|Jan 12, 2015, 10:58 PM|
We are roughing out the build instructions. Here is the rough text so far. We will be adding more text and cleaning it up and eventually making it into a PDF for download.
Vengeance Build Instructions
Begin by Identifying parts included in your kit.
1.3lb EPP 6mm Plane parts
2mm Depron Plane Parts (Note these are not going to be used and are being discontinued)
Wooden Control horn set
3mm X .5 Strip
1 pc 1-1/2 in. long (top fuse nose)
2 pcs 5-1/2 in. long (counterbalance brace - wing)
1pc 26-1/8 in. long (wing spar)
1 pc 2-1/2 in. long (tail skid)
1 pc 7 in. long (Fuse Angle Bottom Fuse)
1 pc 7-1/4 in. long (Fuse Angle Top Fuse)
1 pc 7-5/8 in. long (Rudder Angle)
2 pcs 14-1/4 in. long (Trailing Edge Ailerons)
1 pc 27 in. long (Leading Edge of Wing)
2 pcs 13-5/8 in. long (Aileron Hinge Torque Rod)
2 pcs 16 in. long (Horizontal Fuse sides)
3mm x .8 strip
1 pc 13-5/8 in. long (elevator spar)
2 pcs 8-3/4 in long (Motor mount diagonal braces)
1.2mm solid cut the following for trussing
2 pcs 4-5/8 (#1)
2 pcs 5 (#2)
2 pcs 4 (#3)
2 pcs 4-3/8 (#4)
2 pcs 4-1/2 (#5)
2 pcs 5-1/2 (#6)
2 pcs 7-1/4 (#9)
2 pcs 6-3/8 (#10)
2 pcs 4-1/4 (Canopy Brace)
1 pc 18-1/5 (Rudder Control Rod)
1 pc 16 Ė 1/4 (Elevator Control Rod)
2 pcs 11-3/4 #8 wing strut
2 pcs 11-3/4 #9 wing strut
2 pcs6 in long (Aileron Control Rods)
Standard Straights (4 Pcs)
Standard Z bends (4 pcs)
2in long (4pcs)
Building The Wing.
Begin building the horizontal fuse upside down. (Logo Up) Separate the leading edge portion of the wing and glue on the spar to the front half of the wing only. Use a straight edge to ensure that the spar is straight and flat. After the spar is dry re glue to the wing gluing the center section of the wing between the ailerons only.
Separate the back section of the wing behind the spar from both sides of the wing. Locate the section that will connect the wing to the horizontal Stab and elevator and glue it to the main wing center section. Glue the horizontal stabilizer and elevator. Using a straight edge along the center tab slots, pin the horizontal fuse to your build board so it is straight and square to the wing spar.
Locate the 2 pcs of flat carbon for the fuse sides and glue in place between the horizontal stab and wing spar.
Working on both aileron sections of the wing, glue in the flat carbon for the aileron counterbalances. Glue the section behind the hinge line on both sides and ahead of the hinge line on the counterbalance side only. IMPORTANT: Donít glue both sides ahead of the hinge line or your aileron will not move!
Pin flat and let dry.
Glue both aileron sections to the main wing ensuring that no glue gets between the foam on the moving sections of the aileron inboard edge or counterbalance section of the wing.
Glue on the leading edge flat carbon using pins to hold it tight to the wing.
Glue on the nose section to the flat carbon fiber leading edge. There are small cuts in the foam to help center the nose section on the wing.
Glue on the flat carbon aileron torque rods to the section of the aileron right behind the hinge line.
Glue on the flat carbon elevator spar rod to the section of the elevator behind the hinge line.
Slide the fuse forward on the build table or board so the nose hangs over the edge and glue on the firewall ensuring that it is straight square and centered.
Glue on flat carbon 3 x.8 from the corner of the firewall extending back over the wing spar fuse side carbon fiber intersection to the hinge line of the aileron. (note: this flat carbon is going to be used in place of the depron pcs. We have found it to be just as stiff while keeping the build lighter.)
The horizontal section of the plane should now be complete.
Vertical fuse section.
Glue in the flat carbon to the rear section of the vertical fuse and rudder. Glue in the rudder control horn.
Glue on the bottom fuse ensuring that it is straight and square as well as tight against the wooden firewall.
Block the bottom fuse with a suitable straight edge. I like to use a piece of angle iron. Let dry for a few hours.
Cut and place on the bottom trussing without glue. adjust all the trussing sighting down the bottom from the nose to the tail to ensure it is straight and square. When you are satisfied that it is as straight as you can get it carefully glue the carbon in place from the front to the back on both sides. Double check that nothing moved and that things are still straight and square. Let glue dry before proceeding any further.
Flip the plane over and block it up on same height objects. I like to use full cans of soda or old vcr tapes.
|Jan 25, 2015, 09:01 PM|
I'm guessing that the cg is on the spar just forward of the tail servos...?
Been rather windy here btw. Will maiden as soon as it dies down! Maybe I can get Nick to shoot some vid...maybe. lol
|Jan 26, 2015, 07:54 AM|
|Feb 01, 2015, 01:08 AM|
So what is the deal with this one? It had depron parts in the build to stiffen it up? Now it does not? It does seem to have a bunch of carbon to stiffen it up in order to fly like depron? Not much info out there. What makes this one good? What does it excel at? No info out there yet!
|Feb 01, 2015, 02:57 AM|
|Feb 01, 2015, 10:13 AM|
I love the paint on it too, I believe they'll be selling it with an option for the "lightning bolts" instead of their traditional flames.
|Feb 01, 2015, 02:34 PM|
This is as close as we have got as far as measuring the CG without putting it on a stand.