Legacy Aviation 72″ Muscle Coupe – Build Day 1

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Last week I saw that Extreme Flight/Legacy Aviation released a new 72″ Muscle Coupe and it looked really cool, so I had to have one.  The red and white scheme really caught my eye so its the one I selected.

I opened the box when it arrived earlier this week and immediately noticed the build quality.  Every aspect of this aircraft was built using care and thought in mind.  I really like how the canopy hatch provides access to the electronics and batteries.  This is an approach I wish they used on the Turbo Bush Master.

My plan is to build this with the following equipment:

  • Torque 4016T/500KV electric motor
  • Airboss 80A ESC
  • Hitec 7245 servos
  • Futaba 8 channel receiver

The first step in my build process is to go over all covering with an iron and glue all joints with CA.

I then located all of the control horns, cleaned them up and started the painting process.  This isn’t really a necessary step but something I like to do; makes the end result look a bit more polished.  Make sure to not paint the end that is glued into the plane.

I’ll paint the other side in the morning.

Next I glued the elevator into the horizontal stab and prepared it for assembly into the fuselage.  I use a laser for alignment on my planes.  Its an easy way to find where adjustments are needed.  I found the horizontal stab required a little adjustment before I glued it in place.

Once everything is aligned the way I want, I glued it in with thin CA.

I’ll let all this setup, including the paint on the control horns and get back to it in the morning!


Bob Mixon

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6 thoughts on “Legacy Aviation 72″ Muscle Coupe – Build Day 1

  1. I just received my Muscle Coupe this week but haven’t started on the build. I have the Torque motor and a Castle Talon 90 ESC. I’m using Spektrum 5040A servos and 4000 mAh Graphene batteries.
    I’m looking forward to your build as it will show me what to expect.


  2. Hello Bob

    I’m very interested in this model. It looks great.
    Do you know or can you mesure the wing area?
    At least the size of the width of the wing beside the fuselage.
    Thank you,

  3. Looking forward to your next installment. I’ve got mine built using the Torque motor, Castle Talon 90 ESC and 4000 6Cell Graphene 65C battery. The servos are Spektrum A5040.
    I’m installing the DSMX receiver and will wait for decent weather to maiden the Coupe.

    1. Hi Mike… It’s been so cold here in Indiana, I haven’t had a chance to complete it. As soon as it warms up, hopefully by the end of March, I’ll get back to it. I’m sure you’ll have yours built by then. I really like the design of this plane!

  4. I noticed you have your Muscle Coupe sitting on a nice wooden stand. Did you make this, or where did you acquire it or the plans? Is this your preferred stand?

    1. Hi Dave,

      I’ve had that stand for quite a while. Unfortunately, I don’t remember where I got it. If I am able to figure it out, I’ll post here.

      Thank you,
      Bob Mixon

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