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Old 07-31-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Build thread and flight thread on the E-Flite Ultimate FX.
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E-Flite Park 400 Outrunner
E-Flite S-75 Sub-Micro Servos
E-Flite 20 Amp ESC
FMA Direct 5 Channel Reciever
Duralite E-Plus Silver 1000 mAh Li-Poly Battery Packs
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

My plane didn't come with an instruction manual so I went to Horizon Hobby's Website and found the manual on there.

First on the list to do is glue the wing struts to the top wing. The top wing is pre-slotted for the struts. Make sure you use a square to keep the struts perpindicular to the wing.

Next you glue the struts to the bottom wing in the same fashion.
For my foamys I like to use E-Flite's Foam Safe CA and Foam Safe Accelerator.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Next you slide the fuselage in between the bottom and the top wing and slide the cabane strut into the pre slotted holes in the top of the wing. Glue the top wing to the cabane strut using foam safe CA and Foam Safe Accelerator. Next flip the plane so it rests on the bottom wing and use a square to align the fuse to the bottom wing. Make sure you put the square on the trailing edge of the vertical tail so that the square is more accurate.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Now you glue the fuse to the bottom wing using a hot glue gun.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Now we start to put the carbon fiber in the wings to help strengthen the plane.

There are 2 sizes of carbon rods, make sure you use the 11 3/4 inch from the top wing near the cabane strut to the strut on the bottom wing.

Start by gently poking a hole in the four plastic ring washers at the proper angle. After this is done glue the rods in place.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Next you need to cut the 24 inche supplied string into two equal 12 inche pieces. After this is done you wrap the string around the carbon rods where they cross. Make sure you wrap the rods both vertically and horizontally.

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Old 07-31-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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Next you need to take the tape off of the un-hinged side of the elevator/stab. Now slide the stab through and glue the elevator to the elevator joiner. I use low tack painter's tape to center both elevators and then glue the elevator to the joiner. Now hinge the elevator using the supplied hinge tape on the top AND bottom. Make sure you deflect the surface all the way to allow for free movent in both directions.

Next, check the stab to make sure it is parallel to the wings. I look directly from the back of the tail to find this. If they aren't parallel just sand on side of the fuse that needs to be lowered.

Next you glue in the stab making sure it is centered. I use a T-pin and some string to do this. Put the T-pin through the string and push the T-pin through the center of the aft part of the fuse. Next take the string and pull it to the tip of the stab, and then swing to the other side. Keep adjusting the stab until the string is equal on both sides.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:04 PM   #8
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Next just glue in the tail skid. You have to punch 2 holes in the tail of the fuse for the tail skid. Make sure that it is straight, otherwise your plane won't stay straight on the ground - if you fly off of the ground.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:11 PM   #10
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very clean build thread. keep up the good work, your making me want one.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:17 PM   #11
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Thanks guys - went on a little vacation with my dad . . .
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:52 PM   #12
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Next you need to place the wire landing gear in the pre-cut slot. If the gear fits loosley you can glue in the optional plywood piece to make the gear permanent.

Now you need to install the wheel pants - if you choose too . . . This is the only thing that I do not like about this build. The airplane comes with these wheel collars that have to be put on the axle after the wheel pant is on. You cant place it on before due to the fact that the wheel has to be placed on the axle at the same time as the wheel pant . . . Now the wheel pants are mounted in place by a little plastic piece that uses two screws that screw into the wheel pants around the wire gear. (See Pic)
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #13
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Next Install the wheel fairings that go on the gear if you wish. Just hot glue them into place. They are grooved for the wire to go into.
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Next I went ahead and glued on the canopy using canopy glue. Now the airframe is finished minus the cowl which will be installed later . . .
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:54 PM   #15
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Default Re: E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread

Sorry I havent got back in a while - been kinda busy with school. Anyways next hot glue you servos in, center the arm on the servo, glue in the plastic hor for the surfaces and install the linkage - pretty straight forward.

After you do this I max out my throws for high rates and cut them in half for low - if you go by the specs in the manual, that is usually a good place to start.

The plane comes with a stick mount type motor mount for you to mount your motor. The Park 400 from E-flite does not come with this mount so you have to purchace one. I didnt want to buy one so I modified the stick mount to work for the regular mount. I will try to get a pic a little later

Next I installed the cowling using the supplied screws and voila the motor area is done.

Next install your reciever - I didnt have much of a choice as to where I could mount my rx. My servo leads from the ailerons and the elevator stretched to where the rx could not be moved unless I wanted some serious stretching on the leads (that isnt good).

Now she is done!
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