has set you can install the lower wing on the fuselage. This is
straightforward and bolted into place.
Now comes the trickiest and most time-consuming part
of the entire assembly:gluing the wing struts to the fuselage
and wings. Flitework has labeled all of the struts with letter
designators that match a picture in the manual. Follow the
pictures and you shouldn’t have a problem.
Although the manual showed fixing the
top wing and clamping everything in place
while the epoxy set, I found it easier to
unscrew the struts from their mounting plates
and just glue the mounting plates into the
fuselage and wings. Again, be very careful that
you put the correct plate in the correct spot
on fuselage and wing. After the glue dried, the
wings and struts matched up perfectly.
The receiver installation is straightforward.
I used the Tactic TR624 six-channel receiver,
although I only used four of the six channels.
The servo wires are marked, making it easy
to plug them into the appropriate channels
on the receiver. I also found it easier to wait
until the receiver was installed and ready to
be powered up to install the servo pushrods.
This allows you to use subtrim to center
the servos and install and adjust the pushrods to the ailerons,
elevators, and rudder.
Take small pieces of fuel tubing and slide them over the
plastic clevises to lock the clevises closed. If you don’t, you
run the risk of popping them off in flight and possibly causing
a crash. The manual does not mention using retainers on the
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