Construction / tuning:
Out of the box and in 30 minutes at the flying field.
All rc-equipment is installed and ready for use (BEC, motors,
cables, servos and their extension cables, etc.) - except the
receiver. This you need to attach to a location under the wings
by a velcro tape and connect all plugs in the right bay.
Most parts of the plane are assembled and you only need to glue
the elevator and rudder in place - attach the push rods to the rudders
trim all rudders and charge your battery (which most probably will
take longer then the final assembly of the plane).
Finally check all rudders and their direction (as usual I needed to
revers the elevator and rudder on my Futaba remote).
The only change I made during the entire building of this plane was
that I dipped the wing-fuselage cable bridge into plastidip - but carefull
that the connections remain outside and still accessible. This shall
prevent the issues mentioned in several internet forums that the
solderings break after 10 or 20 flights.
Then adjust the CG by moving your battery so that the plane balances
nicely with the nose slightly angled down (10 - 20 degrees max)
A beautiful day end of May 2012 gave the opportunity to take the Twin
Star 2 RR for its first flight. The sun was shining, but the wind was
blowing quite strong - see also the video.
There was absolutely no surprise with this plane. Steadily (only shake
by the wind) it climbed up and actually I was surprised that the two
brushed motors did not have much difficulty with this plane. I expected
At the end of the day I decided to have some fun with my kids and we
taped one of their small throw planes at various locations of the Twin
Star2. Cool! See for yourself the 2nd video!
Soon my kids will be training on this plane two.
... still to come!
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