malebu=f3p - BP Hobbies, LLC

malebu=f3p - BP Hobbies, LLC
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Instruction Manual
Fuselage length: 890mm (35in)
Wingspan: 846mm (33. 3in)
Wing Area:280 sq in(18.0 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 160-185g (with battery)
Additional Required Equipment
Motor: 2204/54 or A20/34S
Propeller: 9060 Slow Flyer Prop
Servo:less than 5G
Radio: 4/ more channel
Receiver: 4/ more channel
Battery charger
Battery: 7.4V 420mAh / 500mAh Li-po
Thank you for purchasing the Malibu-F3P indoor flyer.
The Malibu—F 3P has super slow flight responsiveness so you can fly high-alpha 3D with authority. Its carbon fiber reinforced
Malibu-F3P construction provides the solid, precise feel of a balsa profile plane without the weight. This allows you to fly the
Malibu-F 3P outside in windier conditions that would keep most other profile foamies grounded. The Malibu-F3P is another
exciting addition to TECH ONE's outstanding line of electric RC aircraft and accessories.
TECH ONE uses top-quality engineering and materials in everything it makes, so you always get the maximum level of value
and fun. TECH ONE backs all of its products with the best customer service and support in the hobby so your electric flight
experience is always a positive one.
These assembly instructions are designed to guide you through the entire assembly process of your new airplane in the least
amount of time possible. Along the way you'll learn how to properly assemble your new airplane and also learn tips that will
help you in the future. We have listed some of our recommendations below. Please read through them before beginning
1.Malibu-F3P is not a toy and is not suitable for the flyer under 14 years. If misused, it can cause serious
bodily harm and damage to property.
2.Do not fly near houses or buildings, children's play areas, road traffic, railways airports, overhead power
lines and pylons. Do not fly over people.
3.Fly only in open areas, preferably AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) approved flying sites, following all
instructions included with your radio.
4 Assemble the kit according to the sequence provided in the instruction manual.
5.Do not fly in the strong winds.
6.Do not try to catch the plane by hand when it is flying.
7.The children who are younger than 14 years old should be assisted by an experienced adult when the plane
is being flown.
Kit Contents
Fuselage side board -2
Fuselage main board - 1
Wing with Ailerons - 1
Horizontal Elevator - 1
Rudder - 1
Wing Fences - 4
Landing Gear Reinforcement - 2
Wheel Covers - 2
Landing Main Gear - 2
Carbon Fiber Rods 1.3mm - 5
Carbon Fiber Rods 2.0mm - 2
Plywood Pushrod Supports - 2
Plain Wires - 1
Foam Strengthen Slices - 4
Control Horns - 4
Carbon Fiber Strips -3
Heat-Shrink Tubing - 1
Wood Screws - 4
Plywood Motor Mount - 1
Hook and Loop Material - 1
1. Airframe
Glue the foam strengthen slice to the head of
fuselage side board.
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Glue the landing gear reinforcement to the
fuselage side board.
2. Elevator, Ailerons, Rudder
Sand a 45 “bevel into the bottom leading edge of
the elevator.
Cutapieceofcarbonfiberstrip toalength
of 14-2/3" (376mm), thenglue it tothe below
of the elevator,using some foam-friendly C/A.
Make sure the elevator is flat and the leading
edge is straight while the glue cures.
While holding the elevator tight against the
stabilizer,apply a strip of clear plastic tape
(not included) to the top of the hinge line on
the elevator.
Sand a 45° bevel into the left side of the leading
edge of the rudder.
Sand a 45° bevel into the bottom of the leading edge of
the two ailerons.
Use some tape to wrap the carbon strips on A,B,C and D
showed in the picture to avoid the carbon falling off.
Use foam-friendly C/A to glue the carbon strips to A
and B to strengthen the wings.
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Glue the wings with aileron to fuselage. Notice: Measure
from the tipsof the wing to the rear of the fuselage. The
measurements must match from right to left. If not,adjust the
position of the wing until both measurements are equal.
4. Fuselage
Glue the side board and main board of fuselage.
Make sure the side board is vertical to the main board.
Hinge the rudder to the back of the fuselage,
using the same techniques that you used to
hinge the Elevator to the stabilizer.
5. Bracing
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Locate the two carbon rods. Pass the rods through the fin
and stabilizer. Butt the rods together in the fin and use
foam-friendly C/A toglue the rods to the fin ONLY at this
time. Use a square to align the stabilizer with the fin.
Once the fin is perpendicular to the stabilizer,use foam-
friendly C/A to glue the carbon rod to the stabilizer. Square
each side before gluing the rod on
that particular side.
Install the wing bracing is similar to installing
the fuselage bracing,as you want the rods to be
glued to the carbon bracing that has been
preinstalled on the wing and fuselage. The rods are
staggered and fit into notches in the fuselage. Make
sure the rods are straight and are not flexing the
wing. The wing should be flat and parallel to the
horizontal stabilizer, while also being perpendicular
to the vertical fuselage.
If you think flexing the wing is not enough,do as showed in
the picture to improve the flexibility.
6. Motor
Install the propeller adapter onto your motor,using the
screws provided with your motor. Install the aluminum
motor mount onto your motor,using the screws provided
with your motor.
Install the motor assembly onto the firewall,using the four
wood screws provided. PRO TIP After flying the airplane,you
may want to add right and/or down thrust to the motor. You
can do this by adding thin washers between the motor mount
and the firewall.
7. Servos and its connecting bar
Cut two pieces of carbon fiber rod ,then cut two
pieces of heat-shrink tubing to a length of 1-1/2" (38mm).
Cut two pieces of plain wire to a length of 1-1/2" (38mm),
then make a L-Bend in one end of each piece of wire and a
4mm long 90 bend in theother end of each piece of wire.
Secure one piece of wire to one end of the carbon fiber rod,
using onepiece of heat-shrink material. The piece of wire
Should overlap the carbonfiber rod at least 1" (25mm). Heat
the heat-shrink material with a heat gun to shrink it into
place. PRO TIP For extra security,apply a few drops of foam-
friendly thin C/Ato the end of the pushrod and allow it to
"wick" into the joint.
Install the elevator aileron and rudder servos into the servo
mounting hole in theright side of the fuselage. Use a dab of
foam-friendly thick C/A to secure them into place. Because
the size of servos differs,you may need to cut the servo
mounting hole larger to fit your particular servos.
Center the elevator and rudder servo,then attach the servo
arm to the servo.
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Slide one plywood pushrod supports over the end of the —
carbon fiberrod and temporarily push the plywood pushrod
supports into the one precut slots in the fuselage.
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Install the horn of aileron same as the horn
of stabilizer.
8. Landing Gear
Fixed the landing gear strut with some
hot glue.
Install the two wheels and wheel chocks.
Keep 1mm distance between wheel and
its chock. Apply some foam-friendly
thick C/A to glue the chocks.
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even with each other(the
same distance from the
bottom of the wing) or
else the airplane won't sit
level on the ground.
Install wheel covers on the chock beside
the wheel. Screw one more chock
outside of the cover,glue it.
9. Fence
Glue four wing fences to the wing,making sure that the back
edge of each wing fence is even with theaileron hinge line.
Use a builder's triangle to make sure that the wing fences
are perpendicular to the wing.
, Plug the servo and ESC leads into their proper slots in your
Mount your ESC to the fuselage side,using a piece receiver, then mount your receiver to the side of the fuselage,
of double-side foamtape (not included). opposite the ESC,usinga piece of double-sided foam tape
Install the propeller and decals. Balance
your propeller,then install it onto your motor.
Using a clean cloth,wi pe the airframe down
completely to remove any dust,debris and oil.
(not included). Run the antenna out the bottom of the
fuselage and secure it along its length,using pieces of clear
tape (not included). Do not cut the antenna shorter. Allow
the excess to hang beyond the back of the fuselage.
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Install your battery into the battery compartment,
using a Piece of hook and loop material.
To ensure great flight performance and to be able
to trim your airplane properly,it is critical that
you adjust the motor thrust as described. We suggest
that you add 2 degrees of down-thrust and 1 degrees
of right-thrust. This can be achieved by adding a
washer or two behind the top and right side of the
motor (between the motor and the firewall). When set
properly, the trim for the elevator and the rudder
should be neutral. Fine-tune the down-thrust and
right-thrust until this trim is achieved.
The Center of Gravity (C/G or Balance Point) is 3" (77mm)
back from the leading edge of the wing,measured at
the center of the wing.
WARNING For test flying and general sport flying, we
suggest you balance the airplane at the C/G recommended
above. For 3D flying,you may want to experiment moving
the C/G back in small increments until you're satisfied with
the result.
control throws
Sport Flying
Ailerons: 3/8" (10mm) Up and Down
Elevator: 1" (25mm) Up and Down
Rudder: 1-1/4" (30mm) Right and Left
3D Flying
Ailerons: 1" (25mm) Up and Down
Elevator: 2.5" (64mm) Up and Down
R udder: 3" (76mm) Right and Left
The control throws are measured from the widest point of
the control surfaces
Sport Flying
Ailerons: 20%
3D Flying
Ailerons: 35% - 50%
Elevator: 20% Elevator: 35% - 50%
Rudder: 20% R udder: 35% - 50%
Exponential softens the response of the control surfaces
around neutral stick. This makes the airplane easier to
control while using such large control throws. The
Exponential values shown are given as a percent. Please
note that different brands of radio control systems may call
for + or - Expo. Please check your transmitter's owners
manual for more info.
Seek Assistance
If you are new to R/C we suggest you find an experienced pilot to check out your aircraft and help you with
the first few flights. This will help prevent damage to your model and will speed up the learning process
and making your R/C experience all the more enjoyable. You can contact local R/C clubs or your dealer
to obtain the names of experienced R/C pilots who would be willingto help you with your first few flights.
Although this is an ARF (Almost-Ready-to-Fly) kit, it does have some construction features that can be
challenging to the less experienced modeler. If you encounter difficulty in any construction sequence,
please feel free to contact one of our technicians, we stand ready to provide any assistance we can.
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