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West Wings Beguine

Manufacturer: West Wings

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews2
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Rob wrote on 05/09/2009:
A PRETTY ,CALM WEATHER MODEL
Strengths: Nice simple structure,pretty lines.Good quality materials supplied in kit.
Weaknesses: No guidance on brushless motor set-ups.Only really flyable on very calm days due to low weight.
Overall: A good,fun model to build,could do with a little more guidance on motor set-up.Would make a nice model scaled up.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Phil Winks wrote on 23/10/2008:
A GOOD TRAINER AND NOT SO BAD AS A 1ST BUILDERS MODEL
Strengths: stable flight moderately easy build for anyone thats ever built a stick and tissue model. can be in the air for less than 80 + tx
Weaknesses: my version of the kit had no brushless motor recomendations. I believe this has been addressed in later versions poor snakes and clevises supplied
Overall: The kit contents are mostly of good quality a large amount of accurate cnc parts to speed things up. before starting the build I replaced the incuded all nylon snakes with a set with a steel core and metal clevises. ( the supplied plastic ones let the kit down)also using the auw predictions I chose a 13amp brushless outrunner 30amp esc and 1300mah 20c 3s1p lipo for the power train. Also 4 cheap micro servos and a hitech 5ch nano rx. this allowed me to rewrite the drawings with ailerons not the improvement I'd hoped for.(more later)the build sequence is moderately well laid out in the instructions, it is basically a slab sided fuselage and is within the scope of any one who has a modicum of ability with cutting tools and glue. The wings are traditionall built up jobs and once again the cnc parts are good quality and the build simple. So all in all an ejoyable build that I finished as the instruction suggests with solafilm. the flying of this model is pretty much as to be expected from a high wing cabin style trainer. Rog on my power set up was achieved in approx 15' and the climb out on 3/4 throttle nice and steady and suprisingly slow. In fact most of that 1st flight was carried out at less than 3/4 throttle and I got so carried away with steady circuits and low passes that the sounding of my timer had me wondering "whats that" 10 mins had literally flown by. the landing was almost hands off into the light breeze and she just about landed herself. as a light model she's happier in low winds but as experience progresses she will handle modest winds too, She's quite aerobatic too, capable of loops spins, rolls with ailerons, stall turns and even bunts. Also she is quite a robust model handling botched landings with distain just don't hit overhead cables at full throttle in a knife edge turn, the wings don't like it (go on ask me how I know)
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

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