|Shinto Expert F3F Specifications|
|Wing span||3.0 m||118 in|
|Wing area||55.6 dm2||862 sq in|
|Length||142 cm||56.0 in|
|Flying weight from||2050 g||72.3 oz|
|Wing loading||36.9 g/dm||12.1 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||93-95 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||V tail, ailerons, flaps|
|Shinto Expert F3F Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||269 g||9.5 oz|
|Wing||1330 g||46.9 oz|
|V Tail||72 g||2.5 oz|
|Wing joiner||117 g||4.1 oz|
|Accessories & wiring||30 g||1.1 oz|
|Total structure||1818 g||64.1 oz|
|Receiver||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Tail servos||40 g||1.4 oz|
|Wing servos||92 g||3.2 oz|
|Battery||90 g||3.2 oz|
|Flying weight||2050 g||72.3 oz|
|Elevator & rudder||JR DS285MG, Graupner DES 261BB, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6130H|
|Flap||Futaba/Robbe S3173, MKS HV6130, Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, JR DS 398|
|Aileron||Futaba/Robbe S3173, MKS HV6130, Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, JR DS 398|
|Receiver||6 channel rx to match your transmitter|
|Power||Overlander 2S 1000mAh, Radient 1600 mAh 6V, HyperFlight 2200 mAh 4.8V, 1600 mAh 2S LiFe|
Review by: Steve HartShinto
I have been looking at this model for sometime now, well over 3 years. The time had come, along with price drop and the added extra's.
I have just finishing installing the radio gear into the Shinto, the aileron servos were difficult to fit due the lack of room to push the servo onto the LDS horn, but managed to succeed.
The quality of the model is unbelievable, paint lines are very crisp along with moulding lines with those funky colours.
Just can't wait to fly the model next week.
Review by: JimGreat Shipping and Plane
My Shinto came today in good order. You have the best shipping in the industry. I was pleasantly surprised to find, ballast, nose weight, wing, tail and fuselage bags and wiring all in the box. Thank you,
Review by: Aubry GABANONShinto Tpro
You won't throw caution to the wind, there's no such thing as a free lunch but this Shinto worth every cent. New "pro" improved tails enhanced agility and stability. As usual from Vladimir's plant, the finish and fit are perfect. The T version enhancement flexural rigidity, you are now able to try DS keeping the empty weight below 2500grs which is good for F3F low conditions instead of getting lighter models that you will ballast immediately. It's a white elephant. Flights are precise but videos footage are worth a thousand words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3cFfUEUMo0
Review by: George YoungMy Shinto F3F
Flying on the slope is very smooth with cg at 90mm. My Shinto is naturally fast and maintains speed in F3F type turns very well. Add a little reflex and off it goes!
The fit and finish of this model is exemplary. No fettling required whatsoever. The pre-installed LDS coupled to Futaba High Voltage servos works brilliantly and power consumption much less than my Servorahmen LDS high voltage models. The clever ballast system allows you to get right up to (or exceed!) the FAI limit and eliminates the need for expensive tungsten :)
Review by: Lou FoxShinto
Very impressive model for F3F competition. The wiring harness, ballast (5lbs and all slugs weigh the same),and installed LDS servo frames for the Futaba /Robbe HV servo S3173s are included. The servos snapped right in, very tight fit.
The craftsmanship is 1st class all the way around from the design to lay up.
I got the fuse LDS set for MKS HV DS 6100s which I would recommend as it nicely distributes the load on the servos.
Review by: Martin FalarskiMy new F3B Shinto
I received my F3B Shinto about two weeks ago. I was immediately impressed with the fit and finish of the plane. The wings and stabs click into place like a machined part and the seams are super tight. The wings are very light and strong and the LDS linkage is super tight.
It would be nice if the servo tray was already installed but it's not a big deal. I'm waiting for our winter weather to give me a chance to try out this piece of art.
Review by: Mike
Very classy model. well thought out making fit out very straightforward, especially with the factory fit LDS frames. Super tight and accurate linkages. Carboline gives a finish that surpasses all other models I have witnessed. Strong in flight and light in construction.
Ballast is sufficient o reach max permissable loadings without having to resort to expensive Tungsten. Fast and stable in flight and also has very easy handling for light thermal work.