-- Construction

Here are the current plans for the airframe.  
Option1: A more traditial look, better with a two servo setup but works with three.
Option2: Simpler to cut out but you have to use three servos

Both options fly very well.

 
 
The airframe is cut from 1/4 in pink or blue foam, also known as fan fold insalation.
 
Here is a list of other material needed to construct the airframe
Fiber Packing Tape (3/4 in)
Colored Duct Tape
Spray Adhesive (Elmers or 3M 77)
Low Temp Hot Glue
One Wood Dowel (1/4 in x 36 in)
Two Wood Dowel (1/8 in x 36 in)
Square Wood Stock (3/8 in x 3/8 in)
Push Rod Wire (.032 in)
Push Rod Wire (.055 in)
Mini E/Z Connectors
Flat plastic (Old Credit Card or CD Rom)
 
General Building Instructions:
Cut the airframe out of the 1/4in foam. (You will have (1) Wing, (1) Vertical Stab, (2) Wing Tips, (2) Full length bodies, (2) 6 inch bodies)
Cut the wood dowel down to match the wing span.
Use hot glue to adhere the the dowel to the leading edge of the wing.
Spray the leading edge with a light coat of spray adhesive. (either Elmers or 3M 77)
Apply duct tape to the leading edge of the wing.

 

Mark the hinge line on both the top and bottom of the wing.

On top of the wing spray a light coat of Elmer's Spray Adhesive. (3M 77 Spray works too)
On the top of the wing apply duct tape along the hinge line.

Turn the wing over and make a shallow cut along the hinge line. Do not cut all the way thru.
Gently bend the hinge away from the cut. I will snap along the cut.

Fold the hinge all the way open.
Use a sharp hobby knife to cut a 45 deg angle on both sides

This will form a strong and flexible tape hinge.
 


On top of the wing measure 3.5 inches back from the leading. Make a mark on both wing tips. Repeat for the bottom of the wing
Spray the the wing with a light coat of spray adhesive about 3.5 inches back from the leading edge. Do this on both top and bottom. Swipe from wing tip to wing tip.
Apply a piece of 3/4 inch fiber packing tape on the top of the wing from wing tip to wing tip. Stay just in fount of the 3.5 inch mark. Repeat for the bottom of the wing
 
 
Make your motor mount. When building the motor mount, remember to use Thread Lock on all Bolts and Set Screws.
 
Install the Prop Saver onto the motor shaft
Cut the motor shaft down  so only 1/2in is sticking out of the prop saver

Use small bolts included to install the motor mount to the plastic firewall
On the top bolt place a small washer to give the motor slight down thrust.
 
Finish up the installation with the two bottom bolts
Trim off the extra plastic firewall
 
Cut a 5 3/4 in piece of 3/8 x 3/8 wood
Place the plastic firewall on the wood and measure back 3/4in. This is where the Lead Edge will be.

Drill holes in the plastic firewall and wood for the mounting bolt and screw.


Make your own control horns. Place an old control horn on an old CD. Trace around the old control horn with a marker.

Use heavy duty scissors to cut the control horn out of the CD.
 
Drill a hole in the control horn
Cut a slot in the foam. On top of the cut apply a small bead of hot glue. Press fit the control horn.
 
Use hot glue to double the body.
Mark and cut where the motor mount will go.
 
Hot glue the 6 inch body pieces to the doubled body
 
Mark the center line from nose to tail on the bottom of the wing. Hot glue the 3/8 x 3/8 motor mount to the bottom of the wing.
 
Hot glue the body to the bottom of the wing


Hot glue the wing tips to the wing
 
Mark the center line on top of the wing. Hot glue on the vertical stab.
 
On top of the wing measure back from the leading edge 4.5 and 6 inches. Mark the locations. Place a servo just in front of the mark. Draw round the server. Cut a hole in the foam for the servo. Test fit then glue the servo in place with hot glue.
 
Use .032 wire to attach the ailerons. Use .055 wire to attach the elevator.
Install the Motor and Speed Control
 
Embed the receiver into the foam