Construction / tuning:
The box actually was a plastic bag. Inside were some EPP parts for
wings (2x), fuselage, rudder & elevator, as well as a small bag
containing the rudder horns and other small parts AND a mini tube of
UHU por (foam glue)! Wow!
The bag did not contain: the CFK rods to connect the rudders with the
servos, motor mount and landing gear. NO building plan!
Well, I bought this bag-plane for just a few Euros, so, no complaints.
At home I assembled the plane in a few evenings:
- cut out the elevator rudder and attach it with tape
- insert a cfk rod into the rudder wing to give more stability
- fix rudder horns on the all rudders
- cut out the space for the servos near the elevator and rudder
- extend the servo cables and insert them into the bays and fix them
with hot glue
- insert a motor mount (left over from another Multiplex plane - in this
mount the Himax was fitting without problems and even better the
angles of the motor can be adjusted for flight optimization
- cut out the servo space for the aileron servos
- extend the servo cables and insert the servos into the cut out bays (fix
them with hot glue)
- glue the wings in place in the fuselage! Note: precision work is
needed as this will determine the future neutral flight of the plane
- the main wing I also strengthened by inserting a 3 mm CFK
rectangular rod from tip to tip.
- then I cut out the position of the receiver and glued the BEC in place
with hot glue
- following I fixed the wheels (left over from the Easy Cub - which got
- all servos were connected with steel (ailerons) and CFK rods (rudder
- at the end the accumulator was placed - first with double table and
then, after the balance of the plane was achieved I cut out the foam to
host the battery
Note: as there was no instruction manual the balance point and rudder
throws where "estimated"... so lets see and keep the fingers crossed
for the first flight...
Now the YODA is completed.
See on the side the on board video ... just great! A really good airobatic
and 3D plane.
Very slow to fast, up-rolls, down-rolls, turns, flips, loop-rolls, ... you
name it the Yoda flies it!
After a few flights I put the balance point back by one cm. But otherwise
a great performance.
Update: August 2011
After only 12 month in service and our move to Germany, it turned out
that this plane did not survive the transport: when unpacking it in our
new home, the foam was totally bend and torn in places. So, the plane
was relieved from its rc-equipment and the parts were properly
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