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Official Black Horse Fairchild Model 24 Argus 2357mm ARF Discussion Thread

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  • #61
    Hi OV10,

    Thanks for your post.

    I've been flying for over a year RC planes with my club using my own high wing balsa electric plane to train but originally learn't on control line with nitro engine planes back in the 80's! So still I would say I was newbie. Showing my age though!! but have fallen back in love with RC.....
    I love building planes and I think when I saw James fly the Fairchild 24, I fell for it straight away. I'm at the electric stage of the build and was wondering, as there are two servos one for each aileron. I have an Admiral 8ch receiver, do i just plug the 2nd aileron into a free port and assign that to a free channel? All advice greatly appreciated.

    Best Wishes to all

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    • #62
      yes

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      • #63
        Hi Guys
        Just unpacked my Argus, and of course I have a few questions.
        Just about to start gluing in hinges ( wings ) in the manual they say there are 6 short 44 mm and 18 long 67 mm total but if following the manual you need 12 short and 16 long
        Aileron 4 short x 2
        Flap 3 long x 2
        Horz Stab 6 long
        Rudder 4 long
        Door 2 short x 2
        I am presuming that not all hinges are needed in the wings
        Any help would be great and I'm sure there will be more questions as I progress
        Thanks

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        • #64
          Still poking around and test fitting things, apart from the above post has anyone noticed that the hinges for the flaps ( 67 mm ) are too long and poke into the covering ????

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          • #65
            Again a problem, the fitting that screws onto the flap is too big for the cut out, the one supplied is too big and has 2 mounting holes the one in the manual shows a smaller one with only 1 mounting hole. Has anyone else found this ?

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            • #66
              Thor100, One of the first things I would do is replace all of the screws and bolts. Get a couple of 5mm x 55 bolts and locknuts for the landing gear. I painted the hinge covers, control hinges and most of the grey plactics red. Ahhh, those hinges. They are a mess, huh? You can't really go by the manual with those. Just cut the hinges to the proper length to fit without poking the monocoat. They will take a lot of epoxy (or whatever you use) to stay in place. My door hinges came already installed. Reinforce the wheel pants with either CA or epoxy and some fiberglass cloth. They will break, and they cost $85 bucks to replace. Stay tuned to this thread and go over each post.

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              • #67
                Such a good looking model in the air, would love to chase a tandem one day.

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                • #68
                  I think they might have got it wrong in the manual as far as the hinges go, if you use the short hinges on the rudder and the long one's in the flaps and ailerons ( after cutting down one end for the flaps ) it all works out fine.

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                  • #69
                    Here's my Fairchild

                    Just need the model club to open now to maiden it :(
                    must of been a Friday build - missing 2 of the strut attachment pins and the Rudder was bent - had to fix and recover
                    using Hanger 9 True RED covering HANU866 which matched

                    Powered by Eflite power 160 on 10s 5000mah
                    had to add 8 ounces of weight to get the CG right,


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                    • #70
                      If anyone has a spare set of wheel pants - maybe their Fairchild has had an early demise - please let me know. MRC only sells a detail parts "kit" that contains alot more than what I need. Thanks!

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                      • #71
                        just finished my 24 and pleased overall. here are a few suggestions other than those listed in previous posts. the ball links that came with the kit are junk IMHO as the balls are very tight and caused servo hum so i replaced them with dubro 4-40 links. check the pre-drilled holes for ailerons and flaps as i noticed miss alignment on these surfaces. i installed a dle35ra and need to add 2 lbs to the nose to attain balance. i will be doing a engine run to set the carb needles soon and hopefully will do the maiden when weather clears. BTW i did add a 1/4 in. hole aft of the cowl to adjust carb with the cowl mounted.

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