FUEL TANK
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INSTALLING THE STOPPER ASSEMBLY
1. The stopper has been pre-assembled at the
factory.
2. Using a modeling knife, cut one length of silicon
fuel line (the length of silicon fuel line is
calculated by how the weighted clunk should
rest about 8mm away from the rear of the tank
and move freely inside the tank). Connect one
end of the line to the weighted clunk and the
other end to the nylon pick up tube in the
stopper.
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3. Carefully bend the second nylon tube up at a 45
degree angle (using a cigarette lighter). This
tube will be the vent tube to the muffler.
4. Carefully bend the third nylon tube down at a 45
degree angle (using a cigarette lighter). This
tube will be vent tube to the fueling valve
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CA glue
When the stopper assembly is installed in the
tank, the top of the vent tube should rest just
below the top surface of the tank. It should not
touch the top of the tank.
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To muffler
To vent Tube
5. Test fit the stopper assembly into the tank. It
may be necessary to remove some of the
flashing around the tank opening using a
modeling knife. If flashing is present, make
sure none of it falls into the tank.
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SERVO INSTALLATION
INSTALLING THE FUSELAGE SERVOS
6. When satisfied with the alignment of the stopper
assembly tighten the 3mm x 20mm machine
screw until the rubber stopper expands and
seals the tank opening. Do not over tighten the
assembly as this could cause the tank to split.
1. Install the rubber grommets and brass collets
into the elevator, rudder and throttle servos.
Test fit the servos into the servo tray. Trim the
tray if necessary to fit your servos
7. Using a modeling knife, cut 3 lengths of fuel line
150mm long. Connect 2 lines to the 2 vent
tubes and 1 line to the fuel pickup tube in the
stopper.
2. Mount the servos to the tray using the mounting
screws provided with your radio system.
Rudder servo
8. Feed three lines through the fuel tank
compartment and through the pre-drilled hole in
the firewall. Pull the lines out from behind the
engine, while guiding the fuel tank into place.
Push the fuel tank as far forward as possible,
the front of the tank should just about touch the
back of the firewall.
Blow through one of the lines to ensure the fuel
lines have not become kinked inside the fuel
tank compartment. Air should flow through
easily.
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To carburator
Elevator servo
Elevator servo
Do not secure the tank into place permanently
until after balancing the airplane. You may
need to remove the tank to mount the battery in
the fuel tank compartment.
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INSTALLING THE ELEVATOR PUSHROD
1. Locate the pushrod exit slot on the right side
and left side of the fuselage. It is located
slightly ahead and below the horizontal
stabilizer.
9. To secure the fuel tank in place, apply a bead of
silicon sealer to the forward area of the tank,
where it exits the fuselage behind the engine
mounting box and to the rear of the tank at the
forward bulkhead.
2. Carefully cut away the covering material from
the slot.
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Remove the covering
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3. Working from inside the fuselage, slide the
threaded end of the pushrod until it reaches the
exit slot. Carefully reach in with a small screw
driver and guide the pushrod out of the exit slot.
7. Attach clevis to the hole in the control horn.
4. Install the clevis into the two elevator pushrod.
Make sure 6mm of thread shows inside the clevis.
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8. Locate one nylon servo arm, and using wire
cutters, remove all but one of the arms. Using a
2mm drill bit, enlarge the third hole out from the
center to accommodate the elevator pushrod wire.
5. The control horn should be mounted on the
bottom, left side and right side of the elevator.
6. Remove the covering from the slot, install the
control horn in place.
9. Plug the elevator servo into the receiver and
center the servo. Install the servo arm onto the
servo. The servo arm should be perpendicular
to the servo and point toward the middle of the
fuselage.
10. With the elevator halves and elevator servo
centered, carefully place a mark on the elevator
pushrod wire where it crosses the hole in the
servo arm.
11. Using pliers, carefully make a 90 degree bend
up at the mark made. Cut off the excess wire,
leaving about 8mm beyond the bend.
Remove the covering
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12. Insert the 90 degree bend up through the hole
in the servo arm, install one nylon snap keeper
over the wire to secure it to the arm. Install the
servo arm retaining screw and remove the
masking tape the elevator halves.
13. Make the same way for the second elevator
servo.
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Elevator servo
Remove the covering
Elevator servo
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INSTALLING THE RUDDER PUSHROD
1. Locate the pushrod exit slot on the right side of
the fuselage.
2. Carefully cut away the covering material from
the slot.
Remove the covering
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7. Attach clevis to the hole in the control horn.
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3. Working from inside the fuselage, slide the
threaded end of the remaining pushrod down
the inside of the fuselage until the pushrod
reaches the exit slot. Carefully reach in with a
small screw driver and guide the pushrod out of
the exit slot.
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4. Install the clevis on the rudder pushrod. Make
sure 6mm of thread shows inside the clevis.
8. Locate one nylon servo arm, and using wire
cutters, remove all but one of the arms using a
2mm drill bit, enlarge the third hole out from the
center to accommodate the rudder pushrod wire.
9. Plug the rudder servo into the receiver and
center the servo. Install the servo arm onto the
servo.
10. Center the rudder and hold it in place using a
piece of masking tape.
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11. With the rudder and rudder servo centered,
carefully place a mark on the rudder pushrod
wire where it crosses the hole in the servo arm.
5. The control horn should be mounted on the left
side of the rudder.
12. Using a pliers, carefully make a 90 degree
bend up at the mark made. Cut off excess wire,
leaving about 8mm beyond the bend.
6. Remove the covering, install the control horn in
place.
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13. Insert the 90 degree bend up through the hole
in the servo arm. Install one nylon snap keeper
over the wire to secure it to the arm. Install the
servo arm retaining screw and remove the
masking tape from the rudder.
Motor control servo
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MOUNTING THE COWL
1. Remove the muffler and needle valve
assembly from the engine. Slide the fiberglass
cowl over the engine.
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2. Measure and mark the locations to be cut out
for engine head clearance, needle valve,
muffler,. Remove the cowl and make these
cutouts using a rotary tool with a cutting disc
and a rotary sanding drum attachment.
INSTALLING THE THROTTLE
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1. Install one adjustable metal connector through
the third hole out from the center of one servo
arm, enlarge the hole in the servo arm using a
2mm drill bit to accommodate the servo
connector. Remove the excess material from
the arm.
After installing the adjustable metal connector
apply a small drop of thin C/A to the bottom
nut. This will prevent the connector from
loosening during flight.
2. Plug the throttle servo into the receiver and turn
on the radio system. Check to ensure that the
throttle servo output shaft is moving in the
correct direction. When the throttle stick is
moved forward from idle to full throttle, the
throttle barrel should also open and close using
this motion. If not, reverse the direction of the
servo, using the transmitter.
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3. Slide the cowl back into place. Align the front of
the cowl with the crankshaft of the engine. The
front of the cowl should be positioned so the
crankshaft is in the middle of the precut
opening. Hold the cowl firmly in place using
several pieces of masking tape.
Slide the adjustable metal connector / servo
arm assembly over the plain end of the
pushrod wire. Position the throttle stick and the
throttle trim at their lowest positions.
4. While holding the cowl firmly in position, drill
four 1,6mm pilot holes through both the cowl
and the side edges of the firewall.
4. Manually push the carburator barrel fully closed.
Angle the arm back about 45 degree from
center and attach the servo arm onto the servo.
With the carburator barrel fully closed, tighte
the set screw in the adjustable metal connector.
5. Using a 3mm drill bit, enlarge the four holes in
the cowling
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5. Remove the excess throttle pushrod wire using
wire cutters and install the servo arm retaining
screw.
Enlarging the holes through the cowl will prevent
the fiberglass from splitting when the mounting
screws are installed.
6. Slide the cowl back over the engine and secure
it in place using four 3mm x 12mm wood
screws.
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Machine screw
Screw
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7. Install the muffler. Connect the fuel and pressure
lines to the carburator, muffler and fuel filler
valve. Tighten the screws completely.
3. Prepare the air tube.
FINAL ASSEMBLY
350mm
INSTALLING THE SPINNER
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The propeller should not touch any part of the
spinner cone. If it dose, use a sharp modeling
knife and carefully trim away the spinner cone
where the propeller comes in contact with it.
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4. Install the air tube to the air retract gear.
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INSTALLING THE NOSE GEAR
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1. Install the steering servo nose gear.
5. Slide and secure two cable rod to the nose gear.
Metal lock
Steering servo
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2. Attach and secure the wheel to the nose gear.
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INSTALLING THE CONTROL AIR SYSTEM
6. Secure the spring.
1. Install the servo to the fuselage.
Spring
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7. Install and secure the air retract to the fuselage.
2. The air valve.
Machine
screw
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8. Slide the cable.
3. Attach the air valve to the servo.
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9. Install two cable to the steering servo nose gear.
4. Install the air tank.
Air tank
Zip tie
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SUPERLOCK AIR RETRACTS
AIR SUPPLY
VALUE ONE WAY
MAIN GEAR
3 WAY CONNECTOR
NOSE GEAR
VALVE CONTROL
4 WAY
CONNECTOR
MAIN GEAR
AIR TANK
SERVO
4 WAY CONNECTOR
BALANCING
1. It is critical that your airplane be balanced
correctly. Improper balance will cause your
plane to lose control and crash.
166mm
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY IS LOCATED
166mm BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE
OF THE WING, AT THE FUSELAGE.
2. Mount the wing to the fuselage. Using a couple
of pieces of masking tape, place them on the
top side of the wing 166mm back from the
leading edge, at the fuselage sides.
LATERAL BALANCE
3. Turn the airplane upside down. Place your
fingers on the masking tape and carefully lift
the plane .
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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.
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.
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.
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CONTROL THROWS
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.
3. Check to be sure the control surfaces move in
the correct directions.
Ailerons : 10 mm up
10 mm down
Elevator : 10 mm up
10 mm down
Rudder : 30 mm right 30 mm left
FLIGHT PREPARATION PRE FLIGHT CHECK
1. Completely charge your transmitter and receiver
batteries before your first day of flying.
10mm
10mm
2. Check every bolt and every glue joint in your
plane to ensure that everything is tight and well
bonded.
Aileron Control
3. Double check the balance of the airplane.
4. Check the control surface.
10mm
10mm
5. Check the receiver antenna. It should be fully
extended and not coiled up inside the fuselage.
Elevator Control
6. Properly balance the propeller.
30mm
30mm
Rudder Control
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