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Archive for June, 2012
Posted by Jyester | Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:11 PM | 3,591 Views
The fox glider was my first conversion from free flight to rc. The conversion was simple and some what thought out. I first found the motor i wanted to use, how many servos i wanted and the size of the esc and rx was also important. I started out with a 12" drill that i used to get inside the fuse. I started from the back and just turned it slowly, this will take time so dont rush it. after i got past the wing saddle i focused on the canopy/cockpit area. I took out as much as i could with out seriously weakening the side walls or the nose period. After i had it opened enough i re-focused my attention back to the drill bit whole i made. I took a dowel about 20" long and a circular file. I taped the file to the dowel end and began to open up the inside of the fuse,as i did so i left the nose of the plane pointing down so the small sticky beads would just fall out rather than getting stuck as they were. I opened up a second whole in the fuse as a hatch for getting my rx in the fuse and out of harms way. Next i made a slot for my servo to slide into and routed the lead in side the body. As you will see from pics the horn is the only thing sticking out of the body besides the battery connection. Next i went back to cockpit and glued in 2 pieces of ply wood(make them big enough to except screws) and slid the servo in. at this point your gonna need that dowel agan to push aileron servo lead into tail sec. I then moved on to the motor esc installation. i cut about 1"...Continue Reading