||One of the most common trouble
in RC is breaking the controller antenna. Inorder to avoid
this, always start extending antenna from the base (extending
-3rd) to the tip by gripping on the largest cylinder and
pulling the tip slowly until it reaches to its maximum extension.
collapsing the antenna should also start from the 2nd thickest
cylinder slowly pushing until fully collapsed and up to
the last or thinnest cylinder.
Beginners should not ignore this simple process if you want
your controller to last longer.
Make it a practice to always turn
off the transmitter or plane immediately when at the ground.
Propellers are sharp and capable of slicing the skin when
transmitter is accidentaly activated. The motors can get
damaged if forced to move when props are tangled in vines
||Always check the battery compartment
and make sure it is locked thight and it doesnt open in
the middle of a flight. Use a transparent tape to wrap around
and hold down compartment. Your plane has good compartment
locks but it is better to make sure it holds well, so use
of transparent tape as double support is highly suggested.
||Landing gears are designed only
for flat wide surfaces. Landing on grassy field will eventually
fold and break them. it is better to design a skid (illustration
below) for a grassy field landing. You can temporarily strengthen
wheel support by wrapping insertable bends with tape to
thighten grip (b) or place
a strip of tape at the bottom of the opening (c)
to prevent landing wheels from detaching incase plants or
vines grabs it during landing
The Flying Fox landing gears protects the rotating tips
of the propeller from hitting the base of the ground. It
is nearly imposible to land on flat ground without a landing
gear even on a grassy field except landing directly ontop
a bush plant to serve as cushion.
||How to building a skid.
Find equivalent thickness of landing wires and bend it to
b. sideview - notice skid bends curved for easy slide when
c. skid base should be farther extended away from the thickness
of fuselage inorder to support wing of the plane when landing.
to check this, look at the planes front view and makesure
the distance of the left and right wing to the ground is
A tough skid can be used to land in grassy, soil and flat
grounds. concrete will grind it and eventually break it
over time, so its important to identify flying ground first
to know which landing gears to use.