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  2. BMFA F3F League 4 Scotland 13th July 1 2

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  4. BMFA F3F League Reserve Date 25th May 1 2

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  6. North/Yorkshire Winter League 1 2 3

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  7. Winter F3f leagues 1 2 3 4 7

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  10. Round 3 SWSA F3F Winter league

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  12. Round 2 SWSA Winter League

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  14. Welsh Open 2013 1 2 3 4

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  15. BMFA F3F League Contest 5 (Long Mynd) 1 2

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  16. Scottish F3F Nationals 2013 1 2 3

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  19. BMFA F3F League Rd4 (Scotland) 14/07/2013 1 2 3

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  20. BMFA F3F League Reserve 16th June

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    • thermaldoctor
      The end result worked out like this and for me was well worth it for 1KW dedicated wing weather model. But as mentioned quite a major effort and perhaps way over kill but I am happy with it. The receiver sits in a pre-moulded bathtub set into the rear of the fuselage. I like this idea very much but it has been poorly executed if you don't have a receiver that will fit. Space is quite tight for some receivers (mine are Multiplex) so be prepared to get the heatshrink out to get it to fit. I have seen a number of receivers fit perfectly however, so just like for the servos it seems to have been designed around the most popular sizes. I have seen JR, FrSky, and Futaba fit just fine.  What you will need to do for all receivers however is cut out the front face of the receiver bathtub to allow for the connectors. At the rear you need to make provisions for the aerials. The wiring loom comes pre-done for you and all you will need to do is cut out the rectangular hollow moulding into the fuselage and glue in the connector. To do this I plugged it into the wing (the wing one comes ready fitted in the mould) and then bolted the wing to make sure it all lined up and making sure to use a smearing of grease to stop gluing the wing on.   The rudder comes as a separate moulding and is designed to be de-mountable for easy storage and transportation. As standard it is simply a friction push-fit on and retained with a single screw on the bottom. Further rotation is prevented by taping the fuse/fin joint. The engineer in me was not comfortable with this, particularly for a windy weather model facing strong crosswinds and 1KW of prop wash so I decided to line the fin up an bolt in place. Then use a pillar drill to drill vertically through the fuse and fin at the joint. Then use a carbon rod glued into the fuselage projecting just enough to locate the two slots made in the fin. This worked perfectly and put my mind at rest but again...maybe overkill. Would you need to do this? Probably not I think I am the only pilot to have done this but it certainly cant do any harm. I won't be doing it for my normal and Light versions it was just for the windy model. The screw now is there just to stop the fin falling off. All rotation is now taken care of by the rod and slots. With regards to the screw I had to open out the hole in the bottom of the fin to allow the fin to sit perfectly vertical. As it was the fin was at an angle which was unacceptable. I have spoken to Samba about this and all future models will come perfectly jigged.
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