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Insert the formers in to the main ribs. They only go in one way and secure with rubber band
With the fuse on it's nose Tac glue first with thin CA the motor mount.
Then all formers. Go over everything you did with thick CA.
With thick CA attach the Firewall doubler.
Remover rubber bands.
Glue in with thick ca.
With a prop reamer, open uip the holes around the fuse and the rear hole on the #2 Rib so that the Carbon Robs slide through easily.
Glue the trailing edge to the fuse
Pass long rod through rear holes, and the short rod through the front hole. Do not glue. Slide your #2 rib in to place.
Glur the #2 rib to the trailing edge.
Slide your #3 rib in place.
Glue #3 rib to the trailing edge.
Slide the #3 rib into the rod so that it is flush. Note you may have to sand the tube, or ream the hole. Your choice. Glue #3 rib to the tube.
Sand the forward rod enough to pass through the #2 leading edge hole. place rod through the hole so that it is flush with the outside of #2 rib and glue.
slide the Leading Edge rod with the 45 degree angle in to the tip tab on the tip gusset.
Gently slide the other end in to the main Gusset tab. Repeat on other side.
Time to square it!
To square the airframe simply pic it up and shake it a little. Because the rods are not glued in the center, it will self center. Be safe and always measure though.
once satisfied with square, begin glueing leading edges.
Glue Rods in place
Done. 20-40 minutes have passed, depending on the builder.
Cut the 1/16 x 1/2 balsa so that it fits between the ribs.
Glue balsa in to place
Do 1 layer both top and bottom
Lightly sand top and bottom
1/4 inch square is used for tips
Glue in place
Cut off access.
Add trailing edge top and bottom
Should look layed like this.
Add 1/16x1/2 cap strips to #3 and #2 ribs top and bottom.
#3 rib cap strip should have this arc top and bottom.
Glue 1/16x1/2 Caps strip to outside of tip.
Ready to sand.
Sand #2 Ribs to Leading edge be carefull not to sand the Kevlar string.
Repeat on other side.
Sheet the bottom of the fuse with supplied sheeting
run the sheeting on top as far as you need it for the fin.
Assemble the Fin using thick CA on a flat surface.
Glue the triangle stock to the Leading edge of the Aileron Stock.
Cap Strip Fin and sand for cover both fin and rudder.
The top of the elevon has the 90 degree angle
Draw a line 3/4 inch from Trailing Edge of Aileron Stock.
Sand from that line to the trailing edge of the Aileron Stock.
Cut your Elevons to 16 1/4 inch each.
Mark and cut for your fin.
Fit your fin.
Both Fins and Elevons are now fitted. You are ready to cover.
Apply Balsarite to all plywood surfaces and Carbon surfaces that the covering will be sticking to.
firewall inside and out.
Battery Box inside.
Sides of the Servo housing
Inside Motor Mount
All sides Battery Box
Fin and rudder
Hinging Fin to Rudder
Hinging Elevons to Airframe
Gap Seal Elevons
I added Leading edge Strips to clean up the lines and ensure the Top and bottom covering do not seperate.
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