My FT Simple Scout #1 is finished. I took it out to the field for a photo shoot. Didn’t do a maiden yet. Our October club meeting is coming up next week so I wanted to make sure it was in one piece for the Show & Tell.
Here is a link to some (99) photos from this year’s Flite Fest. https://www.flickr.com/photos/safety_fast/albums/72157709881801187
After I received the new Power Pack B from Flite Test I went to install the motor on the firewall. I was looking for the 2.5 mm socket head cap screws that I am accustomed to. Looks like they have been replaced with 2mm button head screws. No big deal you say. Here is the problem. The 2.5 mm ball driver that I use has a much larger handle than the 2 mm. So it’s easy to put a lot of force on the screws to make the motor / firewall connections nice and tight. The 2 mm ball driver has a much smaller handle, so it makes it hard to use a lot of force. One option is to use the X mount that comes with the motors. Next motor that I mount will be held on with the X mount, socket head cap screws, and blind nuts on the back side of the firewall.
I recently ordered a Power Pack B from Flite Test for one of my Simple Scouts. In the past the Power Packs that I received came in a resealable, large plastic bag. This time I opened the box to find a surprise. The Power Pack B came in a really nice plastic reusable box with latches to hold it closed. Great for spare parts, tools, or whatever. What a nice upgrade1 Thanks Flite Test!