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Mark's Rutland A4 Skyhawk

by Mark Kettle

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Mark Kettle 105/10/2016 21:32:30
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If I say so my self the video history really brings the model to life, the middle video titled 'Richard Bloom' shows the WK No: 5 in action.

Mark Kettle 106/04/2017 12:20:55
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Had the RX fail to listen to the TX so replacing, whilst I was doing that I thought I'd take the battery out to check and the ribbon broke with the battery still in the battery box.

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Above a previous shot with ribbon attached to a AA square battery. So after a big dig around - 60 mins - I managed to get the battery out.

I'm going to change the battery to a smaller AAA square type and carry lead to make up the weight. Also mount it on a piece of 2mm thick x 30mm wide x 310 mm long balsa reinforced with brown paper PVA'd on both sides. The diameters are smaller and in the future it will make balancing, battery extraction and checking easier. I'm wedging it in will just some foam at the battery box end.

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Even taped the battery lead facing down against the balsa strip so it doesn't get in the way. 

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A different RX installed. 

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Control throws of A4 on panel attached to model, 'draggerons' via switch 'E'.

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Set via 'throw-O-meter' .

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 06/04/2017 12:26:01

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