F-86 Building Tips

Below we have added some pictures of our F-86 kit. 


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This view shows the elevaotor torque rod assembly. The 3/32" pivot wire is supported on each side by a 1/8" brass tube.  The 1/8" brass tube control horn is soldered to the center of the 3/32" pivot wire.
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This view shows the elevaotor servo location.  The push rod assembly is connected to the elevator torque rod as seen in picture 1 and connected to the servo arm by use of a "Z" bend or EZ connector.  The servo is then glued in place by use of clear silicone to the fuselage.
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This view shows how to mark the stabilizers for the 3/32" pivot rod.   "NOTE" the 1/8" brass control horn in center of picture. 
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This view shows how the center of the wing should look once sanded out.  This area is sanded out to make room for the intake liner.  Once sanded out apply a coat of slow cure epoxy and light weight fiberglass cloth to the exposed foam.
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This view shows the bottom wing saddle.  "NOTE" how the front of the wing saddle is sanded to allow clearence for the front intake linner.
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This view shows the belly pan in place.
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This view shows how we mounted our battery pack in the canopy.  It really work very well.
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This view shows the tow hook location for bungee lanches.  This should be at the 50% point between the nose of the plane and the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage.
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This view shows you the intake liner and fan in place.  We used the Vasa 65mm fan with a Mega 16/15/3 turn motor running on 8 cell 1100 NiMh battery pack.
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View of the finished plane.