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Posted by African | Mar 19, 2013 @ 02:54 PM | 1,998 Views
This is the only picture I took
The build was fairly straight forward , cover everything with
Fiberglass ! Then it weighs 16 kilograms , 35 lbs
Posted by African | Mar 19, 2013 @ 02:47 PM | 1,865 Views
These Hawks were built by myself and Martin Venn in 1990 . I drew up the plans , top view of the wing and side view of the fuselage and made all the formers for cutting the foam in one day !
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 03:17 PM | 1,799 Views
Use a wooden stick of 1.5 mm thickness to press the tape down till it touches the other filament tape
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 03:11 PM | 1,839 Views
Turn the wing over and lay a strip down onto the wing while holding the aileron down .
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 03:08 PM | 2,127 Views
The Epp needs to be sprayed with 3M 77 or contact adhesive can be brushed on . Do not skip this part ! The filament tape will not stay on the Epp very long . The top and bottom needs to have glue on . Lay a strip on the top surface first , there should be a gap of 1-2 mm between the trailing edge and the balsa aileron. , only use the cross weave ( bi directional ) tape .
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 02:53 PM | 1,811 Views
The bend angle in the rod determines the amount of movement for a given servo deflection . The smaller the angle the less movement there is on the aileron . 20 - 30 deg is a good start .
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 02:45 PM | 1,759 Views
Fits over servo output gear ( must be metal ) a 4 mm bolt holds it down . Steel rod is held on from the other side with a 4mm bolt too . The bend angle is 30 degrees at the aileron side where it enters the " box " that's enough movement for aerobatics .
Posted by African | Feb 25, 2013 @ 02:38 PM | 1,712 Views
I made these for my Velocity flying wing , No horns sticking out , No servo covers , No torque rods .everything hidden . There is absolutely no play on the ailerons.
Posted by African | Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:34 PM | 1,959 Views
Push the fiberglass through the torque rods and dab some thick CA glue onto it , hold it down with some plastic until dry . The plastic holds the fiberglass flat and also prevents your fingers from getting stuck to it !
Posted by African | Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:25 PM | 1,935 Views
Fill the spaces with clay , very important not to get any epoxy in this area !
Posted by African | Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:17 PM | 2,050 Views
Glue the Torque rods in the balsa aileron part , be very careful not to get glue between the plastic bearing and metal . Also make sure the balsa follows the contour of the wing section .
Posted by African | Jan 27, 2013 @ 01:30 PM | 2,042 Views
For kits shipped in cardboard boxes , the wings need to be joined in the center with some fiberglass cloth ( supplied ) . This is by far the best method , I've been doing it this way for many years .
I will post some detailed pictures in the correct order of the build to make things as simple as possible . Should take a new guy to the hobby under an hour .