This is the basic
with stepper motors
remember how to set it up again.
Because I have not yet been able to
set mine up, Bruce did some of the
cutting for me and I was able to put
together four new airplanes. The first
two were Ki- 43 Oscars, the kind I have
been flying for many years. The simple
design has a two-part wing and a four-part fuselage. The wing is cut from two
parts: a left and a right.
in the top and
the bottom of
the wing. I glued
the wing halves
adhesive. I then
tape to reinforce
the LE and TE as well as the glue
joints and fiberglass rods. You will want
to place two servos in the top of the
wing because you will be making belly
landings with the airplane.
One of the design changes that Bruce
made on the airplanes is a single rod
in the fuselage. He has designed his
airplane to use an arrow shaft down the
middle of the airplane placed behind
the firewall. In the past, I have used four
fiberglass rods but he said that the one
arrow shaft is much stronger.
Cut the tail section from Coroplast
sign material. It is a good idea to get
the sign material in the color you need,
because painting it can sometimes be an
issue. I have had to use vinyl material to
change the color.
The cowling on this airplane can be
made from a common three-liter bottle.
The 4-inch canopy comes from Sig
So far the airplanes are flying well and
they seem to be strong.
Sig Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Radio Control Combat Association (RCCA)
116 Model Aviation M AY 2014