Micro SSX Build
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Jun 08, 2007
, 08:02 PM
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Aug 2006
Micro SSX Wing kit Assembly
Please, no glue until told to do so.
Cover tail section and wing with light model covering such as World model Lightex or So light.
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Cut, don’t break the balsa and plywood parts from the parts sheets. Breaking the parts out of the sheets can damage the parts. Remove all “W” balsa parts and P8, P9, P10 and P11 plywood parts. Sand smooth the break points Parts are prepped and ready for
Assemble a frame from parts W1, W4 and W5. Use a small square to insure a square corner. Use thin CA at corners
Completed wing frame
Install ribs W6 at wing tips. Bend the part slightly to fit.
Center ribs W2, servo deck P10, front wing saddle P11, P9 and main spar brace P8. Note P8 is no longer needed.
Install the servo deck P10 so that the flush mounting tabs are closest to the spar.
Assembled wing center section from parts W2, P10 and P11.
Install Center section into the leading edge W4
Insert remaining ribs W7 into the leading edge.
Install spar crutch W10, Use caution
Sand smooth one side of the 3/32 spar sticks. Test fit them into the ribs. If sticks protrude beyond the ribs then sand the sticks till they are flush with the top of ribs. Center ribs on trailing edge and tack glue.
Hold spar stick in position and glue. Be sure that the spar stringers are butted up against the spar crutch W10. This forms a very strong “I” beam.
Install front wing saddle brace. Make sure front wing saddle is square to the wing frame and glue with thin CA.
Install leading edge stringers top and bottom. Make sure they are flush and sanded before gluing. At this time it is OK to glue all remaining joints of the wing.
Remove excess spar stick and leading edge stringers.
Sand flush with rib W6.
Prepare wing tip braces for installation. (Sand and Split)
Bevel wide end of W9 before assembly.
completed wing tip
Install servo deck cover. First glue to spar. Then, following the contour of rib; glue the trailing edge. Flip the wing over and glue the cover to the inside. Sand cover flush with trailing edge.
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