the Extreme Flight
F3A 2M Vanquish ARF
The Extreme Flight RC 2
meter electric Vanquish was designed with the intent
of providing the pattern community with an affordable,
competition worthy airframe capable of competing
with the multi-thousand dollar composite airframes
currently on the market. Great care was taken in
the design and testing phases of development to
deliver an airframe that is aerodynamically sound,
lightweight and easy to assemble. The first prototypes
and Beta test models have been flown extensively
by several upper class pattern competitors and we
received very positive feedback from each of them.
Bert Delaere of the Belgium F3A team recently competed
in the World F3A Championships in Muncie, IN with
the Vanquish and our Torque Silver Bullet F3A motor
and placed quite respectably considering he had
only one of week of preparation with the airframe.
The 2 meter Vanquish is
a built up balsa and plywood aircraft with an integrated
fiberglass cowl. It is available in two Ultracote
color schemes and features carbon fiber wing and
stab tubes and a really nice airfoiled carbon fiber
main gear set. A spring loaded hatch latch retains
the canopy and allows for quick access to your batteries
and the interior of the aircraft. A removable cowl
chin allows easy access for motor/esc mounting.
The Vanquish also features wing and stab adjusters
to allow you to precisely dial in the incidence
for best flight performance (an incidence meter
is required-not included in the kit).
The Vanquish requires
2 mini servos for the elevator halves and standard
size servos for the remaining surfaces.
We set one up with JR servos and used 2 3421s for
the elevator halves, 2 9411s for the ailerons and
an 8411 for the rudder.
We also set up Bert's aircraft for the World Championships
using Futaba gear which included
2 BLS 153s for the elevator halves (the holes in
the mounting rib must be enlarged by about 1/8"
for this servo to fit) 2 BLS 551s for the ailerons
and a BLS 451 for the rudder.
The Vanquish comes highly
pre-fabricated and can be assembled over a weekend
by an experienced modeler.
The Vanquish is NOT a
3D aircraft and is intended for pilots with at least
an intermediate skill level.