These pictures are an aid to the June 2000 MODEL AVIATION constuction article.
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|Trace canopy pattern onto foam. Include the cut out on the center piece(s).||Cut shape with hacksaw blade with tape handle.||Cut out wing slot|
|Trace outline of fuselage on 1/64 ply||Cut out channel for nose gear and then sandwich the balsa layer between the two 1/64 ply layers.||Cover with Saran wrap on both sides to prevent sticking and place weighted plate of glass over it while it cures||Cut out motor slot and drill wing rod hole.|
|Cut 1/8" bu 1/4" slot for spar.||Epoxy spar in slot and place in wing saddles to cure. Note saran wrap to prevent from sticking||Trace aileron pattern on wing and cut away. Bevel the leading edge of aileron to 45 degrees. Note blank area for shroud.||Place torque rods in postion in flush slots with hingeline. Place trailing edge in crease of adhesive sprayed Tyvek envelope.|
|landing gear spar is of hard wood and sandwiches the wingrod with the top spar.||Pre-bend top of landing gear and push through bottom spar, then bend the wheel axle.||Note solid area at the trailing edge of shroud. Repairs made with card stock and balsa.||Alternative shroud made from bleach bottle. Note right wing covered with reversed TYVEK priority mail envelope|
|Attach control wire to elevator horn and then glue to elevator. Note TYVEK hinge.Note carbon fiber tow laminated tail booms||Servo and motor installation. Note Ply pieces holding motor and aileron torque rod controls fiberglassed on. Note Shroud gussets. Keep elevator control cable kink free.||Radio gear is velcroed on. Note Shroud pylons. Note canopy halves.||Battery is velcroed on.|
|Back to FrankenFoamy||After several months and dozens of flights (testing the limits) the wing covering
began to show wrinkles.
A low temp covering iron shrank the wrinkles making the wing even stronger!