The nnA-10 guarentees you'll be the talk of the flying field
With its steller looks, familiar build techniques, and amazing performance, the nnA-10 guarantees you'll be the talk of the flying field.
Thanks for taking the time to build one of my designs! This one is modeled after the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II and I hope you enjoy it! Please share a picture of your build with me via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Version 1.0 | Released 02.19.2015
You aren't afraid to improvise or tackle tedious builds
8 BBQ Skewers
4 sheets DTFB
2 craft sticks
1 2 liter bottle or Motion RC canopy
1 flat aluminum 1/16" x 1/2" x 30"+
1 sheet poster board
1 3/8" x 3' poplar square dowel
Where can I get the aluminum you use in your build?
I buy mine at Lowes but you can find it online.
Do I need to put an aluminum spar in my wing?
I did not test the wing without an aluminum spar so I recommend you use one.
I have build questions, what’s the best way to contact you?
You can contact me directly at email@example.com or on the FT forums.
I noticed the nnA-10 has fixed landing gear, do I have to install this?
No. The wheels and even the landing pod itself can be left out of the build if you wish.
What if I wanted retracts, would this be possible?
Yes, the build could easily be modified to use retracts.
Is it hard to get proper GC?
It can be if your battery is not big enough. You’ll need at least a 3000mah battery to get proper balance.
Will there be a video showing the SPEED version flying?
Yes. I am working to complete the SPEED build now.
I am a beginner and love the A-10, is this a good plane for me?
No. The nnA-10 will require an expert builder and an intermediate pilot to ensure success.
I don’t want to use EDFs, they are loud, power hungry and expensive, can I use an outrunner instead?
While the nnA-10 doesn’t have plans to accommodate a pusher set up, it’s certainly capable. So go wild!
If I can’t decide between the BASIC and SPEED build, how do I know which is right for me?
If you’re not sure, build the BASIC version and then the SPEED after you have mastered the build and flight.
The nnA-10 is pretty stable but as you drop speed she will start to stall out. The stall is gradual but with any EDF you can’t recover very fast so it’s best to keep your speed brisk.
Wind performance is great, the weight helps here.
Don’t be afraid of full throttle on launch. Make sure your throws are 45%-50% on your elevator.
This is not an acrobatic plane. The nnA-10 will roll and do inverted fine but it’s not designed for 3D or heavy sport flying.
If you watched the maiden video you’ll notice the glide slope on the A-10 is pretty bad. She will drop fast when you drop throttle, be ready.
SLOW SPEED PERFORMANCE
It’s best to stay above 1/4th throttle, for the weight of this bird the slow speed performance isn’t bad, but if she drops it will be hard to recover.
LOOK AND FEEL
The look of the nnA-10 is undeniably one of the best DTFB planes. There is something to be said for how smoothly it presents itself across the sky. With noble stability it sticks lines and tracks perfectly – you’ll be the talk of your flying field when you’re flying an nnA-10. Despite the AUW weight there is a sense of nimbleness that surprised me. She’s not floating but is responsive and precise.
The nnA-10 is a very relaxing plane to fly. I like to think of it as an advanced lazy weekend flyer. With stylish looks and enough pep to satisfy you’ll enjoy every moment with your nnA-10.
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