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  • #995
    Brookes745
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    Despite me deciding that I was going full electric, a conversation with a club mate about the primeval satisfaction of firing up an engine and the smell of burning glow fuel, I decided I need a new model in my life. And this is it, a Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports. The kit claims to be able to be put together without glue which seems like cheating to an old balsa basher like me but we will see…..

     

    #996
    Brookes745
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    A few goodies to go with it….the engine is an OS81 Alpha 4 stroke which I was lucky to get as they are no longer made and at a bargain price.

     

    #997
    Brookes745
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    Unboxing…the contents seem well wrapped and secured and as Chris would say, a nice bible (instruction book)

    #998
    Brookes745
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    Wings showing upper and lower surfaces…..

    #999
    Brookes745
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    Fuselage which comes in two parts and can be split for transportation…..

    #1000
    Brookes745
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    Tail plane, fuselage and wing joining tubes, accessory pack and top cowling for EP version….

    #1001
    Brookes745
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    Accessory pack opened showing landing gear, EP & GP motor mounts, fuel tank and sundries other items….very complete.

    #1002
    DRCH
    Keymaster

    Unlike this one, looks like static undercarriage, will you swap this or keep. Nice plane thou 👍🏻

    #1004
    Brookes745
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    Yep this one has static undercarriage and will be staying that way.

    First job install the ailerons. These are screwed to the mounting plates in the same way I used on the Challenger, except these appear to have been 3D printed….

    #1005
    Brookes745
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    And then installed into the wing. Note the metal pins securing the ailerons…..

    #1006
    Brookes745
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    I’ll join the wings later so for now the steerable nose landing gear leg was installed. This will have it’s own sperate servo which the instructions call for a it to be connected via a Y lead to the rudder servo, however, I will mix it to a separate channel on the rx.

    #1007
    Brookes745
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    Next job was to join the fuselage halves which are located by 3 aluminium tubes, here shown inserted in the front part of the fuselage.

    #1008
    Brookes745
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    Next the rear part offered up……

    #1009
    Brookes745
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    And finally secured together using plastic bolts. I will probably leave it assembled.

    #1010
    Brookes745
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    And this is what it looks like…..

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