Construction / tuning:
The box contained all parts but instruction manual was only in Czech and Hungarian... well, I managed because the wing, fuselage & tail were all completed, so
building was reduced to assemble the RC equipment.
All needs to be lightweight - I even tried a 4 gms 4-channel receiver but that did not give me the possibility to adjust my ailerons servos individually (only on a
V-cable). So I used the "heavier" 6 channel receiver.
Otherwise no issue with this planes construction.
My first 3D plane (actually mainly for indoor) - however the first flight was at our field and as usual a light wind was blowing. The plane flies very unstable in this
breeze, but it was easy controllable as the rudder surfaces are big. I did not use Expo at all and after a few rounds I tried the first maneuvers. Well, I am not used to
flying in standstill mode, still have got used to holding a plane in hovering torque! So a few times the ground was in the way, but the mini X F3A took it without
major damage (or something a drop of epoxy could not solve).
I event tried a heavier battery (850 mA) - however in the downward figures the plane accelerates too much and the weight did not increase performance (only flying
Indoor this plane is great (although not too slow when in horizontal flight). Loops with 2-3 meters diameter are manageable, rolls, turns etc. I am still not an expert
on 3 D stuff, but I am practicing (guess will take a bit longer). I am more the type of classic acrobatics and hobby planes with lots of functions, but as an excursion
to an different discipline in our hobby I enjoy from time to time the mini X F3A of Pelikan too.
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