This little kit takes around 4hrs to build and will satisfy the throttle jocky in all of us!
The flycat comes with 56mm EDF and you will need a 25A ESC & 4800kv inrunner.
This plane is extremely fast, (over 100mph!), however still stable at slow flight.
BESC : 25A (not included)
Motor: 4800kv 20-30 size Inrunner (not included)
Lipoly: 1300mAh 11.1v 20C (not included)
Motor & ESC
3 x 9g Servo
5 or 10min Epoxy (Araldite)
1 x Servo Y lead
1 x Servo Extention lead
12AWG Silicon wire (20cm For motor to ESC)
1300mah 11.1v 20C lipo battery
Your own receiver and transmitter
Our flight report.
Kit fits together well, light sanding of leading and trailing edges required to remove extra foam. We chose to not strengthen the wing with CF tubing, which didnt prove to be an issue, even at full speed high G turns.
We opted to mount the BESC being the battery area, in case the battery needed to be moved forward to adjust CofG, however this wasnt necessary.
EDF was mounted on the stick mount. Stick mount was shortened, with the extra piece used to raise the EDF off the stick to clear the EDF shroud. 2 bolts held the fan unit to the stick, one before and one after the fan blades.
We kept CofG 9.5cm from the apex of the wings leading edge. The flycat was hand launched at 3/4 throttle, accelerating quickly. To our surprise, no trimming was required.
The flycat is an extremely fast kit to fly, and required a lot of elevator in turns. We suggest putting the elevator on maximum throws. It needs HUGE amounts of elevator during turns!
Overall an excellent plane which flys smoothly, even on windy days.
We suggest a good lipo pack, as this little hotty will chew through a 1500mAh in only 5 minutes. We used the ZIPPY-R 1800mAh 22C 3S1P pack for around 8 minute flights. As compared to the ZIPPY-Q pack which brought us short at about 7 minutes.
Super cheap foam. Packing box stuff. But works ok. Cheap and reasonably fast. Elevator linkage angle and hinges are not super. If you are prepared to do some mods it's fine.In-runner's fan adapter in this kit has a 3mm diameter hole in it. All the in-runner's motors have a 2mm shaft diameter so Hobby king has an out runner that will work on web page where it says " those who bought it bought this" . My fan blades got shaved down some trying the in-runner with fan so I bought this out-runner and the plane has ok speed but as fast had the in-runner worked. About 65 mph , 100 mph like web add says. Still fun plane , but make sure you have LOTS of elevator throw for the dive it does to the ground on landing and give it nearly full up.This EPS kit is ok for the price, however expect to throw it in the bin when you crash it.
Compartments for radio and battery are very small, and finding a motor to fit the supplied 50mm fan is almost impossible. Adding a Dr Mad EDF unit makes the plane more expensive.
IMHO I would pay the extra and buy a Radjet.A bit disappointed, I found out it's eps after I bought it! If it's half as tough as the skyfun I'll be happy with it :-)) great options with it edf or prop, WHY do they make these edfs where you have to buy SPECIAL long narrow motors to fit in them? I have a box full of spare motors none of which will fit the edf
Great little plane and great little price. I fitted a Dr mad 50mm 4800 EDF and squeezed a zippy 2200 3cell in the nose. Worth buying good control horns and a couple of earth magnets for the canopy. fly's very stable for a little plane, you can also fly as if you stole it.For the money this is a great little model, fly's really well. Invest in better quality control horns and earth magnets for the canopy, I also fitted a Dr mad 50mm fan. a careful bit of thumbing the inside of the battery area allows a zippy 2200 3cell to fit nicely.Used Turnigy 2610 4000KV, Turnigy Plush 40 Amp ESC, 1800Mah 20C and supplied EDF.
Speed a bit dissapointiung but it did fly and handle very nicely, sure needs a bit of power on when landing.
7mm throw on aileron, 12mm throw on elevator, 30pcntexpo. CoG at 110mm.
Will try 2610 5000KV next.I am building my second Fly cat . ( the first one being still in fly condition ) .. I want to put a tri-axis gyro box (orange RX-3S which is the smallest ) on the 3 rudders .( which needs to carve some place inside the fuse )
But , despite the engine I choosed for N 1 was great ,(TGY 2815 , ID: T28151A4800 . 73 g ) I look for an other engine that should be less heavy : an INRUNNER , Out shaft diam : < 24mm . Kv 4800 . Power # 400W
Who can help me to find an other engine than the TGY 2815 EDF ?The fan adapter in this kit has a 3mm diameter hole in it. Nearly all the inrunner motors have a 2mm shaft diameter. Can someone who is using the EDF post a source for an appropriate motor to fit the fan housing. ThanksI bought 4 for this palne,this plane a very good quality and handling, i am very satisfied all.Very stable and fast enough i use battery 3s 1300 and 1500mah with motors turnigy d2826 / 6 2200kv propeller 6x4.Very stable once
Thanks hobby,i give 6 thumb
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