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VQ Warbirds A-24 Banshee 80" Build and Fly!

Anyone else have one? I just received it last week, Packaged well, Box was double walled with thick cardboard, so zero shipping damage! It builds just like the Dauntless so there is alot of info out there on how it assembles, but Ill be doing my spin on it, with some tips or tricks.

https://vqwarbirds.com/product/vq-80...ep-gp-warbird/

I have a project tieing up my shop floor, but hope to have that completed this coming weekend, then it will be Banshee time! Im going with the EME35 Auto Start too! Pretty excited!

Specs from VQ's site:
Specifications:

Material: Laser cut balsa and ply
Wingspan: 80.7″ (2050 mm)
Length: 55.5″ (1410mm)
Weight: 15.0 15.5 lbs (6.8 7.0Kg)
Radio: 8 channel, 10 servos +1 for throttle (***see specs below)
Engine: 30cc gas or 1.60 glow ***
Electric: 3000 Watt brushless DC motor. (***see below)
Optional VQ Electric Retracts and Scale Struts available ***
Features:

Pre-painted pilot and rear gunner
Covered with pre-printed PVC film
Factory Painted fiberglass cowl
Fixed landing gear included
Functional dive brakes and flaps
Radial engine replica cover
WWII Bomb (fixed)
Cowl hatch for fuel tank/electronics/battery access
Recommended Electric Setup (Not Included):

Dualsky XM6360EA-10 218Kv motor (3081 Watt peak rating, 1694 Watts continuous)
Dualsky XC10036HV 100A HV ESC (130A peak)
Battery: 2 x 5S 35C 5000mAh lipos in series (10S)
2-blade Prop: 18 x 12
Scale 3-blade Prop: 15.9″ to 17.9″ blades on 16D size Ramoser VarioProp hub (shown in product photos above)
***Servo Specs (Not Included):

5 Mini servos required for flaps, and dive brakes

Max Length: 28mm / 1.12″

Max Width: 14mm .56″

Max Height: 28mm / 1.12″

Note: It is strongly suggested to run a screw or two through the servo cover into the mounting blocks for reenforecement. Use servos with the highest torque value you can find. Greater than 60 oz-in would be best. Its possible to fit high torque flat wing servos with simple modifications to the mounting blocks.

4 Standard servos are required for rudder , elevator & ailerons:

Max Length: 40mm / 1.58″

Max Width: 18.9mm / .75″

Max Height: 40mm / 1.67″

Suggested Standard Servo: Hitec 645MG

Cowl Dimensions:

At firewall 7-3/4″ wide x 8-1/2″ tall
At front 7-1/2″ wide x 7-3/4″ tall
5-3/8″ Deep
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:05 PM
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looks great
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:14 PM
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They sell a ton of scale birds! Looks great
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:40 PM
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Itll be awesome, I have their 80" Bearcat, its a sweet flyer!
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:13 PM
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I'm really upset that the wheels are backward. I wonder if they could be redone to face the outside?
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:00 PM
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:15 PM
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I'm really upset that the wheels are backward. I wonder if they could be redone to face the outside?
They list these, Ill have my retracts and struts this week and we will see what way mine go.

https://vqwarbirds.com/product/sierr...less-retracts/
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:29 PM
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Those look good.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:05 PM
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I'm really upset that the wheels are backward. I wonder if they could be redone to face the outside?


Manual shows gear going this way. So we will find out soon.




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Old 04-30-2019, 11:54 PM
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New improved model over the original version I guess. This is starting to get interesting!
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:25 PM
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UNBOXING!

VQ Warbirds A-24 Banshee 80" 30cc UNBOXING (12 min 24 sec)
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:39 PM
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I hope to have mine running this weekend, using a DLE 35RA.
I did use their retracts and had an issue with one that while it retracted all the way, there was about 5/16 to 3/8 inch of sloop when retracted. One side the wheel was up in the well tight, the other side hung down the amount mentioned.
Turns out the switch for the retract stroke needed adjustment.
the plane looks great but do a trial fitting of wings and horizontal stab in advance and check alignments.
I hope mine flies as nice as a lot of the others have..
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:49 PM
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Thanks, I always test fit and measure before glueing, it fit good, but I have not checked anything else yet on it. Hopefully soon! My EME35 autostart came today, excited to try that!
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:16 PM
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Advice for detailing please..

Well little update..
Took about a minute to coax life into the dle 35 ra. Did a little tuning only to find out the recommended 3 blade biela scale
18 x 10 only pulled 4500 ... and the suggested 19 x 10 only did 6390 /6400..
Soooooo I guess a prop change and see what it takes to get 7000? Both props fall in the recommended range given in the book. Guess I'll try a19 x 8 and 18 x 10 and see what I get. I know it'll run a bit higher up in the air...
Now for another question..
Has anyone tried to weather their bird yet?
I usually use chalk ground up in a coffee grinder, then dry brush it, and seal with flat clear.. But. I scuffed up surface with a scotch brite pad, careful you can rub printed color and detail off, give it a coat of clear, then brush desired color on clear to seal, repeat with each color.
I can't get the powder to stick at all! I even put the ground up chalk in an aluminum ice cube tray, baked it in oven for 15 min at 200 degrees thinking that would burn out any moisture. I can't get it to stick.
The covering feels like a thin film of a PVC type material. I've been using the couple of the supplied extra covering pieces as text dummies and no luck. Water and oil based are fine, but I prefer to use chalks for the dirt, grime, and mud, and use the liquid based colors for oils, grease and such.
Here's how the powders turned out on my last project
Any suggestions?
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