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Very poor elevator design and materials. Wood very thin and frail. Not sure will control flight.
This was my first ARF. It went together pretty quickly. I had some foamie crashes so I already had the parts. Well worth $100 to have another plane. I put a piece of wire between the two main wheels to stiffen them up on landing. Two broken propellers later I realized this was a quick easy fix for soft landing gear. Also had a missing part that was replaced immediately by helidirect. All in all glad I bought it. Large top hatch gives access two cockpit where I put a camera. Large bottom hatch gives access to work a battery will go. I used 2200 4s But a 3S power system is all that is needed. It’s a lightweight plane.
Cheap construction, not impressed.
Lots of detail with printed stick on covering.
Thin alum wing tube, will replace with a stronger carbon fiber tube.
Cheap thin engine cowl, will line with fiber cloth and epoxy.
Just not a quality rc model, bought because I like L-9 but this one doesn't meet my expectations.
I am a big fan of the Vmar L 19. I have 3 of the Army design. During the past couple of years, I couldn't find anyone who had the L 19 in Air Force gray. I am very happy to finally get one. I have not put it together as yet but it looks like the previous ones I have bought. There is always a few things in the Vmar models that either have to be corrected or modified in the the assembly process. As a whole, the Bird Dogs perform very well in the air and they look great. The biggest problem is trying to find the right motor and battery combination that will fit and still retain flyability.
Received within a few days. Haven’t had a chance to open the box yet and see what’s inside.
Will update when I get to that stage of this project!
Asked for info on what are the best servo’s for this plane from helidir. Response was nothing more than a sales pitch with links to all the servos available from helidirect. No real advise on which servo unit was best for this model.
Photo shows box with four other model planes that I have yet to open and build. Doing some remodeling in my house now and that’s taking up a lot of my time,
Thanks and good day
Forgot to mention in the original review that the included instructions are worthless. If you are not an experienced builder, you will need help finishing this kit. All the parts are there but it takes some study to get it right. Also the pilot that is included is huge- not even close to scale!