your first flights. If you’re not a member of a club, your local hobby shop has information about clubs in your area whose membership includes experienced pilots.
6. While this kit has been flight tested to exceed normal use, if the plane will be used for extremely high stress flying, such as racing, or if a motor larger than one in the recommended range is used, the modeler is responsible for taking steps to reinforce the high stress points and/or substituting hardware more suitable for the increased stress.
7. WARNING: The fuselage, wheel pants, and canopy hatch included in this kit are made of fiberglass, the fibers of which may cause eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation. Never blow into a part to remove fiberglass dust, as the dust will blow back into your eyes. Always wear safety goggles, a particle mask and rubber gloves when grinding, drilling and sanding fiberglass parts. Vacuum the parts and the work area thoroughly after working with fiberglass parts.
We, as the kit manufacturer, provide you with a top quality, thoroughly tested kit and instructions, but ultimately the quality and flyability of your finished model depends on how you build it; therefore, we cannot in any way guarantee the performance of your completed model, and no representations are expressed or implied as to the performance or safety of your completed model.
Remember:Take your time and follow the instructions to end up with a well-built model that is straight and true.
DECISIONS YOU MUST MAKE
This is a partial list of items required to finish the Cirrus SR22 ARF that may require planning or decision making before starting to build. Order numbers are provided in parentheses.
The Cirrus SR22 ARF requires a minimum 4-channel radio system with four nano servos such as the ElectriFly ES-50 nano servo. In addition, two 12" [305mm] servo extensions and a dual servo extension are required for the aileron servos.
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly ES50 Nano Servo J (GPMM1210) ❏ Hobbico® Extension 12" [152mm] Futaba J (HCAM2100) ❏ Futaba® Dual Servo Extension 6" J (FUTM4130)
The recommended motor for the Cirrus SR22 ARF is a RimFire™ .10 (35-30-1250) brushless outrunner motor.
❏ Great Planes RimFire .10 (35-30-1250) Outrunner Brushless (GPMG4595)
If using the recommended brushless motor, a 35A brushless ESC is required:
❏ Great Planes Silver Series 35A Brushless ESC 5V/2A (GPMM1830)
If you are installing the recommended RimFire brushless motor, we suggest a 10x7E APC propeller (APCQ4123).
Batteries and Charger
One 1500-3350mAh 11.1V Lithium Polymer battery pack is recommended. Using a 2200mAh 11.1V LiPo, our SR22 balanced at the recommended C.G. without the need for additional ballast.
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S 11.1V 1500mAh 25C (GPMP0511)
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 25C (GPMP0520)
❏ FlightPower® EON-X™ Lite LiPo 3S 11.1V 2500mAh 25C (FPWP4238)
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S 11.1V 3350mAh 25C (GPMP0541)
A cell balancer is required for the LiPo battery packs listed above:
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox™ LiPo Cell Balancer 1-5 (GPMM3160)
A suitable charger is also required. The Great Planes PolyCharge4™ is designed for LiPo packs only. However, it is able to charge four LiPo packs simultaneously. The Great Planes Triton2™ charger will only charge one pack at a time, but is capable of charging NiCd, NiMH, LiPo, and Pb acid batteries. Order numbers for both are provided below:
❏ Great Planes PolyCharge4 DC Only 4 Output LiPo Charger (GPMM3015) OR
❏ Great Planes ElectriFly Triton2 DC Comp Peak Charger (GPMM3153)
If you wish to use the same pilot that is shown in the building instructions, purchase Williams Brothers 1/8 Pilot Bust Kit Sportsman (WBRQ1130). This pilot figure requires finish sanding and painting, and some additional modification of the pilot figure is described in the building instructions.