Joyrider: Last Details

Upper and lower wing are now linked with each other.

By finishing the linkage the out-fitting has come to and end an I can take care of the last details. Those cover two areas: the fuselage and the wings. The fuselage needs a couple of maintenance hatches in order to easily gain access to the drive unit, and the tailplane’s servos and fixture. The fuselages’… Continue reading Joyrider: Last Details

Joyrider: Linkage

The ailerons' linkage is finished.

As soon as the tailplane’s servos fitting-out was done I busied myself with the linkage. To start off with, I made a few errors which had to be corrected. I will describe those errors as well as the solutions, so perhaps somebody can learn from my mistakes. Since I’m not too sure what forces I… Continue reading Joyrider: Linkage

Joyrider: Fitting the Servos

The servos are fixed in place.

Fitting the engine has sent my motivation soaring, so to speak. So I launched myself at fiting the servos. Alas, I soon realized that my “planless” construction made my life a tad more difficult. In order to soundly fit the servos, the fuselage has to be reinforced and strutted. I had partially anticipated this and… Continue reading Joyrider: Fitting the Servos

Joyrider: Fitting the Engine

The motor is mounted.

By assembling the tailplane the construction is finally finished, so now it’s out-fitting the model. As a matter of fact that’s already started since I fitted the aileron servos while building the upper wing. I’m going to work my way through the fuselage from nose to tail. So today’s topic is set: the engine has… Continue reading Joyrider: Fitting the Engine