Assembly and Operating Manual
Assembly and Operating Manual
Dear customer,
The radio control system
Glued joints, suitable adhesives
Congratulations on your choice of a
To fly the MIG-15 you will need a radio control
Foam safe epoxy is recommended and available
factory-assembled model aircraft from the
system with at least four channels. 2.4GHz radios
from most reputable model retail shops.
SKYANGEL Hummingbird range and thank you
systems are recommended, similar to the unit
for placing your trust in us.
included with our deluxe version.
Trial-fit all parts “dry” before applying glue.
Very little preparation work is required to get this
The servos for the ailerons and the elevators are
Follow the recommended curing time suggested
model ready to fly. To operate your new model
factory-installed.
by the glue manufacturer. Allow the glue to fully
safely it is important that you read through all of
cure (harden) to the point where the joint can be
the instructions and safety information included
The power for the receiver is drawn from the
with your model, before you fly it for the first time.
electronic speed controller’s integral BEC system.
placed under stress.
Kit contents
The illustrations in this manual show the Sabre
The electronic speed controller is located inside of
version of the model with factory applied decals.
the fuselage, in front of the ducted fan.
Fuselage, with motor, electronic speed controller
and servo
The power system
The model is powered by a brushless outrunner
To check the model’s operating systems, first set
Clear canopy and cockpit
the control surface servos to neutral, with the
Main wing panels with ailerons and servo
transmitter sticks and trims at centre.
Left / right tail plane panels with elevators and
vertical stabilizer
motor and ducted fan, both of which are
When you wish to fly the model, always make sure
Accessories
the transmitter is in the “OFF” position. Move the
1 x Li-Po battery, 3s 950mAh 20C
The motor is connected to the electronic speed
throttle stick to the “OFF” position as well. Then
1 x 20A Brushless ESC (Electronic Speed Controller)
controller which is factory calibrated on the
connect the flight battery to the electronic speed
Ready-To-Fly version. All that is required is to
controller.
factory-installed on the Ready-To-Fly version.
charge the Li-Po battery, following the safety
instructions, and connect battery to the electronic
Switch off in the reverse order: disconnect the
speed controller.
battery from the electronic speed controller first,
and then switch off the transmitter.
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Fig. 1 Open the box and check all the parts.
Parts Illustration
Parts List
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Description
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Fuselage
2
Wing Sets – One Left (and one Right) Main Wing Panel
3
Tail Set - One Left (and one Right) Horizontal Stabilizer with
Elevator
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Tail Set - One Vertical Stabilizer
5
Cockpit Canopy
6
Push Rods Set
7
Big Missiles
8
Balance Charger
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Radio Control Transmitter (we highly recommend 2.4 GHz
system)
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950mAh 11.1 Volt 20C Li-Po Battery
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Fig. 2 - Apply glue to the sides of each main wing
panel (glue not included).
Fig. 3 - The photo shows the finished view after
gluing the wings in place..
Fig. 4 - Locate the aileron push rods set..
Fig. 5 - Connect the push rods to the aileron servo
arm and control horns.
Fig. 6 - Photo shows the finished view after all
push rods assembled.
Fig. 7 - Glue the missiles into the slots and make
sure there is no excess glue. Hold in position until
the glue sets.
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Fig. 8 - Photo shows the finished view after
missiles are assembled.
Fig. 9 - Glue the vertical stabilizer as shown in the
photo (glue not included).
Fig. 10 - Glue the horizontal stabilizers to the slots
at the rear of the fuselage (glue not included)
Fig. 11 - Remove any excess glue and hold in
position until the glue sets. The photo shows the
finished view.
Fig. 12 - Connect the push rods to the elevator
servo arm and control horn.
Fig. 13 - Photo shows the finished view after
elevator push rods are assembled.
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Fig. 14 - Connect the electronic speed controller
and servos to the receiver. Refer to the radio
instructions for the correct channel sockets and
servo lead polarity.
Fig. 15 - Locate the battery and canopy. Charge
the battery according to the safety instructions
before installing.
Fig. 16 - Photo shows battery leads connected to
the electronic speed controller.
Fig. 17 - The canopy is held in place by magnets
and can be lifted off.
Fig. 18 - Photo shows the finished view after
canopy is assembled.
Fig. 19 - Congratulations, you have completed
the assembly process. We hope you enjoy flying
your new model!
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Fig. 20 - Charge the flight battery; connect the Equalizer lead
using and adapter lead matching your charger (adapter lead not
included).
Fig. 21 - Switch the transmitter on, and move the throttle stick to
the “Motor OFF” position. (Diagram MODE 1 right throttle control
stick)
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Fig. 22and 23 - Checking Ailerons and Elevators
- Check that the control surfaces respond to the appropriate
movements of the transmitter sticks. If not, swap over the
connectors at the receiver.
- Check the neutral position of the control surfaces; you may
need to screw the clevises in or out to correct any discrepancy.
- Stand behind the model.
- Check the direction of rotation of the servos:
- Move the aileron stick to the right (a), and the right aileron (a)
must rise up, the left aileron (b) fall down.
- Pull the elevator stick back towards you (c), and the
trailing edge of both elevators should rise (c).
- If either function works in the wrong way, correct it using your
transmitter’s servo reverse facility for that channel.
Fig. 24 - Checking the power system
- Hold the model securely.
- Remove any loose objects such as cloths, tools, etc from the
area in front of the model, as they could easily be sucked into
the ducted fan.
- Open the throttle (stick forward): the motor should now run,
and you should feel a strong air flow rushing out from the tail
end of the model.
- Move the throttle stick back to the “Motor OFF” position.
- Disconnect the battery from the electronic speed controller and
then switch the transmitter off.
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Fig. 25 - Checking the model’s balance
- Place the flight battery in its compartment, without connecting.
- Mark the Centre of Gravity (CG) on both sides of the fuselage; the position
is shown in the photo.
- Support the model at the marked points and allow it to hang freely. When
correctly balanced the airplane will remain horizontal, with the nose
slightly down.
- If necessary, adjust the position of the flight battery to achieve the correct
CG.
- Mark the battery location in the fuselage, so that you can be sure of
positioning it correctly after recharging.
- Pack scrap pieces of foam around the battery in its final position,
otherwise there is a danger of it shifting in flight and altering the model’s
balance.
- Charge the flight battery and the model is ready for flight.
Fig. 26 - Access to the ducted fan unit and electronic speed controller
- The ducted fan unit is accessible from underneath, if you need to carry out
maintenance work or repairs.
- Ensure that the wire colors match correctly.
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Test Flying - Notes on flying the airplane
Please read the sections entitled “Routine pre-flight checks” and “Flying
the model” in the Safety Notes before attempting to fly the MIG-15 Jet for
the first time.
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For the first flight you should wait for a relatively calm day with no more
than a gentle breeze.
A good flying site is a large, flat, open field; well away from trees, fences,
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high-tension overhead cables and other potentially dangerous obstacles.
Carry out a complete check of the working systems.
We recommend that you ask an experienced modeler to help you initially;
to give the model a fairly powerful hand-launch.
The model must be launched directly into any existing wind.
Switch the motor on, and launch the airplane strongly into the wind, with the
fuselage and wings level.
Allow the F-86 Jet to fly straight and level initially; don’t try to turn it when it
is close to the ground.
Adjust the trims if necessary so that the model settles into a steady climb.
Check the model’s response to control commands from the transmitter. You
may need to increase or reduce the control surface travels once the model
is back on the ground.
Take the airplane up to a safe height and check its stalling speed.
Keep the speed well up on the landing approach to avoid stalling.
If you had to move the trims during the flight, correct the mechanical
linkages before flying again. This allows you to re-centre the trims, so that
full trim travel is available for subsequent flights.
We reserve the right to introduce technical modifications and suggest that
you check our website for updates.
Jiangyin Skyangel Electronic Technology Co., Limited.
5th Floor, A3 Building, Xinjianxing Technology Industrial Park, Fengxin Road,
Guangming Town, Bao'an, Shenzhen City, 518107 China
Phone: +86 755 33699201
Fax: +86 755 33699203
www.skyangelrc.com