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I'm thinking about getting one of these and slapping my Saito .91 on it. Can anybody tell me about the costruction? I've debated between this and the Yak, and I think I may go with the Katana. Any problems with it?
 

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Been finishing mine up. Just need to install the cap strips and shear webs and I'm done with construction. It was a piece of cake. The laser cut tail and aileron pieces make this thing literallly fall together. The fuse is mostly pre-cut pieces, too, so the stick cutting/beveling is kept to an absolute minimum. There aren't any suprises, and it would even make a good first kit. It needs one more piece of 1/16" balsa for the center section wing sheeting, though. You need a 4", a 3" and a 2" piece for each side. Only 4 4" pieces are included.

Only thing I have questions on is how to route the throttle servo wires, as it mounts just behind the engine. I may mount mine in the wing to avoid that problem

I have a TT .46 w/ Tower muffler going on mine. Still need to buy the covering and servos, but hope to get those things by next week.
 

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Jim d has one. I use a lot of throttle servos mounted in fuse, I just run it through a hloe under the leading edge.
 

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Damn, yeppers, I built about the first one besides the designers. Somewhere on RCU is my build thread with some good pics, But I aint going back for it :shock:

Easy to build as noted above. I just made a small hole in the wing sheeting right next to the fuse to pass through the servo wire for the throttle servo. Only about 1" of wire showing anyway, it's very close to the wing.

Saito 72 on mine, love it. In terms of 3D trainer-warrior-monster, it falls solidly towards the monster end of things. I learned 3D on an OMP Edge, but this is a whole different animal. A lot more capable, no really 'bad' habits, just responds like lightening. It would not do to get 'behind' this plane while flying. One thing it does with mindless ease if Knife Edge and High Alpha knife Edge, it is simply DA BOMB! Thanks to Gator and Swany mine has been thoughorly tested and seems capable of about anything :wink: .

The Saito 91 should work fine, but you will want to watch the balance. Might have to move the motor all the way back in the mounts and still move stuff around.

Also, in discussions with matlok, you have to get the right thrust dead on to eliminate knife coupling. This is more pronounced with 4-bangers swinging big props. Mine is set right at 3 degrees and has amost no coupling either pitch or roll.

Great plane, go for it.
 

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Thanks for the info! I've been wavering between the Katana and the Yak. I think that I might get the Katana for the big Saito and get the Yak later for something else.
 
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