Andreas recommends the credit card approach for expanding the rudder, and using real hinges to install. I did that here.
- Multiplex EasyStar (at Amazon) (at Tower Hobbies)
- HXT 2835 (380S) 2200kv Brushless Inrunner
- TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller
- Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack (USA Warehouse)
- 6x4 prop
- update: prop adaptor! (I forgot, and ordered this one from heads-up rc)
- HiTec HS81 servos (need 2, rudder and elevator)
- XT-60 connectors
- 16x28.5 mm Hinges for rudder upgrade (I didn't order these, Andreas gave me a pair of hinges).
The instructions recommend CA (superglue) and CA Accelerator (aka kicker). You can probably use just about any medium-viscosity super-glue. You definitely want the kicker. Don't get any glue on your skin along with the kicker... it gets hot fast, and of course it's glued to your skin! A lot of people recommend using Goop glue (which is soft and rubbery) for attaching the motor. Then it's a lot easier to cut out neatly if you need to replace it.
- EZ-Pod: nice-looking no-mod canopy replacement for holding a camera with servos.
- Outrunner brushless motor mount: not sure why this is any better than using an inrunner, unless you were planning on swapping motors a lot?