The Nieuport 28 comes with the complex
camouflage pattern preapplied as well as the
insignia and number 12. The covering required
little attention before assembly began.
to drill the four 1/16-inch mounting holes and then it is secured
with four wood screws.
On the right rear of the aircraft, the manual instructs
removing the covering to allow the elevator pushrod to exit the
fuselage. The opening is the size of a standard servo, leaving a
large hole. Scrap balsa was used to close the opening so it was
only large enough to allow the pushrod to move freely. Red
Ultracote was used to cover the opening and proved to be a
close color match.
After the wings are installed it is time to rig the flying wires.
The manual provides color-coded instructions that simplify the
process. The connection points on the root rib on the inside of
front of the motor box and properly
spaced mounting holes were drilled.
The elevator pushrod opening is the size of a standard servo. Balsa was used to reduce the
opening so it was only large enough to allow the pushrod to move freely.
The Nieuport 28 uses standard servos. Hitec
HS-5485HB servos were used for all control
surfaces. They are digital and provide 89 ounces
of torque at 6 volts.
the bottom wing were slightly bent up to align with the top of
the upper wing struts. It is important that the wing wires be
snug, but not tight because that could warp the wing.
The electric motor box, purchased separately, has predrilled
mounting holes; however, the mounting pattern did not match
the E-flite Power 110. The predrilled holes were filled with
dowels and a 1/4-inch piece of plywood was epoxied to the
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counterclockwise to lock into place. This allows the cowl to be
mounted without using external screws—a nice touch!