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Stylus litheum battery replacement (1).doc
Water rudder folded away, Booms in store position.
Retrieval mode, water rudder deployed.
Boom angle can be set as desired for different aircraft.
Home made servo saver.
Ready for some pond flying.
RC Plane Trim Article.txt
Sorry for the poor quality but you get the idea.
Complete setup ready for trial run.
Screws installed in rear 3 sided ply box mount.
3 sided ply box mount glued over rear gear wire and clamped. Keep glue away from the rear gear wire as it has to be removable.
Screws added to 3 sided ply box mount. It will also be glued in place as well.
Rear gear positioned.
Rear gear installed and ready for mounting.
Total weight of all components 2.5 oz
Glueing in carbon cross bracing. Foam spacers 7 and 1/4" on each end to keep floats parallel. Framers square to assure alignment at front.
Front bumpers added, mounting plates and axle mounts installed. Bottom of floats covered with 2" clear packing tape. Front mount must be located so that the planes CG is 1/2" in front of the step.
Rear gear bent from 3/32" wire using the stock front gear as template. Make the rear gear 1/4" shorter that the front gear. 3 sided 1/8" ply box for rear gear mounting. Built on the fuse boom covered with wax paper.
Test fit rear gear into mounting box. Should be a snug fit.
All parts cutout. Floats, 1.5mm carbon rod cross bracing, 2mm carbon rod front bumpers, 1/16" ply mounting plates with slots cut for cross braces, 1/8' ply axle mounts.
Join front and rear halves along a straight edge. This will make a 1/2" step on the bottom.
Parts cutout on bandsaw. Front section is 13 and 1/2" long and 2" tall at rear(step) The rear section is 12" long and 1 and 1/2" tall at the front (step) and 1/2" tall at rear .
Templates taped in place. Front template was taken from Thayer's article which included a PDF file that I enlarged until I got a 2" tall step. I mainly just wanted the front curve for the tips.
Laminate 3 pcs together for a 2 and 1/8" thick block. (Mat comes undersized and is not 3/4") Make 4 blocks total.
White beaded foam home insulation panels. 3/4" X 14" X 48" available at Lowes Cut 12 pcs at 2 and 1/2" tall.
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