Just unpacked the fuse, bit of a colour mismatch with the canopy.
Wrapping off, carbon undercarriage installed.
Various bits come packaged in individual bags based on where the are to be used. Couple of things missing, no rudder hinges and no bolts for the horizontal stablisers.
Carbon reinforcements on the stringers.
Test fit the control horn. I discovered that two of the hinges were not glued in ;(
Rudder and elevator horns glued in
Nice pic of it mostly assembled, cowl a different shade of gold to everything else.
Tail wheel installed
Main wheels and pants on
Motor assembled with prop. Joker 380kv V3, basically a rebranded Dualsky V2.
Motor fitted, needs about 18mm of spacing.
Spacers made from 6mm carbon laminated ply, now if I only had bolts long enough
Cowl and spinner fitted
Receiver 2 (xm+) attached to some foamboard
Lots of lead up front for balance
Before the maiden
After some successful flights
This model is a pure joy to fly, very aerobatic yet very confidence-inspiring. The Joker 380kv motor with 18x10 Super Electro Line prop, Turnigy Plush-32 150A, and China Hobby Line 6S 5000mah 65c batts proving to be a brilliant combination.