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Great Planes - GPMA0050   735557000509 0735557000509
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Great Planes Fundango Aerobatic Park Flyer Kit 35"
 
Great Planes Fundango Aerobatic Park Flyer Kit 35"
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Instruction Manuals: Manual 1 (1.9 MB) Manual 2 (16 KB)

 
Stock Number
LXVU18
Stock Status
Discontinued
   
 

Tech Notes
 
NOTES FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
        This is an Aerobatic Funfly-Style Park Flyer Fundango Aircraft.
                   Designed for experienced advanced pilots.
                       Park Pilot Program Legal Aircraft

Love to do aerobatics or just bore holes in the sky but don't have enough time to run to the flying field? Great Planes has the answer for you!

Important note: Please check with the local R/C club before operating your radio equipment. Signals from your radio system could interfere with other R/C modelers in the area. You may also contact the AMA (Academy of Model- Aeronautics) for a club nearest you.

FEATURES: Balsa wing and tail construction Fiberglass tube fuselage Symmetrical airfoil Oversized ailerons and elevators for exciting performance Complete, detailed plans and instruction manual to ease construction Optional landing gear included (hand launch/bellyland (see COMMENTS) Warranty guarantees this kit free from defects in both material and workmanship at date of purchase.

INCLUDES: All balsa required to build the kit, fiberglass fuselage, optional landing gear, all necessary hardware, aluminum tube, (2) 1" foam wheels, CA hinges, illustrated instructions, rolled plans.

REQUIRES: Radio: 3+ ch with 2 micro servos & micro receiver (Required-see ACG) (DO NOT USE sub micro servos. Per designer, they do not have sufficient power. Ignore cross sell of C5 on GPMG0415 instr.)

NOTE: If modeler already has a 72MHz transmitter and servos, Great Planes offers a Micro Receiver and Speed Control in High Band. Flight packs with Speed Controls and Servos are also available. Requires High Band crystals (FUTL63**) An advantage to these systems is that they automatically adapt themselves to the brand of transmitter they are used with.

Battery pack: 8 cell (AA cell or smaller) **We offer a flight pack specifically for this aircraft, GPMG0415 which includes motor, gearbox, prop adapter, APC 10x7 Slo-Fly prop. Electronic Speed Control: 20A w/BEC such as GPMM2025. Motor: 9.6V, 400 size Propeller: "Slo-Flyer"type (Can use APC 10x7 Slo-Fly also APCQ5018 Charger with GPMM3108 adapter for battery. Covering: One 6-foot roll(Top Flite MonoKote Transparent recommended) Misc. Items: Building and Field Equipment

SPECS: Wingspan: 35" (890mm) Wing area: 350 sq in (22.5 sq dm) Airframe weight w/gear: 4oz (1130g) Ready-to-fly weight: 13-16oz (370-455g) Wing loading: 5.3-6.6 oz/sq ft (16-20 g/sq dm) Length: 30" (760mm) Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical Control throws- High Rate Low Rate Elevator: 2" (51mm) up 1" (25.4mm) up 2" (51mm) down 1" (25.4mm) down Aileron: 1-1/8" (28mm) up " (12.7mm) up 1-1/8" (28mm) down " (12.7mm) down ESC: Follow mfgr's instructions to arm/set range. CG: 2-7/8" to 3-9/16" aft of wing LE, with 3-1/16" ideal.

COMMENTS: Only one receiver is required depending on the channel of the radio selected(Low band Ch 11-35, High band Ch 36-60). Please note the Accessory Completion Guide lists both Low and High band receivers. Channel selection is left to the modelers preference.

Weight is critical on small, lightweight electric models such as this Model's performance will be noticably increased by hand-launching and belly landing and not using the optional gear. NOTE: servos & battery are externally mounted

TECH NOTICE FUNDANGO/FUNDANGO POWER SYSTEM USING the 1.7:1 Gear Box: Improving the performance and preventing damage to your system.

1) The gear mesh is Critical. Set the gear mesh by running a sheet of notebook paper between the gears. It should and will feel sloppy. If the gear mesh is tighter than this the motor will OVERHEAT (60 hotter!) and immediately lose performance. If you have already run your motor with this tight gear mesh and performance is lacking, please send us the problem motor with a copy of this tech note and we will replace it at no charge.

2) Oiling the motor's shaft: This is a part of normal service of most electrical motor components which was accidently omitted from instructions for your power package. Please apply one drop of lubricating oil to each end of the shaft. This will also dramatically increase the motor's performance.

3) Balance the prop and centering the prop are CRITICAL. Being off even 1/16" will cause a wobble which robs nearly half the available thrust from your motor combination.

If options 1 through 3 did not solve your performance concerns (acceptable being flight times of 3-5 minutes with sufficient power for the model to climb comfortably at a 45 angle). please consider:

4) Prop/Gear box match. The 1.7:1 gearbox works well on the Fundango for most modelers as is, but for some, the performance is increased by using a 9x6 prop. The 3:1 ball bearing gearbox, GPMG0225, does also offer an increase in performance when using the 10x7 prop already provided with the power system you previously purchased, or an 11x7 with even more power system you previously purchased, or an 11x7 with even more power but shorter run time. After trying options 1 through 4, if your performance remains unacceptable, please mail us your motor/gearbox combination for warranty consideration.

If the customer is looking for the BEC connectors they are: Male: GPMM3106 Female: GPMM3107 AMC 8/23/00 ir/jl updt jxs 2/21/03 updt NNA 8/27/03 Decal sheet FUNDD01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes: One 8" x 1-1/2" Red, White & Blue Fundango logo Two 2-5/8" x 5/8" Red, White & Black Great Planes logos

– If you need more information, use these Great Planes resources –
Email: airsupport@greatplanes.com
Web Site: http://www.greatplanes.com/
Phone: 217-398-8970
  Postal Address:
Great Planes
3002 N. APOLLO DRIVE, SUITE #1
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61822

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Accessories Needed
 
COMPLETION NOTES FROM THE TECH DEPARTMENT
THIS IS AN AEROBATIC FUN FLY PARK FLYER. NOT FOR INDOOR USE. REQUIRES: 400 GEARED MOTOR SYSTEM (3:1 OR 1.7:1), PROP ADAPTER, 10X4.7 OR 10X7 SLOFLY PROP, BEC EQUIPPED MICRO ESC, 2 MINI SERVOS, 3+CHANNEL MICRO- RECEIVER AND 8-CELL AA SIZED BATTERY PACK. (GP POWER SYSTEM, RECOMMENDED, IT INCLUDES MOTOR, GEAR BOX, PROP, ADAPTER, AND ESC.)

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