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91" SkyWing ARS 300 Assembly Thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by AKNick, Sep 16, 2019.

   
  1. Wow. I'm liking Skywing more and more. Those servo knockouts are awesome. :yesss:
     
  2. Alky6

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    Agreed. Seeing a lot that I like in innovations in that airframe.
     
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  3. AKNick

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    Me too!!

    Spent a great deal of time deciding for myself if it was going to be a good purchase for me. Usually it makes sense to support the companies based here in the USA like AJ Aircraft, Extreme Flight, and PAU. There has been a lot of debate about intellectual property and whether SkyWing was creating clones. Maybe when they first started there were some appearances that had the lines of other manufactures, but I will say that they are a completely different model now and have their own designs based on actual full scale aircraft. I saw one in person when Tim had one on display at a hobby expo, I asked a bunch of questions and got answers. My thoughts are they are innovative, quality is stellar, great value with all the extras, and competition is a good thing... AJ started pre-hinging and gap sealing wings, Skywing started doing it, now extreme flight is doing it. Competition sets the bar and challenges manufactures to create better products and competitive prices. I am very pleased with how this plane looks and all these bonus features and extras for the price. All of our planes are being built overseas anyways, and although not a US based company, I am still supporting my favorite hobby shop NWRC.
    Okay, Felt compelled to share my thoughts, as I'm sure many other people have the same thoughts floating in their heads, in which all I have to say is make your own thought through decision like I have done and sleep easy.
     
  4. AKNick

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    Drilled some servo mount pilot holes, tapped, and cured with CA. I am thankful they didn’t pre-fab pilot holes as they never seem to work with whatever brand servo I end up with.

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    Not a lot of room for my dremel, had to use a pencil vice to drill the elevator servo pilot holes. Held the servo down with an actual pencil using the eraser. They made a nice opening for the servo wire to come out too.
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    Time to admire the quality again. The elevator trim on the bottom towards the leading edge is under/overlapped by the top covering. Very nice.
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    Check out the perfect alignment of the control horn to the servo arm slot. If the nut wasn’t on and the bevel didn’t keep it from rotating, it would fall into the slot.
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  6. AKNick

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    Time to talk about the powerplant! GP76 !!
    Same bolt pattern as the DA60 which is marked on the firewall for drilling which is a bonus. Very excited to try out this twin!
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    Marked the DA-60 holes. I’ll need to check my standoffs for prop clearance. Appears to be 7” firewall to spinner backplate.

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    Here is the GP76 3-View Drawings: HERE
     
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    Here are a couple pics of the Full Scale ARS300. You can see the colorscheme is pretty scale except orange instead of a deep red.
    I'm finding it's very hard to locate the full scale aircraft. Actual French aircraft registry states this is S/N1 and the MFGR is Ducreux-Foulon which I believe to be the owners names. Model is ARS (A.R.S. = Aero Restauration Service?) and variant is the -300. Which tells me this is the only one in existence and registered in 2012. I did find the French website for ARS, and that they worked in collaboration with Aero Design for Painting and Stripping.... which is where the photo in the paint booth came from. This search all started because I was curious about the actual aircraft specs. If someone finds them that would be cool to see.

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  8. Alky6

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    Very sexy looking engine! Hear she’ll rip the wings off the plane if you’re not careful. :banana-dance:
     
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    Uh oh... I'm not that nice to my 3D planes....:dancing-chicken:
     
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    Tried to see if the GP came with stand offs... nope. Opened up my Ignition module and found a cut through the battery lead

    Hmmm so with some quick work I crimped on a new plug. Makes me wonder though. No idea what the black marker mark stands for either.

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