Arrows AH015P Twin 64mm F-15 Instruction Manual
WARNING: This manual contains important information that will help you maintain and operate your model aircraft in a reliable and safe manner. Please read the instructions and warnings carefully prior to assembly, setup or use.As this model aircraft is a sophisticated hobby product, it must be flown with safety and common sense in mind, failure in doing so may result in injury or property damage. This product is not intended for use by children without direct adult supervision.
Safety precautions and Warnings
As the user, you are solely responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of this product. Follow the directions and warnings listed in this manual, as well as that of supporting equipment (chargers, batteries etc.) and always use common sense.
This is not a toy. Not for children under 14 years of age.
- Always operate your model in an open area away from buildings, cars, traffic or people. Never operate near people-especially children who can wander unpredictably. Never operate in populated areas for any reason, where injury or damage can occur.
- Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model to avoid collisions or injury. This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources outside your control. Interference can cause momentary loss of control.
- Never catch the aircraft while it is in flight, the structure of the fuselage was not designed and protected for this purpose.
- Never operate your model in bad weather, including in excessively windy or precipitating conditions.
- Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
- Keep your throttle quadrant in its lowest position prior and after every flight. Use the throttle cut function if able.
- Always use fully charged batteries and move batteries before disassembly.
- Avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for this purpose.
- Avoid cleaning this product with chemicals.
- Never lick or place any part of your model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
- Keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas.The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat
14 months in the making, the Arrows F-15 is lovingly recreated- from accurate panel lines to the adrenaline-pumping performancethis is as real as it gets!
With its twin 64mm EDF power system, large wing area and highly strengthened wing structure- the Arrows F-15 can perform advanced aerobatic flight maneuvers along with exceptional high alpha capabilities without losing control surface authority.
The 900mm wingspan Arrows F-15 was designed using hundreds of photos and aircraft design files. Built from high-strength EPO material, no detail was missed in the design of this faithful replica.
A fan of scale? The Arrows F-15 has electric CNC retracts, functional flaps, LED navigation lights, pilot figure, antennae, machine guns, auxiliary fuel tanks, missiles and numerous other scale components. A magnetic nose cone and latch-type canopy allow these components to stay in place even in high-G maneuvers.
Power comes courtesy of two 12 bladed 64mm EDFs (using 2840-2280KV motors), with dual 40A ESCs and a 22.2V 3300mAh 35C battery pack. This power system gives the aircraft a turbine-like note and ultra high power-to-weight ratio.
Painted in the Oregon air national guard F-15C trim scheme, this is one of the most attractive F-15 Eagles on the market today.
Looking for a dog-fighting powerhouse with stable low-speed characteristics and excellent handling to take on the Mig-29? Look no further than the Arrows hobby F-15!
- Dual 12-bladed 64mm EDFs, dual 2840 2280KV motors, dual 40A ESC with external 5.5V 5A BEC
- Highly realistic scale components: Electric CNC retracts, functional flaps, LED navigation lights, pilot figure, antennae, machine guns, auxiliary fuel tanks and missiles
- Screw-together assembly, magnetic nose cone, latch-type canopy and ball-link pushrods
- Electric CNC retracts with over-current protection
- Carbon reinforced airframe
- Fantastic low-speed performance and aerobatic capabilities
|Overall length||900mm (35.4in)|
|Flying weight||~ 2600g|
|Motor size||2840-KV2280 (2pcs)|
|Wing load||91.5g/dm² (0.19oz/in²)|
|Wing area||28.4dm² (440sq.in)|
|Servo||9g Servo x 9|
|Recommended battery||22.2V 3300MAH 35C|
Before assembly, please inspect the contents of the kit. The photo below details the contents of the kit with labels. If any parts are missing or defective, please identify the name or part number (refer to the spare parts list near the end of the manual) then contact your local shop.
A: FuselageB: Main wingC: Vertical stabilizerD: Horizontal stabilizerE: Missile setF: Wing sparG: Nose cone H: Screw set HKM3.0X10*4）
Main wing assembly
- Slide the spar into the fuselage and the wing halves over the spar. Connect the servo leads and push the wing halves into the slots on the fuselage.Note: Ensure that the servo leads are not bent or damaged in the process.
- Secure using the included screws.
Installation of the vertical and horizontal stabilizers
- Apply glue to the areas shown below, connect the servo connectors and adhere the stabilizers to the fuselage.
- Apply glue to the areas shown below, connect the servo connectors and adhere the stabilizers to the fuselage
Nose cone installation
- Install the nose cone onto the nose of the aircraft, note the orientation of the component.
- Remove the battery hatch.
- Remove the hook and loop tape from the fuselage.Apply the looped surface to the battery.
- Install the battery into the fuselage- securing it with the preinstalled battery straps.
Note: The weight of each battery may vary due to different manufacturing techniques. Move the battery fore or aft to achieve the optimal center of gravity
The cables from the servo connector board should be connected to your receiver in the order shown. Note that the LEDs can be powered by any spare channel on the receiver.Tuck the wire leads into the recessed cavity towards the rear of the battery hatch.
Important ESC and model information
- The ESC included with the model has a safe start. If the motor battery is connected to the ESC and the throttle stick is not in the low throttle or off position, the motor will not start until the throttle stick is moved to the low throttle or off position. Once the throttle stick is moved to the low throttle or off position, the motor will emit a series of beeps. Several beeps with the same tune means the ESC has detected the cells of the battery. The count of the beeps equals the cells of the battery. The motor is now armed and will start when the throttle is moved.
- The motor and ESC come pre-connected and the motor rotation should be correct. If for any reason the motor is rotating in the wrong direction, simply reverse two of the three motor wires to change the direction of rotation.
- The motor has an optional brake setting. The ESC comes with brake switched off and we recommend that the model be flown with the brake off.However, the brake could be accidentally switched on if the motor battery is connected to the ESC while the throttle stick is set at full throttle. To switch the brake off, move the throttle stick to full throttle and plug in the motor battery. The motor will beep one time. Move the throttle stick to low throttle or the off position. The motor is ready to run and the brake will be switched off.
- Battery Selection and Installation. We recommend the 22.2V 3300MAH 35C Li-Po battery. If using another battery, the battery must be at least a 22.2V 3300MAH 35C battery. Your battery should be approximately the same capacity, dimension and weight as the 22.2V 3300MAH 35C Li-Po battery to fit the fuselage without changing the center of gravity significantly
transmitter and model setup
After assembly and prior to your first flight, make sure all control surfaces respond correctly to your transmitter by referring to the diagram below.
The suggested control throw setting for the Twin 64mm F-15 Special Edition are as follows (dual rate setting):
Tips: The maiden flight should always be flown using low rates, fly the aircraft until you are familiar with its characteristics prior to trying high rates. Make sure the aircraft is flying at a decent altitude and speed prior to using high rates, as the aircraft will be sensitive to control inputs with the larger control surface movements.
|High Rate||Low Rate|
|Elevator||16mm up/down||12mm up/down|
|Rudder||18mm lift/right||14mm lift/right|
|Aileron||16mm up/down||12mm up/down|
Control horn and servo arm settings
- The table shows the factory settings for the control horns and servo arms. Fly the aircraft at the factory settings before making changes.
- After flying, you may choose to adjust the linkage positions for the desired control response.
More control throw
Less control throw
Finding the center of gravity
Finding the correct center of gravity is critical in ensuring that the aircraft performs in a stable and responsive manner. Please adjust the weight distribution so the aircraft balances in the range stated on the diagram.
- Depending on the capacity and weight of your choosen flight batteries, move the battery forward or backward to adjust the center of gravity.
- If you cannot obtain the recommended CG by moving the battery to a suitable location, you can also install a counterweight to achieve correct CG. However, with the recommended battery size, a counterweight is not required. We recommend flying without unnecessary counterweight.
Before flying the model
Find a suitable flying site
Find a flying site clear of buildings, trees, power lines and other obstructions.Until you know how much area will be required and have mastered flying your plane in confined spaces, choose a site which is at least the size of two to three football fields – a flying field specifically for R/C planes is best. Never fly near people – especially children, who can wander unpredictably.
Performing a range check
A radio range check should be performed prior to the first flight of the day. This test may assist you in detecting electronic problems that may lead to a loss of control- problems such as low transmitter batteries, defective or damaged radio components or radio interference. This usually requires an assistant and should be done at the flying site.
Always turn your transmitter on first. Install a fully charged battery in the battery bay, then connect it to the ESC. In this process, make sure that the throttle cut functionality is on, and that the throttle stick is secured in its lowest position- otherwise, the propeller/fan will engage and possibly cause bodily harm.
Note: Please refer to your transmitter manual that came with your radio control system to perform a ground range check. If the controls are not working correctly or if anything seems wrong, do not fly the model until you correct the problem. Make certain all the servo wires are securely connected to the receiver and the transmitter batteries have a good connection.
Before flying the model
Monitor your flight time
Monitor and limit your flight time using a timer (such as a stopwatch or on the transmitter, if available). As modern Lithium Polymer batteries are not designed to discharge completely, when the battery runs low, the ESC will lower then completely cut the power to the motors to protect the battery. Often (but not always) power can be briefly restored after the motor cuts off by holding the throttle stick all the way down for a few seconds. To avoid an unexpected dead-stick landing on your first flight, set your timer to a conservative 4 minutes. When your alarm sounds you should land right away
Point the aircraft into the wind while slowly applying power until the aircraft starts to track straight, use the rudder when necessary. When the aircraft reaches takeoff speed, ease back on the elevator stick until the aircraft is climbing at a constant rate without decelerating. Climbing at too steep of an angle at the relatively low speeds of a takeoff-climb may result in an aerodynamic stall.
Always choose a wide-open space for flying your plane. It is ideal for you to fly at a sanctioned flying field. If you are not flying at an approved site always avoid flying near houses, trees, wires and buildings. You should also be careful to avoid flying in areas where there are many people, such as busy parks, schoolyards, or soccer fields. Consult laws and ordinances before choosing a location to fly your aircraft. After takeoff, gain some altitude. Climb to a safe height before trying technical manoeuvres.
Land the aircraft when you start to feel sluggish motor response. If using a transmitter with a timer, set the timer so you have enough flight time to make several landing approaches. The model’s three point landing gear allows the model to land on hard surfaces. Align model directly into the wind and fly down to the ground. Fly the airplane down to the ground using 1/4-1/3 throttle to keep enough energy for proper flare. Before the model touches down, always fully decrease the throttle to avoid damaging the propeller or other components. The key to a great landing is to manage the power and elevator all the way to the ground and set down lightly on the main landing gear. With some practice, you will be able to set the aircraft gently on its main gear and hold it that way until the speed reduces enough where the nose wheel (tricycle landing gear aircraft) or tail wheel (tail draggers) settles onto the ground.
Repairs to the foam should be made with foam safe adhesives such as hot glue, foam safe CA, and 5min epoxy. When parts are not repairable, see the spare parts lst for ordering by item number. Always check to make sure all screws on the aircraft are tightened. Pay special attention to make sure the spinner is firmly in place before every flight.
|Aircraft will not respond to the throttle but responds to other controls.||
|Excessive vibration or propeller noise.||
|Reduced flight time or aircraft underpowered.||
|Control surfaces unresponsive or sluggish.||
|Motor loses power Motor power pulses then motor loses power.||
Spare parts list
|Fuselage||AHAN117||Landing gear cover|
Front landing gear set
|Horizontal stabilizer||AHAN119||Main landing gear set|
Front landing gear system
|Cockpit||AHAN121||Main landing gear system|
|Wing tube||AHRE007||EL Retract|
Twin 40A ESC
|Linkage rods||AHBEC5A||5A BEC|
9g gear servo positive
|Screw set||AH9GR||9g gear servo reverse|
64mm Ducted Fan(12-blade)
|Control horn set||AHKV2280||Brushless motor 2840-KV2280 Motor|
|AHAN114||Dummy armament set|