I think a aerostar 40
Picked it up at my LHS for 40 bucks. OS 40FP in the nose, and I got it running again within 2 hours of getting home with it. Strong runner, too, she'll fly fine once I get a modern receiver and receiver pack shoved in there!
Anyone know what model this thing actually is?
Reminds me of a Falcon but the front windshield looks different it may very well be a scratch build and modified to suit the owner. To see look for any stamps on the formers inside the fuselage if not then totally scratch built.
Seems to be the consensus everywhere I have asked. RCU, Glow Nation on FB, here. Scuttlebutt is they fly great too, so really, all I need is an RX and a flight pack to fly this thing.I think a aerostar 40
It's a Midwest Aerostar 40, I built mine back in 1994 from a kit and I still have it and 25 years later it still flys beautifully and gets flown on a regular basis, I found it very easy fly ( I did have a excellent instructor)
I hope you enjoy it like I enjoy mine.
Seems to be the consensus everywhere I have asked. RCU, Glow Nation on FB, here. Scuttlebutt is they fly great too, so really, all I need is an RX and a flight pack to fly this thing.
It had these in it when I got it. No doubt the Rx still works but its AM75. And enormous. And so old it has really wierd servo ports, three exposed pins with an indexing gap on the servos. Servos themselves are much newer and it has four adapter cables to make them work as well. That flight pack...4s 600mAh Nickel Cadmium! For scale, two alkaline D cells.
I had planned on putting it on my collectibles shelf since its so old and obsolete as to be useless as anything more than a history piece. That Rx pack, too, never in a million years would I consider a 4s600 NiCD pack when a 2s2200LiFe weighs less and works orders of magnitude better.You gonna keep that receiver?
Points to remember:
When you set the high end of the carb and are satisfyied, back off about 2-3 clicks for this reason. As your fuel level goes down, it has to draw harder due to a head pressure, so if you turned it in too much with a full tank, it will lean out and start losing power and overheat!! Too long, and you will have to replace the engine or parts if you can find them.
Second point- Pay attention to the humidity- you will have to adjust the carb if the air has more moisture in it.
When the plane is flying full open, if you see the exhaust plume, your mix is good.
I have 2 Super Tigre 60"s made in 1976 that run like a top that I still use today because it has always been kept on the rich side.
Servos installed in the plane have modern connectors. The PO had to get adapter cables to use them with this ancient receiver; its these cables you see plugged into it currently.Buy the looks of the servo ends they look to be Futaba servos you may have to take a knife and cut off the tab and check for where the signal power and ground wires are in the plug as Futaba did it differently them most other radios systems by the picture they look correct..