Last week I saw that Extreme Flight/Legacy Aviation released a new 72″ Muscle Coupe and it looked really cool, so I had to have one. The red and white scheme really caught my eye so its the one I selected.
I opened the box when it arrived earlier this week and immediately noticed the build quality. Every aspect of this aircraft was built using care and thought in mind. I really like how the canopy hatch provides access to the electronics and batteries. This is an approach I wish they used on the Turbo Bush Master.
My plan is to build this with the following equipment:
- Torque 4016T/500KV electric motor
- Airboss 80A ESC
- Hitec 7245 servos
- Futaba 8 channel receiver
The first step in my build process is to go over all covering with an iron and glue all joints with CA.
I then located all of the control horns, cleaned them up and started the painting process. This isn’t really a necessary step but something I like to do; makes the end result look a bit more polished. Make sure to not paint the end that is glued into the plane.
I’ll paint the other side in the morning.
Next I glued the elevator into the horizontal stab and prepared it for assembly into the fuselage. I use a laser for alignment on my planes. Its an easy way to find where adjustments are needed. I found the horizontal stab required a little adjustment before I glued it in place.
Once everything is aligned the way I want, I glued it in with thin CA.
I’ll let all this setup, including the paint on the control horns and get back to it in the morning!