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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:17 AM
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The Flash full fuse foamy build thread! Brought to you by CustomCDR.com

Hey Guys,

Coming soon to www.CustomCDR.com, The Flash!

The Flash was designed with 3D in mind. With it's large control surfaces, light weight, and sleek design, the Flash performs wonderfully.

The Flash was drawn in CAD, and kits are cut with a CNC machine. Pre-notched tabs ensure perfect alignment, and very quick assembly. The kits will include carbon, music wire, Kevlar, control horns, wheels, magnets, etc.

Here are the Specs:
Wing Span: 31"
Length: 31"
Weight: 6.5 - 10oz depending on equipment.

Equipment needed to complete the kit:

1 CustomCDR 20mm Single
1 10 amp ESC
3 Sub-micro servos
1 Micro receiver
1 3s 350 - 830 Tanic Pack

Here is the original thread. Please take a look

Let start the build!
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:22 AM
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Start out by removing all the parts from the sheets. An X-acto knife is needed to remove the tabs.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:24 AM
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Lets start the build by gluing the two parts of the middle stringer together.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:25 AM
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Now take the middle stringer, and glue it to one side of the fuselage.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:27 AM
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Next, glue the top stringer onto the fuselage, starting from the back, up until the curve of the canopy.

Then, curve the top stringer over the top of the fuselage, and glue into place.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:29 AM
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Now carefully glue the other side of the fuselage onto the assembly. Double check while gluing that the fuselage is straight.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:30 AM
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Install the horizontal stabilizer. Ensure it's perpendicular to the fuselage, and centered into the middle.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:32 AM
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Now it's time to bevel all the surfaces. Make sure to bevel the correct side of the ailerons.

There are many different ways to bevel a surface. Some like to use sanding blocks, other a ruler and a sharp X-acto blade. As long as we end up with the same result, use which ever method you prefer.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:36 AM
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Now, hinge the tail surfaces. I recommend using tape on both sides of the rudder, and only the top of the elevator.

I recommend using Blenderm Medical tape for hinges. If you can't get a hold of some, any type of Scotch tape works well.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:38 AM
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Next, install the battery hatch guides 3mm down from the top of the fuselage, as shown.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:41 AM
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Next install the flat carbon rods onto the leading and trailing edges of the wing. I recommend working on a flat surface for this. Be very careful to glue them on, without creating any warps. If you do encounter a warp, we do have a second chance to resurrect the warp when we add the wing rods on later in assembly.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:44 AM
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Next slide the wing into the fuselage assembly. Line up the aileron servo cut outs in the wing, and middle stringer. Before gluing, make sure the wing is even with the horizontal stabilizer.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:46 AM
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Next, we install the battery tray doubler.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:47 AM
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Now we can hinge the ailerons.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 03:54 AM
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Now, it's time to assemble the landing gear. -The landing gear are optional-
The Flash hand launches and belly lands well if you fly off of thick grass. The landing gear will work well off of short grass, smooth dirt, or pavement.

Bend the music wire 3/4" x 1 1/2" in length.

Cut the landing gear carbon rods to 8", and the other 5 1/2" long. Glue onto the leg pants.

Next, use the Kevlar thread to attach the music wire. Soak in super glue.
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