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Neo Fighter Build - Plus the Mistakes Made!

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I thought I'd detail the build of my Neo Fighter here in case there are people who were interested in getting one.

1 Box.jpg

Box art is pretty eye catching  and the yellow sticker on the top right hand side details the hop ups that came as standard!

 

 

 

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In the box everything is labelled very clearly and well packaged.

2 Open Box.jpg

Chassis halves together.

Best tip here is to apply a small amount of grease to the tip of each self tapper, it is so much smoother getting the screws in.

3 Chassis Together.jpg

 

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It was the first time I had sprayed a shell, the old Falcon one I had was hand painted.

To be honest the yellow was not as vibrant as I had hoped, not bad but not perfect. The inside however always looks worse!

14 Inside Shell.jpg

 

16 Stickers on.jpg

I'm not too good at the whole sticker thing to be honest.

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Now for the mistakes.........

Firstly I put the switch on the wrong way, not an issue I thought, until I had the wing on!

18 Swith Error.jpg

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A bit of a rough edge on the wing. You don't notice it at all, but it was hard getting it right, even with a sanding down!

20 Rough Edge.jpg

Sticker didn't go on 100%, again you hardly notice it but it's there.

21_Sticker_Error.jpg

 

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The last of the schoolboy errors was not assembling the servo assembly correctly.

Missing out the small washer under the head of the arm meant that the horn popped off everytime it went over a bump.

It was back to the workshop before it had even been run in!

23 Servo Error.jpg

24 Servo Error 2.jpg

 

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I learnt a lot from building this.

Firstly read the blooming instructions properly but also:

Buy some additional grease for assembly.

Use a decent craft knife for removing parts from the flash.

Use a decent screwdriver, you'll only need it in your toolkit anyway

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I don't think your screwdrivers are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). I recommend you buy the Tamiya one since you'll mash the screwheads up using a regular philips.

For the rear spoiler the cylindrical shaped dremel sanding wheel is great for those nooks!

Enjoy!

 

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4 hours ago, SNAKEBITE said:

The last of the schoolboy errors was not assembling the servo assembly correctly.

Missing out the small washer under the head of the arm meant that the horn popped off everytime it went over a bump.

It was back to the workshop before it had even been run in!

23 Servo Error.jpg

24 Servo Error 2.jpg

 

I actually had a problem with the screw falling out even with the washer last year. I eventually used a bigger screw than the manual stated and have had no issues even after changing servo to high torque

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16 hours ago, Nitomor said:

I don't think your screwdrivers are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). I recommend you buy the Tamiya one since you'll mash the screwheads up using a regular philips.

For the rear spoiler the cylindrical shaped dremel sanding wheel is great for those nooks!

Enjoy!

 

Thank you.

I did struggle a bit finding one that (nearly?) fitted!

I've had a look online and I'll get something sorted.

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PH2 is the bit you want, I also bought PH0, 1 and 3 for completeness. Have a few of these, they are fantastic quality. These Vessel bits are dual JIC/ISO standard and industrial grade.

http://www.onlyqualitytools.com/catalog/Vessel/Insert_Bits.html

I also have a couple of these, it's a must have...

http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/157448/?gclid=CMGbubert9ECFYYW0wodPBwAUQ

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