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Old 03-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Russian F3A masterpiece “Europa PRO LT” now produced in Europe

Dear modelers, in the middle of 2010 we had the honor to work in one of the best Russian models factory, which produced composite aircraft models - Europa PRO. Travel to Russia was not easy, because there own laws, which remains unchanged for over twenty years.

Most of us remember DOSAAF and good times in Soviet Union airfield when flying was free, and basically everyone that had wish could fly.


Travel destination was to building up relationships with the manufacturer to obtain a permit to manufacture the Europa PRO name models in Europe with a further passage to European markets because we do not have additional taxes and duties on exportation of goods to European Union countries.

Mr. Algis (left) and Mr. Sergey Danilov (right):


The factory is located in the small town near Moscow – Orexovo/Zuev, with population of about 200 thousand people. Spent working week went as a day: a very nice communication, information rendering, and pleasant staff.

Finally, a permit to manufacture the Europa PRO name models in Europe was obtained. Models produced in Europe will have two additional letters of the LT at the end of the previous name; the full name of the airplane will be Europa PRO LT.

Next let's talk about a European version of the Europa PRO LT aircraft and its production process.

The new Europa PRO LT was designed by Great Russian aerobatic pilot, Sergey Danilov (Master of Sports, F3A Champion of Russia, since 1996 participated in the European and the World Championships) and produced in Europe using top quality German made epoxy resin and glass/carbon fiber.

One of Russian Europa Pro planes:


Plane Specifications:
Wing Span – 1900 mm;
Length Including Spinner – 1960 mm;
Weight (empty) – 1880 grams;
Weight (RTF) 4400 – 4900 grams;
Recommended power system: AXI 5325/24 Gold line Brushless motor plus JETI Spin 99 controller.

This professional Europa PRO LT kit is the result of Sergey’s 20 years experience in F3A world and his research in best F3A performances. This innovative design combined with the extremely lightweight structure, the full composite fuselage, wings and stabs, give the Europa PRO LT an impressive precision and smoothness at any airspeed and flight condition.

The plane is a total novelty in the 2010 – 2011 F3A seasons: the new fuselage is wider; wing area lower; the stabilizer has now become larger.

Let’s briefly review the model production technology in Europe:

Europa PRO LT all-composite professional F3A aircraft completely made using Total Area Vacuum Sandwich technology.

Fuselage (note carbon fiber in the motor mount area):


More photos of fuselage internal structure. Lots of carbon fiber inside:

Nose:


Chassis mounting plate:


Additional carbon thread on the fuselage frames:


Stabs:


Wings (note carbon fiber in the ailerons area):


In order to ensure the highest possible accuracy, all internal components are mounted using templates.


Dual control ensures quality (note carbon fiber in the rudder area):


Just removed from the molds:
Fuselage:


Stabs:


Wings:


Impeccable quality and perfect lines after the final trimming:


Two masterpieces met – white F3A “Europa PRO LT” and new Donatas Pauzuolis F3P design “SYMMETRIC”:


Next time I’ll add additional information about model assembling process and much, much more.

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Old 03-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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awsome looking airplane.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the informative photos. Nice to see how someone else does it.
Awesome product.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:17 AM   #4
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Nice work. I cant wait to see more
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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WOW! Very nice! Any plans to release the kit to the north American market?
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Dear Henry Piorun,

Yes, this aircraft has been released. To order write to me: info.rccarbon@gmail.com

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Old 03-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #7
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Before describing the assembly process, I would like to acquaint you with accessories that come with the plane.

The plane comes equipped with five hardware packs:
Wing hardware pack:
- 2 pc - CNC milled carbon fiber aileron control horn;
- 4 pc - Ball Link M2;
- 2 pc - Carbon fiber Pushrod M2 x 150 mm;
- 4 pc - Bolts M2x15;
- 4 pc - Nuts M2;
- 4 pc - Threaded coupler M2;



Stab hardware pack:
- 2 pc - CNC milled carbon fiber elevator control horn;
- 4 pc - Ball Link M2;
- 4 pc - Bolts M2x15;
- 4 pc - Nuts M2;
- 4 pc - Threaded coupler M2;



Rudder hardware pack:
- 2 pc - CNC milled carbon fiber rudder control horn;
- 2 pc - Pull-Pull Cables 0,6 mm Ř, 2 metres each;
- 4 pc - Brass swag tube 2 mm Ř;
- 4 pc - Ball Link M2;
- 4 pc - Bolts M2x15;
- 4 pc - Nuts M2;
- 4 pc - Threaded coupler M2;



Landing gear hardware pack:
- 2 pc - Main wheels 65 mm Ř;
- 1 pc - Tail wheel 28 mm Ř assembly;
- 2 pc - Axle assemblies 4 mm Ř;
- 4 pc - Landing gear mounting bolts and nuts;



General hardware pack:
- 2 pc - Chin Cowl and Canopy lockers;
- 2 pc - Carbon fiber Pushrod M2 x 250 mm;
- 1 pc - Carbon fiber laminated balsa servo (one or two servos version) tray;
- 1 pc - Carbon fiber motor mount for AXI 53XX motors;
- 1 pc - Carbon fiber laminated balsa battery tray;
- 4 pc - 25 x 290 mm Velcro for battery locking;
- 2 pc - 25 x 125 mm Velcro for battery soles;
- 2 pc - 15 x 170 mm Velcro for RX battery locking;
- 1 pc - 15 x 170 mm Velcro for RX;
- 1 pc - Carbon fiber laminated balsa Jeti speed controller mount;



You can chouse one of two, carbon fiber laminated balsa servo trays, versions:
- For one servo (left) – rudder;
- For two servos (right) – rudder + elevator;



View of one servo version after the equipment is installed:



View of two servo version after the equipment is installed:



A closer look to the battery tray:



Designed to fit all manufacturers two 4-5 S or one 10 S LiPo battery with a capacity of 4500-5000 mAh



Two 5 S 4500 mAh LiPo:



Carbon fiber motors mount for AXI 53XX motors



Motor mount cooling holes in full compliance with the engine cooling channels:



During installation of AXI 5325/18 motor I faced with a problem that's quite difficult to hard mount rear of AXI motors, what is critical for F3A planes. So I decided to create a universal hard rear support for all 53XX AXI motors.

The picture below shows the result:


Benefits:
- Carbon-fiber attraction, strength and lightness;
- Coated bearing resistant to extreme operating conditions and dust;
- Allows you to adjust the angle of inclination of the engine left and right;
- Allows you to use of lighter motor mount;
- For mounting you can use the standard AXI engine set screws;
- Polished aluminum sleeve.



Using the AXI engine set screws tightens the aluminum sleeve:


View of collected rear support mount:



Before assembling everything into a one unit:


The final look:



If you like to order rear support for AXI 53XX motors, please write me an Email: info.rccarbon@gmail.com

Several rear supports are waiting for their owners. Price 35 EUR per kit + shipping:



Best regards

Kyssa

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:47 PM   #8
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Wow, nice job.
Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #9
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Many of you ask me how much is this beauty.

White Series - as it comes from moulds (no hardware included) – 1000 Eur

If you would like to develop your own painting scheme on your Europa PRO LT also to use own selected hardware, the basic white scheme is the way to go. It can be painted with any acrylic or polyurethane based paint. It is a good base for vinyl graphics as well.


The all white Europa PRO LT is the most economical version of this high performance F3A plane.
Kit includes:
- Fuselage;
- Chin Cowl;
- Canopy;
- Preinstalled Removable Rudder with installed Rudder gap Cover;
- Preinstalled wings with cut Ailerons and installed Aileron gap Covers;
- Preinstalled Stabilizers with hinged Elevators and installed Elevator gap Covers
- Preinstalled Composite Landing gears;
- Wheel pants;
- Carbon fiber Wing tube, 25 mm Ř x 600 mm;
Hardware’s are not included in this series.

White Series with all hardware’s included– 1200 Eur;

Painted in Molds Series - painted in moulds with all hardware and preinstalled wings and stabs – 1500 Eur

The standard scheme with its elegant lines is just perfect for F3A, as it looks great in the air. We kept the style similar to other, typical F3A planes paint schemes, but we paid attention really well not to overload it with too much colors and shapes. You choose the colors you want the model to be painted.


Painted in Molds Series is highly prefabricated for you. Only few hours of work will be needed to get Europa PRO LT ready to fly.
Kit includes:
- Fuselage;
- Preinstalled Chin Cowl;
- Preinstalled Canopy;
- Preinstalled Removable Rudder;
- Preinstalled wings with hinged Ailerons and installed Aileron gap Covers;
- Preinstalled Stabilizers with hinged Elevators and installed Elevator gap Covers;
- Preinstalled Composite Landing gears;
- Wheel pants;
- Carbon fiber Wing tube, 25 mm Ř x 600 mm;
- Hardware bag;
- CNC milled carbon fiber parts bag;
- Instruction manual (English);
- Decal set.

Custom Series - Custom airbrushed with all hardware and preinstalled wings and stabs – 1700 Eur;

Custom Series is highly prefabricated for you. Only few hours of work will be needed to get Europa PRO LT ready to fly. All Custom Series planes will be airbrushed according to your wishes.
The cowl, canopy, landing gear, wheel pants and tail wheel assembly are already installed. On fuselage, seams on top and bottom are filled and repainted.




Every Custom Series design is airbrushed on white base airplane in very thin layer, after it is clear coated, sanded and polished. On average there is about 1 – 1,5 % (20-30 grams) weight increase in comparison to mold painted airplane. Bottom of the wings and stabs will be also airbrushed according to your design.

Kit includes:
- Airbrushed and preinstalled Fuselage;
- Airbrushed and preinstalled Chin Cowl;
- Airbrushed and preinstalled Canopy;
- Airbrushed and preinstalled Removable Rudder;
- Airbrushed and preinstalled wings with hinged Ailerons and installed Aileron gap Covers;
- Airbrushed and preinstalled Stabilizers with hinged Elevators and installed Elevator gap Covers;
- Preinstalled Composite Landing gears;
- Airbrushed Wheel pants;
- Carbon fiber Wing tube, 25 mm Ř x 600 mm;
- Hardware bag;
- Custom made protection bag set (fuselage, wings, stabs);
- CNC milled carbon fiber parts bag;
- Instruction manual (English);
- Custom Decal set.

RTF Series - The price dependsonyourchoice ofa complete set.

RTF Series is fully assembled, trimmed and ready to flight planes. Only plug the batteries and your Europa PRO LT are ready to fly.
Your Europa PRO LT, can and, will be provided with anything according to your own preferences. Only write to us what equipment you want and we will install it.

The Bag set - Composite sandwich parts are extremely strong, but fragile at the same time. Always keep in mind that Europa Pro LT designed for minimum weight and maximum strength in flight. Please take care of it, especially during transport, to make sure that none of the critical parts and linkages are damaged. Always handle your airplane with great care, especially on the ground and during transport, so we offer to you Revoc custom made full protection bag set (fuselage, wings, stabs) which are also part of this package or you can order them separately!




Best regards

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #10
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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A very nice model, I'm impressed.
Kyssa, we'd love to know about it on the new RCGroups F3A Forum, here.
http://www.rcgroups.com/f3a-pattern-731/
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:13 AM   #12
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Let's start the collectionprocess.

Items Needed To Complete
Personal protective equipment
The fuselage, wings, stabs, rudder, landing gears and other parts included in this kit are made of fiberglass and carbon fiber, the fibers of whose may cause eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation. Never blow into a part to remove fiberglass and carbon fiber dust, as the dust will blow back into your eyes. Always wear safety goggles or safety shield, a particle mask and rubber gloves when grinding, drilling and sanding this parts.



Vacuum the parts and the work area thoroughly after working with fiberglass and carbon fiber parts.

Tools

- Felt-tip Marker or Pencil
- Sander
- Ruler Metric and Standard
- Course and Fine Sandpaper
- Phillips Screwdriver (small)
- Pliers
- Dremel Power Tool
- Rat tail file
- Cut-off wheel
- Hobby knife
- Paper Towels
- Synthetic oil
- Soapy water solution
- Plastic card

Adhesives

- 15 and 30 Minute Epoxy
- Thick CA (cyanoacrylate) glue
- Masking Tape
- Double-Sided Tape
- Epoxy filler
- Thread Locker
- Acetone/Alcohol swabs or Rubbing alcohol
- Paper or plastic caps
- Wooden coffee spoons
- Cotton buds

Required Hardwares
MG]
- Main LiPo pack
- Receiver LiPo pack
- Receiver
- Speed controller
- Brushless motor
- Carbon Propeller
- Receiver voltage regulator
- Servo arms
- Servo Extension leads
- Servos


I think a few pictures can say more than a thousand words. Let's start from the aileron assembly process.





























































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Old 04-04-2011, 01:18 PM   #13
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Let’s continue the building process – motor installation.

Power System that I use for my personal Europa Pro LT and also I recommend use for all Europa Pro LT pilots:
- AXI model motors AXI 5325/24 GOLD LINE brushless motor;
- Jeti Spin 99 Opto speed controller;



Motor mounting process:






































If any one fed up with my photos-please do not hesitate to tell me.

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #14
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Nice JOB!!!

Keep UP the GOOD work!!!

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Beautiful work Kyssa. I wish we had a way to get the Europa here in the USA.
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