Above left: These high-quality vacuum-formed
parts are included with
kit. Above right: The completed bomber awaits finish and painting. This was
just before the author
applied Liquid Sheeting II.
Achieving this milestone
took about 20 hours!
Right: Several battery
hatch options are offered.
The removable green
house was used; it’s held
on with rare earth magnets and locating pins.
really well, as I can
keep the model
assembled when I
transport it and have
quick access for battery swaps. To paint
the canopies and turret while leaving a
clear glass area, I
applied three heavy
coats of liquid masking with a brush. I then
used a new no. 11 blade to cut away the
areas to be painted.
This build took me about 60 hours. With
the use of five-minute epoxy, assembling
the foam and wood was straightforward. If
I’d cut all of the wood parts up front, I
might have saved 5 to 10 hours of stopping
and starting! The finishing process was new
to me and is where I spent the bulk of my
time. I learned many new modeling techniques by working with foam and have
broadened my ability to choose models in
The finest 2.4GHz systems.
Pilots and drivers alike rave about being able
to use Futaba FASST systems with R/C models
for land, air and water. It’s a benefit that Futaba
takes a lot of pride in, and one that virtually no
other 2.4GHz radio can claim.
Most manufacturers advise against using their
radios with boats. Futaba FASST systems,
however, are the exception. They not only
perform admirably on the water, they’ve helped
racers rack up wins and take national titles since
FASST was first introduced.
Simply the BEST spread
spectrum technology. Period.
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