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Start with a template that has the bolt pattern for motor you will be using. I used the BadAss 3520 650kv in the prototype model.
I used a piece of 1/8" carbon for my actual mount, Initially you will cut this oversized and then shape to fit the front of the model.
Once you have the motor mount shaped, make sure you place a couple of washers under each mounting bolt between the motor and the mount.
This will give you your spacing once the mount has been glued into place.
Now slide motor in fuse and attach prop and spinner.
Now stand the model on the nose of the spinner and from the back side use thick CA with kicker to attach the motor mount to the sides of th
For the ESC mount I used a couple of donuts made from light ply and a couple of carbon rods. I attached the tray the speed controller would mount to onto the carbon rods. Speed controller will mount underneath this tray. you can use velcro or zip ties. I used both.
For the battery tray I made a template that would fit nicely into the fuse and used servo screws to fasten to wood blocks I glued below it and just above the ESC tray. By bolting in the battery tray this will allow access to the ESC if needed.
I use the Fiorotti Timer and the plate I made is very simple and allows for adjustment both forward and backwards in addition to left and right.
This plate mount to the back half of the belllcrank tray already in the fuse.
You will find when you block up the fuse the numbers will come out perfect for the accelerometer settings.
Use the supplied mounts for the landing gear. Make sure to angle them as shown in the pic. Not a lot of room on the hardwood block below.
In addition I did re-bend new gear using the 1/8" music wire we have available. It seems a bit more rigid than the wire supplied.
Both the wing and the stab use screws to hold them on the plane.
The way this works is you will glue the carbon tubes on the inboard side of wing and stab and they will remain permantely installed on those sections. The oposite side of each will get a screw for the top and bottom on the wing and the bottom only on the stab.
The holes for these screws will be found pretty much center of the tube.
This is the stab attachment for both tubes. Stab only gets screws on the bottom. Wing is both sides.
Control horn is installed directly over main spar tube in stab. Remove area of fuse as shown for pushrod.
Leadout adjustment, This is what he intended and then you drill holes as you move it. Next pic will show that I made my own adjuster and mounted internally.
I made my own and fished it down in there. Either way will work just fine.
Canopy attachment works very well, you just want to make sure not to overpull them.
I used these clips to attach and detach the leadouts and it works perfectly.