V-22 Osprey Build Update

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments by

Before starting the build, let’s take a look at the kit contents and talk about the hardware needed to complete the aircraft.

The basic kit comes securely packed in a single compact carton.  Inside, the components and sub-assemblies are packed in smaller cartons, making shipping damage very unlikely.  The basic kit includes a profile airframe for training and flight-testing; this isn’t like flying a regular heli, and providing this training airframe is a nice touch.

The optional scale body is all hollow-molded fiberglass and is pre-painted with decals pre-applied.  Final assembly is a quick and easy.

While the body fits in the ARF class, the mechanics are a kit, with all parts sorted into small ziploc bags and then grouped into larger bags numbered for the various assembly steps.  These pre-sorted and numbered bags are a big help during assembly.





Jim Ryan

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A longtime contributor and the current "Heli Talk" columnist for Electric Flight, Jim has been heavily into aeromodeling for nearly 25 years. Electric warbirds are his main love, although in recent years helicopters have taken much of his attention. He is focused on scale helis and his favorite part of the hobby remains designing and scratch building.
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