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Pros: The model is perfect in its buildability. It flys nicely. It looks just as advertised and everythng works.
Cons: Spend special care with the tail assembly and making sure you get the L brace for the rudder into the tailwheel slot. This is tricky since two types of plastic and foam cross paths in the tail. Contact cement does not stick to the plastic part worth a fiddle, even sanded. The vertical stab cures so quickly when placed into its slot positioning must be accurate the first try, and must go into the fuselage deep enough to penetrate the working parts of the rudder.
Be sure to set your transmitter to neutral for the motor in the engine back position, and test it various times. Perhaps even invest in a Tactic TX 650 since it has a better capacity to help position servos as they are being turned off. The old rule of turn off receiver first, should always be used with this gear.
The wings are strong until they hit the ground, and are somewhat hard to repair given their 2 part construction.
Measure the angle of attack of the motor line to the fuselage before ever flying it, so as if an accident happen, you can reset them correctly.
The spinner phillips holes are non standard. It might be good to drill out the holes a little so the driver fits, and you dont strip the screws.
Very little room once built for internal adjustments and positioning.
Consider an extra servo for the flaps, since the way the servo wing turns the two rods to the flaps invariably leave the servo nearly always buzzing. Perhaps there is hardware of some ball bearing kind or something for this, but its a small nuisance since it burns a small bit of battery power.
The flap dial is wonderful on the 600, shame the 650 does not have one.
It demands attention and flying ability in other trainers first since its build is unforgiving insofar as it is not so easy to repair from even simple dings.
Other Thoughts: Some Blenderm tape is essential for taking windows off and on for internal adjustments. Such as the main window the pilot would look forward out of is good for taping down instead of gluing so as to make adjustments easily.
Consider your glues carefully for the tail plus the proper pre fitting to everything goes in as planned during final gluing.
A high tooth count exacto saw is wonderful for cutting foam for repairs.
The scews for the landing gear are so hard to twist into the plastic, some pilot holes are advisable if you wish to preserve the slots on the tiny phillips screws.
The wing simply creates a huge repair with the slightest bump such as I did turning the transmitter off for a second after landing and the plane dashing into a bush and the wing tearing off from main fuselage creating an unnecessarily hard repair. Designers should re think this element of the plane IMHO.
A couple of sheets of epoxy cloth around the foam to the nose is an excellent idea too, since I dinged that up as well in another minor boo boo.
I never flew it into the ground in an outright crash, these repairs came from taxiing into a bush and a bad landing bounce in the grassy section of the field, San Diego Silent flyers out by Sea World.
All in all its a great plane. But know how to fly a real trainer first. Landings, loops turns, figure eights should be known inside out. And, all should be good. I hope my long wordy writing here saves someone some trouble and improves your enjoyment of this excellent plane.
I may do a video review later to illustrate my points better.
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Date Joined: 04/08/07
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