Plane Q325 3

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Build Plan (PDF, AI, etc.)
This plan is adapted from the Quickie 500 balsa plans, and scaled down to 65%.

Very stable and predictable flight characteristics. If you have the need for speed, you will enjoy this one.

5g servos x 2 - Tail
9g servos x 2 - Aileron
10x2.3mm Round Neodymium Magnets x 2 - hatch
RS2205 2300/2600kv on 4S

Fuselage Build

1. Find the fuselage top, and cut out the hatch section.
2. Remove the paper from the side of the hatch that will be on the inside. This will help the hatch form to the fuse.
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3. Glue the magnets in place making sure that the polarity is correct.
4. Glue the paper tabs on the sides of the hatch, down to the sides of the hatch.
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5. Using 2 inch clear packing tape, tape over the magnets to ensure they stay in place.
6. Create a tab on the magnet end of the hatch, so that it will be easy to remove hatch.
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7. Puncture the holes for the bamboo skewers, making sure they pass through the fuse and doublers.
8. Glue down the fuse doublers. Line them up with the bend mark on the fuse, and are even with the wing cutout.
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9. Using a "B" fold glue the sides of the fuse to the bottom. USE A SQUARE! this is critical~
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10. Glue down the front bottom of the fuse. again, use a square. for real.
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11. Test fit the top of the fuse, lining it up with the notch for the horizontal stab.
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12. Glue down the front of the top first, by folding on the score cut. Apply glue to surfaces indicated below.
13. Glue down the back half.
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14. Place the hatch into position, so that you can test fit the front top section.
15. Glue front in place, but once in position, remove hatch so that it does not get glued.
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16. Glue the Horizontal Stab in place.
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17. Using a piece of push rod wire, make the tail gear.
I made a tool for creating the spring out of a spare FT screw driver.
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18. I made a wheel by using a scrap piece of hard foam rubber and a Dremel. Sand to shape.
19. CA glue the hub and hub cap to complete the wheel. These files are included in the downloads.
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20. Use the black lock from the FT pushrod lock to secure the wheel to the gear wire. Add a dab of hot glue to lock it in place if needed.
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21. Put the wire through the tail wheel mount, which is included in the downloads.
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22. Carefully puncture the wire through the Horizontal Stab about 1/8 inch from the rudder hole.
23. Push the wire through the bottom of the fuse, making sure that you get the wire straight up and down.
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24. Remove the wire, and place it back going from the bottom this time.
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25. Glue the wheel mount to the bottom of the fuselage.
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26. Glue the rudder brace (included in the download) to the bottom of the rudder as shown below.
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27. Carefully bend a 90 in the top of the gear wire and trim to about 1/2 inch.
If you accidentally ripped the foam while bending, it's not the end of the world. it will still work perfectly fine.
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28. guide the wire into the rudder brace.
29. Fit the rudder tabs into the holes in the fuse. Pinch them to help them fit.
30. Glue the Rudder in place.
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31. If you are using the X-mount (recommended) on the included 3D printed firewall, you can glue the firewall in place at this time. Otherwise, you may want to mount the motor, and then glue in place.
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32. Glue the landing gear into the included gear brace.
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33. Glue the gear brace into the fuselage.
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Congrats! the fuse is almost done!

Wing Build Overview

I use the scrap removed from the C-Fold on the trailing edge, as spacers on the leading and trailing edge. This will give you the correct curvature for both the top, and bottom of the wing. Be sure to hold on to those pieces.

34. Glue the box spars.
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35. Glue the C-Fold at the trailing edge.
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36. Run a bamboo skewer down the bend lines on the top as well as the bottom.
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37. Tape the spacers down to your build surface, to make it easier for proper alignment.
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38. Add a bead of glue down each of the bend lines on the top of the wing, and then wipe away with scrap foam.
39. Press the wing to the build surface, so that when the glue cools, it will hold the shape.
40. repeat the process for the bottom of the wing.
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41. Apply glue to the center fold, spar, and trailing edge.
42. Fold over and allow glue to cool, then repeat these steps on the other wing half.
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43. Test fit the two wing halves together, and trim away anything that will prevent a nice tight fit.
44. Tape the two wing halves together on the bottom of the wing.
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45. Apply glue to one half of the join, so that all surfaces will be glued. Bend wing half upwards, hold until glue cools.
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46. If needed, trim the center section so that the wing will fit into the notch at the trailing edge.
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I hope these directions are helpful. I assume that you know how to complete the other components, otherwise, feel free to message me, or search the forums for help.

Happy flying!

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  1. Q325

    Made slight adjustment to the spar and wing. Added wire cutout to the spar, and "L" label so...
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    This update fixes the CG location, and moves it to the top of the wing.