BoxFly Simple Foamboard plane good for windy days with video & plans
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Oct 27, 2010
, 06:33 PM
USA, OH, Oberlin
Joined Oct 2004
For the aileron hinge tape I first attach it to the top of the wing with the aileron folded down, also a cut a 45 degree into the aileron on the bottom side of the wing. When finished I fold the aileron back on the top of the wing and use clear 2" packaging tape on the bottom. This type of hinge has worked well for me on large surfaces like ailerons.
This is my first build to post so I will be happy to answer questions later. I realize it may not be in the best sequence and maybe I'm over explaining things; But when I first started building 40 some years ago I wish someone would have over explained things to me.
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You can see the wire landing gear. The washer is for the magnet at the front. The wire is for attachment at the back.
once the glue dries in cover it with cloth and re glue it for more strength.
I put red paint on the end of the wire and slide it back to mark the spot to drill a hole. The wire will fit into the hole at the back and the magnet will hold it down at the front.
I covered the servos with masking tape so hot glue won't stick to plastic and glued the servos in place. Bu removing and attaching screws I install the linkage.
I use Velcro to hold the receiver in place.
The plywood is for mounting the rear wheel. a piece was also used for the front wheels.